Serious mouse infestation - boards.ie
Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
View Poll Results: How would you get rid of mice??
Use conventional snap traps and kill them! 16 41.03%
Use humane live catch traps and let them go again! 6 15.38%
Get the professionals in and poison them. ie "Rent o Kill". 4 10.26%
Get a cat! 13 33.33%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
18-03-2008, 18:53   #1
Run_to_da_hills
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 19,802
Serious mouse infestation

My elderly folks house has a serious mouse infestation. Last year we had pest control out. They placed poisoned bait around the house. It has made little or no difference. They are back again this year in numbers. I tried several conventional and humane traps around the kitchen, they have got wise to these. It was the last straw when they got into a box of chocolates and devoured the entire contents from the inside out leaving an empty wrapped box!. Is there any other effective way of getting rid of these besides getting a cat, the old man hates cats but might just have toi put up with one.
Run_to_da_hills is offline  
Advertisement
18-03-2008, 18:58   #2
Lauragoesmad
Registered User
 
Lauragoesmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Dublin
Posts: 816
Quote:
Originally Posted by Run_to_da_hills View Post
My elderly folks house has a serious mouse infestation. Last year we had pest control out. They placed poisoned bait around the house. It has made little or no difference. They are back again this year in numbers. I tried several conventional and humane traps around the kitchen, they have got wise to these. It was the last straw when they got into a box of chocolates and devoured the entire contents from the inside out leaving an empty wrapped box!. Is there any other effective way of getting rid of these besides getting a cat, the old man hates cats but might just have toi put up with one.
Hi,
My brothers old house used to always get infestations of mice especially this time of year. The only thing that worked to get rid of them was a plug that emits a sound that drives mice insane. They won't come near the house after turning it on. It worked really well and doesn't even use that much electricity. Hope that helps.
Lauragoesmad is offline  
18-03-2008, 19:15   #3
Run_to_da_hills
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 19,802
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lauragoesmad View Post
Hi,
My brothers old house used to always get infestations of mice especially this time of year. The only thing that worked to get rid of them was a plug that emits a sound that drives mice insane. They won't come near the house after turning it on. It worked really well and doesn't even use that much electricity. Hope that helps.
We had two of them!
Run_to_da_hills is offline  
18-03-2008, 19:19   #4
Lauragoesmad
Registered User
 
Lauragoesmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Dublin
Posts: 816
You can have a lend of my cat, She's a beast at catching mice!!
Please don't use poison though cause its the most disgusting way for something to die.
I'll ask my bro what the make of the plug he had was and I'll pm you with it. It worked really well for them.
Lauragoesmad is offline  
18-03-2008, 19:28   #5
The Artist
Banned
 
The Artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: cork
Posts: 2,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lauragoesmad View Post
Hi,
My brothers old house used to always get infestations of mice especially this time of year. The only thing that worked to get rid of them was a plug that emits a sound that drives mice insane. They won't come near the house after turning it on. It worked really well and doesn't even use that much electricity. Hope that helps.
i have them too ive had no problem with mice,plug it out every month and put on again as the sound differs as mice can get cute with the sounds,you can burrow my black panther!lol

Last edited by The Artist; 18-03-2008 at 19:30. Reason: more to add
The Artist is offline  
Advertisement
18-03-2008, 19:59   #6
Our man in Havana
Closed Account
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 28,890
Does anyone you know have ferrets?? They really are BRILLIANT for getting rid of mice.

Poison is not nice but I have had to resort to it at times - I have had rats get into my aviaries & last year they killed my female ring neck & ate all her eggs & killed 2 squirrels we had. We tend to pop poison into holes they make & then seal them in - expanding foam works really well.

If they mice continue you have to find out how they are getting in. get food storage boxes for all cereals & packet foods - you do not want to get any nasty zoonotic diseases from mice!
Our man in Havana is offline  
18-03-2008, 20:18   #7
Run_to_da_hills
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 19,802
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bond-007 View Post
Does anyone you know have ferrets?? They really are BRILLIANT for getting rid of mice.

Poison is not nice but I have had to resort to it at times - I have had rats get into my aviaries & last year they killed my female ring neck & ate all her eggs & killed 2 squirrels we had. We tend to pop poison into holes they make & then seal them in - expanding foam works really well.

If they mice continue you have to find out how they are getting in. get food storage boxes for all cereals & packet foods - you do not want to get any nasty zoonotic diseases from mice!
Ferrets sounds like a good idea, can they be bought in town? much? could they be let go in the wild after the job is done? I believe they can give a nasty bite! Are these easy to catch if I let them loose around the house?

Last edited by Run_to_da_hills; 18-03-2008 at 20:24.
Run_to_da_hills is offline  
18-03-2008, 23:55   #8
Our man in Havana
Closed Account
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 28,890
If you know of anyone who has pet ferrets you can borrow those - tame ferrets are grand & do not bite!

Nope you should not let them go in the wild - they are pets.
Our man in Havana is offline  
19-03-2008, 01:05   #9
Run_to_da_hills
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 19,802
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bond-007 View Post
If you know of anyone who has pet ferrets you can borrow those - tame ferrets are grand & do not bite!

Nope you should not let them go in the wild - they are pets.
Cheers.
Run_to_da_hills is offline  
Advertisement
19-03-2008, 07:48   #10
tallus
Caveat Emptor
 
tallus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dublin 24
Posts: 6,182
Get a cat. Even borrow a cat.
I had mice trouble in my place around 10 years back, then I got a cat. End of mouse problem. Even if the man of the house doesn't like cats I'm sure they are preferable to having mice around.
tallus is offline  
Thanks from:
19-03-2008, 08:09   #11
Curvy Vixen
Registered User
 
Curvy Vixen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,082
Whatever method you end up using (and I'm a poison fan, sorry!) you need to ensure that they can't get back in afterwards.

We had little field mice last year, all very cute but I didn't plant on sharing my home with them! I went straight for the Rentakill man and we got rid of them but they also went around the outside of the house and pointed out the nooks and crannies they could get in through and we sealed them all up with various means. And remember, because they have no skeleton to speak of, if you can get a biro in a hole, you can get a mouse in a hole!!

I know it's no consolation but be glad it's not rats. Friends had those for a while and it was horrific! And when they sealed up the holes with polyfilla or whatever, the rats just ate their way through
Curvy Vixen is offline  
19-03-2008, 10:22   #12
Makikomi
Moderator
 
Makikomi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rush Fight Academy.
Posts: 18,143
Send a message via MSN to Makikomi
I used to use mouse traps, the one's which snap over and break their little necks - quick death.

But since I got my first cat a few year's ago I haven't have one mouse.
Makikomi is offline  
19-03-2008, 11:04   #13
togster
Registered User
 
togster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: sweden by the sea
Posts: 2,662
Get a cat or a ferrit
togster is offline  
19-03-2008, 11:30   #14
peasant
Moderator
 
peasant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 15,328
Personally I would stay away from poison.

Dying mice have a habit of seeking out very remote, dark corners to do their last breath in.

The smell of one (or several) de-composing mice from under your floorboards or inbetween walls is really, really bad and lasts for weeks !
peasant is offline  
19-03-2008, 12:42   #15
The Artist
Banned
 
The Artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: cork
Posts: 2,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by togster View Post
Get a cat or a ferrit
you mean ferret not ( ferrit )
The Artist is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet