Do mothballs keep mice away?

Answer

Mothballs release a strong odor that is indeed repellent to mice and other rodents. However, as the primary use of mothballs is to kill moth larvae, certain precautions must be taken when using mothballs to combat rodents.

Mothballs consist of either naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene; these chemicals evaporate directly from a solid to a sweet gas that is poisonous to moth larvae. While the resultant smell is also repellent to rodents, snakes and other undesired small animals, the use of mothballs for this purpose creates the risk of their being discovered instead by desired animals, particularly house pets, as well as children. Either mothball substance can be highly toxic if swallowed, so reasonable precautions should be taken to ensure safe use if deployed as a rodent repellent throughout a home.

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To keep mice away, you should clean up and throw away excess junk that harbor these rodents. In addition, set mice baits, traps or poison to help get rid of these nuisances. However
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Mothballs only work in air-tight containers. Over time, they release vapors of naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene that become concentrated in the containers and sufficient to kill
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Mouse traps, mouse poison, having some cats around, or by searching the entire place for little holes that the mice might get in from, and plugging them up with caulking or expanding
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Yes it will they cannot stand the smell of mothballs and will also keep several insects away.
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