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Old 09-13-2012, 11:19 AM   #61
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Yes with the news about the Hantavirus we always spray the droppings with a disinfectant before wiping them up.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:00 PM   #62
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hantavirus is most common in deer mice, which are not the typical house mouse of which there are several kinds
still better to be safe than sorry, error on the side of the angels
rather than steel wool, get a couple of the copper dish pads, they unravel to a ~3ft copper sock
it wont rust and is a long enough piece to more easily seal foundation junction points
if your little finger fits into a hole, a mouse can enter
don't forget porches, entry steps, and beneath decks
move landscape a couple feet from the foundation
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I have always relied on the Victor series mouse traps. They are simplistic in its extermination method (albeit a little barbaric) but so dependable! Now what you use for bait is completely up to you. Some recommend profession grade rat attractant but you may go as unprofessional as peanut butter and still get results. Here's where I got my Victor traps:

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Old 09-20-2012, 05:47 PM   #64
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If you want to help a creature off the glue-trap, simply rub some oil around the contact area. Baby oil will do just fine. I had set out some sticky-traps and found a young lizard on one of them. I gently picked it up, got out the baby oil, gently massaged the oil around each of its feetsies, got it free, carried it out and set it down in the location where it was and stepped back. It looked up at me as if to say thank you and then scampered off. For mice, get a live trap. you can also scatter baby powder around where you suspect them, to see where they come from and go.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:13 PM   #65
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you can also scatter baby powder around where you suspect them, to see where they come from and go.
Now thats a good idea on floors, but not so great on the carpet.
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