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Old 08-27-2016, 08:29 PM   #1
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We have an ongoing mice problem, involving very savvy mice. We have tried standard snap traps with pbutter, cheese, using glove, an electronic Victor trap, restaurant quality stickyglue traps, a multi-catch live trap - they avoid. They no longer attempt to eat any of our food, as a lot of it has been put in plasticware. I have tried to check for access points at perimeter and fill, maybe I'm missing an entry. Thoughts on a situation like this? Thanks.

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Old 08-27-2016, 09:03 PM   #2
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Mouse-pruf, Wedges in a box. It is a poison that gives them a stomach ache, they go to the hiding place, die, another comes along and eats the carcass, etc, until they all die.

Or a CAT, but not both because you will poison the cat when it snacks on a dying mouse.


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Old 08-28-2016, 03:48 PM   #3
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You say they're not eating any of your food ...... that probably means 2 things :

1. They are eating something . Probably crumbs , potato chips , cheetos , anything on the floor .

2. They are roaming around .

Your situation would appear to dictate getting a cat .
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Critter Abatement technician = CAT

FEline Replacing Rodent Eliminating Technician = FERRET
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Been under the house and sealed up all the points where plumbing and wiring are run?
Sealed rim joist?
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The best mouse trap is made with a 5-gallon bucket. I made 3 of these for my mom's house and garage and they work like a charm. Took about 10 minutes to make all 3. The last count was 13 that were caught. Here is a link to a thread about building one here on this forum.

How to make a better mouse trap....for free!

If you want to kill the mice, put about 4 or 5 inches of water in the bucket and they'll drown. If you want to release them a few miles from home, don't add the water. This is a pretty good video showing how to build one.

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gma2rjc, Thanks for the video.
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Same problem

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go to GNC and get a small bottle of peppermint oil, about 8$, mix 1 tbsp of the oil to a cup of water in a spray bottle, take some cotton balls and soak em in the mix. Place them all over the house, in cabinets, and everywhere you think they are getting in. You can spray it directly on the insulation in the basement if you'd like. Spray around the perimeter of your house, and in the garage. The concrete floor too, this will kill their tracks. In your shed too if they're getting in there. Mice hate the smell of peppermint oil, spiders and bugs do as well. My dad had a mice problem for years, in his house, and his rental properties, this put an end to it, quick. And what's best is it's all natural, smells good, no traps to deal with, because they'll think twice about coming in. Respray cotton balls every few weeks to keep fresh. Good luck, let me know if it works for you.
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I have a cat that is pretty good at catching mice. He finds their hideout pretty easily and catches them. My parents had a mice problem before and it was similar to your problem, they tried all methods and failed. Last they called a mice removal service and got rid of all the pests.
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I use a "tin cat". It's a live trap with two (2) small doors, one on each side. Mouse smells the bird seed inside, walks in, eats to his heart content, but can't get out.

Bird seed works VERY good......hands down....I've found it the best.
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Critter Abatement technician = CAT

FEline Replacing Rodent Eliminating Technician = FERRET
CAT: Catcrap Always Tocleanup.
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