how to get rid of mice in home quicky? tried glue mats/ electric plugs

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Found 8th Nov 2017
what is the easiest way?
is it worth calling a specailist in

so far i have caught 3 and it is very recent. how can i easily work out where they are coming in from? (will i be able to source it easily)
ive layed a few standard traps - not triggered yet - but glue mats have caught a few which i have placed at the edge of the wall.

can anyone advise?
thanks
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You can buy a nuke in the black market.
Buy a cat .
Only way I got rid of mine was wall insulation, turned out there was a massive hole behind my boiler
Get block poison, they work really well. Traps don't work. Look to see where they are getting into the house.

Don't leave food lying about as this attracts them.
Bait boxes and posion from Amazon.

I've removed several dead mice within 48 hours.

Being in the bait boxes makes it safe as we have dogs and a cat.
mutley12 m ago

Get block poison, they work really well. Traps don't work. Look to see …Get block poison, they work really well. Traps don't work. Look to see where they are getting into the house.Don't leave food lying about as this attracts them.


Block posion worked well in our loft but aren't ok to leave in any area the pets can access.

Bait boxes have worked fantastically in those accessible areas.

Research the best posion too, preferably one suitable for rats too as it's more potent.
sicklysweet1 m ago

Bait boxes and posion from Amazon. I've removed several dead mice within …Bait boxes and posion from Amazon. I've removed several dead mice within 48 hours.Being in the bait boxes makes it safe as we have dogs and a cat.


Must be a rubbish cat
Get a decent poison from screwfix or call a specialist it
Either way if they are in the house nesting and die it will smell unpleasant for a bit
Set your house on fire. Make sure you have insurance first.
presto5514 m ago

Buy a cat .


Ha, good luck.
All mine does is bring mice into the house, get bored, leave them and go off for a nice nap, leaving me to rely on the dog to let me know where the mouse is and me to catch it (easier said than done, as proven last night!!).
Bait boxes that work for me:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

posion that worked in 48 hours:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

although next time I'd want to buy the pasta shaped ones rather than wheat shaped as when knocked hard then the wheat can come out.
I have tried everything; removed the ivy and wisteria from the house, filled in the holes, put wire wool on areas like the electricity meter etc.

I initially paid for the council to come and deal with them but after them telling us all the areas they were coming in and dealing with them all, and still having a problem, we were just told that it's part and parcel of living in the countryside and we had protected ourselves as best we could but would probably always have seasonal problems with them. Charming

so now i just bomb them with the blocks in the loft and leave the bait boxes down if there's one in the house.

Haven't had a significant problem in a long time (hurrah!).
It took two of my cats nearly an hour to work out how to catch a slug. It dried out and died before they managed it. Their predecessor caught weasels, stoats , moles , rabbits and, on one memorable occasion, next door's dog. Guess the moral you can't always rely on a cat. We used to live out in the country and always had problems this time of year. Unfortunately mice can get through teeny tiny holes so it isn't that easy to find out where they come in from. You might see a worn trail(literally a rat run) if you are lucky. We never had much success with conventional traps and there is nothing worse than finding a dead mouse in a trap that has been there several months. Believe me, I've done that. Good luck
psychobitchfromhell17 m ago

It took two of my cats nearly an hour to work out how to catch a slug. It …It took two of my cats nearly an hour to work out how to catch a slug. It dried out and died before they managed it. Their predecessor caught weasels, stoats , moles , rabbits and, on one memorable occasion, next door's dog. Guess the moral you can't always rely on a cat. We used to live out in the country and always had problems this time of year. Unfortunately mice can get through teeny tiny holes so it isn't that easy to find out where they come in from. You might see a worn trail(literally a rat run) if you are lucky. We never had much success with conventional traps and there is nothing worse than finding a dead mouse in a trap that has been there several months. Believe me, I've done that. Good luck


I had a wonderful cat who was great at catching mice even when she was 16 years old, but this cat gets bored very quickly and if the mouse she's brought in gets under some furniture for 5 or more minutes she's like 'meh, let's have a nap, this isn't worth the effort'.

My younger dog then comes up and leads me to the room, and lies down by the piece of furniture with a look that says 'get this trespasser out of my house please'.

Then a 30minute, 2 person job ensues of trying to cajole the little bastard out of the house whereupon I give up and leave the door open and the little shit goes straight out.
OP, if this is your first instance of mice, I'd be tempted to contact your council pest control. It's not just for council tenants, it's open to anyone and the fees are very reasonable.

