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Bugs and pests Mice

It you have been seening mice around your home there are a few things you can do. Using a can of foam insulation or caulking - be sure to go around your home and fill in any small hole or cracks that you find. Repair holes in concrete and in bricks around your home to put a stop to mice from coming in.

Sprinkling potatoe flake around your rooms where you have been seeing mice will make them eat these flakes and they will bloat up needing water.

Using the trusty mouse trap with peanut butter!

If you don't like the peanut butter trick, there are sticky traps that you can use to catch mice just as easy. Look in home centers near you.


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Inhumane! Comments By: Heather on 2005-01-31
OK- they are mice- but the sticky traps are a fate no one should have to suffer! At least the "Old traps" are an instant death instead of having to suffer through fright, starvation and dehydration!
 
Get a Cat Comments By: Tiffany on 2005-06-03
I live in a rural area next to corn fields, every year at harvest time we would get mice in the house. Our solution that worked wonders for us was adopting a cat from the animal shelter. She duid catch a couple (not the prettiest thing in the world) but the rest left and never came back, none have been seen in our home in years, she is a natural detterent--and a loved member of the family!
 
That's right mice are not humans... Comments By: anon on 2005-06-22
inhumane? If they were humans we could politely ask them to leave our homes. Deal with mice in your silverware drawer, in with your bathroom towels and leaving deposits in your stove; then let's talk.
 
The method of killing couldn't be cruel enough!!! Comments By: Susan on 2005-08-23
I have a really bad phobia and these things are ruining my life - It makes me mad when people come out with rubbish comments - like inhumane - and don't be cruel. If I had my way - every single one would be killed in the most cruel way possible
 
Psychiatric help Comments By: Lethe on 2006-03-17
Okay, those last two people sound like total idiots. You aren't even being rationale. I bet you feel good about yourself knowing that you torture small animals that can't defend themselves. Using a cat to get rid of mice is much better--even though cats tend to play with their food. Seriously, Susan, you are obsessed. Please go see a psychiatrist--maybe they can help you find out why you enjoy making things suffer.
 
mice Comments By: joanne on 2006-04-22
use eucalyptus leaves mice don't like it ..put it the baseboards and any holes u can find .. it's safe and humane to the mice... a family member uses in ther trailer all year round and it works...or use the electionic sound waves that you plug in every room it hurts ther ears and they run away..both i found was very good on getting rid of those pesty mice that come in the fall...
 
please be real Comments By: Roger on 2006-07-08
Mice are the stupedest most wastful pease of garbage ever to live.
 
STICKY TRAPS HURT Comments By: ANGIE on 2006-09-14
I USED A STICKY TRAP ONLY ONE TIME. THE MOUSE GOT STUCK AND CRIED ALL DAY LONG. FINALLY I PICKED UP THE TRAP TO THROW IT OUTSIDE AND THE MOUSE BIT MY THUMB. NOW I USE ONLY SNAP TRAPS. THE TRAPS THAT LOCK THE MICE IN, BUT DONT KILL THEM DON'T WORK. THE MICE ARE TOO SMART THEY COME BACK FOR MORE FREE FOOD.
 
They destroyed my fridge and microwave Comments By: ms. mom on 2007-06-27
Rodents are destructive. I thought they were all dead via traps, but some were chewing my wiring, I couldn't even hear it. They destroyed my microwave -400.00, refrigerator wires and ice maker- 200.00 to repair, and my ceiling fan - 150.00. Kill them however you can. They can make life miserable. They never stop til you stop them.
 
use rat glue! Comments By: Pedrito on 2008-10-21
there are many ways to get rid of mice, but one thing that really worked for me was rat glue. it's very effective and cheap too. don't use those sticky mouse traps as they're not sticky enough. they work for flies, not mice. i bought a can of rat glue for $3 from the hardware two days ago, and i've so far caught 7. the trick is to fold a piece of cardboard (or even thick magazine paper) three ways to make it into a triangular tube, spread rat glue on one side, put a small amount of peanut butter in the middle, then close the tube with tape. this setup works because mice naturally like burrowing in dark places, and this tube is exactly what they like. you can put them on sides of walls where they usually run. i'm looking forward to catching the whole bunch! good luck!!!
 
Live Traps Work Just As Well !!! Comments By: Frank Rizzo on 2009-09-17
To the anon poster who thinks that "inhumane" only applies to the treatment towards other humans - look it up in the dictionary to avoid embarrassing yourself like that!! It's the general lack of compassion towards any living creature! Live traps works just as well, and there is no agonizing suffering. Pests or not, mice are still sentient beings!
 



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