On Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:19:54 +0000, Andy Champ wrote:
Remove their food source, so pick up *all* spills, crumbs etc that end up
on the floor. Keep worksurfaces and table tops clean. Keep foods in
cupboards on walls rather than under the work top.
Getting rid of the mice you have you'll have to kill 'em. Traps are
probably the best for mice, chocolate spread is a good bait, peanut
butter or a raisen also work. Poison is another option but it's not a
quick or pleasant death and little beggers frequently chose to die behind
an imovable bit of furniture and make quite a pong for several days until
the body desicates. At this time of year a sudden surge in the number of
flys isn't likely.
Mice are a common problem in our barns. They do damage to animal feed and
even to vehicles because they nibble wiring.
I've found two ways to keep the barns vermin free, one is to use poison
bait but not the rubbish sold for home use. I use Neosorexa from the farm
suppliers and it slays them within a week.
The other option which is slightly less humane is rat glue. Not many uk
places sell it but it is better than traps and can trap five to ten mice
per day on each trap and provides the evidence.
I once had just one mouse at home : a trap did it. Strangely, after I
heard it close itself, the mouse was one foot apart, laying on the back.
After seizing it by the tail, the next step was on the lawn behind a
bush, for the cat's care. I was happy no neighbour was witness.
If you have several mice, the problem is quite different, as they
reproduce very quickly, happily I do not know the problem. I know that
for insects, effective solutions appeared fifteen years ago, based on
pheromones and toxics, to be set by a technician. Well, some people earn
their life by exterminating rats, too, so, supposing other solutions do
not do it ...
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