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How To Use Vinegar To Naturally Protect Your Home From Mice
A natural deterrent can be used to ward off inquisitive mice searching for snacks and mates in your home, and you probably already have it in your pantry: white vinegar.
It is cheap, easy to use, and non-toxic. Most importantly, its pungent odor messes with the rodents' super-sensitive sniffers and covers up any scent trails they may be following.
To repel mice, mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and give it a good shake. Spray where you've spotted mouse activity and let it air dry.
Alternatively, use strategically placed vinegar-soaked cotton balls instead of a spray. Cleaning your house regularly with white vinegar will also help keep mice away.
Be sure to seal any mouse-friendly entry points and stash your snacks in airtight containers. If things are getting out of hand, or if you suspect an infestation, call in the pros.