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How To Keep Mice Away From Your Bed Tonight – 7 Methods

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Bed (1)

Can mice climb beds? Yes. Will mice bother you while sleeping? Possibly… Is there anything you can do to help understand how to keep mice out of your bed? Definitely… and in this post, I will give you 7 things you can do to help.

Just imagine for a second. It is late at night, you have just got into bed and you hear scratching sounds in your attic. Could it be mice? It is too late to go up and investigate further. Your first thought is probably ‘Will the mice get into my bed?’ It is the first thing I thought when I was in this position.

If you are like me, you need to know how to keep mice away from your bed!

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Bed (2)

Can Mice Get Into Your Bed?

The simple answer is, and you are not going to like this, yes mice can get into your bed.

Take a few seconds to calm down.

Mice are extremely efficient climbers so there are not many places that a mouse cannot reach if it really wants to.

The frame is likely to be built from wood, which can be climbed with ease. Not only that, but the bedsheets may also be dropped to the floor, giving mice a ladder up. So can mice climb beds? Yes, they absolutely can, and will!

The good news is, they are not likely to get in with you, especially if they sense that you are there. Mice want to keep away from contact with humans because we are big and scary (at least, most of us are).

One reason that may push mice to climb onto your bed is food. If the mice can smell food, it may give them added incentive to risk human contact, climb up, and steal the food at a pretty risky price. If you want to know how to keep mice away from your bed, then your presence will keep most of them out!

Now that you know that mice can climb onto your bed, is there anything that you can do to stop it happening?


How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Bed

Now we have answered the question: ‘Can mice get in your bed’? let’s take a look at what you can do to stop them…


1. Remove Temptation – Clean Any Food Away

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Bed crumbs clean up food

I mentioned above that one of the biggest reasons that mice will want to climb onto your bed is for food.

When I say food, I mean little crumbs of food. Most people will not have vast amounts of food in their beds, and if they do they are asking for trouble!

Even having a snack can leave crumbs in and around the bed area. These crumbs will attract mice, which is certainly not what you want to do.

The answer is simple; Either stop eating in bed or ensure you clear up the mess when you do. You need to shake the linen and vacuum the area after you have finished.


2. Block Access

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Bed block access

Blocking access for mice is extremely difficult, but not impossible! They only need a very small hole to enter your bedroom, and covering every possible entrance will be a challenge.

I simply blocked off all of the obvious entrances to make it more difficult for mice to find their way in.

This included blocking the bottom of the bedroom door and blocking exits from all cupboards.

Basically, if you want to know how to get rid of the mice in your room, then block all entry points!


3. Get Your Cat To Sleep In The Bed

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Bed cat

There is one thing that mice fear above all, a cat. Not only is a cat much bigger than a mouse, but they also possess the abilities needed to catch mice! Cats are quick, patient, and have extraordinary reactions.

If you have a cat, simply set up a place for it to sleep in your room. They will react to any noise and will chase the mouse away!

Cats are a perfect weapon in your fight to rid your house of mice or rats, and having a cat sitting on the foot of your bed or on the floor will put a huge obstacle in between you and the mice.

Not only will they scare any mice away, if there are any mice in your room at night, but your cat will also wake you up attempting to catch it! Sure, it will be a sudden wake-up call for you but at least you know you have a ‘mouse alarm’.


4. Set Some Mouse Traps

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Bed mousetraps

If mice are common in your area (as they are in most areas) then you may already have mouse traps at your disposal.

Simply set up a few mouse traps around your room. Make sure they are effective mouse traps too!

Not only will the mice be attracted to the bait more than your bed, but the quick snap will also ensure you wake up in the event that a mouse has been caught.

It goes without saying, the mouse should not be in an area that you will be walking in. If you need to get up and use the toilet, you know what might happen! Surely I do not have to explain…..


5. Keep Your Bedroom Clean and Tidy

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Bed clean room

It is not only food substances that you need to get rid of in your room. Whilst removing food is the best thing you can do to stop mice from getting into your bedroom, it is not the only thing they are after!

If you have not cleaned your room, you risk attracting mice. Think about it, what do you have in your room that mice will be interested in?

  • Toilet tissue
  • Clothes
  • Boxes

All of these things attract mice because these items can be used to make bedding. Reduce the attraction by ensuring these things are cleared away. Do not have piles of clothes on the floor. In fact, keep the entire floor space completely clear and free from any junk.


6. Wrap Metal Around The Bed Feet

For this to work, your bed should be on its own in the middle of your room. You should ensure that no bedsheets are draped down for the mouse to climb up.

