What kind of animals do mothballs keep away? Mothballs sometimes are used illegally to repel pests not listed on labels. Some of these “off-label pests” include: squirrels, skunks, deer, mice, rats, and snakes, among others animals.
What does mothballs keep away from your house? However, leaving mothballs out in the open as a way to repel rodents is a very bad idea. Mothballs are ineffective as a rodent repellent. Plus, using them can expose your family to toxic chemicals. The way that mothballs work is that they kill moths and their eggs by releasing deadly gases into the air.
Where should you not put mothballs in? Mothballs should not be used inside attics, crawl spaces, gardens, trash cans or vehicles. Nor used to control skunks, mice or other pests. Mothballs should not be used inside attics, crawl spaces, gardens, trash cans or vehicles.
What are good uses for mothballs?
- Rinse woolens for storage. Of course it is a good idea to store woolens with mothballs to ward off moths.
- Kill bugs on potted plants.
- Repel mice from garage or shed.
- Keep dogs and cats away from garden.
- Keep bats at bay.