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Old 11-09-2019, 12:00 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any pro tips? I have heard about fox urine around the house don’t know if that’s just bs. But obviously traps inside and out and pellets.

Reason I’m asking is I just saw one scurry across the kitchen and haven’t really ever had mice issues. Except one time in my dads attic and I just shot them with a pellet gun.


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Old 11-09-2019, 12:05 AM   #2
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Peppermint oil and water in a spray bottle worked at the lease. We put Irish Spring soap bars in the AC vents that are in the floor of the mobile home. These smell good too.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:19 AM   #3
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Peppermint oil and water in a spray bottle worked at the lease. We put Irish Spring soap bars in the AC vents that are in the floor of the mobile home. These smell good too.
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What ratio do you mix the spray?


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Old 11-09-2019, 12:29 AM   #4
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I’ve always used “Just one bite” bars. I’ve had very good luck at deer leases with these
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:35 AM   #5
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I’ve always used “Just one bite” bars. I’ve had very good luck at deer leases with these
Yep I did this at the house/shop I was overrun with big rats after getting chickens..I guess they love chicken feed

They were all dead in a week...smelly but dead
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:38 AM   #6
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Dont really have a ratio. Found the peppermint oil on eBay. Just poured some in the bottle and added water. Started spraying it around all the base boards. Repeat it every chance you get. If you can find the holes they are coming in at. Use steel wool or cotton balls sprayed with peppermint solution and stuff in the holes.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:17 AM   #7
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Skip all the home remedies and go straight for the electronic high-frequency emitters.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:42 AM   #8
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Sticky traps work great at my place. Sometimes the green bait is left untouched. But the sticky traps always have 3-4 stuck to them. Plus I like that they die right there and not in the walls.
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Old 11-09-2019, 02:01 AM   #9
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:47 AM   #10
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electric traps are great. they fry the little mice and don't make a mess. You probably don't have a big mouse problem just need to kill the couple that got in. From there figure out how they got in and try to patch that up if you can.
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:02 AM   #11
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Skip all the home remedies and go straight for the electronic high-frequency emitters.
This rt here. One thing I learned at the lease was to leave drawers and cabinets open when I leave. The sound travels better inside their “homes” that way.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:40 AM   #12
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I have to keep Moth Balls in and around my mower wires. They come in a mesh bag now and it makes it easier to shove them in all the openings and behind the gas tank! Or they will eat the wires!
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:48 AM   #13
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Agreed. Used to get attic mice and garage mice every fall and winter. Got a cat and haven’t had any mice in the house or garage since. I now keep deer corn in the garage and still no mice. I tried regular traps, glue traps, and poison before. Always got a few, but never complete eradication. With the cat, we have had zero. I know they are around, b/c the car will either bring dead ones to the back patio, or eat them and leave the head and tail on the patio.

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Old 11-09-2019, 09:58 AM   #14
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:01 AM   #15
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First year with a trailer at my new lease and I've been using Peppermint oil on cotton balls scattered around the trailer. Actually keeps trailer smelling good and haven't seen any mice signs yet. Don't know if I would have had nice issues, but so far so good. Don't know if it helps but I also scattered moth balls underneath the trailer as well.
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:18 PM   #16
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Skip all the home remedies and go straight for the electronic high-frequency emitters.
We use these too. And moth balls
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:01 PM   #17
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We use these too. And moth balls
These really work. We Use them in houses that rarely get used and the mice have vanished and they were a problem beforehand.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:23 PM   #18
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Skip all the home remedies and go straight for the electronic high-frequency emitters.
We tried these in the garage where I keep my cattle and goat feed. I thought it was gonna be a gimmick and wouldn't work. It worked like a champ. I'm gonna take some to the lease next trip.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:52 AM   #19
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Check out “mouse trap Monday’s” on YouTube for his reviews in just about any type of trap & home remedy. Also has a recent one in the high frequency things.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:12 AM   #20
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:35 AM   #21
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We cut little junks of Irish spring soap and put it around our camper at the ranch. Since doing so, we have had no issues with mice.


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Old 11-10-2019, 09:23 AM   #22
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With my deer lease camper sticky traps....grand slam home run IMOP..👍

Believe it or not, Irish Spring soap seems to work.....

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Old 11-10-2019, 09:27 AM   #23
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Have 3 at my golf facility....DEADLY.... no mice, rats, snakes, spiders, etc in my teaching building....
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:27 AM   #24
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:23 AM   #25
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We cut little junks of Irish spring soap and put it around our camper at the ranch. Since doing so, we have had no issues with mice.


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This. I put a few bars in my trailer and nothing since. Before that I was borderline infested.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:34 AM   #26
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Get a Killer Kat.

Im gonna try the Irish Spring method for the camper and vehicles.
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