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#1 of 10 Old 11-25-2005, 05:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We have started getting mice in our house/barn as the weather has cooled. We don't want to use poisons or snap traps. Does anyone have ideas on live traps or repellants to keep them out? Thanks.

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Cats and snakes are pretty effective.
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Make sure to seal up entrances from the outside and to store all food properly.
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We found this stuff online that's basically powdered preditors urine (ick), and it seems you can put it in a stocking or something and toss it into the places that are hard to get to, to scare mice away. So I'm gonna give that a try. We don't have mice in our living area, just in the less well sealed storage garage area, so maybe this will work and hopefully not stink

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Get a couple barn cats and that should take care of it. Borrow someones inside cat if you want for a week or so and see if that helps your home. We hhave a couple outdoor cats and they are keeping all the rodents at bay.

Also, you can use aluminum foil (yuck) and plug up any holes you know the mice are coming through. They will try to chew the foil and get shocked and stop using that entrance.

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Hi,

I have read that sprinkling cayenne powder anywhere they are trying to come in is an effective deterrent. It was suggested that you trap or get rid of any existing mice before putting the cayenne out.

I like keeping them out much more than getting rid of them once they get in... yuck! They like to get in our garage.

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Head to the humane society! Pick the outgoing friendly cats. You'll save a critters life, and you'll be mouse-free. It thawed here recently, our striped barn cat helped generate 40 odd mouse head/tail piles. That was in just 2 days. What good little hunters!
Please, please be a responsible pet owner, and spay/neuter your cats. They euthanize thousands of cats each year due to overpopulation.
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We have 8 cats.
We did have one mouse get into the house this fall but he was soon gone.

We where told this house is terrible for having mice. We have a storage shed full of stuff, the cats have free range in there as I dont want mice ruining stuff.

Have lived here a year and 8 months, only one mouse. Pretty good IMO.
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stuffing steel wool around pipes and any opening helps as well.
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