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OK Guys, mice help

Being in a farming community I get mice in the house.
Is there anywhere to prevent it. I set traps and catch them, but is there a way to stop them from coming in. Its only 2 or 3 a year, but still dont like it.
Cant find any holes in basement that I can see.
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Find you a King Snake.

Edit: Opps I was thinking for the barn / shop. Unless your house is as old as my Grandmothers I wouldn't suggest the snake.

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Or a mean pu......... cat!! :evil:


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That sounds like the solution being worse than the problem..... :lol: :lol:

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me scared of snakes.
wish i could find there entry. been told that can get in a tiny hole though.
wonder if the thing you plug into outlets really works. sounds like a gimmick to me
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Find you a King Snake.
That sounds like the solution being worse than the problem..... :lol: :lol:
Don't go to my Grandmothers house then! Last time I was there she opened the cabinet to get some sugar out and there was a snake! :lol: But I be from Mississippi!

I agree, sorry I got the cart in front of the horse and just had barn in my head. I didn't read the entire post.

I use mouse traps with peanut butter. Makes them have to really work for the food.

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Find you a King Snake.
That sounds like the solution being worse than the problem..... :lol: :lol:
Don't go to my Grandmothers house then! Last time I was there she opened the cabinet to get some sugar out and there was a snake! :lol: But I be from Mississippi!

I agree, sorry I got the cart in front of the horse and just had barn in my head. I didn't read the entire post.

I use mouse traps with peanut butter. Makes them have to really work for the food.
Grandma is made of better stuff than me. I'm no snake lover, for sure :!:

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I have two outside cats and two inside, no mousey problems here...............

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got one covered in peanut butter now, just waiting to kill the s o b. guess a couple a year isnt to bad. just hate having anything like that around my kids. going to check my craw space for light shining this afternoon.
oh well time for bed. joy of 3rd shift
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got one covered in peanut butter now, just waiting to kill the s o b. guess a couple a year isnt to bad. just hate having anything like that around my kids. going to check my craw space for light shining this afternoon.
oh well time for bed. joy of 3rd shift
That or glue pads, but if you have small kids I would stick with the traps. It's better for them to get their finger caught in a trap than eat the little blue poison on the glue strips or in the boxes.
Go put you out a army of traps and remember the mice like to crawl along walls and not out in the open.

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Have you talked with a Pro exterminator? That have some stuff to keep them at bay, including bait, Traps, Ect.
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When I was a kid, my Dad used to catch black snakes and throw them under the house. Cats help too.

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Not very well, or at least not at much of a distance...BT,DT.

Cats work much better...mouse-free after we went that route.

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Dave: Go to a pet center, and buy a ferret - my daughters brought one home several years ago - never had any mice or any other kind of rodent for that matter as long as the ferret was here!

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Homespun where are you located, saw it said peoria more or less
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