(Closed) Ohh no! Mouse in the house :(

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do you have a friend with a cat? Would you consider cat sitting for a week or so?

When we had mice (1 st floor apartment in the city….inevitable), our cat was all over it. He killed them before we even knew we had them! Luckily, we ended up only having 2, and they never came back. Word must have gotten around 😉

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had a serious problem with this just a few weeks ago. They were in my KITCHEN! I made sure to put all foods in in the cabinet that they cannot get in. I obvioulsy became best friends with the disinfectant…and I bought poison and placed it strategically where my pups could not get to it. We also have a trap set up. I have NOT seen any evidence of them in my kitchen since. I know there are a few around because I caught one in the trap the ohter day, but it’s working.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ugh, poor you.  I’m irrationally terrified of mice, too.  All I can offer is a virtual ((hug)).  There are many ways to get rid of them, luckily, from traps to poison. 

Regarding diseases, you should be fine, most mice are pretty harmless (unless it’s a rat, which is another issue entirely).  Just don’t touch it if you find its dead carcass, lol.  Let your Darling Husband take care of it and try not to worry too much!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@roxy821:  Poor baby, I understand!  Pregnancy hormones don’t help with that either, lol.

Once when my son was about 12 years old and I was a single mommy we had a mouse in the house.  I was so scared I jumped on top of the washing machine.  My son chased it around with a broom and tried to scoot it out the door but instead it ran under the dryer!  I jumped off the washer and ran into the kitchen.  It came out from under the dryer, all covered with lint and then it ran under the stove.  So my son turned on the broiler, lol.  Then he grabbed a can of wasp spray.  The little guy ran out from under the hot stove and my son sprayed it with wasp spray.  Which only washed the lint off.  He chased it some more with the broom while I was digging (this was at bedtime, btw) around for some old mouse poison to put out.  Finally it ran under the washer and stayed there.  We had to go to bed so I crammed beach towels underneath each of our bedroom doors so we could sleep.  In the morning when I got up (didn’t sleep too much, eww) I walked into the kitchen.  The mouse was happily munching away at some bird seed that had fallen underneath our birdcage.  It was right next to the mouse poison, lol.  I woke my son up and we just watched it for a little while.  He left for school and I left for work and when we got back home we never saw the mouse again.  Not sure whatever happened to it.  But the moral of the story is don’t spray a mouse with wasp spray, it just makes it hungry.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

eek! I’m terrified of mice I have lived in apartment that had them and its hard to get rid of them. if you can figure out their entry point you can buy this electronic device that emits sound waves that mice dont like and position it in front of their entry point and they will prevent more mice from coming in and you can use the glue traps to catch the ones that are already in your home. Good luck!!

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A couple of months ago, I found mouse droppings on our kitchen floor! I was SO grossed out. We have a cat too, but that didn’t stop the mice one bit. After about a day, I figured out exactly where they were coming into the kitchen. We set up a few traps and we caught about SIX! I couldn’t believe it. But after the last one, we haven’t caught another one since. We still have traps set up in the basement & attic, but we haven’t caught any more. We caught all six over about three days, and that was it! It was almost like they were all traveling together or something. And we only ever caught them at night, never during the day. We also got one of those things you plug into the wall that makes a sound they don’t like. Good luck! I’m sure they’ll be gone soon 🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got one of the little live mouse traps and it was awesome! I just put a little bit of cheese into the main part of the trap, set it under some clothes to hide its shiny surface, and the next day the mouse was in there! Darling Husband dropped him off at a park for me :).

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

All I ask is that you please don’t use the sticky traps.  I understand if you want to kill the mice, but the sticky traps are really cruel (the mice often starve to death or bleed to death after chewing off their own legs – which is just as painful to a mouse as it would be to a human).  Forgive me if I sound preachy.

We had success with the plug-in thingys that emit a high-pitched sound (people & dogs can’t hear it) and drive the mice away.  I hope they are out of your house soon!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

@roxy821:  Ok whew, sorry for mentioning it, but sticky traps just make me tear up.  I’m lame, I know.

Have you tried the sound-emitting ones?

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I havent had mice, though I did see droppings once in the kitchen, we found where they came in and sealed it and havent see anything since.  BUT we did have flying squirrels in the attic.  It still sucked.. but it wasnt as bad.. cause honestly, they were kinda cute and we ended up keeping two babies as pets!  We’ve caught 30+ squirrels now, but they dont reporduce nearly as fast as mice (only 2x a year, with a litter size of 3-5 I believe).  I wouldnt go near it or worry about cleaning up if its a lot.. most the time, its harmelss if you dont touch it and it only causes problems when disturbed and particles get airbourne.  I have central vac, so I’ve vacuumed up dropping with that before.

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