If you hear scurrying in your walls at night, or if cheese is missing from your fridge, mice have probably managed to find their way into your home. To get rid of these noisy pests, sprinkle dried, ground, hot (cayenne) pepper into any mouse holes that you find. Also, liberally sprinkle this natural rodent repellent in areas where you frequently spot mice or find their droppings. You can get back to having wine and cheese, fondue, or as many grilled cheeses as you want, now that no one will be stealing wheels out of the fridge.
Adapted from "101 Old-Time Country Household Hints," © 2008 Publications International, Ltd.
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