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How to kill a pest in the ceiling?

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  1. JuneyBooney

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    How do you kill a pest/rodent possibly in the ceiling/wall? I placed one of the electronic units near the kitchen and I hear the noise in the ceiling/wall. I think it is a mouse/rat that came in the drain pipe that goes to the kitchen sink. I have never had one in this home but this is driving me batty. Thanks
     
  2. youngdocglock

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    Oie. Ceilings are tough, so are walls.

    You need to get a one way trap.

    What i mean when i say this is a door that you can put on the access point, that only allows the animal to leave. And not return. The rodent needs to exit daily to get food etc. so they come and go. You need to make sure it goes.

    DO NOT put poison in the wall or ceiling. This will cause the animal to die in the wall or ceiling and you will have a stech that you can NOT get rid of without removing all walls and ceilings to find the body.

    Get a one way trap , bait the outside so it comes out, then seal up the hole once its gone.
     

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    I came to suggest bird shot :embarassed:
     
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    Call Cartman.
     
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    One of three things is going to happen....soon.

    1. The animal will find it's way out of your ceiling/wall.
    2. It will find it's way into your house/basement.
    3. It will die.

    A mouse trap or a small live trap (baited) may be our best best short term.

    Long term, you could do the one-way door "exclusion" devices that is usually for bats/birds but you have to know where it (he/she) entered your house and place the exclusion over for exit and no re-entry.

    After a week or so, plug the entry point.
     
  7. JuneyBooney

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    That is probably better than a 10mm. :rofl:
     
  8. JuneyBooney

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    I am thinking it came in through the kitchen drain pipe that was leaking. I think it maybe came in where a fernco coupler was placed the last time it leaked. Does that sound reasonable to you guys? I have looked outside and can't find a hole. Can it get out if it came in the pipe? Will these electronic repellers work?
     
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    If I could find the hole it would be done right away. Thanks for the input.
     
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    The poison that Orkin uses causes the dying animals to go outside in search of water. I believe the OTC poisons are the same thing, but less powerful.
     
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    You can poison it with the freon from one of those broken air conditioners. :wavey:
     
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    I used to work as in pest control. It is amazing how small a hole a mouse can squeeze through. Literally, a mouse can fit through a slot as thin as a quarter. Get about a half dozen of the old fashioned snap traps and bait them with peanut butter. Put just a little dab in the rolled section fo the trap release that holds the snap part. If you bait the outside a mouse can often eat the bait and not trip it. Palce the trpas under you sink, and along walls in your basement and attic. Mice prefer to run along walls because they feel safer doing so. They are also curious as hell, it will definately stop at the trap. I have seen mice trapped with unbaited traps just because they were curious about it.

    The company i used to work for charges $500 to do what I just told you. It amazes me the money people spend on thinsg they can easily do themselves.
     
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    I never catch a mouse with a loaded peanut butter trap. They always eat all the peanut butter then I catch them when they come back to lick it clean.
     
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    Do not poison it.

    A movie theatre shut down about a decade ago in my town and all the rats died because there was no more popcorn for them to eat off the floor. It reeked. The business next door reeked too. It took months for the carcases to rot to bone.
     
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    I had to use antifreeze to kill a rat.....it must have died outside....lucky me! Nothing was working but I knew it would get thirsty!
     
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    I know that would work. :rofl:But....
     
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    That is an idea. So if I can get into the area and place some antiifreeze that may kill the rat when he gets thirsty...I may try it. He was quiet til tonight and he is making noise again. :shocked:
     
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    I have a number of cats. They have not gotten the thing yet.