Do Mothballs Keep Mice Away?

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The naphthalene in mothballs will probably keep mice away, but because it is a fumigant, it is not recommended to use for controlling mice. Consider using different pest control techniques for getting rid of mice with advice from a wildlife pest control... View Video Transcript

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How to take care of nuisance wildlife, rodent, and pest problems. This is Ed, with Critter Control of Tampa Bay. Do mothballs keep mice away? Naphthalene is a pretty pungent odor. Mothballs, will possibly work. I can't recommend them. They're a fumigator. They are a registered fumigant. I cannot recommend them. However, they'll probably move them. Most animals, me included, don't like the smell of mothballs. Naphthalene stinks. So will it work to get them, it will work to move the animal. If you're going to put it in the attic, stuff it into a nylon sock, tie it off with a string, and put it over to where you're hearing the noise. Maybe a few more balls, and another string, and put it over to where you're hearing the noise. Not a recommended way to take care of the mouse problem, but will mothballs move the mice. It can. It can. This is Ed, with Critter Control in Tampa Bay.