Who among us hasn’t used them at some point. Ordinary tea bags. When we brew delicious tea from their contents, we usually throw them away, but that’s a mistake. These bags have other uses. You can throw them in the compost heap, where they will decompose over time and use the resulting compost to enrich the soil in your garden where you grow vegetables. And there is another use. There aren’t many of us who want to share our homes with other animals, such as mice, or even other rodents. Once you discover even one mouse in your home, you can be sure that there are actually many more. Usually a whole nest. And as winter sets in, more and more of them will be moving into the warmth. So it’s an absolute necessity to get rid of them as soon as you discover them, because then you’ll have to use some pretty drastic methods to exterminate them, like traps, poisons. It is therefore much easier to prevent them from entering the house in the first place than it is to get them out of the house afterwards, laboriously and for a long time.
How do I know if I have mice in the house
It’s really simple. If you haven’t seen any mice, it doesn’t mean you don’t have them in the house. What gives away their presence in the house is undoubtedly their droppings. Dark corners, where you don’t clean very often, where it’s quiet, you don’t go there often, these are the places where they hang out, where they climb and where they go on their foraging expeditions. Inspect such places, and if you find mouse droppings, try to see if you can discover the place through which they got into your house. It doesn’t have to be a hole in a corner, a mouse can climb up plaster and enter your house through open windows, leaks and other penetrations. The subsequent discovery of a mouse nest may mean that they have managed to find some way into your house. Now you’re left with only a few options. Start looking for the nest, places they go to feed, where they move around the house and set traps for them. At the same time, destroy the nest, make it difficult for them to get food, restrict their ability to move around. and all of this can be quite a long process.
Possible effective barriers to mouse intrusion
By occasionally checking the outside and inside of our house, we can see if we have any new holes where mice might move in. To increase the level of protection even further, just use the used tea bags just mentioned. The smell of tea repels rodents. The substances in tea simply do not smell good to mice. Place the bags in places where mice are likely to be, especially around the house, and don’t be afraid to place more than one in one place. And replace them regularly with fresh ones. Mice will start to avoid such places, and if you create a buffer zone around the house, the mice will move elsewhere. And that’s the purpose of our efforts, to move the places where they are found, where they feed, as far away from our house as possible. And if you really persevere, you can even get mice to move out of the area around your house.
What kind of tea to use?
Black tea is the clear leader, according to long experience. While all types of tea have one origin, how they are prepared makes a difference because of what substances end up remaining in the tea. Perhaps it is the fermentation and roasting process that makes this tea unpalatable to mice and other rodents. And what to say in conclusion? Late summer, early autumn is the best time to check around your house, look in different corners of the garden and if you discover a place where mice might start moving into your house, take measures to protect yourself from uninvited guests.