First, find out where they are coming in and seal it up. For any that are already in, set traps with peanut butter or use a product like d-Con. If you have pets or children, be careful how you use these products.
Good luck, they sure can be a nuisance!
Oh, no. so sorry you have them.
We had an infestation and it was awful.
Take a friend with very good vision and go around the outside and inside of your house, look for holes, cracks, literally where mice can get in. Check the windows, doors, foundation, also check where pipes and wires enter the house, mice can climb.
Home Depot has a foam filler that cuts their faces when they try to chew through it, use that along with very fine steel wool.
In our situation, the conventional snap traps did not work, also, they avoided the poison bait traps. What worked best was the sticky cardboard traps (multipack at Walmart), put them around the walls in your rooms, which is where they tend to run. Also, you'll have to move them often, because they tend to learn where to avoid fast.
Thanks so much for the advice. I didn't know Home Depot had such a product. Will definately invest in the foam filler once winter is over. Right now with 2 1/2 feet of snow around the house it is hard to know where they are coming in. I'll keep trying with the poison and hopefully eliminate the whole family.
Here's a post that might help https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/a35872/how-to-get-rid-of-mice/
Thanks for the link it has some great advice!!!
We had this in problem in the Fall! My husband figured out a way to catch at least 1 every night! When we have had them in the past, they can get smart after you catch one or 2 and then it's more difficult. This method worked so well, we were able to get rid of all 6 mice within the week. Wherever they are in your house, set traps up near the front of closet doors....Wherever they like to hide. Our favorite traps to use are the old fashioned traps with peanut butter. Here are the special tricks he used:
1)My husband bought something called "Dead Down Wind" field spray:
This spray was great because he would use latex gloves and sprayed down the traps to kill any human scent. When the traps dried he then added peanut butter and set them out. The mice cannot detect human scent.
2) Do NOT re-use old traps. If a trap already caught a mouse, do not try to re-use the same trap. Just throw it away. You won't be able to catch anything a second time.
Good luck! As frustrating as it is, this method worked so well, I don't fear having this problem again.
Hello here is a link that could be helpful. Hope you can efficiently and easily south your situation.
I have been able to get rid of them at our farmhouse, even when we bushhog, by using a combination of peppermint & cinnamon oil. I purchased a spray off Amazon but have seen it at Ace Hardware. It can be sprayed or saturate cotton balls. Place around and make sure to re-apply as the scent fades. They don’t like the smell. I’ve been told it can be toxic to pets.
If you use commercial poison, switch out periodically for a higher effectiveness.
Here’s what worked for us! https://www.frugalfamilytimes.com/2018/10/how-to-get-rid-of-mice-rodent-proofing
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Hi Denise: Well, I wouldn't use poison. If you, or your neighbours have a cat or dog and they find the dead mouse and eat it, they would also ingest the poison and could become very sick or die. Plus, it's a really rotten way to kill anything, even a mouse as it's very painful. Instead, try these sites for ideas: