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Old 10-30-2010, 08:36 AM
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If it is a dry area, I use the little green pellets in the D-Con package.
It's a cardboard pack that you tear open.
Wash hands thoroughly after opening and be SURE to keep it out of reach of pets.
Within a day or two, you will notice they have been in it.
It works fast, normally 2-3 days.
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Flexible electrical conduit?
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Moth balls work great in enclosed spaces. Might work if you put some under the deck? I don't know what happens to moth balls when they get wet, so you might want to find a way to keep them dry. I've had good mouser cats, but they like to bring you the trophies and my ex wasn't too happy with that.

Years ago, I had an A/C customer that had to have wiring replaced every spring in their outdoor unit. It seems mice would get in there and for some reason love to chew on the "rubber'' like wire insulation. They used a different company foe years and I was there with a General Contractor doing an addition when they told me about the problem. Every fall, they would put poison in the A/C units. I told them the poison attracts the mice and to put moth balls in there instead. Next spring, no problems with mice and they were a good customer till I retired.

On a related note, what do you have when you have a moth ball in each hand and your arms are extended out as far as you can reach in opposite directions????? ...... >




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A really BIG moth!
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We started feeding some wild cats. They now hang out at our place but are still semi wild. They take care of the mice real quick like. They even caught a baby rabbit one time.
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Ok, so we have gone there....

Have you ever tasted moth balls?

How did you get their little legs apart?

Yeah, cats work if the critters are out in the open.
My issue was in the walls and under the floor over an open inaccessible space.
I simply put the containers next to the space and it worked.
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Put a box of D-Con under some type of bowl or something to keep it dry.
Prop up one side about three inches so they can get in.
How wet? Like totally outside, or?
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I use sticky traps at the hunting camp like they're going out of style.. The initial phase will require almost daily checking, then after a while it will slow down. At that point, monitor every couple of weeks.

They are VERY effective... Put a dab of peanut butter on each one too.
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D con for poison, any cracks stuff fine steel wool in, they will not climb thru it for some reason.
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How hard to repipe with black pipe?
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Good points on the cats. Cats are more preventative. The two cats we have keep the mice from getting in the house. If they are already, then poison, traps etc. is about the only way. Moth balls are too tiny.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
The little buggers have chewed through my natural gas hose to my BBQ. I now have a leak that is below my deck line.
I can think of a few options, but I'd like to hear what you guys recommend.
Are sure it was a mouse and not a squirrel? A squirrel chewed mine up once.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Moth balls aren't really an option, to wet under the deck. The deck boards have a 1/4" spacing.
Well I've got a good mousing cat (Spoof), but he can't get under the deck, but the mice can.
do not know your code but here we must use copper for that type of install.
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Originally Posted by ZIGZAG View Post
D con for poison, any cracks stuff fine steel wool in, they will not climb thru it for some reason.
Note to add:
Steel wool is good stuff, but don't use the steel wool pads with soap, like SOS. They like the waxy soap and will eat through it.
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Originally Posted by ReelWork View Post
I use sticky traps at the hunting camp like they're going out of style.. The initial phase will require almost daily checking, then after a while it will slow down. At that point, monitor every couple of weeks.

They are VERY effective... Put a dab of peanut butter on each one too.
Last year my GF had a HUGE rat roaming the back yard and eating the veggies in the garden. We tried those sticky traps with bait on it. Ben the rat took the bait and even left some footprints in the glue! I think a hawk that we see occasionally finally took care of Ben.
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
How hard to repipe with black pipe?
That is my number one option on my short list.
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Ill check on the copper, thanks

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Originally Posted by ZIGZAG View Post
D con for poison, any cracks stuff fine steel wool in, they will not climb thru it for some reason.
10-4 on that.

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