New Kitchen – Keep Mice Out!

November 5, 2019 Uncategorized

Even with the best built kitchens with full backs there is always a possibility of mice getting in. I discovered this a couple years back. Little bugger – I actually do think they are cute but outside the house! – got into my Lazy Susan Cabinet – it squeezed between where the two doors were hinged together – they can squeeze through a dime size space.

  1. Keep it tidy. Don’t leave crumbs overnight on the counter, floor, etc.
  2. Bulk items in plastic bags – transfer to glass/plastic containers with lids – nothing more gross then finding mouse turd in stuff and having to throw $ in the garbage. Wish I had done that with the lazy susan cabinet from the beginning!
  3. Inspect for areas they might be coming in and try using steel wool stuffed into spaces (think where pipes come into the sink cabinet, etc.)
  4. Peppermint oil – mice apparently don’t like the scent. A couple of drops with 1/2 water, 1/2 vinegar for cleaning (just don’t leave wet on wood/painted finishes)
  5. Bounce Sheets – original scent – they don’t like that scent either – so save those for cabinets that don’t contain food items.

If your cabinets are beyond mouse proofing maybe it’s time to give us a call? We specialize in custom Canadian made kitchens with solid full backs!

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