Aside from the obvious unappealing and unsanitary nature of a rodent infestation, having mice in your home is just really not a good look in general, as they will harm your ability to entertain and rest comfortably. There are several things you can do to chase mice away and hopefully keep them from returning. One solution is to use fox urine. The fox is a natural predator of rodents such as mice. Its urine is said to indicate a threat to would-be prey.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Fox urine
- Container with pouring spout
Purchase fox urine from a local feed or lawn and garden store. It is sold in liquid form, powder and in pellets. Ask the personnel at the feed store or a pest control expert for suggestions on the amount to purchase.
Ask about diluting the liquid form with a small amount of water. Use an insecticide sprayer, flower watering can or any container with a spout or opening for easy pouring. Spray or pour at the base of the foundation around the exterior of a home, forming a complete barrier.
If using pellets, distribute several pellets every few feet completely surrounding the house. Water lightly or wait for the next rain to help dissolve and subsequently spread the scent of the urine to the skipped areas.
Create an interior barrier with liquid or powder form in addition to external use, or if you live in a multifamily dwelling. Place powdered form under cabinets around the interior perimeter and behind large appliances. The scent is said to be undetectable to humans especially in the trace amounts required for this purpose.
Consult a pest control or construction professional after successfully chasing mice away to discuss sealing the points of entry of unwanted pests. Remember, it is said that they only require about a quarter of an inch to squeeze in or out of somewhere.
Tips and warnings
- Alternatively, consider getting a feisty cat or dog or electronic ultrasound devices to rid your home of rodents.
- Remember that many pest control companies may recommend traps or poison, leaving you to dispose of rodents that have been caught or killed.
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