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Old 10-22-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
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Best way to deal with my neighbours mouse problem?

Here is the situation:

my neighbour's garage has a small hole in the drywall in their garage.... there are mouse(s) behind the wall... they don't know how many be there or if they are even nesting there....

but what is the best way to deal with this:

if the block the hole, they will afraid the mouse(s) will end up dead inside and leaving unwanted bodies... or mouse seek other way of exit and creating more damage...

if the try to trap the mouse... how do they know they did trap the mouse behind the wall, or some of his friends who is visiting....



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Old 10-23-2007, 10:27 PM   #2
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Hi there,

I would plug that hole - maybe shove some poison in first. Hopefully it'll make it harder for them to get into the Garage. They can get through anything of a pencils diameter so I wouldn't worry about them not getting out.

Bodies in the wall - hey who hasn't got some!

Also set lots of traps fast. I found the old snap traps or glue traps work the best (I've used peanut butter as bait).

With mice I found they didn't do a lot of damage drywall etc- just disgusting really. However if they are rats get an exterminator fast. They can chew through cables pipes etc.

Good luck.


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Old 11-08-2007, 11:34 PM   #3
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A poisoned mouse will try to seek water. If there are any pets, especially cats or dogs around, do NOT use poison. If they eat one or chew one up even, it could kill them too.
Use traps that they can't get to. The mice have to come out to eat at night, and they will usually get it in a trap baited with peanut butter or strong cheese. I wrap the bait in thread to catch their little teeth into. I have seen a mouse eat most of the bait and get away. That won't happen if it has a few wraps of thread mixed in it.
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Put a big angry hungry cat in with em, problem solved
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Lots of traps with bait are the answer. After trapping for a week or so seal up that hole. Then find out how they are getting in the garage/house. Go to and check out what they have there. You can get copper mesh to fill holes in the foundation they might be getting in through. You can also use bait outside as long as you follow the rules and use tamper proof bait stations. I don't like to use bait inside because those guys may die in the walls.


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