Sorry about that non-post.
You'll also need to go over and under your mobile home and look for
cracks, holes, openings, etc as well. Mice can creep in via a hole
that is only a half inch wide. They tend to come in when it starts to
turn cold. As if you didn't know that.
The ones inside, traps is where it's at.
I would recommend buying a poison I have used in the past that has
worked very well. You put it out in areas normally frequented by the
critters. After they eat it, they become severely dehydrated and go
outside to find water, where they die. This way, they die outside
instead of dealing with traps. Good luck
most live the entire life in your home, or under it.
they dont drink water they get it from food.
they dont leave your home and can die in your walls making a stink.
poision is a really poor choice and dangerous for kids and pets
:) poision is a really poor choice and dangerous for kids and pets
depends on the situation... have come across plenty of people with vet
bills from broken toes on their pets because of traps....and the amount
of bait that would have to be eaten to cause a problem usually will not
be put out by a homeowner...but as you mentioned, with interior mice
problems chances are some will die in the walls
I don't like poison for exactly that reason. As for the traps, the one time I
remember having to deal with an invasion of mice I started finding little mouse
turds in the pull out drawer underneath the stove where I normally stored pots
and pans. Since that's where I knew they went, that's where I placed the traps.
Did an excellent job and my cat's feet were safe. After I caught the first one
in a trap, I pointed it out to my cat. He looked kind of embarassed that he
didn't know they were here but he went on the hunt after that. Between the two
of us, we cleaned out the entire colony in three or four days.
I'd be sitting there watching TV when I'd hear a "BAM" come out of the kitchen.
Sure enough, another mouse would have bitten the dust. Very satisfying.
adam email@example.com says...
:) I would recommend buying a poison I have used in the past that has
:) worked very well. You put it out in areas normally frequented by the
:) critters. After they eat it, they become severely dehydrated and go
:) outside to find water, where they die. This way, they die outside
:) instead of dealing with traps. Good luck
curious to what the name of the make em go outside for water bait is...
:) There isn't any. That's a marketing myth perpetuated by the makers of the
:) poison baits. Fact is, most of the time they die inside the house and stink
:) for two weeks.
I definitely never heard that come from the makers of the baits, more so
from the exterminators "No ma'am, they won't die in the wall..blah blah
blah"...or half heard explanations from the exterminator. "the kidneys
contain lots of blood vessels which are effected by the bait..blah
blah" and of course spread even more by the untrained at the local home
Depot type stores. Rodents definitely don't die most of the time in
walls for I would guess I get less than 12 calls a year of such a
problem and I have bait in over 250 homes year round. I don't bait
inside for mice because much more of a chance over rats that they
probably will die inside but it usually lasts 7-10 days depending on
time of year if they do.
to email...get rid of the BUGS
:) I need tips on how to get rid of these nasty little buggers. I live in a
:) mobile home next to an empty field and we have been getting field mice in
:) here like crazy. Help.
Make sure there is no clutter around next to the trailer. Buy some
tamper resistant bait stations and secure them around on the outside of
the trailer to reduce the population outside. Secure traps inside. With
mice almost anything and even nothing can be used as bait. Wrapping the
threads of a cotton ball around the trigger or a couple of drops of
vanilla extract works well if bait is wanted, along with peanut butter.
The best thing to use is live traps-the mice are captured and kept alive.
When you catch one, you open the little door on the trap and when the mouse
sticks its head out, you bite it off.
Traps are available at Wal-Mart, Lowes, The Home Depot, and participating
Ace and True Value hardware stores.
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see serious answers at Evict and Exile Mice from Your Home:
You CANT kill all the mice in the adjacent field. they reproduce fast!
seal myour home espically around utility pipes, like water etc. I used
metal shavings reinforced with cement.
the best you can do is seal them out and no matter what you cant seal
them out from under your trailer, they will dig under skirting.
seal the bottom side of your home so they cant get into the living area
It's the first cold snap. The field mice are just trying to stay warm.
They would rather, if truth be know, stay in the field. As winter
progresses, the problem will disappear.
Anyway, the best solution is a cat. No joke. Towser, a tabby now gone on to
her reward in cat heaven, as chief mouser for the Glenfiddich distillery in
Scotland holds the Guiness record for dispatching 24,899 mice in her 23-year
career (as well as a few rats and an occassional rabbit).
You can even borrow a cat (some shelters have a "money back" guarantee for
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