Getting Rid of Mice Without Killing Them

July 25, 2006

MouseI have accidently stumbled on a way to keep those 4 legged kritters out from under your cupboards. We live in the country and sometimes have a problem with mice getting into the house. They seem to love my lower cupboards (even with 4 cats) and I find traces of them.


I accidently left a potpourri toilet bowl deodorizer under the cupboards. No mice! It was still in the wrapper and not opened, but, they stopped getting into my cupboards! I now hang one on the rails on the sides of the braces that hold the shelves. This way they are not touching your pots and pans that you keep there. (I would not reccomend this where there are food products.)

By Joyce from Decaturville, TN


By Sharon (Guest Post)
August 11, 20060 found this helpful
Top Comment

I've looked all over for these "potpourri toilet bowl deodorizers" and cannot find them. Where did you buy them? Right now, I'm trying a lemon scented deodorizer to keep the mice away, but I wonder if the potpourri scent is what works? Thank you!

Read More Comments

3 More Solutions

This page contains the following solutions.

November 12, 2008

We owned and operated a seasonal fishing camp/resort out in the bush. Our cabins, lodge and washroom facilities were basic & simple.


It was a summer business. In the fall we closed down, and in came the mice, although we lived year round on site with 5 cats!



Kelly Ann Butterbaugh
September 16, 2008

When the seasons change certain unwelcome guests move into the home. They're little, they're furry, and they're cute when they're running on a wheel. They're not cute when they're running across your kitchen.

Master the Mouse



Here are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community.

October 23, 2015

If I put Ex-lax in kitchen drawer to get rid of mice will it attract ants?


Bronze Answer Medal for All Time! 220 Answers
October 25, 20151 found this helpful
Best Answer

Exlax does not contain sugar or fats so ants are not interested. Exlax also does not contain chocolate; many people assume the very dark brown appearance means chocolate.

Answer this Question
Home and Garden Pest Control MiceOctober 28, 2015
Birthday Ideas!
Valentine's Ideas!
St. Patrick's Ideas!
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2024-01-30 22:11:47 in 15 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2024 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.