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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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jones said:
Find you a King Snake.
That sounds like the solution being worse than the problem..... :lol: :lol: :wink:
 

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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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Nevs said:
jones said:
Find you a King Snake.
That sounds like the solution being worse than the problem..... :lol: :lol: :wink:
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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jones said:
Nevs said:
jones said:
Find you a King Snake.
That sounds like the solution being worse than the problem..... :lol: :lol: :wink:
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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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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Dave Max said:
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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Dave Max said:
wonder if the thing you plug into outlets really works. sounds like a gimmick to me
Not very well, or at least not at much of a distance...BT,DT. :wink:

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!

Wayne (SAWDOFF) Pearce
 

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Homespun where are you located, saw it said peoria more or less
Chillicothe. :shock: Yeah- I know....hanging my head in shame...at least our high school sports teams are good now...
 

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BTW if your looking for the hole they are coming through remember a mouse only needs a hole the size of a standard pencil to get through.

As to keeping them out, as long as you don't have any kind of pet rodent (mice, rats, or rabbits for example) they make a sonic deal that just plugs in that is supposed to drive them out and keep them out. I can NOT vouch that they work but I have seen them at farm stores and was told that one guy used them in his barn and stopped having rats in his feed bins.
 
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