Ok so got a problem with the little buggers. Don’t know how or why, but have a mouse/mice in my shed. Shed is the other end of a 100ft long garden from the house, nothing really down there except I suppose it’s close to the veg patch. But definitely got at least one mouse in my shed cos the bugger has nibbled a huge chunk out of an Ultegra hood, and bits off an ODI rogue grip! I’m just hoping that he’s not had a nibble on my tyres… 😕
Best way to get rid? Permanently?Posted 4 years ago
Cat is out of the question sadly. If it was my own house, not rented, I’d already have at least one!
Not liking the idea of poison, dead mice stinking the shed out from under the floorboards! 😕 Think I’m gonna have to totally empty the shed, and then find out where they’re coming in too.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Poison – they wander off and die
Traps – Need to catch them and dispose of them
Think I’m gonna have to totally empty the shed, and then find out where they’re coming in too.
And then what? Put up a sign?? They can get through very small holes unless your shed is watertight then they will find a way.Posted 4 years agoEuroMember
We’ve had a few in our house in the last month or so. The OH is petrified of them so they had to go, but i couldn’t kill them so i bought a couple of live traps from homebase. A little nutella in the end (they loves it) and bingo! then i drop them off in the field across the road. My mum got us a little sonic thing that plugs into the socket and it supposed to keep them away. I was sceptical but i think it actually works as we had none for a couple of weeks until i unplugged it the other night and the next evening we had another. The traps were away and it took a good hour to catch it with an empty Ferrero Rocher box. They’re nimble, quick and very good at hiding.
Edited after reading below – i’m not a tramp and our house is clean but we live beside a lot of fields 😀Posted 4 years agojimbobrightonMember
traps – don’t agree with poison, and they do end up dying in hard to reach places. the usual poison is designed to thin the blood, which in turn makes them feel cold, so they end up dead in a nice, warm place – ready to stink to high heaven. We had quite a lot in the pub when we first got it, mainly due to poor hygene with previous tenants – took about 4 months to get rid.
if it’s in a she @ the end of the garden, I’d either leave em be or use a trap – then you know when you’re getting the better of them.Posted 4 years agotomkertonMember
Get 10 ‘little nippers’ off eBay, the modern plastic traps are rubbish. Use a bit of peanut butter as bait.
Poison is a bad option IMO for the reasons stated above and also the risk of pets and other wildlife becoming poisoned.
The live traps are fine if you dont want to kill them, but I’d take them along way away, like a car drive away.Posted 4 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
Had a few in the house a couple of years ago. Droppings everywhere and the place stank of mouse wee. Spent ages piss-balling about with humane traps but they weren’t interested. Poison bait and sticky boards didn’t seem to work either.
Got a couple of old fashioned “head smasher” traps from B&Q.
Job done.Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
See I had the opposite to you HtS. Traps didn’t catch a thing, tried all sorts – the plastic pre-baited ones, the traditional wooden ones, moved them around several times, got nothing.
Poison worked straight away.
(This was about 6 weeks ago, they set up residence under the bottom stair in the house. It’s the time of year they start looking for somewhere warm so they’re more likely to come into houses/sheds).Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
Not liking the idea of poison, dead mice stinking the shed out from under the floorboards!
This is a myth, mice are too small to create much of a stink. You really wouldn’t notice in a shed.
Block up any holes you can see that could let them in, and put down spring traps and poison.Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
…i couldn’t kill them so i bought a couple of live traps from homebase
Make sure you deposit them miles away, they are great at finding their way back home.
They are also creatures of habit and generally die if taken out of their normal environment, due to having no cover and struggling for food…but don’t tell the wife.Posted 4 years agoBig DaveMember
I’m actually studying for a pest control qualification at the moment. Ultrasonic devices aren’t really all that useful according to various studies that have been carried out and apparently cats aren’t all that great at killing rodents. A small terrier would be more effective (dogs view it as a game; cats do it when they can be bothered).
Your best bet is to poison them (lots of little bait points all around the affected area) and then make sure that the shed is proofed against them getting in once you’ve killed them all (filling in gaps etc as mentioned above). The mice wouldn’t be in there unless it is attractive to them and there is food available so figure out what has attracted them and remove it or make it difficult to access.
If it is only one or two mice break back traps may be sufficient to get rid of them if you aren’t keen on poison (the best poison baits to use at this time of the year aren’t available over the counter anyway so traps may be a better bet).Posted 4 years agoredstripeMember
you’ll never stop them getting in, particularly at this time of years when dark, wet cold outside and agree with above – little nipper wooden traps, only ones that are reliable and get’em, peanut butter or bits of choc chip biscuits as bait. Check morning and evening, you’ll soon know it if you forget, the stink of a rotting mouse is horrendous.Posted 4 years ago
If you want to know about dealing with squirrel, rat, hornet, wasp, moth etc invasions, just ask…..flip456Member
we used traps after some mice started taking the strawberries in our greenhouse. used the old fashioned traps baited with grapes (tried peanut butter/nutella but no luck) and had 10+ mice over a couple of weeks. ime there is always more than just one of the little buggers.Posted 4 years ago
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