How to Get Rid of Mice With Laundry Detergent

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Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle

  • Water

  • Hot sauce with tabasco peppers

  • Laundry detergent

Mice hate the smell of hot sauce made with tabasco peppers.

Many products aimed at getting rid of mice are on the market. Some of these kill mice, while others humanely trap them so they can be released. There is a simple, inexpensive mixture you can make with laundry detergent that deters mice from even entering your home. As long as you have water, hot sauce made with tabasco peppers, and laundry detergent to act as a thickening agent, you have all the ingredients to protect your home.

Step 1

Fill an empty 1-gallon jug with 1/4 cup of laundry detergent. The detergent will act as an thickening agent and adhesive that will make the mixture last longer when it is sprayed.

Step 2

Add 2 tbsp. of hot sauce with tabasco peppers to the jug.

Step 3

Fill the rest of the jug with water. When done, seal the jug with its lid and shake to mix the ingredients.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.

Step 5

Spray the perimeter of your home, along with areas you have seen mice.

David Montoya

David Montoya is an attorney who graduated from the UCLA School of Law. He also holds a Master of Arts in American Indian studies. Montoya's writings often cover legal topics such as contract law, estate law, family law and business.