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    We had mice. Found and blocked a hole (cunningly hidden inside a built-in cupboard). All well, except I think one mouse was stuck on the inside. I don't see mice anymore, but do sometimes hear the odd scuffling noise. I'm convinced there's something still in here.

    Tips on getting rid? I can't face traps (that's DH's job when he's here). Any repellents which actually work?

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    Re: Mice

    A cat and/or cats.

    Works everytime!
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    Re: Mice

    Well, I would lend you my cat but he is only interested in following me around the house and sleeping! Why not get a humane trap? No spring followed by snap necessary!

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    Re: Mice

    Because a humane trap is pointless, they'll just make their way back after you''ve released it into the back garden!

    Even soft as shite cats work, my last one before this one only ever wanted strokes, food and sleep. I got him because of a mouse problem and within a few weeks, the problem was there no longer!
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    Re: Mice

    Release it into someone else's back garden....preferably a few streets away!
    I can't decide whether to be a good example or a horrible warning

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    Re: Mice

    I used to find a spade round the back of the head worked wonders
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    Re: Mice

    A quarter we moved in came equipped with a family of the little buggers and I'm not a trap sort of person. The mouse killing man came and laid traps and those poisonous bate box thingies. I hate traps so when it came to disposing of them he had a handy trick. If you put the traps smack bang beside a wall inside a brown paper bag all you need to do is grab the bag and sling it. I still struggled so I paid the kids an extortionate amount of cash to get shot of it for me.

    Dysons work well for the little sods who like to sprint across the living room floor too.

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    Re: Mice

    Best way to deal with mice? Flamethrower. Works every time. Get one in your sights and blast it with hot hot fire.

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    Ooooh legs I like that idea
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    Re: Mice

    Mr.Soots is terrified of mice, his mum lives in renovated stables, one evening I heard him screaming at the top of his voice for me and I found him armed with a spatula stood on the kitchen table pointing frantically at a baby mouse!!!!

    Mr.Soots is 6ft5 and built like a brick shithouse!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Mice

    If a cat isn't a mouser it won't hunt and kill mice. They learn the trade from other mice as a kitten, same way any other animal learns to do what we believe to come naturally from their peers.

    I've only ever had mice once in a really old house with a cellar in Glasgow, bugger the humane traps, get good solid snap shut break their back type traps and have a man check them daily.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Mice

    My mother always buys humane traps....and then drowns the mice in a bucket....

    Edited because there's still custard in the keyboard and the M doesn't always work

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    Re: Mice

    We moved into a house which backs on to open scrubland, just bursting full of wildlife including mice wanting to partake in the comforts of our home. Upon seeing the first mouse droppings we both turned to each other and, in unison said 'get a cat'

    So we got a lovely cat from the cats protection league, who had spent some of her life living in the wild...she is an excellent mouser, catching things that we can't even see, let alone grab. However she now has the habit of catching the little blighters from outside and bringing them in (not the point at all) then chasing them around the bedroom in the middle of the night (waking us up). She either waits for us to join in the hunt, or munches very noisily on their little bodies, leaving us only with the head, tail or maybe a back leg to clear up in the morning!

    Yuck!
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    Re: Mice

    Thanx! We can't really have a cat as the dog next door barks at everything that moves and I'm worried it would stress out a poor moggie (and we like the dog, not least as it caused the local rat to move out). But I have started to ask around to see if anyone with an indoors cat wants a holiday cat-sitter just to see if the general smell would be enough of a repellant. I suspect DH will just have to do traps when he's here.

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    Re: Mice

    The great thing about traps is you know you have caught the b...s. The good thing about mice is that it means you don't have rats (see there is always a silver lining!!).

    We had a cat who used to sit and listen to the sound of the rats doing a stampede upstairs and just yawn. We got the pest guy in in the end. Result one minging house for a few months. Yuk. Give me a mouse any time.
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