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Posted by walnutcreek AHS Hardiness Zone%3 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 31, 11 at 20:11

I just went down the hall to my entry door and a mouse ran across the hall. I am appalled. Please advise as to the best way to rid myself of any rodent.

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RE: Mouse

Do what everyone else does: set a trap.


RE: Mouse

For a longer lasting deterrent, get a cat. Or two. Or three.

RE: Mouse

We have had cats and some did not even show any interest in chasing, much less catching, mice. Traps are much more effective depending on the bait used.

RE: Mouse

Thank you. I will look for a trap. What kind of bait is most effective?

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  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 1, 11 at 11:12

The old standby - peanut butter. Or bacon, or a strongly aromatic cheese. Traps are cheap, often sold in a 3 or 4 pack at the hardware store.

Do you have any ideas as to how/where mouse could get in? My BIL tried for a couple of years to figure out why they had intermittent evidence of mice, had resorted to keeping almost all food, dog food, in sealed containers - their pantry looked like an ad for Storables or Rubbermaid with nothing in the original packaging :)

In desperation, he pulled out the built in dishwasher and found a tiny gap in the floor where the plumbing was - packed it with steel wool with a screw driver and (knock on wood) - problem seems solved.

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