Use of DeCon in a Dirt Cellar

Is there any reason this is not a good idea? Last winter I had a significant mouse infestation. My pumps, water heater and boiler are there so I need to visit frequently. I tried traps, but they did'nt work. The house is sufficiently tight so they will not get into the living space to die when they look for water. But I don't want my cellar littered with mouse bodies either when I come down in the spring. What is the likelihood this will happen? I understand that generally they will try to get outside, which would be easy for them as they can enter and exit without restriction. Help much appreciated! Thanks for your help! Frank
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D-Con is pretty "lightweight" as far as poisons go, but will still kill them, and there is no guarantee they will die outside. I have used mouse poisons in bait stations in my rentals, and have found mice dead in the middle of the living room floor.
Still, poisons are probably the best way to go with a rodent problem.
JK
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frank1492 wrote:

Over time the baits may absorb moisture and then sour causing a stink along with insects such as roaches/crickets/slugs can be attracted to it as a food source. (it doesn't effect the invertebrates)

The baits do not cause them to look for water...an old exterminators tale.

Mice have a very small territory and so they are more likely to die near the area baited.
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