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JeremyB 03-25-2013 04:10 PM

mouse question
 
Hi Guys

I have a question about mice I have been wondering. Can a mouse climb on galvanized metal? as in the gutters and soffets? I have never seen a mouse around my house really but I was just wondering if they can climb the brick of the house and climb upside down on the metal and over the gutters and onto the roof?

Again just wondering as I saw a cat chasing a mouse in the neighbors yard today. We dont have mice really around here as the cats usually get them, and I have seen a hawk a few times dive bomb and get one.

I wish there was a way to attarct hawks to my yard to keep rodents down :D

JeremyB 03-25-2013 04:38 PM

Actually another question guys

I have heard some people say to use dirty cat litter around the yard to keep mice away? does that work? I can see how it might if a mouse smells a predators urine around.

Any thoughts?

nealtw 03-25-2013 04:47 PM

Mice climb up piping to get under the kichen sink so I think yes. The smelly litter should keep the neighbors out of the yard if nothing else.

drewdin 03-28-2013 11:19 AM

I was in my attic yesterday and I noticed there were 4 to 6 holes dug out in the blown in insulation. There were roughly 2-3" in diameter, i figured that they are mouse dens or something so I got out my hammer and dug out the holes, I was unable to find any mouse or mouse droppings but its dark up there.

What is recommend to get them out if any are there? mousetraps? rat poison, cherry bombs? :) thanks

drewdin 03-28-2013 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by JeremyB (Post 85243)
Actually another question guys

I have heard some people say to use dirty cat litter around the yard to keep mice away? does that work? I can see how it might if a mouse smells a predators urine around.

Any thoughts?


My plumber told me that just having a litter box will keep the mice out, they know to stay away/

nealtw 03-28-2013 01:09 PM

When you find a hole critters get in, your best bet is to make some kind of one way door to start with, then traps with peanut butter for any strigglers.

drewdin 03-28-2013 01:23 PM

Hey neal,

It wasn't a hole to outside, it was in the attic and the hole was in the blown in insulation in between the floor joists. Although, they would be getting in there from somewhere but i have no idea where.

I'll set some traps to see if I catch anything...

Rojo68 03-28-2013 04:21 PM

The only thing that helped us get rid of our mouse problem was making sure we had foam sealant in all holes and cracks (it's amazing what these guys can squeeze through) and putting mouse bait. Haven't had a problem in years but before we had a ton....even heard them in the walls :(

drewdin 03-29-2013 11:05 AM

i'm going to have to look around and see what i can find, its messy up there and I wouldn't even know how they got upi there. I'm going to have to look around...

nealtw 03-29-2013 12:29 PM

They can get in thru basement and crawlspace too. Any holes you find in the house should be fireblocked anyway,small holes can be plugged with fireproof chaulk and a little steel wool.


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