My boyfriend and I are moving to a new home. We just went thru with an inspector and the place had been sitting for awhile and has mice. I do have 2 cats but because of all the diseases mice carry I would preferr to have them gone before we move in. Any suggestions on who would be my best bet to get rid of them fast.
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we used decon and stickies. It got rid of them within about 3 weeks. Jake, my pit, showed how much he loved me when I was bitten on the toe by one. I shrieked "it bit me!" he crunched it, then promptly tossed his cookies. He did it again the next day when I hollered "mouse!" Now that is love.
The sticky paper is gross. It does work well though as long as the mice aren't huge. It it gets stuck to fur it will come off with vegetable oil. However, you are looking at a big problem if a mouse is stuck to the same sheet your pet is. Just put them behind or under things to tight for the cats to get into.
When we lived in our farmhouse we used the haveaheart traps. It just closes when they go inside, then you set them free. I have heard that the mice will likely just come back inside once you set them free.
There are electronic devices that you can plug into the wall that the noise will drive them out. It does not effect larger animals and it is ulta-sonic(I think) so you should not hear it. You should be able to find them on the internet and they usually run about $50 to $100.
The only place i would set those vile vermin free is in the toilet and make sure to flash several times. No mercy here when it comes to mice.
The only thing that works for me is poison. I use those green cubes I get at walmart. They work great. I just toss them once a month in to hard to reach places so my dogs don't get them and it work pretty well.
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Great so then you have dead rotting mice somewhere in your house. Sounds yummy. I personally think poison is the worst way to go. It is inhumane and at least with a trap it is generally quick plus you can dispose of the bodies.
I don't think you would want to put poison out if you have cats. They can fit into more spaces than dogs can. I wouldn't take that chance. I would definitely not want to have to find dead mice around the house either.
Okay, you might not want to know this, but if there are a lot of them, the sticky traps will not work as well...because mice will eat one another if one is trapped. It is absolutely disgusting. The haveaheart traps work well providing that you release the traps far enough away from your house...like at the corner gas station (where I dispose of all my "little darlings") I would not use poison because the mice might not die exactly where the poison is and crawl somewhere where a cat can get it and possibly get sick from it. Snap traps work okay, but I'm a big baby about disposing of them when the are dead like that (usually I'd leave them until my boyfriend came over and he'd do it!)
If it is a big problem, there is probably somewhere that they are getting in, so it would be worth it to have an exterminator come and find where they are getting in and seal it properly. I just had mine done this winter (about $350) and it was well worth it...I used to get about 20-30 a winter in the traps and this winter only 1!
Good luck...just think, it could be worse (like rats or spiders or something...yuck!)
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They have snap traps out now that have like a little hood over it that would make it a little harder for a cat to get into the snap part of it and when it catches a mouse you just open it up like a chip clip and it lets loose of it and you never have to touch the mouse. I live in the country and usually just take them to back of property and give them a good fling. Then it resets by just squeezing on the end again like the chip clip and it automatically resets, they are pretty nifty.
Any type of trap you do use, make sure you place it up against a wall. Mice have very bad eyesight and will walk along the walls. There are "shock traps" mouse goes in then zap. Its covered so all you have to do is flip the top open and dispose of it. There are also posion traps which once the mouse gets inside it locks and does not allow it to get out. Poisons such as Decon work by making the mouse unable to absorb water or food. After the poison starts to work it will go in hunt for water and die shortly after wherever it happens to. Poison takes a few days to work. There are also easy to set snap traps do not purchase them, they do not have the snapping power to even hurt your finger. I wouldn't pay someone hundreds of dollars to fix it. Spend a few bucks at your local hardware store and do it yourself.
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Your cats will probably catch the mice and kill them but most likely they will not eat them. I do not know if others have the same experience, but we had mice every single year in a house, but after we got a cat - no more mice in our house. Not because our cat haunts them, they just do not come anymore......like they can scent the predator???
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I dont have mice, I have too many stray cats that have decided to make my barn and property home. I hate to say it but I have a cat problem that I never ever asked for. But it also takes care of a mouse problem, I dont know which is worse.
Our cat will not eat anything he catches, he eaves it all close to the door.
I hate the sticky traps. My brother in law used them and he ended up ripping the legs off one mouse, another mouse chewed its frount legs off befor he got there, with the 3rd he was as carefull as could be and tryed everything from water the lacker thiner to get the little guy off but nothing worked so he tryed to drowned it but couldnt because of the bubbles finaly not knowing what to do he smashed it when a shovle.
I dont like the little box traps eather, it seems mice die fast or something, we had some of them and checked them every day. when there was a mouse it was dead.
The snap traps are nasty. my friend had some she wnet to check them and one had poped the head off the mouse.
I think cats are best, we had tons of mice here when we moved in but with in a few days they were gone thanks to sagwa. I know he didnt catch them all there were to many, most of them just left.
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I used to get the haveaheart traps and put the poison in them, I was not going to let the little buggers loose again, but I did not want poison in my house with my dogs or child. I know poison is cruel, but no worse than the mice starving in the "humane trap".