Make Your Own Mice Repellent

mice repellant

It’s not safe to have mice living in your home. Didn’t you know that in the last 100 years, over 10 million have died from diseases caused by rodents?

Why are they dangerous?

For one, they harbor and carry deadly diseases that should be nowhere near your family. Their urine and feces also contaminate food and cause allergic reactions. Fecal matter that has dried up can contaminate the indoor air you breathe. And with more than 21 million homes in the United States invaded by rodents every winter, keeping mice out of your own house is a major concern.

Here are some of the health problems caused by mice that tell you why it’s imperative to keep them off your property:

  • Hantavirus – A life-threatening disease transmitted primarily by the white-footed deer mouse. One can acquire this disease by inhaling or being exposed to infected rodent feces, urine or saliva. Early signs and symptoms include fever, muscle pains, headaches, abdominal cramps, fatigue and nausea.
  • Bubonic Plague – This killed one-third of the people in Europe during the Middle Ages. It is spread by infected rodent flea. It brings headaches, fever, and swollen lymph nodes.
  • Salmonellosis – This refers to a type of food poisoning that occurs when food is contaminated with rodent feces. One immediately suffers from fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. There are more than 40,000 cases of Salmonellosis every year.

As you can see, it’s really a must to get rid of the mice inside your house. If mouse traps don’t work for you, try the tip above which requires only the use of peppermint oil.

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