Non-Toxic Ways to Get Rid of Mice

Mice are attracted to your home because it provides them with a safe, warm space near plenty of food. While the small rodents may seem like cute and peaceful critters, mice can cause significant residential damage and be difficult to remove—especially if they’ve been on your property for a while. Thankfully, there are some non-toxic ways to get rid of mice on your property.

Humane Ways to Get Rid of Mice

  • Seal Up Your Home

It’s easy for mice to crawl inside small cracks around your home. Check for gaps or spaces around your garage, drainpipes, and other entrances. Seal them tight with caulk and steel wool so the critters can’t chew through.

  • Take Away Their Food Source

Mice can chew through nearly any material, including paper, cardboard, and plastic. They’re also attracted to garbage and your pet’s food. Tightly seal dry foods and any grains in a metal container. Take up your pet’s food bowl when it’s not in use, and double bag your garbage.

  • Use Spices

Rodents rely on their heightened sense of smell to find food. Since their noses are sensitive, it’s easy to overwhelm them. Spices like cayenne pepper and cloves are easy to place around your home to help drive them away. Soaking cotton balls in peppermint-scented essential oil and placing them where you think the pests may live is also a good way to get rid of mice.

  • Spray Ammonia

Ammonia is a chemical found in the urine of some mice predators. If mice smell it, they’ll be frightened away from your property. Cotton balls soaked in ammonia usually do the trick, but keep them out of reach of children and pets.

  • Call a Humane Mice Removal Professional

These short-term solutions will keep a few mice away, but the best way to permanently get rid of a growing mice infestation is to call a mice removal professional. A licensed expert will be equipped with the skills and equipment to safely take care of your mice problem for good.

Humane Mice Removal in Central Florida

Instead of using harsh chemicals, the licensed and trained technicians at Critter Control® of Polk County use a CritterSafe® mice removal method that is humane, non-toxic, and eco-friendly. Our four-step process includes a thorough property inspection, completely safe removal, decontamination and damage restoration, and prevention methods to keep the rodents from returning.

To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our effective mice removal services, call Critter Control® of Polk County today at 863-204-2815.


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