With my particular council they come back a couple of times to make sure they've dealt with the problem properly.

They will point out to you any access points which need addressing, any particular reasons why they are coming in, any access runs they have and give a lot of practical advice as to how to stop access (stopping access is paramount).

They will also set traps, work out what type of vermin it is (I had mice, field mice, voles, a squirrel and some other little thing....squirrels are particularly noisy and destructive) and how best to deal with them.

Sometimes the location of a house, the house itself and its build make it impossible to stop them, but there will always be things you can do to help yourself and getting the council in can be money well spent.

I just want to add, I now only really have mice occasionally in the loft (I don't store anything in there) and the odd one brought in by the cat, I live in a lovely clean house that's vacuumed every day and not some mouse infested hole that it's sounding like!
Edited by: "sicklysweet" 8th Nov 2017
sicklysweet14 m ago

I had a wonderful cat who was great at catching mice even when she was 16 …I had a wonderful cat who was great at catching mice even when she was 16 years old, but this cat gets bored very quickly and if the mouse she's brought in gets under some furniture for 5 or more minutes she's like 'meh, let's have a nap, this isn't worth the effort'. My younger dog then comes up and leads me to the room, and lies down by the piece of furniture with a look that says 'get this trespasser out of my house please'. Then a 30minute, 2 person job ensues of trying to cajole the little bastard out of the house whereupon I give up and leave the door open and the little shit goes straight out.


When I was a kid my gran came to spend the summers with us. The cat loved her because she would make sandwiches and half the contents would be dropped on the floor for "puss love" as she called her. The cat loved crisps and cheese. The cat repaid her generosity with a stream of gifts from the garden. She was convinced gran would prefer them still alive though. Was always rescuing and freeing these presents.
If you poison them, they die somewhere else (where you can't see them) and slowly decompose. In the summer this can attract flies, so I'm not keen on that method. At my old house, I used regular traps with peanut butter on them, with the bait end against a wall, as they tend to run along the skirting boards. Worked ok for me. The main thing is to establish how they are getting in though.
Pandamansays25 m ago

If you poison them, they die somewhere else (where you can't see them) and …If you poison them, they die somewhere else (where you can't see them) and slowly decompose. In the summer this can attract flies, so I'm not keen on that method. At my old house, I used regular traps with peanut butter on them, with the bait end against a wall, as they tend to run along the skirting boards. Worked ok for me. The main thing is to establish how they are getting in though.


I agree with what Pandamansays says; if you have an older property with a subfloor void they could die there and cause more problems. I had a problem last year and used traps. I identified where I thought they were coming in and where they liked to visit (easy look for the droppings), blocked the areas up such as drain outlet pipes with expanding foam. I then clean all the mouse evidence up and placed traps. I found through trial and error that bits of mars bar or fudge roses worked well as I had small house mice and they managed to get the peanut butter off a few times without setting the trap off. It needs to be something that they want to pull at if they are small. Then place traps where they might hide, get in. Remove all other food sources if you can. Make the traps the only source of food available. Keep going until there's no evidence of mice and the traps have not been touched for over a week (to be sure). I hope this helps
Edited by: "bug0109" 8th Nov 2017
Thanks will try bait boxes and try and find the openings . Not much trace of poop yet
wakkaday1 h, 0 m ago

Thanks will try bait boxes and try and find the openings . Not much trace …Thanks will try bait boxes and try and find the openings . Not much trace of poop yet


Find where they are most active... then get 3 of the snap traps, set them all against a wall but only put bait on the middle one.

Have the side with the bait closest to the wall.

We had them under our stairs a few years back, coming in from next door - I was killing 2 or 3 a day with this method... assuming of course you're ok with a non-humane solution...
As for bait - we used cheese & jam (together).
I was working on a building site once with scaffolders. They where greasing there clips with cooking oil mixed with 5% nail varnish remover. Its like a cheaper version of wd40 and loosens the nuts from rust. Anyway they left some in a bucket around a 1/4 full. A couple of days later we kept finding dead mice in the bucket. The oil attracts them into the bucket and once in the could not get out and the nail varnish remover acted like posion. It worked really well and almost within a week we kept seeing mice in there and kept throwing them away. So try mixing some in a bucket and place it somewhere out the way and leave a box next to it for the mice to climb into it and you will catch them soon. Also do not put it outside as we made that mistake after and a bird was found dead in there.
Edited by: "refix" 9th Nov 2017
Another vote for poison blocks from me. Do be aware that there are various different types of poison, any of which your local mice may have developed a resistance to. All mouse poisons will have their active ingredient clearly displayed, so if you get no joy out of the first stuff you try, try another with a different active ingredient.
sicklysweet12 h, 19 m ago

