How do get rid of mice in house?

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This is a camp we go to in maine and they disgusting this issue
Can you advise

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  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 05, 2018
    organic control...a cat. no cat? live catch trap. the ones I've used can hold 25 -50 mice.
  • Steven R Vaughan Steven R Vaughan on Jun 05, 2018
    When you close the camp in the winter, put moth balls under, over and into the places where the mice appear. What ever you do, do not leave rolls of unused toilet paper around - take them home with you. This is the same if you are winterizing a camper. Wherever winter is hard and cold, the mice will use anything available to keep warm - especially toilet paper to create a nice cozy nest.
  • I keep a small box of instant mashed potatoes on hand and sprinkle a few spoonfuls where i think they travel. I do this at night since most are nocturnal. After they eat, the flakes expand in the stomach and well they die.
  • Ann Ann on Jun 05, 2018
    Just had this problem. Professional exterminators will charge you an arm and a leg and don't do more than you can yourself. DCON didn’t work, TomCat was better, especially outside the house by the corners. That food will kill any mice trying to get in. Inside, however, you have to put down mousetraps, anyplace they could be hiding, like under furniture, near plumbing, in the corners, laundry etc. and use peanut butter In the traps. Set the tension on the traps so it will be sure to slap shut. Check every few days or so. I hired a guy just to set, and empty the traps. After two weeks they were gone. also, make sure you don’t leave food out.


  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 05, 2018
    Hi Carol, You could set mouse traps where you think they are coming in. Peanut butter or cheese makes good bait. Go around your house and try to locate where they are getting in. Patch up any holes. Lids from canned goods are good for patching holes. If the area is small, stuff steel wool in them. Even little cracks. Mice don't have spines so they can get in even thru small cracks. Best of luck to you.
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 05, 2018
    Well, we bit the dust on this one, we had a co-infestation of mice and squirrels, pure misery to say the least. In our rancher, the mice were on the ground level and the squirrels were in the ceiling to roof area and were totally merciless.
    You are concerned about the mice, so lets start there. They are able to enter a hole or crack the size of a dime, so you have to go around the outside of the building and locate all the areas ( bring a very observent friend or family member to help you-they need to be objective), look at everything and every place they could enter. Also, keep in mind mice climb & can come in through the areas where the wires and pipes enter a building if they are not blocked off. Check windows and doors for any extra space between frames and them.
    To close off the entry ways, there is a spray foam that blocks them, it is black and if they try to chew through it it cuts their face. If that is not available, then use very coarse steelwool stuffed into the spaces where they may try to enter. Be sure to address the foundations of the buildings, that is another port of entry.
    Inside the building, put down sticky card boards, available at DIY stores and big stores like Walmart and K Mart. Ours learned to not eat the poison in any form, they also learned to avoid any traps. If you see them run a certain pathway, you'll have to booby trap it, they can adjust to your cleverness, and very quickly.

    As far as food, they will eat anything and do not need water! If they can smell it and chew through the pkg, it is on their menu. So buy containers they cannot get into, hard plastic tubs of varying sizes.
    Oh my gosh, have a great time this year and if you see any mice nests, you'll know what to do with that.
  • Carol Carol on Jun 05, 2018
    Heard potato flakes everywhere might work. See above
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