How to Get Mice Away from My Couch

Mice are a common problem for many people. They are attracted to areas that have high food sources, and they can be hard to get rid of. This blog post offers some tips on how you can keep mice away from your couch!

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Can a mouse hide on a couch?

Mice can hide and nest on couches. However, mice will often find a specific area of the couch that they feel comfortable nesting in to create their own personal "home." These are usually areas where there is food or something the mouse finds intriguing, such as fabric with a lot of dirt trapped in it.

What can I do about it?

How to Get Mice Away from My Couch

Mice are attracted to areas that have high food sources. The first step in keeping them away is reducing the amount of food they can get and limiting their access to your couch, specifically by not leaving any crumbs or dropped pieces of food on it!

If you've already had a mouse nest under your couch, there are other steps you need to take: Place traps around the perimeter of where the mice enter into your home and clean out those dirty fabric sections with soap and water, so there's nothing for them to want to live in.

Keeping an area as sanitary as possible will be one way of keeping these furry critters from nesting inside your furniture.

Place ultrasonic repellents next to your sofa as these will scare off rodents with sound vibrations that only mice can hear but not humans.

How to keep mice out of your house

Rats can cause significant damage when they enter the house by gnawing on partitions, electrical wires, or even cardboard boxes. In addition, they are often carriers of diseases. There are different natural solutions to scare them away. Peppermint is one of the most famous natural repellents. Rodents hardly appreciate its peppery smell. To keep them away, put a mint plant in the garden, on the terrace, the balcony, and in the house. Peppermint is particularly effective. In addition to scaring off rats, it repels mice and other small rodents. Apart from mint, it is possible to make a spicy repellant. To do this, here are the steps to follow: 

  •  In a bowl, put a tablespoon of Tabasco and a tablespoon of cayenne pepper;
  • Add half a spoonful of soap;
  • Combine ingredients with two cups of water;
  • Spray this repellant in the yard or garden. 
These natural tips don't kill rats but repel them. Here are other effective repellents:

  •  Pepper;
  • fresh or dry bouquet of sage;
  • bay leaves.

More effective than mint, Angelica is also an excellent natural repellent. However, this plant is not easy to find. For the lucky ones, place Angelica sprigs in the corners of the house. Rats are also sensitive to the smell of eucalyptus. Just put eucalyptus leaves along walls and in areas frequented by rodents. 

Do not hesitate to mix essential oils effective against rats such as lemongrass, bay leaf, clary sage, peppermint, and eucalyptus. Then soak cotton pieces or granules with lava rock, then place them in the corners attracting small rodents.

Repel rats with ultrasonic repellents

On the market, specialized brands offer ultrasonic devices that repel rats thanks to sound vibrations that only rodents can hear. This type of repellant is effective in scaring away rats, mice, moles, and other rodents. Note that the vibrations produced by the device do not pass through walls. Thus, it is better to place a device in each room to increase its efficiency (garage, kitchen, cellar, etc.). 

Adopt a cat 

Cats are formidable mouse hunters, but they also hunt rats. So why not let them roam around and rid the outdoor space and the house of these pests for good? However, you must ensure that the cat does not bring a dead rat into the home.

Capture the rats

For those who do not wish to kill rats, using a cage is the solution. Either way, all traps work best with baits (cheese, bread, flour, cereals, fruit, meat, bacon, peanut butter, etc.). Their handling requires certain precautions to be taken. It is better to wear gloves to not leave a smell on the traps and make the rats suspicious.  

Conclusion :

It's understandable to have a fear of mice, but you can take steps to keep them away from your couch and home. When it comes to deterring these little critters, understanding how they think is key. In addition, you'll want to remove any food or water sources and make sure that all entry points are sealed off tightly. Finally, if you're tired of mice running around your house and into the furniture, try our tips above to get rid of them.

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