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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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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Mice can collapse their skeletons to squeeze through very small holes, if you can push a ballpoint pen through a mouse can get through.

My mother had a problem a couple of years ago when they spread from next door, council laid poison (no charge). I filled lots of holes to stop them getting in the house including small wire mesh over the air bricks (paranoia from my wife and mother).

None of the other neighbours would admit to having a problem but the council man said he would guarantee the mice would have spread to all houses at least 5 doors away. so kept the traps and poison down for a month after all signs disappeared.

All signs of infestation were gone within a couple of weeks only one found in her house about twenty next door.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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This may be useful instructions for the correct kind of mouse trap :0)

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rdave13

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Just get a couple of mice traps, bit of uncooked bacon rind, mind your fingers and dispose to refuse bin until no more show up.

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Condom

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When our house was new we had several invasions of field mice especially as winter was drawing near. Personally I think traps are the best method and disposal is not that bad and better than letting them rot away out of site. Mice seldom live alone so be prepared to catch several before they disappear.

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proudfoot

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We had mice a few years ago and bought a couple of similar plugin units (I think we got 2 for the price of 1) to the one suggested,though ours are somewhat smaller. It may be coincidence but we have not had any mice in the house since. I have just Googled Mice Repellers and this came up:- http://www.maplin.co.uk/sonic-mouse-and-rat-repeller-3-pack-222555?c=maplin&utmsource=gcs&utmmedium=gcssearch&utmcampaign=N86FU&utm_content=Pest+Repellers+%26+Killers These are what we have.

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johndrew

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I would suggest you set as many mouse traps (humane or terminal) as you can afford (this may also help) baited with such as dog treat chocolate drops (read this).

In some areas mice are becoming resistant to the common poisons available and only some very nasty chemicals are effective. You should also pack your food in rodent proof containers as they will find and ruin it in short order.

I used a humane trap baited with dog treat chocolate drops and it quickly resolved my problem. The mice however .....

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Jock1e

"...a new rat or mouse Virus that is untreatable has been found in the U/S."

It's not new, but it's rare. There is a group of Hantaviruses, and the one we're discussing here was isolated in Korea in 1978. There was an isolated outbreak in the South West of the United States in 1993, since when there have been 30 reported cases - hardly comparable to bubonic plague.

The virus causes lung disease, and not all cases are fatal. You get the virus by inhaling dust that contains dried rodent faeces/urine. In America the prime culprit appears to be the Deer mouse.

There is no direct evidence that the virus spreads by human contact in America although this has happened in Argentina.

I think you can sleep easy in your bed tonight.

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john bunyan

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I suppose a cat is out of the question?

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john bunyan

"I suppose a cat is out of the question?"

Penultimate line of opening post.

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morddwyd

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Traps, but the only bait that worked for me, as recommended in a previous thread, was toast with peanut butter.

One afternoon while I was at work my wife managed eight in two hours with a single trap!

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