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5 Smells that Mice Hate

Mice are the second most common mammal species to exist in cities, with humans being the first. They have a keen sense of smell for them to be so small, which is how they sniff out the food when they find their way into someone’s home. Trying to get rid of the mice in your home? Here are five smells that mice hate.

Smells Mice


Ammonia is a compound of hydrogen and nitrogen that has a strong smell to it. A lot of animals are deterred by the smell of ammonia and mice are one of them. You never want to use ammonia in high doses as it can cause the skin to burn.

Professionals know the safest techniques to use when dealing with ammonia, so it’s best to contact a professional if this is the method you want to use.

Moth Balls

Mothballs are another great item to use as a mouse repellent. As with ammonia, you want to use mothballs with caution because they are toxic. Be sure to cover your hands when handling them.

Mice often look for dark places such as the attic or basement, which is beneficial when using mothballs because you want to place them in low-traffic areas of the home. If this is a long term strategy, replace mothballs every 3-6 months

Fabric Softener Sheets

This is a great option because it’s a common household item. Not only that, but fabric softener sheets are flexible so they can fit into the small spaces where mice reside.

The smell of ammonia and mothballs can be unpleasant, so fabric softener sheets allow you to have a breath of fresh air while still repelling these pesky mice. This is one of the major smells that mice hate.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil, when used correctly, is one of the most common methods used to repel mice. You must buy 100% peppermint oil rather than peppermint leaves or an oil blend. Though peppermint is a strong smell already, still be generous when applying it.

Use about 5 drops on each cotton ball your a placing. Place the cotton balls in areas that mice are most likely to enter the home and it will make them think twice about coming inside.

Often times, using the oil after the mice have already entered your home doesn’t make them leave, rather they will just find a new place in the home without the scent.

Do you Have Pests in Your Home? Contact Shumaker Animal Control Today!

If you have a cold-weather pests problem on your property, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you. Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that you, your home and pets are not in any danger.

At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business that cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves.

All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.

Call us at 443-854-8072 or view the online website at https://shumakeranimalremoval.com/ for more information.

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