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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
What do you do when there's a mouse in the house?

Had a friend over last night and she said she saw one dash across our floor this morning.

I;ve just got back from work and found mouse droppings!

We live in a 1st floor flat. Can't afford an exterminator.

Should we lay some traps? Any suggestions?
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Few ways to get rid of them,depends if you want a nice way or not so nice way.
#2
I borrowed a neighbour's cat for a week once. They were happy to lend him, as the mice were in connecting wall and may have gone into their property as well.
#3
bait up some traps with chocolate
#4
Mum2Connor&Cerys
Few ways to get rid of them,depends if you want a nice way or not so nice way.


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#5
As above, my in-laws live on a farm and they regularly have mice. The best thing to use is Mars Bars apparently in a trap, it will get them every time, cheese is just an old wives tale. (I'd chop the mars bar up first though unless the mice are particularly huge!!)
#7
Annie1508
As above, my in-laws live on a farm and they regularly have mice. The best thing to use is Mars Bars apparently in a trap, it will get them every time, cheese is just an old wives tale. (I'd chop the mars bar up first though unless the mice are particularly huge!!)


Funny:thumbsup: But the thought of huge mice is quite disturbing:?
#8
Once you dealt with,they say to make sure your floor is clean of food crumbs and you don't leave food about on the worktops as it attracts them back.
#9
Get a shotgun.
#10
Sticky pads and bait.
#11
Contact your local authority. They have (or used to have) public safety departments to deal with this kind of thing.
#12
I once had mice at home....started out trying to sort them the humane way with mouse 'catchers' but after catching a few and releasing them miles away we were getting nowhere....so we stocked up on poison and traps and soon enough they were gone. They will have a nest type area somewhere if theres a few and it will absolutley stink!!!!
Although the other day I was at a friends house and I noticed a mouse....figured out the cat must have brought it in, we just caught it and released it.....they are kinda easy to catch...they stun very easy when chased. I would get some traps in your position, even if there is only one, it could invite its friends, then you have real problems!!!
#13
Mice love Mint Aero!
Guatanteed to work every time!
#14
shosie
bait up some traps with chocolate


sounds silly but mice love chocolate
#15
I tried to catch one humanely but I kept losing sight of it or it managed to always find a way out so I lost my temper as it ran behind the computer base and I just pushed the computer base against the wall and unexpectedly squished it!
#16
The other thing to consider is how many flats are there in your block as sometimes it might need a team effort and likewise if there is any works ie. digging going on at the moment
#17
Entice them out with treats. Then befriend them and form them into a small mouse army. Said mouse army will guard your flat when your at work in return for sanctuary. Everone wins.
#18
You can use poison, traps, or a humane trap :thumbsup:

Mouse enters to get the treat, it's body weight tips the trap and the door closes.

You can then release it in the wild.

https://crueltyfreeshop.com.au/images/mouse-trap-2.gif
#19
Get traps. I used to live in a first floor flat, the humane route just didn't work. But a couple of traps placed strategically and hey presto!! No more mice. I think you can buy ones that are impregnated with some scent that mice find irresistable...
#20
Humane trap worked for me, I wouldn't fancy emptying one of these in the morning.

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#21
Shambolic
You can use poison, traps, or a humane trap :thumbsup:

Mouse enters to get the treat, it's body weight tips the trap and the door closes.

You can then release it in the wild.

https://crueltyfreeshop.com.au/images/mouse-trap-2.gif


i tried this type....but it didnt seem to do much, caught a couple and let them go outside, then someone told us they can find their way back within 3 miles or something silly....so we released them about 3o miles away just to be safe....although like I said, the humane traps really didnt seem to have much of an affect on them, so in the end, after hearing gnawing, finding droppings, dodgy smells, and half the furniture/electrical items with teeth marks in we went into all out warfare mode and put loadsa traps down.
We tried been humane but the traps just didnt work, maybe they realise going into a small tube, at an angle isnt such a good idea??? anyways at the end of the day, it was our sanity or the mice...and since it was our house, they had to go :x
#22
humane traps won't work unless you can monitor them, most are made of plastic and mice chew thru them to escape, we cleared our house which was infested when we moved in with humane traps and the release distance is not required as long as you make sure there is nowhere fo them to re-enter..
btw peanut butter rules as a bait..
beterware do a humane trap pack that fits over a bean tin
#23
does environmental health charge? when i lived in a nasty little flat it had mice all the time (it was awful - even took a pot of dead mice to the council one week and they said it wasn't their problem even though all the flats round the area had mice) it got to the point where we had metal traps down every day, wooden traps, mouse bait, live traps you name it - one day the OH managed to kill one by throwing a can of beans at it!!!! the problem was worst in the winter and basically i found that the metal traps worked the best but it's so horrible having to empty them!! metal traps to kill them coupled with bait is your best bet to actually get rid of the problem and keep on top of it - after a year of putting up with it the strategy managed to work but those anti mouse device things never worked so dont fork out for those. Luckily we moved out the flat years ago but those lovely memories will stay with me for years!! i found buiscuit to be the best food to tempt them with - need any more info im happy to help! but seriously metal traps that do away with the evil beasties are the best and pretty much only way forward if you want rid of them!! (i apologise to anyone who has the whole animal rights and stuff going on - but they dont go away unless you make em!)
#24
Phone up you local council and ask for the Pest Control Department, providing the mice are inside the house and not outside they will come out, to get them to come out the next day you can always tell them that you think you have Rats as they give them priority, otherwise you may have to wait a couple of days. Dont know how you will get on though as its Bank Holiday so may have to wait now until after the Bank Holiday. Good luck hope you get rid of them soon

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