What do mice hate?

What do mice hate?

So What do mice hate? Everyone knows that mice and cats are mortal enemies; we’ve all seen the Tom & Jerry documentaries. But cats aren’t the only things that will send mice scurrying away. There are many misconceptions about exactly what, other than cats, traps, and poisons, will keep mice off your property; some of the answers might surprise you. Whether you are dealing with an active mouse infestation in your home or business or want to be proactive in ensuring the little rascals don’t even attempt to set up shop in your property, here are some things that no mouse can endure for long.

First and foremost, mice hate properly stored food. A family of mice can get by on literal crumbs. But as long as you keep your food stored properly and clean up any leftovers, they’ll have to go scavenging elsewhere.

What do mice hate?

Given the eternal animosity between cats and mice, it’s no surprise that mice will avoid any place where they can smell cat urine. Placing used kitty litter around any sheds and outbuildings on your property will prevent mice from coming anywhere near them.

Mice are not exclusively nocturnal creatures, but they definitely prefer the dark. Not only are they less likely to be detected, but their sensitive eyes don’t work very well in bright light. Motion-triggered lighting can therefore be a very effective deterrent against mice on your property.

This one will come as a bit of a shock, but something else that mice really don’t like is cheese! It has a strong smell, and anything bigger and heavier than a crumb will be too much for them to deal with. In fact, most pest control technicians will tell you to avoid using cheese as bait in mouse traps because it’s more likely to deter mice than attract them.


No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

We offer a full range of services from basic to expert, ranging from a self-service solution with all the tools you’ll need to DIY treatments, supported remotely by one of our technicians to our premium service in which one of the specialists performs the whole treatment

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