In the year that we lived in a shack in the country, we had traps, exterminators and cats. While the cats caught the mice at first, the only thing that kept the mice out for good was the steel wool.
posted by k1princesa on May 12th 2009 at 10:51am
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posted by groupie on May 12th 2009 at 2:46pm
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We also filled every nook and cranny with steel wool, which seems to be the best way to stop them. And we moved most dry goods to the refrigerator and only used the pantry for mouse-proof canned goods. A sealed tupperware bin will also keep them out.
Finally, wipe down your kitchen counter and stove really well every day. There are probably food bits or drips that you don't see but that a mouse will certainly smell.
posted by michelle123 on May 13th 2009 at 9:19am
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Then I threw out all the food items which looked tampered with. We set up traps , with peanut butter. This helped us get rid of a lot of mice. I dint go about humane traps, since I consider them vermin to be got rid of. Glue traps worked well for me, and when it caught one my husband would get rid of it for me.
posted by nerd2003 on May 13th 2009 at 9:22am
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