Country Lore: a "Bounce"-y Mouse Repellent

An Ohio family has discovered a specific brand of dryer sheet does more than prevent static cling, it makes an excellent mouse repellant too.

dryer sheets mouse repellent

Ordinary dryer sheets won't do. Only Bounce works as a mouse repellent.

ILLUSTRATION: G.NICOLSON/FOTOLIA

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We were having trouble with a mouse infestation in our camper. We placed Bounce regular scent dryer sheets in the drawers and cabinets. All the mice left quickly.

We tried generic brand dryer sheets, but they didn’t work — no mouse repellent effect whatsoever.

Randy Orcutt
Hillsboro, Ohio

ami brown
10/19/2010 3:31:22 PM

I currently have mice problem. Thanks for the suggestion!


ami brown
10/19/2010 3:30:17 PM

I currently have mice problem at my apt and had already caught one. Thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to try that!