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« on: 09 April, 2015, 09:45:07 PM »

After two months of repeated visitations by a mouse/mice, I finally got him,
He/she had chewed up a kitchen roll, tissues, part of a cardboard box, a bubble envelope that's had a new handbrake cable in it for the past 15 years and my hi vis, jacket, had the bait out of two traps without setting them off, and more disagreeably had left a strong smell of mouse pee Angry
normally I don't like killing field mice but this one hadn't taken the hint, so a pair of modern traps were obtained and put in the boot, that got him.
Tuesday I'd emptied the boot out, cleaned up the debris, and got rid of the smell, I then plugged and taped two pressed holes that I think are into the chassis rails, and as that was all I could find I thought I'd solved where it was getting in, obviously not!
Just wonder why after "Fay" sitting in her airchamber in this garage for the last 7 years I've just had a problem with mice, just hope that the end, but I've still left the traps in the boot just in case!

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« Reply #1 on: 10 April, 2015, 09:18:09 AM »

Don't forget they're there if you're ferreting about for tools!
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« Reply #2 on: 28 April, 2015, 01:33:38 AM »

I pulled "Fay" out of her garage to set off for the Bicester Heritage Brunch on Sunday to find that Mouse Number 3 had met his demise, I've reset the traps but I hope there's no more Suicidal Mice about Roll Eyes
Has anyone had any experience of the ultrasonic mice repellers?
As I'm thinking of trying one as I really don't like killing field mice, but have heard mixed reports of their effectiveness.

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« Reply #3 on: 28 April, 2015, 05:48:07 AM »

Used ultrasonic repellers in our barn and seemed to work, but was marginal on the flying variety which I didnt mind apart from the poo below roosting point.....
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« Reply #4 on: 28 April, 2015, 09:47:59 AM »

Used ultrasonic repellers in our barn and seemed to work, but was marginal on the flying variety which I didnt mind apart from the poo below roosting point.....

Thanks Tim,
I'll give it a try

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« Reply #5 on: 28 April, 2015, 11:14:38 AM »

Any suggestions for moles ?
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« Reply #6 on: 28 April, 2015, 11:19:19 AM »

Used ultrasonic repellers in our barn and seemed to work, but was marginal on the flying variety which I didnt mind apart from the poo below roosting point.....
you need to buy the one that select different pests and adjustable audio output. The model I bought was from the states.....

Thanks Tim,
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« Reply #7 on: 28 April, 2015, 11:34:59 AM »


Moles...slow braising?
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« Reply #8 on: 28 April, 2015, 07:31:04 PM »

Ultrasonics were absolutely useless in my shed the only things that work are the BID CHEESE traps baited with peanut butter.

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« Reply #9 on: 28 April, 2015, 07:40:06 PM »

Bird-X TX-PRO/240 Transonic Electronic Pest Repeller.....
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« Reply #10 on: 29 April, 2015, 12:22:11 AM »

Any suggestions for moles ?
Have a look at this Simon.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-PACK-Sonic-Mole-Repeller-Trap-Humane-Deterrent-Scare-STV646-1000sq-Repellent-/400270801648?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item5d31ffbaf0


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« Reply #11 on: 29 April, 2015, 12:27:03 AM »

Ultrasonics were absolutely useless in my shed the only things that work are the BID CHEESE traps baited with peanut butter.

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Thanks Don,
Although I still intend keeping the traps in the boot 'just in case', I'd like to see if one would keep them out of my airchamber, it would be near impossible physically to keep them out of the garage, but if I can deter them from getting inside the airchamber and then into the boot, it would be worthwhile.
Any tips on how to get rid of the smell of muse pee?

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« Reply #12 on: 29 April, 2015, 09:15:22 AM »

How do they get into the chamber Brian? Is it the type that inflates? I thought they zipped up tight and the only way air gets in/out is through filters?
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« Reply #13 on: 29 April, 2015, 03:34:01 PM »

Living out in the sticks means rodents come with the territory so to speak. I'm pretty tolerant towards them in the garage, mainly because my car gets used frequently and doesn't sit still long enough for mice to make a home in it. Quite often if I'm working in the garage at night a common shrew comes out to have a nosey. I'd certainly wouldn't want to harm him .
 Those Big Cheese mouse traps are very effective , as illustrated by Brian, but like all traps are a bit indiscriminate. Ultrasonics can also work [in my experience] but the rats/mice/squirrels do seem to develop a tolerance towards them after a few weeks.

I've found a silenced 410 to be the best anti rodent defence. It's an un-amibiguous solution and creates minimum collateral damage to other species! Perhaps not the most practical solution to use in confined spaces though...
If you want to get rid of the mouse odour I'd suggest popping down to the local vets and get some of that neutralising fluid which biologically digests the source of the smell.
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« Reply #14 on: 29 April, 2015, 04:01:51 PM »

I agree about the biological approach to odours, it works pretty well on tomcat pee, so mouse pee should be easy !
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