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  1. #1
    samanthajosmom_12
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    my daughters father house - i have gotten rid of 32 mice in the last

    8 days. i keep finding little mice. how do you keep them out of

    your homes or when you get them what do you do.



    i am on friday ,i am going to get a block of posion and drop down a

    wall where i know they are coming up .



    though i do not want his doggy to get a hold of a mouse. that is the

    reason i have been setting traps to get the out of the house. sue








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    Paula
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "samanthajosmom_12"

    <samanthajosmom_12@...> wrote:

    >

    > my daughters father house - i have gotten rid of 32 mice in the

    last

    > 8 days. i keep finding little mice. how do you keep them out of

    > your homes or when you get them what do you do.

    >

    > i am on friday ,i am going to get a block of posion and drop down

    a

    > wall where i know they are coming up .

    >

    > though i do not want his doggy to get a hold of a mouse. that is

    the

    > reason i have been setting traps to get the out of the house. sue

    >



    We had horrible rat and mouse problems after a neighbor moved up and

    brought a few chickens..the feed drew them I guess and then they

    discovered our place. We couldn't seem to catch them in traps, and

    the

    neighbor had so many that he poisoned them..a big rat got in our

    cellar, crawled up in the wall and died..What a stink!!!. I googled

    for

    rat control and found something called Shakeaway..it worked great for

    us...I bought it last Sept and sprinkled it around the house..put 2

    dishes in the cellar and 2 in the attic and we have not had 1 mouse

    or

    rat so far this year. ..Think Ace Hardware carries or can order it

    but

    I bought it online. Not poison and our cats ignore it and hang around

    the patio and porches where th rats got in.



    Paula








  3. #3
    samanthajosmom_12
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    -thank you for your replies!!! last count of mice gone from the

    house is 45 ! i am only seeing 1 right now but i know there are

    a few more. i am going to get the shakeaway for the room down

    stairs. this is a very old house and i just cleaned a nasty

    closet out!! gross and now it is cleaner now. in the next week

    i am starting in the basement and i have 2 holes by a window and

    that is where they are coming in from outside. i am putting steel

    wool in the cracks and holes. i will finsh steel wooling later

    this weekend. in next week i am going to go in the one room and

    throw out what i think needs to be out. and i will work in the

    basement and sweep later on. my daughters father was really

    sick with cancer in the last yr. he is getting better but i think

    in a few yrs he will not be around. i am 48 and he just

    turned he is talking about making his will out and make me

    benficery to his will and leave me this house . we are going to

    work on the house later this summer and get the basement fully

    finshed family room and get the kitchen floor redone and get

    the kitchen walls done.so i want all the mice out of here. one

    closet has to be dry walled in the kitchen. we got alot of work

    ahead of

    ourselfs.

    I am going to also use the instant potatoes

    powder in lids so the mice can get away!!! thank you again.

    sue











    -- In

    Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "samanthajosmom_12"

    <samanthajosmom_12@...> wrote:

    >

    > my daughters father house - i have gotten rid of 32 mice in the

    last

    > 8 days. i keep finding little mice. how do you keep them out

    of

    > your homes or when you get them what do you do.

    >

    > i am on friday ,i am going to get a block of posion and drop

    down a

    > wall where i know they are coming up .

    >

    > though i do not want his doggy to get a hold of a mouse. that is

    the

    > reason i have been setting traps to get the out of the house.

    sue

    >










  4. #4
    herberkids3
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    32 mice caught in 8 days is an infestation that is seriously out of

    control. The problem is that the mice are breeding- fast. Even if you

    catch them, there are likely nests all around in the walls.



    One thing you need to seriously keep in mind is that mice are

    unsanitary. They track stuff all over the house with their little feet,

    and poop everywhere. You'll find it in places you thought it was

    impossible for them to reach. Including in food storage cupboards.



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    Here is a question I found on a website about mice:



    Q-7. I HEARD MICE CARRY DISEASES. IS THAT TRUE?

    Back to FAQ List



    A. Mice's reputation as dirty animals is 100 percent accurate. House

    mice, deer mice and white-footed mice are primary carriers of

    leptospirosis, salmonella, ratbite fever, ricketsiallpox, lymphocytic

    choriomeningitis, tapeworms, ringworms and hantavirus.



    Humans become infected with leptospirosis when they come into contact

    with water, food or soil containing urine from an infected mouse. If a

    mouse has been scurrying around in your food or water, leptospirosis

    can be easily transmitted once you consume that food and water. The

    disease starts out with flu-like symptoms which can develop into liver

    failure or meningitis.



    Mice carry the bacteria salmonella. People who pick up salmonella

    bacteria can become seriously ill with diarrhea, vomiting, fever and

    chills. Salmonella can also affect the blood. Mouse salmonella can be

    spread through mouse droppings.



    Humans may contract ratbite fever from a mouse bite, hence, the

    disease's name. But humans can also get ratbite fever by coming into

    contact with mouse urine and nose, mouth and eye secretions of a sick

    mouse. Rash, flu-like symptoms and heart illnesses can all be symptoms

    of ratbite fever.



    Ricketsiallpox is characterized by a rash at the site of a mite bite.

    Mice carry around a colorless mite, which then can be transferred to

    humans and bite them. After the rash appears, humans can also get

    fever, chills and headaches.



    Lymphocytic choriomeningitis is a virus that can infect humans when

    they come into contact with mouse droppings and urine. It can lead to

    inflammation of the brain and is particularly dangerous to pregnant

    women, in whom it can cause abortion and retardation of the fetus.



    Tapeworms and ringworms are parasites of the digestive system that live

    in human intestines.



    Hantavirus is a deadly disease transmitted through mouse excretions.

    Humans can get it by breathing in the airborne virus. Hantavirus can

    cause fever, muscle aches, cough and respiratory failure and,

    potentially, death.



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    Your daughter's father really needs to get ahold of an exterminator to

    get rid of as many as possible as quickly as possible. You won't be

    able to get to all the area's the mice are located, and they WILL keep

    breeding, and making more mice.



    With a child in the home, an exterminator isn't a luxury, it's a

    nessecity.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "samanthajosmom_12"

    <samanthajosmom_12@...> wrote:

    >

    > my daughters father house - i have gotten rid of 32 mice in the

    last

    > 8 days. i keep finding little mice. how do you keep them out of

    > your homes or when you get them what do you do.

    >

    > i am on friday ,i am going to get a block of posion and drop down a

    > wall where i know they are coming up .

    >

    > though i do not want his doggy to get a hold of a mouse. that is

    the

    > reason i have been setting traps to get the out of the house. sue

    >










  5. #5
    Lisa
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    We got a couple of mouser cats. That worked better than traps. Poison

    is a problem because then they die within the walls - and rot.



    One thing to do is to put everything foodlike or nestlike in a metal,

    glass, or sturdy plastic container. Less free lunches for them and all

    that.



    Block up every crack you can find, look for holes, etc., starting from

    the outside in. You can get some expanding foam to squirt in hard to

    reach places. It is almost impossible to completely mouseproof things,

    but at least you can turn the mouse freeway into a two lane road.



    Rodents can chew on electrical wires, so they can creat fire hazards as

    well.



    Good luck with your battle!



    Lisa








 

 

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