Norma Brooks
Norma Brooks
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  • Knightstown, IN
Asked on Sep 30, 2017

Now that winter is here, how to keep those mice out

LaRoslynRobyn GarnerGeorgia
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  • Ebbjdl
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Start with some cat hair, from your cat or some one you know,(hair from brushing). Next, put cat hair in several envelopes, seal. Poke small holes in the envelopes, and place them in your cabinets below. Spread them out. When the mice smell the cat hair, they know this is no place to set up a nest nor is it a place to find food. They leave in a hurry, and don't come back. Leave the envelopes in the cabinets, near the back for the winter. Good Luck!
  • Dfm
    on Sep 30, 2017

    mice can get thru a 1/4 inch gap. they are very flexible little critters. the worst mouse infestation was the summer of 1993 when the greater Des Moines area was under water, once we "dewatered" -yup thats what they called it- the basement we put a live catch trap by possible mouse entry points. it was a the laundry area they were coming in by. the laundry was the only spot in the basement that had electric lights. we were catching 25 or so a night. one night...the bulb got turned off. i went to do laundry flipped the light on.....and all the mice ran across my bare feet back to the drain.. put steel wool in any cracks holes you can find and and put your food stuffs away. you may be tempted to set out poison...don't. the little critters will get into the walls and die. it wasn't fun retrieving them.
  • 2dogal
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Caulk! Then go around the outside of your house and caulk every little hole or crack and caulk again! Somehow they are getting inside from a crack or hole in your foundation or siding. Usually it's between the foundation and the siding. I stuffed steel wool between the foundation and siding. That worked for me.
  • Georgia
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Had that problem in our garage. Put some mothe balls on a dish near the two corners of your garage. They don’t like the smell

  • Robyn Garner
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Go to Ace Hardware or other and get a dessicant rodent killer. It attracts rodents like food but when they eat it, they dry up dead (no stink). IF you have a really bad issue, please call an exterminator! Rodents carry awful diseases and their fleas do also. Your family's health is more important than the cost!!!
  • LaRoslyn
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Use Bounce dryer sheets.
    Mice don't like them
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