Array
Home Care

Get Rid Of Mice Forever With Chili Peppers

Yup, you read that right—red, hot Habaneros!

Shares
Photography: Pixabay and @istome_store via Instagram

Mice can be cute and cuddly to look at, but they aren't exactly the kind of pets we want to share our homes with. These notorious creatures don't only invade your space, they also spread bacteria, urine, and feces which cause numerous diseases—not to mention, the damage they do to items they decide to munch on. To make sure they stay meters away from your lot, here is a wonder solution you can make: 


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

What you need: 

  • 1 cup chopped Habanero peppers 
  • 2 tablespoons of hot pepper flakes
  • 1 gallon of fresh water
  • 2 two-gallon buckets
  • Large pot
  • Spray bottle
  • Cheesecloth

How-to: 

1. Before you begin, make sure you wear gloves and goggles to keep you from burning your eyes or hands. Remember, prevention is always better than cure.

2. In a large pot, heat water and bring it to a boil. While waiting, run the batch of fresh peppers and pepper flakes in a food processor and blend until they are roughly chopped.

3. Add the pepper blend into the first two-gallon bucket, then pour the boiling water over it. Cover the mixture and allow it to sit for 24 hours.

4. Using a cheesecloth, strain out the pepper bits by pouring the mixture into your second two-gallon bucket.

5. Once you’re done, fill a spray bottle and spritz around entrances and affected areas of your home. Apply around the outside perimeter of your house to prevent further infestation, too.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

RL Tip: Don’t forget to do patch tests. Always test a small area first to make sure it doesn’t discolor any walls and carpets.

PHOTOS and SOURCES: Pixabay and @istome_store via Instagram (Main) | fabhow.com and WikiHowEveryday Roots (8 Poison-Free Ways to Get Rid of Mice)

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

Maggie Wilson's Casa Consunji Will Make Your Tropical Dream Home Possible

The store boasts of modern signature pieces made from natural elements.

5 Steps to Starting Your Own Organic Container Garden of Herbs and Vegetables

You don't need a green thumb to grow your own veggies and herbs at home.

7 Ideas to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Big

It's important to be smart about how you decorate and organize.

5 Reasons Child-Sized Furniture Is a Worthy Investment for Your Home

For one, smaller furniture is much safer for young kids to use.

7 Stores to Shop for Kids and Child-Sized Furniture (Beds, Chairs and Tables, and More)

Let your child's personality shine by choosing unique pieces for her room!

The Favorite Furniture Stores of Manila's Most Discerning

If luxe and exceedingly stylish furniture is what you're after, check this list out.

Porcelain vs Ceramic for Bathroom Tiles: Here's How and What to Choose

Should you go for porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles? A licensed interior designer gives her advice

10 Cute Pots for Your Plant Babies

Give your little green friends the home they deserve!

Andi Manzano Offers a Peek at Her Line of Child-Sized Furniture (Available in October!)

The actress collaborated with a home store that specializes in furniture for babies and kids.

Where to Find Wall Stickers for Your Child's Bedroom (No Need for a New Paint Job!)

You can get wall stickers in lots of unique colors and designs.

'Walang Trabahong Pang-Forever': 5 Lessons on Investing from Dimples Romana

Dimples and her husband have been investing in real estate properties since 16 years ago when they got married.

Take Note: Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets

There's a recommended general rule of thumb you should remember.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!