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MICE! update from yesterday

okay so i thought there were just 4 BUT i caught 3 on a sticky trap then the 4th one on a regular trap in the cabinet, then caught 2 more with regular traps, SIX that's gross! and there is atleast one more but he has out smarted me and hasn't got caught....yet SUGGESTIONS?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Oct. 20, 2009 in Home & Garden

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Answers (8)
  • eeek!

    Answer by RoostersMom4 at 11:42 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • For every mouse you see, there are many more hiding. You need to plug the holes (they can be as small as a dime) with steel wool.

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:41 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • i know where they were coming in at dh fixed it with some plywood

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Mice are tricky little boogers, and they can have an insane amount of babies in a short amount of time. Keep setting traps until you go for a few days without catching anything and then you should have them all gone. Good Luck

    Answer by SuperMomof3kids at 11:46 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • I am not a fan of mice, especially in the home! But IMO, those sticky traps are soooo inhumane... They will break their legs trying to get off of the pad and eventually starve to death or die from the poison :-(

    Answer by kenzie07 at 11:55 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Put out poison. That's what I do. Put it where your kids can't get to - under the oven, way back in the cabinets. It always works for me and you don't have to deal with a dead mouse stuck on tape.

    Answer by mompam at 12:01 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • problem with poison is that is a cat or dog can eat a poisoned mouse and become ill. its also tricky finding them when they die in inconvenient places, like under the stove or fridge, and start to smell.

    i used to raise the little boogers for a petstore, and they can have easily 12 per litter. they reach sexual maturity in just a few weeks. so, if you want to do the math, go ahead. lol

    plywood will not keep them out- its a temporary fix. steel wool won't either, they just tear it out. sheet metal works well, and can easily be salvaged from a HVAC contractor for next to nothing (instead of buying it at full price.)

    hope you can keep em out!

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:11 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • For every mouse you see, there are at least 10 more hiding - usually. For starters, get a can of "great stuff" (expanding foam insulation in a can) and go around your house, inside & out, and fill in every little spot - they can squeeze in a hole as small as a pencil eraser. Keep the traps out (I personally like the sticky ones, I have no problem picking one up and throwing it in the outside trash barrel, I can't empty a snap trap!) even after you're positive you got them all. Another thing you can do is spread moth balls/blocks around your house - preferably around the foundation, in the basement rafters, under sinks, etc - mice hate the smell and won't come in if there's still a hole to squeeze through. To reiterate, keep the traps out long after you think they're gone, just in case! We know we don't have any mice and we still have traps out in the basement - just in case!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Oct. 20, 2009