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Driving mice out of the walls?
« on: September 12, 2013, 02:19:36 PM »
How do I drive the mice out of the walls?


The dog dug up some mouse holes under our abode so now the mice have take up residence in the deluxe apartment in the sky (sing it now!).
I have bait out all around, inside as well as juts put the water bucket with pop can slathered with peanut butter and a ramp out for when I am not there.


How do I drive them out of the walls though?
PS. no place for a cat or lifestyle for one!

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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 02:51:53 PM »
From my experience where there is one there are ten! They just keep coming and it will take some time to get rid of them. They are looking for a warm place for the winter. Florida anyone?
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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 03:56:46 PM »
I've used live catch traps.  About $20.00 at amazon and they can catch up to 15 mice at a time.  Mice come in and eat the peanut butter and they can't get out. Then I take the mice down the road and let them go.

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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 11:32:11 PM »
I have used the "live catch" method. My four cats! :o  ;)
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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 07:41:09 AM »
We used to have mice in the house once a while than my wife bought little gadget you plug in and apparently it makes ultrasound that chases mice away. It really works. My cat is too fat and lazy to be bothered with mice.
But catching them alive and taking them down the road and realising them???????.WOOW
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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 06:50:05 PM »
I would imagine they may be sensitive to sound. Try putting a sub woofer against the wall. This would only be an experiment. Some nice continuous low bass.

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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 08:43:53 PM »
I could blast them with rap crap it has to be good for something!

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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 01:51:13 PM »
We had two mice in the walls. I did not put up any drywall in the room so it was easy to see. One in the wall and one in the ceiling. Both died because they pinched themselves between the vapor barrier and the stud. They were found a day after putting up 3 sonic mice chasers.

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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 04:19:31 PM »
Thanks Gravs,
I live off grid so only rely on solar or batteries and my solar system is very small potatoes actually not enough for what I need. If you can find some battery or 12v sonics please send the info to me, or post here.


Finally found how they were getting in, so purchased some rodent foam spray and plugged up the hole. The Rodent Spray is not a pesticide or killer, just keeps them away as well as being non water absorbent.


But... one day when all the doors were open, in came a chipmunk, he had found another opening or came through the doors. Finally got rid of it, but;
- getting some aspartame powder, put some in a dish and let him/her eat it. Boom dead since it is a toxic chemical. The little dish was put out only in an area where the dog could not get to it, close to the rodent created run, so boom desert is served!

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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 04:40:37 PM »
Did you eat him? If so you should post the cooking process in the food section. Aspartame doesn't hurt humans...according to Monsanto. But stay clear of the Margarine...LOL
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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2013, 01:43:16 AM »
For some reason, mice absolutely hate Irish Spring soap.  A couple of years ago, we had a mouse problem at our cabin so I quartered a few bars of Irish Spring.  Every place I could find that mice were getting in got a piece of soap, including our battery bank.  No mice since.
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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2013, 02:44:05 AM »
Cabin smells Irish Spring fresh. Thanks for the tip Taz, I think I might slingshot some Irish Spring chunks under the seacan too.

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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2013, 03:06:59 AM »
Mothballs work to, and sometimes bounce sheets.
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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2015, 03:33:08 PM »
If you are going to live trap mice, you can use them to catch big pike. They love mice and frogs.

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Re: Driving mice out of the walls?
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2015, 09:24:41 PM »
 I bought a ferret and he's a mouse killing machine, and a small pain in the ass
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