Asked by: Elise Trasierra
asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th April, 2020

Can mice live in your stove?

The last place you want a mouse to go in your home is the kitchen stove. Mice like to snack on the crumbs around ovens, as well as build nests in any openings and cracks around these appliances. While mice don't typically go inside ovens, they can do enough damage around them.

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Herein, how do mice get in your stove?

Mice can find a home in ovens that are never turned on. They are attracted to the warmth of the pilot lights, the food crumbs left in the stove, and the proximity to other food in the kitchen.

Furthermore, how do you keep mice out of appliances? Use a pesticide or home remedy deterrent. Peppermint oil is a strong rat deterrent that humans (usually) find pleasant. Soak a few cotton balls in peppermint oil then place them strategically around your appliance. You will need to replace them when the smell fades.

Regarding this, where do mice live in the stove?

Mice can squeeze, climb and/or crawl into small openings around your house, including the stove in order to search for food and/or shelter. Under the stove or refrigerator, in the pantry and in kitchen cabinets are other common places mice may be found.

How do you disinfect an oven after mice?

Still, to kill any viruses, the agency advises that you clean the stove using a 10 per cent bleach solution (let it sit for 15 minutes), followed by a 70 per cent alcohol solution.

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