Household mice! I really need them gone.

  KRONOS the First 10:26 01 Sep 2012

The flat below me has had a major renovation and the resident mice have decided that it is all a bit to much and have moved upstairs to my flat where i assume they find it less noisy.

I have put down poison which they seem to love as I seem to need to have to fill up the little plastic container quite frequently.

I have tried to figure out where there hole(s) are and have sealed a few, particularly around radiator pipes etc.

I have been looking at something like this: And wondered if anyone had any experience of this type of device.

I know that the easiest thing would be to get a cat but this is not viable at the present time.

Any thoughts and suggestions wanted urgently

  chub_tor 10:41 01 Sep 2012

No experience but it will cost you just a fiver to find out if it works and that may be less than you are paying for bait. Personally I would try it for two months and then if you are still seeing mice around send it back under the warranty.

  Woolwell 10:44 01 Sep 2012

Traps are best. They like chocolate but especially apple pip primed traps. The snag is the subsequent disposal.

  KRONOS the First 10:55 01 Sep 2012


What is a fiver?

fourm member

Yes it might just come to traps.


I was aware that sweet as opposed to savoury was the mouse food of choice.

  KRONOS the First 11:35 01 Sep 2012


Thanks for the link.

  KRONOS the First 12:44 01 Sep 2012


It is hardly the black death repeating itself.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:11 01 Sep 2012

Mice can collapse their skeletons to squeeze through very small holes, if you can push a ballpoint pen through a mouse can get through.

My mother had a problem a couple of years ago when they spread from next door, council laid poison (no charge). I filled lots of holes to stop them getting in the house including small wire mesh over the air bricks (paranoia from my wife and mother).

None of the other neighbours would admit to having a problem but the council man said he would guarantee the mice would have spread to all houses at least 5 doors away. so kept the traps and poison down for a month after all signs disappeared.

All signs of infestation were gone within a couple of weeks only one found in her house about twenty next door.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:15 01 Sep 2012

This may be useful instructions for the correct kind of mouse trap :0)

  rdave13 14:45 01 Sep 2012

Just get a couple of mice traps, bit of uncooked bacon rind, mind your fingers and dispose to refuse bin until no more show up.

  Condom 14:47 01 Sep 2012

When our house was new we had several invasions of field mice especially as winter was drawing near. Personally I think traps are the best method and disposal is not that bad and better than letting them rot away out of site. Mice seldom live alone so be prepared to catch several before they disappear.

  proudfoot 15:33 01 Sep 2012

We had mice a few years ago and bought a couple of similar plugin units (I think we got 2 for the price of 1) to the one suggested,though ours are somewhat smaller. It may be coincidence but we have not had any mice in the house since. I have just Googled Mice Repellers and this came up:- These are what we have.

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