Posted on: 10 September 2017
Keeping your home free of mice and other rodents is always a high priority, but when you have mice infesting your yard and garden, you should use similar elimination efforts. Mice in your garden and yard can eat your garden vegetables and plants, carry and spread disease, and can eventually find their way into your home. Here are some safe ways to eliminate the rodents in your garden and yard:
Plant Mice-Repellent Plants
One of the first things you can do to keep mice from making your garden their new home is by planting vegetation that are repellents to mice. These plants give off an odor or aroma that mice do not like, therefore they may not want to stay in your yard. Some plants include mint, pennyroyal, garlic, onion, camphor, lavender, and wormwood. Plant these around the perimeter of your yard or garden to get the most benefit from their smell.
Planting catnip can also help deter mice from invading your yard, as it will attract cats from all around your neighborhood. Catnip has a taste and odor that attracts cats, and it is a plant they enjoy eating. Just having the smell of cats in your yard from visiting and eating your catnip plant can cause mice to leave the area.
Use Poison-Free Traps
Instead of leaving poison pellets and traps containing poisons around your yard, especially when you have pets and children playing in the yard, you can use traps that do not contain poison. You can use an electronic trap that you fill with a food bait. Inside the trap, the mouse cannot escape and is killed instantly with an electrical current.
Then, when the trap is ready for you to empty, a light on its exterior turns on so you can empty it for the next use. This type of battery-powered trap cannot harm pets or children, as they cannot get into the interior of the trap where the electrical shock is emitted.
There is another type of trap, which uses a food bait to trap the mouse. You can use foods, such as candy, nuts, or fruit to attract the mouse into the trap where they cannot escape. Then, you can take the filled trap to a field far from your house and let the mouse or mice go.
You can also hire a professional pest control company to handle your mouse problem, especially if the number of mice in your yard is too numerous for you to handle on your own. Contact a company like Xtermco Inc for more information and assistance.Share