You can prevent a mice infestation without having to resort to chemical-ridden products. The following are simple tips that may help reduce the chances of having a mice problem. 

Don't Attract Mice

The following are a few simple things that you can do to make sure that mice do not go into your home:

  • Keep your household clean. Store all your food in sealed containers; this is to keep mice from smelling your food and coming in. 
  • Inspect your home, and seal all holes. 
  • Do not leave trash too close to your home.

The aforementioned may seem obvious, but many people still neglect them, so it is worth mentioning. 

Use Natural Mice Enemies

You already know that cats eat mice, so purchasing a cat is not a bad idea. You should also keep the kitty litter close to the entrances of your home. Your cat's urine is very strong, and mice will detect and stay away from your home because they know a cat is nearby. 

Remember that a cat will help repel mice whether you keep the cat inside your home or outside. 

The second animal is a snake, which is a pet that most households do not want to keep as a pet. So the best thing you can do is go to a local pet store, and ask them for some dried snake waste. The waste will no longer have a detectable odor to you, but mice can smell it. You can leave dried waste around the perimeter of your home to keep mice away.

Just remember to replace the waste periodically, as it will naturally deteriorate. Remember that these are just preventative measures, so talk to your pest control specialist should you already have a mice problem.

Make Sure Your Home Smells Minty Fresh

You should consider making your home smell like mint as much as possible. Studies have shown that peppermint can cause lesions in the brains of mice. And peppermint will also cause damage to the liver of the mice trying to get into your home. As you can see, mice have a good reason to avoid a home that reeks of peppermint. 

Remember that peppermint is just one member of the mint family. You can consider the following smells too:

  • Banana mint
  • Habek mint
  • Pineapple mint
  • Lavender mint
  • Curly spearmint
  • Pennyroyal

You can have more mint in your home by planting natural mints around your garden. Or, you can use cleaning products that have natural mint oils. As you see, keeping mice away from your home is not too hard. But remember to talk to your pest control specialist if you have an infestation, as the aforementioned tips will simply not be strong enough.