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The coldest weather months in Arkansas are January and February. With the cold weather comes the potential for small rodents–namely mice–to move in doors. If you have small children or pets, setting up traditional mouse traps or laying out poison isn’t an option. Here are some natural tips to help drive out mice.

Peppermint Oil
This all natural solution can be used indoors and out. Be sure to use oil that is marked 100% pure.  Simply pour a few drops of the oil on cotton balls and deploy them where you know the mice are living. The oil will dissipate quickly, so you will want to reapply 2-3 times per week.

Moth Balls
This is another option. Place moth balls out where the mice are believed to be living. Be careful with this option if you have very small children who may mistake the moth balls for candy.  Small pets may also be harmed if they ingest the moth balls.

Remove the Source of Food
Rodents are looking for more than a warm nesting place. They are looking for a source of food. In your home, this could be cupboards, pantries or other places where dried goods are stored with easy access to rodents. Remove access to food, and the rodents will have to go looking somewhere else.

Ultimately, these are short term solutions. None of these methods are scientifically proven. They are tips that have been used over the years and passed down from one generation to another. They work more (or less) effectively depending on the conditions and the surroundings in which the rodents are living.

In order to expel rodents permanently, you should consult our rodent control services in Little Rock and Springdale, AR. We’ll identify the entrance points and help eliminate the problem for good.

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