If you don’t want to cause mice unnecessary suffering, you can catch them with humane traps. They can be found in almost any pet store. Read the instructions before using them, and place them where mice are found in your home. For the best effect put a piece of food in there as a bait. Check the trap every day and release the mice into the wild, as PETA recommends.
2. Peppermint essential oil
While this smell is pleasant for humans, mice absolutely hate it. Put 20-30 drops of peppermint essential oil on each cotton ball and put them in places in your home that attract mice. You’ll have to replace old cotton balls with new ones about every week. And make sure the cotton balls are out of reach of your pets.
3. Cloves or clove essential oil
Mice strongly dislike clove smell, too. If you opt for clove essential oil, use it in the same you would use the one described above. Alternatively, you can use whole cloves – wrap them in pieces of old cotton T-shirt and put them around the house.