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Old 10-14-2019, 08:28 AM
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In. my. kitchen.
I'm so grossed out.
I don't even know where to start with the cleaning.


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Old 10-14-2019, 10:17 AM
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everywhere! Wash dishes...where ever you see droppings...sanitize it.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:15 PM
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We use those plug ins from Home Depot that supposedly give off a sound mice do not like. They do not like peppermint oil. Bought some at Marshall’s and soaked small cloths and threw them where they usually come in. Mouse traps with peanut butter too. I do not like the poison as we had one die in wall once. Took weeks for odor to dissipate. We also put steel wool under siding.
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:49 PM
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had it that they don't like Irish Spring soap.
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Old 10-14-2019, 05:07 PM
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Apparently I need to douse my house in peppermint oil. I've heard it works for spiders, too. We had those plug in things years ago when first bought this house (and were woken every morning to the sound of scrarching in the walls!).
I've bleached all the surfaces, run all the dishes through the dishwasher, DH set traps...and now I'm going to order peppermint oil and Irish Spring.
Or just move


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Old 10-14-2019, 05:46 PM
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I have seen pictures of the Irish Spring bars chewed into little pieces. Don't think that tip actually works.

Set several traps and check them multiple times. Move them after the first catch. I had a couple mice earlier this year. Grossed me out, too, although it is life. I wiped everything down a couple times until my traps stopped catching anything.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:19 PM
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My nephew remodeled my kitchen almost a year ago. Before it was done I knew when mice were around because my cats would patrol the baseboards. He promised that problem would be taken care of and he did. Would you believe, every once in a while, the cats still patrol the baseboards! .


BTW, peppermint oil seems to work and your kitchen smells nice.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:45 PM
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I feel your pain. I had that issue last year. I had orkin come in and put down the poison traps. ( cats or humans cant get at them) The mice eat the poison and when they die they don't leave a smell. My handyman found 3 dead mice that had basically disinegrated from the poison. I only saw one mouse. Obviously there were a bit more. Well worth the peace of mind to hire an exterminator.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:53 PM
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We have put covered traps out with peanut butter. The problem is one of my three doggie brats has figured out how to disarm them, chew the top off, and eat the peanut butter.
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