My sister and her family recently moved to a new home and they just discovered that they have mice in the house. Since they have kids, she was worried about whether mice can climb into beds while they sleep. So, we did some research and here’s what we found out.
Mice are smart so, not only can they climb walls, they can definitely climb into your bed too. However, unless you have a serious mice infestation in your home, it’s unlikely that the mice in your house will climb into your bed. I know that this doesn’t allay your fear whatsoever so keep reading for some tips and information.
Preventing Mice from Climbing into Your Bed While You Sleep
There are different steps that you can take to stop mice from climbing into your bed. Here are some of them.
Keep Your House and Your Bedroom Clean
If you don’t give a reason for mice to stay in your house, they won’t. This includes carefully storing your food, cleaning up spills and making sure that there are no clothing lying in the corners of your room where they can potentially nest. You’ll also want to keep the space under your bed clutter-free.
Prevent eating in your bedroom as well to prevent crumbs from littering your floor and bedding. This way, mice won’t get tempted to enter your room or climb into your bed.
Use Ultrasonic Repellents
As its name implies, ultrasonic repellents emit ultrasonic waves to repel not just rodents but roaches, ants, flies, fleas and spiders as well. You just need to plug it in and wait for a week or two to get noticeable effects. Moreover, it’s safe for your family and your pets since the waves only affect pests.
I highly recommend the popular Pest Control Ultrasonic Repeller by Pest Soldier. It has two chips which intermittently changes the emitted frequencies to prevent mice and other types of pest from developing immunity.
Use Peppermint Oil
If you want to prevent mice from getting into your bed the natural way, the best thing you can use is peppermint oil.
Make sure that you’re getting pure peppermint oi like this Pure Body Naturals Peppermint Essential Oil. Then, just place cotton balls soaked with peppermint oil in places where the mice are likely to enter your room and house and in other areas where they show activity.
Depending on the severity, you’ll want to change the cotton balls every 2 weeks to a month.
You might also want to get a diffuser like this Urpower Essential Oil Diffuser and place it in your room if you find the smell of the peppermint oil nice.
You can also make a spray by adding a few drops of peppermint oil to some distilled water and spraying this on your sheets and pillow when you make your bed.
Use Mouse Traps
Keep mice out of your bedroom and out of your house by strategically placing mouse traps in areas where you see signs of activity and where they can possibly enter your house and bedroom.
A good mouse trap that I can recommend is the Catcha Humane Smart Mouse Trap. It is very easy to use and safe for your kids and pets.
Plus, it’s a humane way of eliminating your problem with mice. Just make sure that you release the mice that you’ve caught at least a mile away from your home. Otherwise, they’ll just return.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do mice come out during the day or night?
Mice are nocturnal animals, so they prefer coming out at night to look for food. However, they may also come out during the day. If you do see or hear signs of mouse activity during the day, this might mean that you have a major mice infestation.
Can mice attack you?
Mice aren’t aggressive, but they will attack you if they feel threatened. For example, if you corner a mouse or try to pick one up, there’s a good chance that it will bite you. Mice will also sometimes bite humans, particularly children, and babies, during their sleep especially when they can smell food.
If you do get bitten by a mouse, clean it properly with some warm water and soap.
Then, cover it with dry, clean dressing. Since mouse bites can lead to serious infection, make sure to visit your doctor right away.
Do mice like the lights on?
Since mice are nocturnal animals, they’re naturally adverse to bright lights. Constant exposure to bright lights can affect their circadian rhythm and ultimately, impair their functionality.
Do mice climb?
Mice have amazing physical abilities that not only allow them to climb uneven surfaces, it also allows them to jump across counter tops and squeeze through small holes.
What smells get rid of mice?
Rodents have a very keen sense of smell so strong scents can repel them. Aside from peppermint oil, mice hate the smell of mothballs, ammonia, fabric softener sheets, and cayenne.
What attracts a mouse to your home?
A cluttered and dirty house is very appealing to mice since it gives them plenty of nesting areas. Also, if you frequently have food left improperly stored, including your pet’s food, this further attracts them to enter your home. You’ll also have to often take out the trash since its smell is like an open invitation to them.
What will scare mice away?
Cats are natural hunters that prey on mice so what better way to keep these rodents away than to get a furry friend.
If you have mice in your house, there’s the possibility that the mice will climb into your bed. Though they’re not aggressive, they can still bite you. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to protect yourself and your family from such incidents.
Aside from keeping your home clean and uncluttered, you can opt for something high-tech like the ultrasonic repellent. But, if you want something natural, you can always go for peppermint oil and leave mouse traps.