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Mouse Magic - It Works !

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I have an old house here in New England and used to get field mice, especially in the winter. I found a product which repels mice and it really, really works !

It's called "Mouse Magic" and basically, they're pungent sachet packets (the size of large teabags). Your house will smell like mint, bergemont and lavender for a day or so, but this stuff really works. These should be changed at least monthly. It may take a few times. No more mouse droppings.

I don't kill mice for a few reasons, but one is that I don't want smelly and decaying carcasses in my walls.

We change out our little packets every 4-6 weeks here and at the Cape Cod cottage.

Best used in compact spaces, that is, back of cabinets, attic nooks/crannies, etc.

Amazon has mixed reviews, but I swear by this at my home. Oh, it's non-toxic.

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Thanks for this - I'll have to check it out. Our last cat passed away in November at age 18+ and she had become a mouser in her last months. Apparently she didn't get them all...
 

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Thanks for this - I'll have to check it out. Our last cat passed away in November at age 18+ and she had become a mouser in her last months. Apparently she didn't get them all...

Sorry to hear of her passing. Sounds like she had a long life and a distinguished career towards the end. It's hard to lose them.


I have found that this is the only thing that works for us. My neighbors with the same problem have used Mouse Magic with success.

The packets will smell very strong for the first day or so. It's not unpleasant, but herbal strong-ish.

I use a push-pin and hang them in back of my food cabinets, linen closets, under sink cabinets, garage, basement and a lot in the attic. I used to have either squirrels or raccoons in the attic, but no more.

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Thanks for this - I'll have to check it out. Our last cat passed away in November at age 18+ and she had become a mouser in her last months. Apparently she didn't get them all...

Did you also know that cats can help to controls moles in your yard and garden.
 

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Thanks for this. Winter is tough with so many extra critters seeking warmth. I am excited that it works for squirrels and raccoons, too! I have had a squirrel in my house (years ago, came face to face with him, surprising both of us) and figure it's only a matter of time before Rocky figures to make himself at home indoors.

Golly, lavendar is far from the worst scent that my home has ever had!!

Thanks for the tip, I am sick to death of mice and mouser hasn't visited in a long while.
 

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Thanks for this. Winter is tough with so many extra critters seeking warmth. I am excited that it works for squirrels and raccoons, too! I have had a squirrel in my house (years ago, came face to face with him, surprising both of us) and figure it's only a matter of time before Rocky figures to make himself at home indoors.

Golly, lavendar is far from the worst scent that my home has ever had!!

Thanks for the tip, I am sick to death of mice and mouser hasn't visited in a long while.

Oops- did not think that I said a negative about lavender ? Did not mean to if I did. It's just that it's a bit strong for a day or two and then it either settles down or you get used to it. It does diminish with time.
I think it's lavender or lavender-like. Mixed with the other herbs, it gets a bit pungent. Some scents are potentiated by other scents.... or so it seems to my sniffer.

In the beginning, it took us a couple months, 2-3 installments of putting these out. We must have had quite the proglem.
We were very liberal with them at first and put 2 in the back of each kitchen and bathroom cabinet. Now, it's just one every 4-ish weeks.


I no longer see the little black calling cards in the silverware drawer which made me hot soak and wash everything all the time. I ended up having to wrap my utensils, flatware, sheets and towels in clear plastic zip lock baggies. Those were frustrating times.

My house is old and I've had carpenters seal up as many holes in the stone foundation and on ledge, but with age, come cracks and holes.

I try not to kill anything but ticks, mosquitoes and flies.

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