How To Keep Mice Out Of Your House And Automobile

This is the time of year when many of us get a mouse in our house.   They are pretty smart little rodents, coming in out of the cold for the winter.  They also carry disease so there is no way I want them thinking my house is a Mouse Motel.

If you want to try a natural way you can find some Monkey Balls, sometimes called hedgeapples, hedge balls, horse apples, green brains, monkey balls, or a mock orange.   This is a very humane way to handle your mouse and spider problem.     The only problem is, I can't always get them.

The method I am going to show you works very, very well.  The problem is, It is not a humane way of dealing with mice.  It does work and works well for me, so when I can't get Monkey Balls, I use this.

This also keep my neighbors kids and pets from getting into the poison because I can put a lock on this to keep everyone and everything out.  Including me if I lose the key.

I had plans to clean this out before taking this picture, but then I seen a mouse out by our lake heading our way.    I put mouse bait on the metal rod, close it up and place it where I want it.

I do not get mice in my house when I use the Bait Stations.    I have 3 of them that I place in strategic places around the outside of the house.

One year, My Hubs and I went on vacation and a family of mice moved into our basement, plus his truck air filter.    We couldn't figure out for the longest time why our truck had no power.  Here the mice had blocked the whole air filter.

Needless to say, I don't forget to put the bait in the bait station any longer.


  1. I do feel bad using poison, but somethings gotta give - I may have to try that route eventually.

  2. We are lucky to not have a mouse yet. If I did, I will come here!

    We do have problems with fruit flies. We go through fruit and veggies a lot. Then we keep a compost bin. I'm sure I could just have a little container of honey water and boric acid in a few spots {out of the kid's reach!} Aunts go for it. Anything sweet!

  3. I've found that spraying my thresholds and around my windows with Lemon Pledge works great too! The mice and spiders don't like it!

  4. ACK. Suddenly very grateful for the city life that I lead. No mice to be found anywhere around here. Of course, at the cabin, that's just a whole different story. Thanks for the information!

  5. I need to get some of these. We live on the wood line and mice try to get in every year. Dern things. They are so icky.

  6. I can handle lots of things, rodents are nothing that I can handle. Good post.
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  7. Good post. WE have mice problems every year and even voles! Ugh!

  8. Great suggestion. Being out in the country we get mice every winter. I hate using poison and I worry about our pets getting into the poison. This is such a great idea. I will ask my husband to look into getting us a couple. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Great idea!! I hate mice!

  10. Well after my dogs major vet bill a few weeks back I have sworn off mouse bait. It made her so sick! Those rodents like to bury it for later if you nail it you don't use a trap!

  11. I will tell my hubs about this....I am sure we have rats, all kinds of.critters

    1. Kim,
      it really works well. I need to go out and check mine to make sure the critters didn't eat all the bait.


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