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    Best Mouse/Rat Poison - Advice requested please!! (Which one to buy and where from?)

    A few weeks ago, a mouse (or perhaps more than one mouse) decided to live somewhere in our kitchen (behind the washing machine I think!).

    I bought some 'standard' mouse/rat poison from Homebase and placed it everywhere in the kitchen and also some other rooms, but it has unfortunately not worked. I can still hear the squeaking and rustling etc!!

    Just wondering if any of you can advise me on the best mouse/rat poison to buy and where from?

    Thanks very much in advance!! Please save me from this mouse - it's terrifying to go anywhere near the kitchen these days!!

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    get some mouse traps, close kitchen doors at night and leave nice and quiet so can wander - think the rodent killer is something like rodentine... sorted mine out in the garage.

    Ring the council. They will send someone round that will put some down. That got rid off the ones we had a few years back. If you dont want to kill them get some humane traps and bait them up and release them a mile or two away.

    Get a mousetrap and put peanut butter on it...you will have a dead mouse by morning...keep it down for a few extra days just in case you have it's partner and any offspring. We did this in our loft...just bag the dead one and stick it in the bin and re-set again.

    I'd have to echo luvvlychocolate's advice. Had a mouse problem in the kitchen of a cottage I used to live in in a few years ago and the only thing that worked was proper mousetraps with peanut butter on. It's likely to be more than one mouse, and it would also help if you can find out where they are getting in so the hole can be sealed off to prevent further families invading in future...

    Thing is it depends on where the OP lives... If its in the urban area, their might be a couple of families living near by that have come in looking for food....

    If its in the country then there is hundreds around and setting traps isnt practical baiting up constantly is the way to go!

    Make sure there is no food in packets in your cupboards, all walls are sealed up so there is no gaps... if you can stick a biro into a hole, fill it, they will get through otherwise! Place bait/traps along edges of cupboards and under kick boards, mice will run under cover or along edges out of preference, rather than breaking cover....

    Original Poster

    Sorry this is the first time I've been back at my computer since posting.

    Thanks very much all of you for the excellent advice.

    I'll try the following, probably in this order:

    1. Mousetraps
    2. Mousetraps with peanut butter on them
    3. Stamping (stomping?) really hard on the kitchen floor with my shoes/slippers every time I enter the kitchen so the mice hide, while holding a badminton/tennis/squash racket and gently yelling
    4. Closing my eyes and ears and pretending the mice are not really there
    5. Running away


    On a more serious note, should I not also try a different brand/type of poison then? (Including from the internet?)

    Original Poster

    BlackCloud

    get some mouse traps, close kitchen doors at night and leave nice and … get some mouse traps, close kitchen doors at night and leave nice and quiet so can wander - think the rodent killer is something like rodentine... sorted mine out in the garage.


    Thank you - I will try that.


    leecroot

    Ring the council. They will send someone round that will put some down. … Ring the council. They will send someone round that will put some down. That got rid off the ones we had a few years back. If you dont want to kill them get some humane traps and bait them up and release them a mile or two away.


    I will try phoning the council but live in Haringey in north London, notorious for extremely high taxes for decades, so they'll probably charge a relatively high fee. Come to think of it, I will check their website first. I will try the mousetraps but am not eager to deal with either dead or alive mice afterwards!


    luvvlychocolate

    Get a mousetrap and put peanut butter on it...you will have a dead mouse … Get a mousetrap and put peanut butter on it...you will have a dead mouse by morning...keep it down for a few extra days just in case you have it's partner and any offspring. We did this in our loft...just bag the dead one and stick it in the bin and re-set again.


    Thanks - I will try that, though I'm not keen on the idea of putting food near the floor - won't it attract other pests?


    loop

    I'd have to echo luvvlychocolate's advice. Had a mouse problem in the … I'd have to echo luvvlychocolate's advice. Had a mouse problem in the kitchen of a cottage I used to live in in a few years ago and the only thing that worked was proper mousetraps with peanut butter on. It's likely to be more than one mouse, and it would also help if you can find out where they are getting in so the hole can be sealed off to prevent further families invading in future...


    Thanks for reinforcing the advice - makes me think I must try the peanut butter route. I think it's more than one mouse too, but I'm not sure as yet how/where they're getting in.


    PilchY

    Thing is it depends on where the OP lives... If its in the urban area, … Thing is it depends on where the OP lives... If its in the urban area, their might be a couple of families living near by that have come in looking for food....If its in the country then there is hundreds around and setting traps isnt practical baiting up constantly is the way to go!Make sure there is no food in packets in your cupboards, all walls are sealed up so there is no gaps... if you can stick a biro into a hole, fill it, they will get through otherwise! Place bait/traps along edges of cupboards and under kick boards, mice will run under cover or along edges out of preference, rather than breaking cover....


    I live in north London. Excellent advice about the food in packets etc, thank you very much indeed.

    Slaymor is what I use a lot of at work, get lots of small pots and put them every where, and keep them topped up every couple of days.....

    http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/mvf/store/products/slaymor-rat-bait-3kg

    We just use aerosol can lids and fill them up... when they dont get eaten for a couple of weeks its generally a good sign!

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