For this method, homeowners need only two things – lavender essential oil and cotton balls. Carefully pour eight to 10 drops of lavender oil on each cotton ball. Following that, place the cotton balls near possible entry points of mice. Leave them there until the scent is gone and repeat the process again if required.
Another safe and natural option to deter small rodents from homes is to use eucalyptus oil. The experts said: “It is proven that the eucalyptus scent is a strong mice repellent.”
Britons can easily mix up a DIY eucalyptus oil spray using two teaspoons of eucalyptus oil, one cup of water and a couple of drops of liquid detergent.
The pest control gurus added: “Spray the final results around your home and especially areas with a high chance of mice gaining entry – around drains, cracks and holes in walls, floorboards, skirting boards, etc. Repeat this process once every week for optimal results.”