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FixItOnce 10-07-2012 08:59 AM

Mice getting into attic
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Hello to all.

This summer, I had mice get into my attic, presumably from the hole seen in the corner of the photo. My question is how do you properly seal roof boards to a stone wall like this, to prevent vermin from getting into the attic?

Thanks for any help.


oldognewtrick 10-07-2012 11:26 AM

Try stuffing some steel wool in there, mice don't like steel wool, leaves a bad taste in their mouth...oh, and :welcome: to House Repair Talk!

FixItOnce 10-08-2012 10:05 AM

Thanks oldog. What do you think about using some epoxy "putty" to seal off the hole? I don't doubt that steel wool will deter the mice, but I would still have that hole there.

joecaption 10-08-2012 10:40 AM

Use foam backer rod then just paintable caulking.

notmrjohn 10-17-2012 11:17 AM

Use the steel wool as backer for caulk. Fill hole with caulk in two or three built up layers, let each set a while B4 next, a big one shot blob may fall out. Any good quality paintable caulk that will adhere to stone and wood will do.

"steel wool, leaves a bad taste in" my mouth too. I find that if i drench it in jalapenos and cheeze whiz it is a bit more palatable.

Wuzzat? 10-19-2012 11:55 AM

Use peanut butter on traps to kill the ones who get in somewhere else. Watch out for your fingers while adjusting the traps for a hair trigger. Depending on your attic climate the corpse will mummify.

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