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    Anyone else having problems with mice?

    Dunno what's going on this year but my loft seems to be mecca for all the local mice!

    I have lived there for 9 years and never had a single mouse in the loft, but this winter I'm almost over run with the little buggers!

    No sooner have I set the trap and there's another little critter willing to give up it's life for a taste of the peanut butter on the trap.

    I can't see where they are getting in either, I guess I'll never find out.
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    if its a major issue I would call in enviromental health - your local council should come and sort it for free It may not be your home that is attracting them, it may be neighbours.

    My Dad had a lot of rats in his garden and thought there was something wrong. It turned out a few doors up had an avery and large compost and the rats were eating the wood dropped on the floor. My dads garden was the run from the nest (if they are called nests ) to the food source.
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    Cheers Mat, I think they like peanut butter!

    It's because I live in the countryside and they come in from the fields when it's cold.

    We have problems with grey squirils too, my neighbour shoots them (before anyone get's on their high horse, they are classed as vermin, despite looking cute they will do serious damage to a propery should they get in).
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    mice/rats i hate the feckers!
    there's an allotment's over the road from me and they keep chickens in there, there's hundreds of rats they run around in daylight
    me and a mate took the rapid 7 over one day and had some real fun

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    Get yourself a cat Keith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyboy View Post
    Get yourself a cat Keith?
    I thought about it, but I like to be able to come and go some times for days at a time. My neighbour said she'd look after it for me, but that's making me dependent on her.

    Mind you, it's not fair to put a cat in your loft, because that's where the mice have set up "home".
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    Enviromental health wont help out if your in a countryside location with mice, it could be worth getting Rentokil in depending on how bad it is. We had a rat problem a few years back being caused by the nearby Haggis factory, Rentokil were awesome tbh gone with in a few weeks, where as enviromental health didnt exactly do anything.

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    If you get a feral cat (semi wild) they look after themselves...lets face it, it will have plenty of mice to munch on lol The Cats Protection League/RSPCA are always looking for homes for 'non cuddley' cats.

    No need to put it in the loft either, it will soon find where the little critters are getting in and out


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    Our 2 cats were owing a major interest in the washing machine the other day until a mouse shot out from underneath it. Our female's very quick with her claws and she had it dead withing a minute. The male one just stood there looking at her stupidly
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    We had a rat problem a few years back being caused by the nearby Haggis factory
    Am I to assume you have just told us what really goes in to a haggis Dave?
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