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How I handled a mouse issue in my shop

On Mon 20 May at 9:03pm daniel greep wrote:
I recently ran into a bit of a dilemma at my shop and thought my experience might be helpful for anyone in a similar situation. We all know that maintaining a clean, inviting storefront is crucial for business, but what do you do when unwelcome guests decide to make an appearance? Yep, I'm talking about mice.
A few weeks ago, while closing up for the night, I heard rustling in the back storage room. Initially, I brushed it off as nothing, but then I found some droppings near the boxes of inventory. Not exactly the extra 'stock' I wanted to deal with! It was clear we had a mouse problem, and I needed to act fast to ensure it didn't affect the cleanliness of the shop or, heaven forbid, become noticeable to customers.
Using traditional traps or poison was out of the question for me. Safety for my customers and staff is a top priority, and I didn't want any accidents. Plus, with food products in our inventory, I needed to ensure whatever method I used was safe and non-toxic.
After some research, I decided to try a natural mouse repellent spray that uses essential oils like peppermint and cinnamon. It was advertised as safe for use in places with both people and food products, which sounded perfect for my needs. I sprayed it around potential entry points, along the walls of the storage room, and behind shelves.
To my relief, it worked better than I expected. The activity stopped, and there have been no signs of mice since then. The shop smells faintly of peppermint, which actually adds a nice, clean scent to the air.
If you're dealing with pests in your store, a natural repellent might be a route to consider. It's effective and avoids the risks associated with more traditional methods. Plus, it can be discreetly managed without disrupting your business operations or customer experience.
Has anyone else dealt with similar issues? What solutions have you found effective for keeping your business spaces pest-free without compromising on safety or aesthetics?

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