ANYONE HAD MICE? HOW TO GET RID OF THE BLEEDERS !

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Found 4th Mar 2011
Hi

We have had mice in our kitchen caught 3 with mouse traps, had the council they have put some food down under the kick board in the kitchen and over the passed 2 weeks we have heard them about 3 times in the living room somewhere...under the floor boards or cavity? scratching

How can i get rid of the little feckers....anyone ever had problems?

Anyone bought these electric repellant machiner.

Thanks

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You need to try and find out where they are coming in and block it. Try and follow them
Edited by: "nikkib123" 4th Mar 2011

Also, keep going with the traps. It may be a family, in which case you need to get them all.

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If i could follow them i would bash them over the bloody head with an hammer !! oO

somehow cant see me fitting under the bloody floor board somewhere...

Get a moggie?

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cis_groupie

Also, keep going with the traps. It may be a family, in which case you … Also, keep going with the traps. It may be a family, in which case you need to get them all.




Family ARHHHHHH...doing my head in head...dirty bleeders...already ate half my cereal...well no longer there all in plastic containers.

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[quote=deek72]Get a moggie?[/quote

Dont know whats worse...may have to do that

borrow a friends or relatives cat for a week or two, it will do the job

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MR1123

borrow a friends or relatives cat for a week or two, it will do the job



Might have too....haaaa...!! will go on the hunt for a cat....!! neighbours have two

Let me know what works, then I can try it. I've got a pest that's annoying the s*it out of me.

Put talcum powder along the edge of the room and you will hopefully find indications of where they are running.
You need to ensure any dry goods are in mouse proof containers and remove all traces of food that may be attractive to them. A fully heated house is always more attractive to them especially when the weather is cooler outside.
If you have a pet, be aware that they may actually be feeding on the pet food.
At some point you may have to resort to getting a professional removal company to assist.

We have had some in our garage actually, the poison did no no-good, saying that I haven't seen any sign of them since, but haven't checked properly.

I looked into the traps quite a few good ones made by big cheese. Just google them, there is a humane one which can catch a few for just over a fiver, or some black ones which basically snap their necks, and then. Press a button to release it in the bin, think the were a fiver for two. Use peanut butter for bait, apparently they can't resist.

Also remove all food sources if possible, I know it's not always easy, ours ate chrisps which were in mesh bag hung up on the wal and we think they had also been at dregs of beer in the recycling can tub.

Also they are supposed to dislike peppermint oil, so spread a bit of that around

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deek72

Let me know what works, then I can try it. I've got a pest that's … Let me know what works, then I can try it. I've got a pest that's annoying the s*it out of me.



Really there peeing me off something rotten now....!!! one **** mouse used to pinch the chocolate from the trap about 3 times...then we got the cheeky little s*it...you can just imagine them going hhhaaa u didnt catch me this time.

mice love chocolate so poison some and lay it up for bait on traps, worked a treat for me.

good idea is to put mars bar on the traps as it does not go hard if you leave it a few days.

Apparently they are really partial to peanut butter if you are setting traps

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WoolyM

Put talcum powder along the edge of the room and you will hopefully find … Put talcum powder along the edge of the room and you will hopefully find indications of where they are running.You need to ensure any dry goods are in mouse proof containers and remove all traces of food that may be attractive to them. A fully heated house is always more attractive to them especially when the weather is cooler outside.If you have a pet, be aware that they may actually be feeding on the pet food.At some point you may have to resort to getting a professional removal company to assist.




We have a rabbit only had it 12 months never had trouble before...think it might have to go !!

lindseyanndavis

Really there peeing me off something rotten now....!!! one **** mouse … Really there peeing me off something rotten now....!!! one **** mouse used to pinch the chocolate from the trap about 3 times...then we got the cheeky little s*it...you can just imagine them going hhhaaa u didnt catch me this time.



Ha ha, I know how you feel. My pest is a smug little git as well.

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Somebody said these electronice repellants are good but cost £26.00, they send electronic sound which only they can hear up the cavitys does all the house upto 4 bedroom...has anyone used one?

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deek72

Ha ha, I know how you feel. My pest is a smug little git as well.




weres yours?

