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  • Mrs.Emily Mrs.Emily's Avatar 11-06-08 | 05:21 AM
  • How the
     
    can I get rid of them. I have cats, poison and traps and they're taking over my home.
    I've thrown away any open food, cleaned, etc.
    We're killing an avg of 3 a day!!! GRR! I know I live in the country surrounded by woods and fields but this is just ridiculous. I'm not afraid of them, just REALLY grossed out by them!
    Can anyone suggest other ways to get rid of them? I'm seriously about to go adopt another cat from the animal shelter this weekend.
    I'm also going to try peppermint oil on cotton balls....
    anything else?

    How can I clean after them?
     



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    I REALLY hate mice and all their mousey diseases!
  • Twinkies_Mom Twinkies_Mom's Avatar 11-06-08 | 07:15 AM
  • My sister has these things that plug into the wall outlets and they give off a frequency that only mice can hear and they hate it and she has never had a problem with mice ever since. she got them at a hardware store.
  • MImom23 MImom23's Avatar 11-06-08 | 08:07 AM

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    but I am not sure if they bother other animals IE cats and dogs but have been wondering as we are having mice also but have dogs, I may have to go do some research.
     
  • teddybear1082 teddybear1082's Avatar 11-06-08 | 08:37 AM
  • We went on a mouse-trapping-spree a few years back. My neighbors have large bird feeders near the property line, so the mice have a food source right nearby.
    Anyway-our plan involved everything you said-moving food to higher cabinets, putting out traps and poison, etc. Dh and fil also used the expanding foam to fill in any cracks in the foundation that the mice may haev been using to get in.

    The other thing we did was to move all mulch/leaves/topsoil away from the foundation of the house. The organic materials decompose and give off heat, making a very nice home for a mouse, and then if it is close to the house, they may find their way in. We have a 4-6 inch deep layer of rock starting at the foundation and going out to about 6 inches away to deter nesting along the foundation.

    GOod luck!!!
  • Laurie Laurie's Avatar 11-06-08 | 10:18 AM
  • Could they be getting into your house through the vents? If you have a crawl space and floor vents, they could very well have chewed into the ductwork and getting into your home that way. Make sure to treat the crawl space. And get some window screen stuff and ducttape it around the heat vents to make sure they can't squeeze through and get into the house.