(Closed) Auggh! We have MICE! What do I do?

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

d-con, I used to live in the country and it is what we used, works great.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Are you renting? If so, definitely call your landlord. They are obligated to fix this for you. When my sister and I had mice in our apartment she called the landlords, and when they didn’t fix the problem to our satisfaction, she called the health and safety inspector and complained. You definitely shouldn’t have to live with a mice problem, it’s a health hazard!! Ick!!

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

oh no I hate mice and I had a mice problem in my old apartment.. If you can figure out how they are getting into the apartment you can buy this pest repeller. It emitts a high pitched sound that you cant hear but that really bothers the mice and position it so it is facing the hole or entry point into your apartment that should keep them out.  Me and my house mate used glue traps too and I hated those cos when the mice get stuck on them they struggle around and just the sound of them would get me itchy. I HATE MICE… goodluck though and hopefully you can get rid of them

 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Pick them up and love them as pets forever! :3 No, I’m just kidding. I second the landlord thing. You could always try putting cheese or something (our mice liked fruit–we had two pet mice once, crazy, right?) else in the humane trap, too, to see if they’ll go in.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t recommend using poison, you can poison animals you aren’t intending to. (Either they eat the dead mice or they eat the poison itself.)

When we moved into our house, the previous owner had left rat poison all over the place, we thought we picked it up, but our dogs found some we missed. Luckily we caught them in the act and got them to the vet, but if we wouldn’t have, we would have had dead dogs and not known the reason (mouse/rat poison causes the animal to bleed to death internally). Luckily after getting their stomachs emptied they only had to get an injection of blood-clotter and be on vitamin K pills (blood clotter) for a month and were fine.

 

 

Also avoid glue traps. I got glue traps one time, and the mouse was stuck on it and still alive, my ex-brother-in-law had to come over and stomp on it to kill it, not a pretty sight.

 

The regular snap-traps are best; they are the quickest and most humane way to kill the mice. Get a lot and set them anywhere you think mice would go (cabinets, along the sides of the walls in the basement, etc.)

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Drowning is a pretty horrible way to die as well, so not sure I’d recommend doing that to glue trapped mice.

We have a small mouse problem as well, but we have a cat.. and she takes care of it in her own way. I don’t know how else I’d take care of it, I’m way too empathetic to rodents..

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’ve used these D-Conn traps before.


http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_029W194253120001P?vName=Food%20&%20Grocery&cName=PestControl&sName=Rodent%20Control&sid=KDx20070926x00003a&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=029W194253120001P

They’re pretty pricey, but they do the job. The thing about mice is…they are smart! I started with glue traps, then with poison, then these snap traps

(which they soon learned how to eat the bait (peanut butter without setting off the trap, and finally the first ones posted, which work wonders. FYI: I’m not the most humane person when it comes to pests.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had a mice problem a couple of years ago. The biggest thing other than the kill methods (ie: poison etc.) is to make sure everything is super clean. I found that dosing the house with chemicals along with using traps and poison made the biggest difference. We also went out a bought plastic containers for our cereal, bread, and crackers. Don’t leave anything open, take your garbage out right away, vaccum and sweep every day. I know it sounds crazy, but we originally tried the traps and poison and it didn’t start working until we were really aggresive about keep everything spotless. If they can’t smell the food it’s a huge help!

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Busy bee

Get a cat =^..^=     

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

@mrs.peters.to.be: Yeah that’s probably the most effective thing to do.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had mice in my old apartment and my parents suggested these:

http://www.amazon.com/Victor-M038-Easy-Mouse-4-Pack/dp/B000HJ79Y4

… they actually work really well!  They’re much easier to set than the metal ones, and I don’t know if the mice think the yellow part is actually cheese or what, but I caught all the mice within a few hours (after knowing they were there for days and days prior).  You don’t need any bait, just set them along the walls in areas where the mice like to go.

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