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Y'all, I am freakin' out!
Old 11-01-2018, 04:34 PM
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I'm not one that usually gets bothered by this, but for the first time in all my 16 years of living in this house, we've had THREE $%@#$% mice IN THE HOUSE and I am NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT! Mice are cute. Mice are adorable. But they do NOT BELONG IN MY F$%ING HOUSE!!!

My husband did some work around the sill yesterday sealing things up for the winter, and he must have trapped the mice inside with no way to get out except THROUGH THE HOUSE! I'm so thoroughly disgusted. We are in no way dirty people. We clean, we take care of our house, clean food messes up, so why are these disease-infested sh1ts taking residence in our HOME?!?!

I feel so dirty and gross.

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Old 11-01-2018, 04:39 PM
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I get itóand Iím sorry for you. We had mice in the garage, 1 got in the house, and I almost had a fit. Iím kind of a clean-freak, so it was super annoying. I caught the 1 in the house (horrible experience) then called Terminex for the garage. Creepy irritating.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:41 PM
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Mice come inside homes when the temperatures drop. I don't think it has anything to do with cleanliness.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:41 PM
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Time to get a nice house cat.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:45 PM
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Yeah... I would just have to burn the whole house down.


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I'd love a cat...
Old 11-01-2018, 04:46 PM
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Cats are awesome, and I would so have one. The hubs is allergic to them, though.

Oh my word...I'm sorry I was swearing so much. This truly has me wound up, and I can't tell you the number of F-Bombs I've spewed tonight. (I've been working controlling my swears, and I was doing so well until this! )
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:47 PM
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We have had one mouse in almost 20 years. This year I had an infestation in my pantry. Took 4 out with mouse traps. No sign since then, but it is disgusting. How they can poop so darn much? You know if they could hold themselves, we would never know they were there!
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I agree rodents are yucky
Old 11-01-2018, 04:48 PM
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Sometimes they find their way in and it has to do with finding a warm place not trash to eat or anything that reflects on ones home being dirty.

Last winter I had field mice in my garage and they climbed under the hood of my car and started eating the plastic containers that hold the windshield fluid.
It was not fun. So I know a little bit about how you feel. But I agree that having them inside the house is worse than the garage. We did have a gap in the garage door at the very bottom where they could get through. We covered it with sturdy mesh wire.

Try to find where they are getting in and close it up. Find all the holes. Sounds like you may already have taken care of that. Then set traps. I hope you catch them quickly and get no more, ever.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:25 PM
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Many years ago, DH and I lived in a cute little farmhouse by large fields. One very cold winter, we caught 23 mice in about 3 weeks. It didn't matter how much I cleaned. It was terrible!
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I get it!
Old 11-01-2018, 05:26 PM
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We had a mouse in our house a few months ago and could NOT find it and trap it! That stupid little animal pooped in so many places! Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew! So gross! DH and I were just talking yesterday about how we need to get a professional in to figure out where they come in from - we get about two a year but this last one had better be the final one! Good luck to you.


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Well, it's better than
Old 11-01-2018, 06:28 PM
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Having not one but two rattlesnakes on your patio and driveway. That's what my in laws were dealing with this week. It is facing my brother in law rattling very loudly.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:28 PM
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Has nothing to do with your cleanliness. In fact, if you had those mice and had no clue, that might be a testament to filth

Sorry, mice in the house are no fun. Btdt. They manage to find their way in easily when they've got a small space. I hope you get rid of them soon!
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:21 PM
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We get one or two every year when the temperatures start to drop. Sometimes we get one in summer if it is super hot and dry.

They always surprise me, which is a no-no. I also hate that they poop everywhere and get into food. Our kitchen and bathrooms are prime areas. I clean like a fiend after we find one.

Two of our dogs are mousers, but they will bring us their finds.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:29 PM
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Oohhh, that would seriously gross me out!!! Hope you are able to take care of that problem quickly!
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:38 AM
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They are just looking for a warm house to hang out in. I agree it has nothing to do with cleanliness. I usually catch 1-2 mice each year in my basement. I keeps traps in the basement and sometimes find a surprise when I go down there. Itís gross but it really just happens when the temperature starts to drop.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:07 AM
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I feel your pain. I dealt with this in early Sept. I was unsure if I had more than one, so I called Orkin. Expensive but worth it for me. I never saw him again. Orkin has been out to check the traps and look around. No poop other than the the first time I found the mouse. I'm relieved but I have no idea where it went.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:41 AM
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I live in 100 year old house in New England so this is a yearly battle it didn't help today that I heard on NPR that a mouse can get through a hole no bigger than the width of a pencil! It can also jump about 24 cm and climb walls apparently
Well that explains a lot!
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:49 AM
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I get it. Just found a couple dead under the bag in my trash can! No food or anything in the garage to interest them, but itís getting cold so I guess they came looking. My garage door is opened and closed frequently so I guess thatís it as there are no cracks or other ways in that I can see. The car has kept any from considering a trip inside thank goodness!
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:35 AM
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To clarify, the cleanliness issue for me, because I like a clean house, was the droppings. Disgusting! In my house!
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:05 PM
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And......they usually come in pairs....so there might be one more
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:33 PM
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We live in a mousy area. We find their evidence in the garage now and then and once one got in the house.

One thing that they say helps (and I do it as it's cheap and easy) is to leave new dryer sheets around where you think they might be getting in. There are other "hacks" you can find online...

Even a totally sealed house can allow entry if the door is open for a second when you are not looking - perhaps when you are carrying in groceries and your hands are too full to open and close the house door each time you come and go.

After we had a mouse get in the house, I was talking to my nextdoor neighbor. They also had a mouse get in their house. A few years ago, she and her family (hubby, two little kids) were watching Stuart Little and a mouse skittered in front of the TV.
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So...
Old 11-03-2018, 07:28 AM
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at last count, we have removed 5 mice, and have 9,765,293* traps set up as well as two of the bucket traps.

*slight exaggeration, but not too far off the mark!


Thank you ALL for making me feel better about this! I so appreciate it!!
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