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Household mice! I really need them gone.


KRONOS the First

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The flat below me has had a major renovation and the resident mice have decided that it is all a bit to much and have moved upstairs to my flat where i assume they find it less noisy.

I have put down poison which they seem to love as I seem to need to have to fill up the little plastic container quite frequently.

I have tried to figure out where there hole(s) are and have sealed a few, particularly around radiator pipes etc.

I have been looking at something like this:http://www.primrose.co.uk/advanced-r...ouse-p-36.html And wondered if anyone had any experience of this type of device.

I know that the easiest thing would be to get a cat but this is not viable at the present time.

Any thoughts and suggestions wanted urgently

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chub_tor

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No experience but it will cost you just a fiver to find out if it works and that may be less than you are paying for bait. Personally I would try it for two months and then if you are still seeing mice around send it back under the warranty.

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Woolwell

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Traps are best. They like chocolate but especially apple pip primed traps. The snag is the subsequent disposal.

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Jock1e

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It will do no harm to try it out.

I use something similar since we had mice in our loft a few years ago.

Contacted the council and they came out and put some sort of pellets down which were all gobbled up and the council chap came a few more times just to check and see if any more of the pellets had been eaten.The last time he came they were still full so job done he said.

A year or so later I could here their pesky little feet running in the loft again so filled up there trays again until no more was eaten.invested in one of the gadgets that you were looking at ,And so far no more mice have been heard.

I keep the gadget plugged in in the bedroom so it must cover a good area with the sound it makes.

I have been up the loft recently and all is as it should be.So I would say yes they work.

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KRONOS the First

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chub_tor

What is a fiver?

fourm member

Yes it might just come to traps.

Woolwell

I was aware that sweet as opposed to savoury was the mouse food of choice.

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Jock1e

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fourm member mentions The problem with using poison is that you can't be sure it has worked and you don't know where the dead mice, if any, are going to decompose.

Now this is true as the council lad told me they use special bait that kills them and also stops any smells of decomposing bodies.

The stuff that you buy in the shops is not near as good but better than nothing.

I kept waiting for a bill to come in from the council but never received one.So I was happy the mice were not.

Any cracks in the wall or small holes and they can get into the wall cavity and climb up to the loft or flat from outside.

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Jock1e

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Same price but free delivery.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nbsbnoss/280-1416790-5202218?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=PestBye+Rat+and+Mouse+Repeller

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Jock1e

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Sorry Chronus just copy and paste the whole address into the address bar.or just look in Amazon.

Not sure why it does that I always click on the address from the typing underneath and it always works but as soon as you post it it does not work.

Maybe I will work it out one of those days how to do it properly.

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KRONOS the First

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Jock1e

Thanks for the link.

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Jock1e

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[Sorry, but your council man was talking rubbish.]

He may well have been but I assumed he knew more about it than me.

And while on the subject just seen on the news today that a new rat or mouse Virus that is untreatable has been found in the U/S.

3 folk have already died with it and they are just waiting to see if anyone else has caught the virus which can take up to 30 days to show.

Now if this has happened could it lead to another black plague episode where folk that have been in contact with the virus could be spread all over the U/S and maybe the world.

It happened at one of the national parks which looked like it had hot geysers etc so not sure which one.

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KRONOS the First

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Jock1e

It is hardly the black death repeating itself.

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