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  1. Patty @ Homeschool World
    June 28, 2011

    My parents used to live in rural area and they used to get these large farm rats because of all seeds and feeds in the barn. Sometimes we got rid of them, sometimes we lived with them.

    I probably will not so relaxed in my city place though. I am glad you shared these no kill solutions to try.

    • ZenGirl
      July 1, 2011


      Thanks for sharing your story. I can imagine living in rural area has its fun and issues.

  2. Kira Logan
    June 28, 2011

    I have mouse (maybe more?) in my apartment and I keep it clean. I do not even cook at home much but I have snacks and drinks. I am going to try these methods. I like peppermint oil, idea, as nothing else my apartment will nice. Thanks.

    • ZenGirl
      July 1, 2011


      Sometimes mice like to leave in safe place, even if there are no food or snacks around. Try some of the humane methods here and good luck! I know the feeling.

  3. Mike @ Blog Business Tips
    June 28, 2011

    I can say, I am lucky to never had a mouse problem but my college mate had an issue and he used some service to get rid of them. This service they come and set up traps and come back to take care of it. He paid good money but he did not wanted to deal with mice.

    • ZenGirl
      July 1, 2011


      I did not know there were services which tok care of mice like that! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and comment.

  4. Betsy Bargain
    June 28, 2011

    I am lucky that I have never had a mouse problem, but it was interesting reading about these natural remedies. I am sure this will be very helpful to a lot of people who are dealing with the furry pests!

    • ZenGirl
      July 1, 2011


      I am glad you do not have a mice problem. We had problem twice since moving to this place. I hope we can prevent in future as I am scared of mouse! 🙂

  5. Vaishali
    June 30, 2011

    These are useful tips, Preeti. We too get a mice problem on and off, and use the humane traps. They work quite well. And yes, keeping the kitchen scrupulously clean is super-important. Some of the other tips, like the peppermint oil, are new to me– thanks for sharing.

    • ZenGirl
      July 1, 2011


      I am glad I am not the only one. We try to keep house and kitchen area clean as much possible but when neighbors have mice, you will bound to get it. Yes, peppermint oil surely works, try it next time.

  6. Genie @ Healthy Living Now
    October 11, 2011

    Hi Zengirl, very interesting post you have here!

    I have been told that the only sure way to keep mice out of the home is to get a cat in the home. I use glue traps, but now that I have read your opposition along with your explanation, I feel somewhat terrible. However, it is one of the most annoying experience having to deal with not only the mice but their multitude of droppings. I have tried poison in the past, and the smell that the dead rats give off is very, very horrible, and in most cases you will not be able to locate a dead mouse until the smell alerts you.

    Your list of solutions are worth a try, and I will try the peppermint.

    As far as the roaches, you can read my post on “how to get rid of roaches in the home – permanently” on my blog. That is one thing I have mastered, and have always been in search of a proven method of ridding the home of mice. Hopefully, I have found it here.

    I enjoyed your post. You relay what you are saying with clarity. Thanks for sharing, and all the best!

    “If we all treat each other like we treat ourselves – what a wonderful place earth would be.”

    • ZenGirl
      October 12, 2011


      One of our neighbor have cats but mice problem still persisted for her. Mice can be pretty smart and quick! Yes, I had to clean mouse droppings from everywhere and at first I did not even know how they supposed to look but I know better.
      I will sure to check out your post on roaches! I like to use natural ways to get rid of pest and insects! Thanks for stopping by,.

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