Mice woes... any sugestions?
We've had mice problems last year. I thought I've found every little crevice and sealed them up with steel wool and spray foam insulation. I've blocked the sink pipes in the kitchen & bathroom, holes from cable tv and telephones, even gaps in the corners of the walls. You know how well mobile homes are built.
I'm putting out the sticky traps with a dibble of peanut butter and caught 4 babies yesterday. I suspect mamma is living under the washing machine. She did have a nest under the oven, (she got dryer lint). The only two places left I'm concerned about is the dryer vent and the heating ducts. Can they get into these two places? The dryer is hooked up.
We're in a mobile home. Can they climb up the aluminum ducts and get in? If you think they can, then I'll put hardware cloth under the vents. I guess I could also put some hardware cloth at the opening (ouside) of the dryer vent.
I'm not afraid of them, but I DETEST mouse droppings on my counters, in my silerware drawer and in my pots and pans!!!!!! I'm stumped. We also have a dog who sleeps in the house with us, so anything toxic is out of the question. My mother is coming in Nov for a visit, (from PA) and she'll have a heart attack! Any ideas? Thanks for your help.