Revisiting Irish Spring Soap to Repel Mice

It’s been over 3 years since I first posted about using Irish Spring soap to repel mice and other rodents. You can read my original post here and all the many comments concerning the pros and cons of this method.

A few things to mention and clarify are that you must use the original Irish Spring soap. Do not use the Aloe Vera scented soap as it doesn’t work and may actually attract critters with the added scent. Do not leave the soap in the box as this is also an added attraction to rodents as they love to chew on the cardboard.

Just use a small piece of soap about 1 inch square or trying grating it with a cheese grater and leave the shavings spread out to deter the rodents. Also make sure you use fresh soap and change it out to keep the odor fresh.

Also remember some people have had success with using original Irish Spring soap to ward off mice while others have not. But give it a try and see if this useful idea works for you and please share your results with us all.

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2 Responses to “Revisiting Irish Spring Soap to Repel Mice”

  1. January 2, 2020 at 6:31 pm #

    I am skeptical of well..just about anything. Just ask my wife.Especially what I find posted on Internet. We have been in this house over 12 years now, since Nov. Every winter we have had several mice, come late fall and winter. I won’t use poisons. I don’t want to hunt the smell of a dead mouse. I have used glue traps as well as old fashioned snap traps. Over a year ago I read about using Irish Spring soap as a pest repellent. I like Irish Spring as a soap, used it many years but got away from it. I bought an 8 or 10 pack last fall, 2018,cut them in half (I’m also conservative, not cheap) and spread them around the house. In closets,pantry,under vanities in bathrooms, under kitchen sink, under beds. Placed one outside under HVAC, suspected them coming in there. We did not have a single mouse or sign of one last winter. All I can say is, it works for me.

  2. July 20, 2020 at 12:49 pm #

    Dear skeptical,

    Bless you for your candor and thank you for reporting back. Because of this, I will try Irish Spring at the farm, which is undoubtedly a true test. That house has been standing since the turn of the last century.

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