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    Default Mice!

    Just looking for a bit of advice. I live in West Gills, Thurso and since last winter i keep getting mice in the house. I have put traps down in the loft and in the kitchen they are always full!. Also you can hear them at night running around.

    Has anyone got any suggestions of what to do!

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    Hiya

    We r in the country and heard mice etc all the time, then we invested in two of those plug in pest repellent, haven't heard anything since

    We got them off ebay

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    Forgot to say, also got 2 cats haha they r a great help

    Cats can only get the mice on ground floor or outside thats why we got the pest repellents for the one's in the loft

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    Cats!

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    Fixed 5 leaks in a farmhouse last week-mice had chewed through plastic plumbing pipes-nightmare!!

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    There is a pretty efficient eco friendly mice control contraption. It is also usually quite durable, lasting up to 15 years though tends to have a poorer performance in later years. Good maintenance keeps it working better: Cat. Female cats tend to be better hunters in my experience, though spaying is a must.
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    Invest in those electronic repellers and there is also one scent I understand mice do not like - think it is Sandalwood, check out the uses of sandalwood and may be worth investing in a bottle or two to sprinkle around under the floorboards or where you think they may be entering.

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    Cat or good old fashioned spring trap that kills instantly..... the latter works for us in winter
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    try to make sure there's no obvious way that they're getting in, given that they can squeeze in Very tiny spaces!. keep setting the traps,checking them every day and you will get rid of them.good luck!

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    Use chocolate spread in the traps, not cheese.....works for me everytime!!!!

    C3..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corrie 3 View Post
    Use chocolate spread in the traps, not cheese.....works for me everytime!!!!

    C3..............
    Bliddy inconvenient having to be let out the trap every morning.

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    I had the same problem when I lived in West Gills and I invested in a plug in repellent - approx 30 - 40. It cleared the problem within the week.
    You can get them from Maplin. I advise one for each floor of the house.

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    Our shop has been very busy this last couple of weeks with the rodent control products.

    It's down to personal choice on what would suit best to get rid of unwanted visitors, but I do advise to get on top of the job sooner rather than later, because when they get the little feet under the table (so to speak) and start breeding, it can be a big task to get rid.
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    Like that one Niall - think that mouse is like the mice which sometimes try to get in here in the winter, I have an Eye of the Tiger who tries to keep my potential mice problem under control.

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    Slightly melted mars bar in the traps is the bees knees!
    If you dont have furries of your own or small kids the sonic repellers are good at keeping them away(kids can hear the sonic repellers) .
    And to complete the warfare good old fashioned pellets are good!(but nowhere near kids or animals you want to keep)
    We live in a village and have minimal mouse in the house probs!

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    definately be careful of the sonic ones if you have rabbits, hamsters etc
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    If they keep kids away, I'm definitely getting a sonic thinummyjig. Even though there's no mice here. Halloween is perfect time to start using one

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