My wife just spotted a mouse.

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  1. TheDreadnought

    TheDreadnought

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    Calling pest control tomorrow. We live in a 3rd floor condo. How tough will it be to get rid of these critters. Any experience out there?
     
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    Be courteous to your neighbors and use 9mm instead of 10
     

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    There's no such thing as "a mouse", in my experience.

    Just prior to the arrival of the pest folks, check all storage locations that might have boxes that have been turned into nesting areas. Closets, storage rooms, under-bed storage areas, rarely opened drawers/cabinets. If you find anyplace that has a bundle of shredded paper/cardboard/cloth in one corner, don't dig into it; show it to the pest folks, it could be a nest. Look for little black droppings along baseboards or on the back edge of shelves or in cabinets. Make sure pet food is in critter-proof (or at least resistant) storage containers.

    Hopefully, it's just a neighbor's problem overflowing to your place, and they can pinpoint the infestation and get it under control.
     
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    Had mice in my last house from time to time.

    BB Gun provided hours of fun. I did need to replace a couple of base boards when we sold the house.
     
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  6. Jerry52

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    get a cat then the mice become your neighbors problem
     
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    Just set out a few traps, and the next time she leaves the house, tell her you caught it.

    Other than that, you'll have to try to seal all penetrations/ figure out how it got in.
     
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    Glue trap and peanut butter
     
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    You have "a" mouse.

    I am envious. When to start seeing mouse dirt in you kitchen drawers, THEN you can complain!
     
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    Dog Soldier NRA Benefactor Silver Member

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    Long ago my wife and I newly weds lived in an old Prairie House. It was isolated. We had one mouse that seemed to escape ever trap. Late one winter nite the mouse was playing in the dark.
    The wife was sleeping soundly. I picked up a .22 pistol flipped the light on and splattered blood and mouse guts across the wall and furniture. My wife awoke and cried. Her favorite chair was ruined.
    I never did it again. But I still chuckle 50 years later, to myself.
     
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    Just give it a name and think of it as a pet.
     
  13. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    Condo and pest means everyone has them. If the whole complex is not treated they will just move around and eventually come back.
    Just like a apartment complex.
     
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    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

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    I had "mice" once. Tried small traps... nothing, but tripped traps and missing bait. So I got and set large rat traps. The next morning I get awakened up to the screams of, We caught one!"
    As I enter the kitchen I hear a thumping coming from the cabinet under the sink. Sheesh! The sight flustered me. The trap snapped on its head right across its eyes. It was blinded and so large with the trap attached, it couldn't get back down the hole it came in through and was jumping around blindly banging the attached trap into things. I grabbed the trap, took it and its captive outside and shot the largest rat I ever saw.
     
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    I live in farm land. I have a ton of mice. So many more refugees when the fields get cut. Mostly they just get caught in traps in the garage. I have a couple traps in the house and they haven't been sprung in a long time. We had a field cat, it got hit by a car a few days ago. It will need to be replaced. That sucks too, because we had her for almost 5 years.

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    Poison bait.... Best solution IMO. Traps are just a half measure. You need to employ some hardcore chemical solutions. There are ways to use it that keep it away from kids and pets.
     
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    Forget peanut butter or cheese. Use a snicker bar on a mouse trap and you will have a
    confirmed kill that night.
     
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    PrettY much never just one.
     
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    Nah...I have 4 cats. Any mouse they catch provides them hours of playtime.

    Cruel things they are but damm good at catching mice.
     
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