A mouse will bite thru a small (1"x1") opening in the drywall bottom corner
of the room. Usually, I will shove a bucket load of newspaper into the
hole. For a while the mouse would disappear then come back. Evidently,
the newspaper is chewed thru once again. What is the best way to plug up
the mouse hole for good?
If you have seen one you probably have 10-20. But it could be rats, pour
in pellet poison in the hole and set out traps, then find the exterior
openings and seal them as well, but only after they are dead and gone.
Flying squirels will chew through walls as well, they look like
-> A mouse will bite thru a small (1"x1") opening in the drywall bottom corner-> of the room. Usually, I will shove a bucket load of newspaper into the-> hole. For a while the mouse would disappear then come back. Evidently,-> the newspaper is chewed thru once again. What is the best way to plug up-> the mouse hole for good?
I watched fascinated as a mouse opened a hole in the bedroom drywall
right at the ceiling. I put a platform up there with a mouse trap
on it plus peanut butter, and he was quickly no more.
Oddly, the a cardboard tray from a heat-and-serve meal _exactly_
matched the drywall paint, and a circle of that cardboard over the hole
is completely invisible, so it's been that way for years now.
Hi Sam, I've read through most of the responses here, and agree with most
on the mouse-proofing first. (If you live rural that can be a challenge in
itself.) We used traps to effectively reduce our initial infestation. We
have 3 cats, only one which is a good "mouser" (He also is good on the
common House Sparrow, they are most of the time: "outside" cats,
neutered/spayed and declawed, and tom leaves them on our porch as little
gifts.) The other two cats I often wonder if they are worth the food we
feed them, but they are my wife's...so be it...unless, I want to join them
as outside cats. One thing in my experience that others here might find
useful is that when we built some six years ago, the Contractors that
installed the Septic system (I installed the plumbing myself including the
basement sump, traps and PVC pipe to tank) used the white non-expanding
foam which is sold under the name of "Great Stuff" to seal around the hole
they cut through the block to connect my piping with theirs to the tank. He
assured me this was standard practice and would be fine. Well, about six
months later we started noticing mice and then rats. I was pretty much
baffled as the foundation was new and there were no noticeable holes or
tree branches hanging down over the roof. So reluctantly I went from traps
to baiting after seeing the first tale tale signs of rats. (I know where
they are coming from as we live next door to a farm that is more landfill
than farm.) It was only by accident and doing an inspection that I
discovered the little rodents have quite an appetite for the 'white' foam
Great Stuff. A really big "rat." hole. My fix for this..and I prolly should
have went to morter...I went to local farm supply store and bought a can of
the expanding (yellow) "Great Stuff" dug out all the white foam, threw in
some rocks, and broken glass for good measure and filled the hole back in
with the 'yellow'triple expanding foam. It worked, no rats or mice since.
(well occasionally we will find one of the little brown and white field
mice but I think they come in when I forget to close the basement garage
door, or hitch hike in on lawn tractor, etc.) I did mention the rat hole to
the farm supply store, now they recommend to customers that they don't use
the "white" if it for sealing an outside to inside entrance for the reason
that mice will chew through it. HTH
First you got to kill the little fucker. You got your choice of
poison, mouse trap, glue trap, and other things you can buy for the
situation. I do not recommend using a rifle, but I know someone that
did. The problem is that it adds more holes for more mice and the
holes usually go thru to the outside.
Then patch the hole as you would any hole, except the one in your
wife, that one needs a special tool that you do not want to stick in a
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