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Old 11-14-10, 01:25 AM
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Best ways to get rid of mice?

anyone have suggestions for best ways to get rid of / repel mice?
not looking to buy a cat
traps work and Ive caught some, but more come back
Ive inspected around the house for entrance points, but guess i need to look deeper.
would rather not use poisons, because we have dogs.. and i dont want the dogs to either eat the poisons of eat a mouse killed by poison.

i bought some of the small ultrasonic repellers.. and those seem OK
when i first got one, i plugged it in the hallway upstairs to test it out and even though I didnt realize we had a mice upstairs.. one immediately came bolting out and racing down the stairs in broad daylight.. so it must have really agitated that sucker.

i just dont think these things have the best range and no confidence they cover the entire house

not sure if I should spread them around and put one in each bedroom, or if there is a better (not overly expensive) one that would cover the entire house (multiple floors)..

anyone had issues and found a good answer?
Old 11-14-10, 01:30 AM
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

sure, but cant promise what my dogs would do to it
can you just fedex it over? probably best to poke some holes in the box and toss a little food in there to make sure its OK on the trip
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

It's really a shame you couldn't be a kitty foster parent, because having a cat or a terrier type dog around (a "ratter") usually keeps most mice out of your house if they smell the animal, they'll clear out. With five cats in my house I'd love to see the mouse that would come in here. He'd have to be one bad-ass, death wish motherfucker.

About the only thing I can suggest is traps, traps, traps everywhere. I agree with you about poison, not only because of the danger to your dogs but because if you poison a mouse, it will crawl in your walls to die and it will stink like hell for weeks on end.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

No cats and no poison? Well, you might try reasoning with them.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

My urine is a pretty effective mouse repellent. I can mail you a few gallons if you'd like.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

See the the local zoo will let you have some tiger pee. Put a drop or two on some pieces of paper and put them in places you have seen mice and don't want them to be.

They'll move.

If you live someplace that is prone to cockroaches and rats, don't kill of all your mice. They eat roach eggs, and for some reason, rats are less likely to move in if you have mice. Rats don't eat roach eggs, so you wind up with both.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

we had a mouse problem at the cabin. then we developed a snake problem. the mice were gone soon after.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

Put the non-fridge food in metal or glass containers. Mice easily chew through plastic. We had a mouse once and it was getting the dog food which was in a plastic box.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

Call a pest control guy. I can't imagine it'd cost more than a few hundred to set up something with some chemicals and traps.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

If you use traps, put peanut butter on the them instead of cheese.

I'd just call an exterminator though, if it's a persistent problem. Might be a nest nearby. And yeah, at least it's mice and not rats.

Originally Posted by Charlie Goose View Post
I've tried this and I can assure you it never works.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

When we bought our house seven years ago, no one had lived here for two years. Mice moved right in. I could hear them running around in the walls for a few weeks.

The good news is that they're probably the easiest pest to get rid of. Dessicating, slow acting poison kicked them out of my place in a few weeks. Then I went around and stuffed any tiny hole I could find in the exterior of the house with steel wool (I found a ridiculous Tom n' Jerry style mouse hole in the attached garage, I think it was their entry point). They didn't come back. Also, we re-sided the entire house two years ago so this place is pretty mouse proof now.

Also, I've come to realize that basically every house / building either has mice currently in it or recently had mice in it. Those little guys are incredibly well engineered to invade houses.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

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we had a mouse problem at the cabin. then we developed a snake problem. the mice were gone soon after.
Hopefully the snakes left soon thereafter. [shivers]Snake infestation[/shivers]
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

eh...left....had their heads chopped off. one or the other.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

Try some pheromone spray.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

Start to seal up any holes with steel wool and buy a rat zapper. I have the 4 AA model and I can verify that it works. You may want to create some sort of smaller opening so no pets are harmed. The device somehow delivers a dose of "high voltage" to anything that enters the tunnel of love. It can kill rats instantly (or likesized things).
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

They sell shampoos at the store for that sort of..... Oh, wait, MICE.. No clue
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

Seal up any holes and look thoroughly, there were some mice at my house a few years ago, because of our neighbors and I had to punch one to death, pretty gross.
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

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Seal up any holes and look thoroughly, there were some mice at my house a few years ago, because of our neighbors and I had to punch one to death, pretty gross.
Punch it to death? Holy shit you take this seriously. Are you a member of the mouse mob or something? Trying to break it's kneecaps?

I think that sends a very clear message to the other mice to get the fuck out.
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Holey shit, this cat will scare mice a block away!
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Re: Best ways to get rid of mice?

Moth balls is a good mice repellent or get a cat. Cats can be expensive. Perhaps, you can borrow one from a family member or friend. Once they smell a cat they will imediately leave their free lodging.

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