Mouse Infestation?

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  1. JasonMC

    JasonMC Stunt Coordinator

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    I have caught two mice in my family room in the last two days. My wife is freaked out that we have an infestation. At what point should I consider an exterminator vs. continuing to set traps?

    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  2. Scott McGillivray

    Scott McGillivray Supporting Actor

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    Just buy a big-ass Maine Coon Cat! (They can get to be a solid 20 lbs.)

    No more mouse problems and one cool/fun cat to boot! [​IMG]
     
  3. JasonMC

    JasonMC Stunt Coordinator

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    A mouse eating machine! I like it. Unfortunately, my wife wouldn't.
     
  4. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

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    Yup that's Fluffy Pumpkin to a tee. I once found half a rat on my back porch. I guess he wasn't that hungry that morning.

    In my case I didn't have to buy one, he just showed up as a kitten and moved in with me.
     
  5. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Scott and Dennis have made my suggestion. Out of our three Siamese, Charlie is the best hunter, weighing in at only 12 lbs of killer kitty.
     
  6. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

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    My cats don't intentionally kill the mice, rats, and moles they catch. The cats just bring them into the tub and bat them around and generally play with them till they die. They never eat them though.
     
  7. Kevin Alexander

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    I am an exterminator and if I was coming to your house I would look for how they were getting in (holes that lead to the outside, pipe entry points under the sink, false bottoms under your lower cabinets, gaps under your door, ect). Once I find the entry point, I would seal it/them up as good as possible. In the meantime, I would put lots of glue boards in the family room behind the couch, tv stand, furniture, and other places where they were out of site. That way if you have some running around still, they are immediately caught. Just make sure you check them (glueboards) everyday to see what you've caught before they die and stink. There are several ways to approach the problem, this is just one. But if you can afford it, an exterminator can always help in ways and w/ equipment and techniques that would take me hours to type and describe.
     
  8. JasonMC

    JasonMC Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the info Kevin! The weather here will be nice tomorrow so I'll investigate some of the things you mentioned.
     
  9. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    I've been trapping them in my garage like mad, caught 6 in a week and need to throw down some more traps.

    Not a fan of the glu boards personally, and I don't understand why ANYONE would throw out poison, nothing like a dead, stinking mouse stuck in your wall ugh.
     
  10. JasonMC

    JasonMC Stunt Coordinator

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    Philip,

    You are using covered traps right? What brand are they?
     
  11. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    yep, victor I believe, come in a yellow box.
    I can olny get them at the local hardware store for 3.75 each [​IMG]
    walmart doesn't have them.. here anyway.
     
  12. Tim Markley

    Tim Markley Screenwriter

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    Try some of this stuff Shake-Away . I used it to get rid of some rats in my attic and it worked great.
     

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