We have the little blitters in our shed, they keep on coming back to nick the dog's biscuits. Each morning I am having to empty the trap. One of them must have been in agony, before he snuffed it, this morning as the trap only got an arm where as normally it's their head that gets squished. Fed up with blocking up the holes they make but it's good to see that the superglued food is doing it's job.

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simplyjimbo

We have the little blitters in our shed, they keep on coming back to nick … We have the little blitters in our shed, they keep on coming back to nick the dog's biscuits. Each morning I am having to empty the trap. One of them must have been in agony, before he snuffed it, this morning as the trap only got an arm where as normally it's their head that gets squished. Fed up with blocking up the holes they make but it's good to see that the superglued food is doing it's job.



Thank god your getting them,.....few less to worry about....we have had them in our shed too....need get them out of my house then i will worry about them in there

There is never just one mouse, always in groups. Electronic devices total waste of time and v. expensive.

Only way is to totally cut off food supply and way in.... then traps. Time consuming but essential

just borrow a cat as soon as mice smell a cat they will leave

change the locks ! that'll stop the little bleeders. we had mice in our shed, so got some cheap humane traps cos i like mice, bit of peanut butter or mars bar as already mentioned & caught them, drove them to the nearest forest & shot them ! ok i didnt shoot them I set them free !

Edited by: "richp" 4th Mar 2011

Read somewhere that house mice are just that, they dont survive in the wild and can find their way home from a couple of miles away. So prob best just to get rid, the battery ones that electrocute them seemed the most humane to me...

Feel for you hun, we had them in our previous house, would hear scratching in the attic roof, walls squealing under the floor boards felt like they were everywhere! weeks before we moved we caught a little baby 1! We had a cellar so I think they were coming from there, traps don't work they're too clever for that! My friend uses those sticky things but I personally couldn't do that my other mate uses the high frequency plugs & she said she hasn't seen or heard any in her house since she put them in. Good luck hun getting rid! So glad I've moved lol hope they don't follow me!

Get a cat. I'm not saying this as a joke. They will not last long

jamstaruk1972

just borrow a cat as soon as mice smell a cat they will leave



We had cat & the mice didn't leave

sameena1

We had cat & the mice didn't leave



Didn't it CATch them

deek72

Get a moggie?



Our cat used to bring them in!

We had terrible trouble in our old house, 6 years of trying to get rid of them, problem is they can get in through tiny gaps (size of a pencil tip) and once they are in they breed very quickly and then strat chewing through everything, pain in the a**e!

If cats are well fed they may chase mice but as amusement rather than to kill them. There are also other cats that are not interested at all in mice.

Oh and a cat doesn't make them leave... Ours didn't bother them

jonny619447

Didn't it CATch them



Hahaa no, he was more of a "Garfield" kind of cat so I think that explains it all lol

Look at the kick plates, if you can get a pencil under the gap then they are not installed properly. A mouse can get under 10mm.
If the kick plates are ok as said any traps with peanut butter will sort any left.

you've got to find the holes. i filled all the ones i could find with expanding foam only to see a mouse take a leap of the kitchen unit on the wall, where it had got in through the wall. expanding foam filler to the rescue.

you could get you're walls filled with insulation, also does the trick.
Edited by: "zurich" 5th Mar 2011

^^^^ totally agree ^^^
Once you've stopped them getting in, then start putting traps out to catch the ones already inside.. they breed pretty quick so its best to go all out to get rid of them with lots of traps.. not just the odd one here and there
We had the same problem and it does work... hope you get it sorted soon

Catch one,kill it, then hang it upside down by the tail from a lamp in the room, the rotten smell will stop them coming in but dont leave it hanging too long as the maggots can be hard to hoover up.

I had a problem with mice, bought a humane trap but hate to say I didn't check it every day and when I did, I found a dead mouse in it,wee thing would have had a worse death than had he been caught in a normal trap so after that I just used the normal one.

I never tried the plugs but that was because my aunt had bought some from QVC and she'd said they were crap and not to bother, this was about 6 years ago though so they may have improved.

When I had them I borrowed my dads dog, she chased them away and let me know where they were. I was just so paranoid that one would crawl over me while I slept but I knew that if one came near me the dog would go mental and wake me up so I slept much better.

A few good ideas here
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