Bait boxes that work for …Bait boxes that work for me:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00XL351Y8/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1posion that worked in 48 hours:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B06Y4QBF85/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1although next time I'd want to buy the pasta shaped ones rather than wheat shaped as when knocked hard then the wheat can come out.


can you re used these bait boxes? or do you throw them away one done....
Had them few years back , used to be in bed and gear them crawling around in loft ,then whack a trap goes off .killed a few and never came back
we found that mice love chocolate, try a humane trap with chocolate in or if you're feeling fearless then your sticky pad with a chocolate drop or two on should do the trick
wakkaday5 h, 38 m ago

can you re used these bait boxes? or do you throw them away one done....


Reuse them.

The mice go in, eat the poison, take some more of it back home, they die, they smell for 48 hoursif you can't get to them (under some furniture).

The mice don't die in the boxes, it's more of a controlled area for the posion to be kept in.

The boxes come with a tamper proof (child-proof) key that opens the boxes for re-filling.
Edited by: "sicklysweet" 9th Nov 2017
cache2 h, 46 m ago

we found that mice love chocolate, try a humane trap with chocolate in or …we found that mice love chocolate, try a humane trap with chocolate in or if you're feeling fearless then your sticky pad with a chocolate drop or two on should do the trick


Sticky pad ones were the worst and I don't see how they're very humane.

I found the pads got a lot of mouse hair and mice tails (wtf?!) left on them or a mouse was trapped on it for hours until I found it and had to peel the little thing off. Also if one or more legs weren't on the pad then the pad could end up somewhere across the room as it's propelled itself there and I just think the whole thing was horrific.

(Yes I realise I'm also advocating posion and anal traps which exactly humane, but from what I've read they're less awful than the above).
You can try soaking a cloth in peppermint oil and leaving it near where they congregate
I used Tom Cat Blox where all other methods seemed to fail. I didn’t want to use poison but wasn’t left with much of an option. It got rid of them within a week. I never found any dead bodies either, so I’m assuming they must have gone out in search of water or something and died away from my loft. Maybe into next doors, but who cares.
Being kind wont get rid of them, I’ve tried it and failed. Even going through the effort of catching them with humane traps and releasing them into the wild. This stuff worked, so that’s my 2p worth!
amazon.co.uk/TOM…0E4
Joey.Bloggsy2 h, 20 m ago

You can try soaking a cloth in peppermint oil and leaving it near where …You can try soaking a cloth in peppermint oil and leaving it near where they congregate


That will help them get to sleep
thanks guys

will take your suggestions on board.

having difficulty finding the source of entry but hopefully i can kill them all off in the mean time
summerof761 h, 39 m ago

That will help them get to sleep



you you you
sicklysweet17 h, 11 m ago

Sticky pad ones were the worst and I don't see how they're very humane. I …Sticky pad ones were the worst and I don't see how they're very humane. I found the pads got a lot of mouse hair and mice tails (wtf?!) left on them or a mouse was trapped on it for hours until I found it and had to peel the little thing off. Also if one or more legs weren't on the pad then the pad could end up somewhere across the room as it's propelled itself there and I just think the whole thing was horrific. (Yes I realise I'm also advocating posion and anal traps which exactly humane, but from what I've read they're less awful than the above).


i agree, we used sticky pads once and it was a little bit traumatising getting the poor things off. but the jist is, they like choccies
caught 3 so far

if i cant find the holes how will i stop them coming

will the poison eventually stop them...
yeah the sticky pads definitely aren't the best solution, just seeing it struggle and squeak horribly feels awful.
wakkaday18 h, 15 m ago

caught 3 so farif i cant find the holes how will i stop them comingwill …caught 3 so farif i cant find the holes how will i stop them comingwill the poison eventually stop them...



Impossible to stop them coming in completely, they always find a way, if you know the area where they are frequenting, (droppings evident?), bait old fashioned spring traps with chocolate.

Poison works and will kill them but remember you may not find the decomposing body ........


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