Coffee Grounds are used for more than just a drink to perk us up during the day. We Doowans meet some interesting people with some very interesting ideas. When we do we love to share their Ideas with our readers. Did you know that, Coffee grounds can be use for many things besides coffee. It makes a great compost additive, its great worm food. But that’s not all.
You know worms love a good cup of coffee as a morning pick me up as much as humans do. Instead of throwing your coffee grounds in the trash the best place for them is in your Garden, house plants or compost pile. You do have a compost pile, Tumbler or Bin don’t you? If not come by DoowansGardenSupply.com and take a look. We have all kinds and we will be happy to share. One can even throw their Coffee Grounds on the lawn. Ah, the smell of fresh brewed coffee right after a new cut of the lawn. What could get better than this?
Of course after your done with the coffee grounds. One might as well take the full benefit from the coffee first. So grab an old coffee container and through your used coffee grounds back in the can, it well come in handy. And here’s an idea that you may not have consider.
Coffee Grounds: Natural Rodent Repellent?
Posted on August 14, 2011 by shanegenziuk
His Website Ground to Ground has some wonderful information and uses for your old Coffee Grounds. Stop by for a visit and tell him a Doowan sent you!
Coffee Grounds: Natural Rodent Repellent?
You may want to live green, but how far are you willing to go when it comes to protecting the beauty of nature? Are you willing to live side-by-side with rodents, for example? Rodents have been around homes since the beginning of time with the promise of easy pickings, and cats often do the dirty work of keeping them away. But not everyone has a cat and even if you do, not every cat is cut out to be running mice and rats to the ground. So it falls on you to handle the problem, organically if possible.
It begs the question – can you do away with or at least keep away mice and other pests without resorting to poisons? If you were to use a poison, as many do, for pest control, you’d soon have a problem of an entirely different nature. Mice are notorious for taking poison and then heading home to die. Unfortunately the mouse’s home is most likely inside the walls of your home. So suddenly you don’t have the odor of coffee to deal with emanating from the floors, you have the odor of a dead mouse behind your walls. Fantastic.
In one bit of good news, coffee does help you out a bit at this point. Sprinkling coffee grounds, or putting a small bowl of them near the wall that seems to be the source of the smell will help to diffuse the odor, a far superior idea than cutting open the wall to remove the dead pest.
Green Ideas for Pest Control
Your next choice might be to use a trap to catch the mice, just add peanut butter to lure them in and they will almost almost find a way into the trap. If you have the stomach to actually kill the mouse yourself after catching him, this might be a solution for your home, provided you don’t have children who might be harmed by the traps. For most of us, however, the idea of repelling the mice and simply keeping them away is the best plan of all.
Peppermint Oil is a good way to discourage rodents – soak cotton balls in the oil or mix with water then cover the areas you know they move across. Some also suggest growing peppermint plants in key areas for the same impact.
Cat urine may also scare them off, if you can get them to pee into the cup!
Some even try snake poo in an effort to scare off mice and rats, and if you do have access to this via a zoo or pet store then it might actually be worth a try.
Confirming here that coffee doesn’t work as a deterrent, but there are other organic compounds that do. Just like you can find traditional pest repellents for homes and yards, there are now organic varieties as well. The organic version will likely be a bit more expensive than a $1 mouse trap or a can of chemically-based pellets, but using organic rodent deterrents protects you from diseases and damage caused by pests and it protects the mouse, too, by encouraging it to find another home. An all-around best solution.
Thank you shanegenziuk for this interesting share. We just made a fresh pot. Care for a cup?
Talking about Snakes. Really there’s no sense in wasting a good snake. You can have your Snake and eat too. Actually, Snake doesn’t taste like chicken. Well at least ours didn’t. It tasted more like… snake! Read about our snake adventure using the link above.
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