A natural anti-rodent spray to deter mice from taking up residence
The sound of pattering feet along your hallway in the dark is never a reassuring one. We speak from experience*.
Domestic pet mice and rats are cute, and dormice are irresistible with their huge dark eyes and fluffy tails; they're lovely in a nice safe enclosure, but wild ones are urine incontinent, and they'll eat their way through everything, including electical cables.
Having experienced the rather noisy pattering feet of a large rodent, unexpectedly occupying our house one New Year's Eve, we looked into the options. The best way to keep them at bay turns out to be to smack them in the nose with a scent they hate. (Not literally; you just have to put it where they'll be visiting.)
Mice tend to stay by the walls, using their noses close to the ground to find their way around. Spraying a strong blast of herbs by their entrance ways, and around the edges of your rooms and corridors won't kill them, but it'll make them want to be somewhere else.
We've made a spray of mint, basil, rosemary and others: strong herbs that rodents hate to smell. Use it as a deterrent.
GoRo spray doesn't kill rodents; it's one line of defence. If they're treating your home as their own you'll still need to get the proper chaps in.
Spray daily if you've seen or heard one, weekly if you just want to be sure.
Small: 50ml glass spray bottle.
Large: 100ml glass spray bottle.
Large refill: 100ml without the spray.
* "Are you sure it's not a mouse, madam?" Patonisingly.
"Oh yes, I'm sure it's not a mouse. I catch mice by hand, this was not a mouse."
Two day later, the report: Large Ratus Norvegicus removed from premises.