(Closed) Help! There is a mouse (or more likely, mice) in our house!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had a little dog that would hunt them so they never lasted long.  Aren’t there cat people who bring cats to yorur home for this? 

Post # 4
3696 posts
Sugar bee

Unfortunately, the high-pitched whistle units don’t really work. They annoy the mice, and might drive them away temporarily, but they eventually get acclimated to them and ignore them. The sound waves are also blocked by furniture, etc., so their main effect is to drive the mice into hiding (without actually getting rid of them). Better than nothing, I suppose, but not great.

I’m sorry you’re in this situation! That sucks. I also detest mice.

Post # 6
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Those plug in things don’t work.  You need to figure out where they are coming in.  There is a source hole some where.  We had one earlier this year and he got in around a narrow opening next to a pipe under our sink.  Seal any outside holes with steele wool and expandable yellow foam.  Other than keeping them from getting in, really all you can do is call an exterminator.  Dryer sheets also repell them for a short time.

Post # 8
68 posts
Worker bee

I’m so sorry! I dealt with this before leaving my old house (we were renting and mice came a few mo before we moved out).

We got 2 with a trap with peanut butter on them, but they seem to wise up and avoid the traps.  I would try moving the traps around and also try those sticky traps (we caught one with that too).   My mom using something that makes them seek water and leave the house in search of a water supply so they don’t die in your house, however i’ve never used that.

Good luck Embarassed  I hate animals in my house!

Post # 10
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We had a mouse two winters ago.  My little dog would chase it every time he saw it, but was never quite quick enough to catch it.  We were renting at the time & the house was older.  After we caught the mouse (I used one of those traps where you don’t have to actually see the mouse once it’s caught — used peanut butter as bait.  I had these all over my kitchen & dining room..), I went through and put steel wool in every tiny crack crevice that I could find throughout the house.  We didn’t have another mouse after that (which was shocking because we lived pretty much in the woods).  I couldn’t do any kind of poison because my dog tries to eat just about anything he finds on the floor.

Post # 13
6392 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

When we had a mouse last year, it outsmarted the trap we put down. Then, we got a live trap (about $10) and put cheese in it, and the little guy ran in overnight. We covered it partially with a towel so it looked like a better place to hide, too. Plus, nothing snaps on it, so your dog will be safe! 

Darling Husband and I drove the mouse to a park a few miles from our apartment, and he hasn’t come back!

Post # 15
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sprinkle some corn starch all over the floor where you see the mouse running around, right before you go to bed. In the morning you’ll be able to see his tracks and follow them back to whatever holes he’s coming in and out of. Put some poison inside the hole then seal the hole up.  The downside is, if he eats the poison, he may die inside the walls where you can’t get to him, and you’ll have to deal with the stink for 3-4 days or so. But killing the ones you see is only part of the story; you have to find out how they’re getting in, and seal up their entrance.  A mouse can squeeze through a tiny hole, only as wide as a pencil, so you may be surprised to see where he’s coming in.

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