By wrapping metal around the feet, the mouse will not have enough grip to climb up. They really struggle to climb metal and other smooth objects.

Any object that is near the bed increases the risk of a mouse getting onto it… especially if the mouse can climb that object and leap across! Ensure the bed is on its own and the only things touching the floor are the feet of the bed and they are covered in metal.


7. Use Peppermint Oil

During my time as a rodent control expert, I have tried a number of things to deter mice, and to get rid of mice.

Peppermint oil has shown success in the past, but there have also been times when it straight up hasn’t worked! Looking back on the times when it didn’t work, it was because I wasn’t using it in the correct way.

To use peppermint oil to deter mice, you must use it in confined spaces. The scent of the oil MUST be strong enough to get in the mouse’s nose! I have more information about using peppermint oil for mice control.


There is a Mouse in My Room, is it Safe to Sleep?

You can, but I probably wouldn’t. If I had mice in my bedroom at night, there is no doubt that I would struggle to go to sleep! However, if you do not have any option, rest assured that the mouse is unlikely (not impossible) to pay you a visit on the bed.

Do not let any of the bedsheets drape to the floor.

Remember that mice can spread some nasty diseases.


Will Mice Come Near Me While I Sleep?

Mice MAY come near you while you sleep. I know that is not what you want to hear, but it is the truth!

WILL they come near you while you sleep? It is unlikely. Mice are scared of humans, and will only take risks if they are desperate for food that is near you.


Can Mice Climb Into Beds?

Mice can climb many objects with ease. As your frame is likely to be made of wood and covered in material, it is easy for a mouse to climb it.

Ultimately, yes they can get into your bed… and unfortunately, mice may bother you while you are sleeping!


Why Are Mice In My Bedroom?

There are a number of reasons why you have a mouse in your bedroom:

  1. They are traveling through your room to get somewhere else.
  2. Your bedroom has a food source.
  3. There is a mouse nest in your bedroom.
  4. The mouse has been scared into your room and is cornered.

Now you know the reasons why you have a mouse or mice in your room, you can use that information to keep them away. After all, with a mouse infestation comes mouse droppings and urine causing odors in your home!

I am guessing that is not something you want.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do mice crawl on you at night?

Unfortunately, it is possible, albeit very unlikely. The only reason a mouse would be brave enough to venture on your bed while you are in it is that you have some food on the bed. If there is no food on your bed, there is no reason for the mouse to risk it.

How do I scare a mouse out of my bedroom?

Mice are scared of loud noises and are not keen on bright lights. Make as much noise as you can. It is more important that you find out how the mouse is getting into your room. If you have a cat, release it in your room!

Will keeping the lights on scare mice away?

Whilst mice are not scared of bright lights, they are not keen on exposing themselves in the light because they have a natural fear of being caught by a predator. Mice like to operate undercover, and in the dark, because it shields them from predators.

Why would a mouse be in a bedroom?

Mice would pay a visit to your room because you have either left food out, not tidied correctly, or the mouse needs to use the bedroom to get somewhere else. For instance, it has found a hole in the corner of your bedroom which leads to safe, secure passage through your home.


Conclusion

Can mice climb beds? Yes. Will mice bother you while sleeping? Possibly… Is there anything you can do to help understand how to keep mice out of your bed? Definitely!

Obviously, you are here because you have mice and want to know how to keep them out of your bed as you sleep.

I do not blame you, I was the same when I first heard mice in the attic!

Having mice in your house will freak you out but it is very common. Usually, mice will want to stay away from humans and will only explore your house as you sleep. Keep in mind that mice are only interested in:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Protection

Your house offers all 3 of these things, but you need to be aware of them so you can use them to your advantage.

Remove easy access to food. Reduce places that mice can hide in your house. If mice see little food and little protection, they will not stick around. If you have a cat, the mice will know and will reduce the possibility of infestation.

You may have small children, so you will also need to replicate the steps above to ensure their room is just as safe from mice invasion. It is one thing being afraid of mice getting into your bed, but I was more worried about mice getting into my son’s bed!

The tips above will help you avoid being woken up by a mouse chewing on your feet, but I am sure you are still concerned so I will leave you with this question:

If you were a mouse, would you climb onto something that has a human on and risk your life?

Me either!

Sleep tight, and don’t let the mice bite.

Written by Rodent Guide

Man v Rodent! I've been tackling Rodent infestation issues for over 20 years. Now I want to use this website to pass over the tips that I have learned over that time to help you take these Rodents out DIY style!

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