Mice getting into attic

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  1. Oct 7, 2012 #1

    FixItOnce

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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.

    Pat

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  2. Oct 7, 2012 #2

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2012 #4

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    Use foam backer rod then just paintable caulking.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2012 #5

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    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.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2012 #6

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    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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