(Closed) *grumble* *grumble* freaking mouse. *grumble*

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was told you have to catch him (them) before you seal up the holes.  If you just seal them up and he still know where he wants to go, hes just going to create another way in/out.  Unfortunately, I got no good ideas on it, I’ve been battling flying squirrel in my attic for over a year now.  They wont venture far from their path from my understanding, so if your traps arent very close to where he would be, he may not be finding them.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I grew up in an older home and years ago in that house we had very smart mice.  They would somehow get the cheese from the traditional mouse traps without getting caught.  This went on for what seemed like forever.  My mom decided to try those sticky traps.  She put them down when we first got home from the grocery store that day.  The mice were caught before we finished putting the groceries away!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I HATE mice, bakerella.  Like HATE more than anything else in the entire world.  Ugh.

We bought these high frequency noise emitters for our house, and have yet to have a single mouse.  I also bought them for my office after a mouse snuck in here and ate some candy in my boss’s office.  Mice have been caught all around my buidling, but we haven’t seen another one in my office since!  You can buy them at Home Depot or Ace Hardware (or whatever the Canadian equivalent is, lol).  They look like little scent plug-ins and are usually in the pest deterrent section.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

steel wool. stick it everywhere. steel tape, tape the steel wool. any holes. they can get in the TINIEST holes.

Set some traps, please don’t buy the sticky traps.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Oh no, that sounds like a massive hassle!  Have you tried those plug-in mouse thingys that make a high pitched sound (people can’t hear them)?  Apparently mice hate them.

ETA: I see Mrs. Spring has already mentioned them!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t have much advice on getting rid of them as I haven’t had much experience with mice.  My dad would get them in the storage areas of his store but traditional traps always did the trick.

Apparently your cats don’t chase / catch mice very well! ๐Ÿ™‚

I feel bad for you though!  Dealing with a tricky little mouse has got to suck, especially when he keeps damaging your dishwasher.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Awww shucks! I think mice are soo cute!

Back home , they were quite sociable , so we would pick them up on a dust pan and set them on there merry way outside. Then like pp’s have mention use steel wool and continue on trying to make things airtight! Also cut some sheets of porcelain to plug up places. is great and rather mouse in destructable.

Best of luck!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I can’t stand traps.  I’d like to say it’s because I’m so compassionate I can’t stand the thought of the little guys getting caught in there, but…  it’s really because I’m horrifed about the thought of a dead mouse in my house before my husband can get home to empty it.  Shudder.

The noise emitters haven’t bugged my dogs, yet, but I do have them in kind of “hidden” outlets (e.g. in the pantry, next to the back door, behind the washer/dryer, etc…).  So far, so good!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m assuming you have humane traps with peanut butter out (they go in and just get stuck). My parents had them in their old house and the buggers are so difficult to get rid of. Apparently if you have one you may have 10 more. That was true for us, I think we ended up finding 8 or 9 in the house.

I think the ladies are right, you have to catch them once they’re inside. Just close up any holes leading into your house so you don’t get more. They are tiny little buggers and will sqeeze through anything!

And YES please don’t get the sticky traps!! They are so inhumane! This just happened last night and I’m still disgusted. I was driving and got lost so I stopped to figure out where we were supposed to go. As I started driving again I heard some weird noise so I pulled over again and had Fiance check the car. I drove over a sticky trap that someone had tossed out and it got stuck on my tire! He didn’t see in the dark what it was, picked up and got his glove stuck on it. Then, he opens the car door to show me what he had and I FREAKED out. Part of the mouse were on there. So gross.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Bounce dryer sheets!  I swear they work.  We had a problem with one in our cabinets and I read on line that they hate them.  I stuck them everywhere and no more mouse! I haven’t seen a trace of one since, and I LOOK for traces, they just freak me out.

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