Got a crack in garage that my wife is convinced lets in dozens of mice
every night (whatever) and wants it sealed. I have heard that putting
steel wool in the crack, then expanding foam is the best solution.
:) Got a crack in garage that my wife is convinced lets in dozens of mice
:) every night (whatever) and wants it sealed. I have heard that putting
:) steel wool in the crack, then expanding foam is the best solution.
:) Good idea?
Small mice can get into openings close to 1/4 of an inch. If you use
steel wool make sure it is not where it will oxidize then create a rust
stain on the structure. Expanding foam can be a real mess, especially
with a small opening. If they wanted to, they probably could chew
through it though they will more than likely move to an easier opening,
and if they did chew into it you could see it easily. They can climb all
the sidings except glass, though if the window ]is made of small panes
they can use the frame work and glaze to climb. In garages the most
common areas of entry will be either side of where the large door
If you have a garage that has only one place that a mouse can get in, you
have the only one in the WORLD that is that well built.
I would suggest that you get traps and keep them out. I prefer the glue
traps because you can just leave them out, and don't have to check and reset
them all the time. They are cheap, and you don't have to touch the
disgusting little darlings.
I like that 'snap' sound when they are caught in a trap. ;) It also
gives you an indication of when they are active in areas that are
trapped. I have caught most during daylight. this surprised me because
like the wife I thought they would sneek in at nite. That shows just
how sneakey they are!
Not at all. They'll chew the foam to bits in a matter of minutes, and shred
the steel wool overnight. Use mortar.
And mousetraps. I prefer a standard spring trap, baited with a single raisin
firmly squashed onto the bait bar. No way a mouse can get it off without
springing the trap.
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you didnt say what your garage was made of, but if its concrete block
,how bout some cement to fill the hole?? i might use foam if its wood,
and maybe some galvanized sheetmetal tacked ove the hole..gemplers.com
has mouse bait in 5 gallon buckets that can keeop the mice down.lucas
Our 100 year old house had a very stable mice community when we moved
in. I tried all kinds of things to eliminate those beady eyed, whisker
twitching varmints. I also have allergies, so looked into natural type
repellents. I found out mice (and fleas) don't like peppermint. At
first, I got essential peppermint oil and sprayed where I knew they
traveled and hid. IT WORKED!! and made the house smell nice. very
invigorating. Then I bought cheap peppermint candy in the cellophane (I
Left cellophane on) and threw it around, behind furniture, behind
refridgerator and stove (very important places (BUT that's another
story) Haven't seen a mouse since.
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