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Old 04-07-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
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We have as large 8 x 10 plastic storage shed in our yard. It sits on a platform and underneath is gravel as well as 3 PVC pipes for drainage. We had a mouse infestation and cleaned out the entire shed. What a mess! They got into seed, soill, chewed up plastice furniture covers, etc. Two scurried out during our clean up, but we noticed several running around underneath the platform and in the drainage pipes which are somewhat clogged and they are probably nesting there.

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Ayuh,.... Mouse traps, Decon, or a Cat, yer choice...

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Also clean out the drains, add some hardware cloth as a screen over the outlet.
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Thanks for the suggestions. We are somewhat leery of poison as it could affect other animals. I read about spreading coyote urine pellets, which we already have, so may try that after cleaning out everything. Can the chew through hardware cloth? I suggested that to DW last night but she thought they could chew through it
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As long as the food supply and protection from the elements are there, the mice will try to be there too. Unless you can effectively seal all entrance points, which is likely not realistic, the only long term solution is to use poisoned traps, but glue boards, and even that is an uphill battle as new mice will continue to come in.
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Thanks for the suggestions. We are somewhat leery of poison as it could affect other animals. I read about spreading coyote urine pellets, which we already have, so may try that after cleaning out everything. Can the chew through hardware cloth? I suggested that to DW last night but she thought they could chew through it


They won't chew through the hardware cloth.

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