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How To Use Citronella Oil To Rid Your Home Of Mice And Rats Naturally
To combat a mouse or rat infestation, place a few drops of citronella essential oil into a spray bottle of water. Aim for 5 drops of essential oil to 8 ounces of water.
Spritz any area you want to protect or any area where the rodents are already living, but avoid spraying any of their potential exits so they don’t move farther into your house.
You can also place a citronella candle or essential oil diffuser in areas you want to protect around your home’s exterior, but don’t leave them unattended when not in the vicinity.
If there's obvious evidence of mice, create a block for them by mixing several drops of citronella essential oil with a couple of tablespoons of baking soda to make a thick paste.