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Have tried blocking obvious holes in wall, also a humane & a non-humane trap (baited with peanut butter) but (s)he still comes out from under the sofa when we're watching TV in the evening. That's not so bad, but yesterday (s)he ran up onto the sofa cushions - too close!
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Fwomble Wrote:

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> Have tried blocking obvious holes in wall, also a

> humane & a non-humane trap (baited with peanut

> butter) but (s)he still comes out from under the

> sofa when we're watching TV in the evening.

> That's not so bad, but yesterday (s)he ran up onto

> the sofa cushions - too close!




Have you checked there is no food under the sofa?


I had a mouse which ran out from under the sofa, and when I investigated I found a plate of half-eaten pizza shoved there by a child after our family Christmas get-together last year .......


Another Christmas I came downstairs to find a mouse - or more probably more than one - had eaten out the whole of the inside of one of those cheeses with red rinds, and just left the rind standing there as if it still had cheese in :)

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AylwardS Wrote:

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> We had mice and after they went we put in an

> earlier version of these. Seem to work. Maybe put

> one in the room you want to stay mouse free?

>

> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cheese-Repeller-Humane-Ro

> dent-Deterrent/dp/B004QIRL8Q/ref=sr_1_12?crid=LC4P

> EMP510P4&dchild=1&keywords=mouse+deterrent+plug+in

> &qid=1607425058&sprefix=mouse+deterrent%2Caps%2C24

> 4&sr=8-12


As useful as a chocolate tea pot! Save your money.


That aside, mice are totally harmless. It's similar to having a budgie that doesn't fly.

They won't bite you.

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The problem with mice is that they multiply fast and by fast, that is tenfold over a matter of months. They also chew through just about anything, including electrical wiring. More importantly, they carry disease in their urine, droppings and saliva. So as Seabag says, you have to get rid of them. How you do that depends on how bad the numbers are and whether or not there are nests in the walls and/ or under the floorboards.
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Very cute as when you are watching the telly and still you suddenly see something out of the corner of your eye. We had them for years but never felt we were infested, rather they came out of the cold for food and warmth. We trapped and released a few, taking them well away from the house, so they wouldn't return. Eventually put a grid on a ventilation channel under a small section of sold floor from an air brick and that was it.
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Mice are a Real problem.

If there is food around they are Not going to move out or go somewhere else.


You can See their droppings but you Cannot see their Pee.

Mice are incontinent and Pee continuously..

Their urine is the main cause of infection and disease.


Mice are True vermin. They have to be dealt with.

Poison is Cruel. Mice die slowly a Painful death from internal bleeding.

They end up hidden from view and stink the house out for weeks as they rot,

Flies lay eggs and you can end up infested.


The Old Wooden traps are the best solution.

They are quick and you can then dispose of the creatures.


Humane traps are not the best solution. When the creatures are released they become someone else's problem

and continue to breed.


We simply cannot get too sentimental about killing Mice. Its Not nice, bt has to be done.


Foxy

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Effra Wrote:

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> That aside, mice are totally harmless. It's

> similar to having a budgie that doesn't fly.

> They won't bite you.


They chew cables - might be wrong but can't afford damaged cables and a fire.

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DulwichFox Wrote:

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> Poison is Cruel. Mice die slowly a Painful death

> from internal bleeding.

> They end up hidden from view and stink the house

> out for weeks as they rot,

> Flies lay eggs and you can end up infested.

> Foxy


If you're in a block of flats the freeholders/managing agents will use poison as it's convenient for them so you're stuck with it to an extent.

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JohnL Wrote:

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> DulwichFox Wrote:

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> -----

> > Poison is Cruel. Mice die slowly a Painful

> death

> > from internal bleeding.

> > They end up hidden from view and stink the

> house

> > out for weeks as they rot,

> > Flies lay eggs and you can end up infested.

> > Foxy

>

> If you're in a block of flats the

> freeholders/managing agents will use poison as

> it's convenient for them so you're stuck with it

> to an extent.



Another problem with poison is that Pets (cats) can eat the poisoned Mice and also die.


Also Foxes can be poisoned by eating the Mice.


DulwichFox.

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DulwichFox Wrote:

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> PeckhamNicola Wrote:

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> > Covering the air vents with wire mesh helped a

> lot

> > in our house.

>

> A mouse can get through a gap of 5mm about the

> size of a Pencil.

>

> DulwichFox.



Then put a pencil sharpener in the hole


That?ll do it

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