While inappropriate cat urination problems can be extremely infuriating — there’s usually one other thing that makes homeowners absolutely rage — mice. That’s right — mice are some of the most unhealthy and irritating inconveniences you’ll ever come across in household.
As you’ve probably figured out by now — cats and mice are a natural nemesis for each other. This often leads to the smell of cat urine easily driving away mice far, far away from your home. The single best way to keep mice away in my opinion is through used kitty litter. That makes the scent of cat urine apparent only to mice, but not to you, your family or house guests.
Use Unscented Kitty Litter
There’s many types of cat litter to choose from, make sure you choose one that is unscented. Begin to use this in your cat’s box if you aren’t already. The reason for this is that regular cat litter usually covers up the cat urine scent with perfumes and odor-block features.
Figure Out Where The Mice Are Going Most Often
Try to find out where mice usually enter in your home, and where they end up leaving. My best tip for this step is to keep an eye out for mice droppings specifically. They usually have an oval shape to them and usually do not give off a strong scent (at least in my opinion).
You can also look for where the mice have chewed in order to figure out where they spend most of their time in your home. This can happen in many different places in the home such as on the wall, on your furniture, right near your window.
Simply put — once you figure out where the mice like to go — you can place the cat urine there to deter them once and for all. That’s the gist of it, really.
Time to Get Your Hands Dirty
Use the scooper you probably already own to remove kitty litter from your cat’s litter box. Like I’ve said already, make sure it’s used kitty litter where the cat has actually urinated and not completely fresh. This is so the mice can smell the cat urine smell, but not you or any of your guests or children.
Collect a couple of large scoops (the size of a large handful) and insert them into a jar or container. Do not cover the container with a lid, so the smell isn’t subdued.
Remember How Many Areas The Mice Have Visited
Count the number of areas/entrances where the mice have visited. Once you figure out the number, make use of containers or jars in your home and fill them up one by one. So if you find mice droppings right by the window, under some furniture and near your front door — get 3 containers ready.
It’s Time to Place the Mines
Now place each container or jar near every single area the mice have visited thus far — especially the entrances. Now keep the containers there for at least 2 days, then clean them out and refill them with yet some more kitty litter.
If you catch a glimpse of some new mice droppings in yet another place of the home — make sure you place a fresh container of kitty litter right next to it.
By making sure you cover each and every place where you find mice droppings in your home, you’ll scare the mice away as you make it obvious that there’s a predator lurking in the area. This strategy works really well, and usually drives out the mice within two weeks in my experience.
Keep a Close Eye on the Mice Droppings
Once the containers have been placed, make sure you keep a close look on the mice droppings to completely stop in your home. Once this happens — remove and dispose of all containers and only repeat the procedure when and if it’s needed.
Mice-Proof Your Home Once and For All
Make sure mice can’t enter your home easily moving forward. You can do this by mice-proofing your home, whether through the help of a professional or by buying some accessories for doing this yourself.
Seal all of the entryways mice might get in with extra padding or siding on your doors and windows and make sure to keep your house very clean at all times.
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