I found where the mice are coming in

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
January 11, 2008 5:52am CST
Yes I know alot of you heard about my mice problem I had. So the other day I was outside picking up some things because it was beautiful outside. Like a spring day. Along the bottom of the house they is an outlet a big hole that is for the dryer in the basement. And the cover that was over it came off and was lying next to it. So I put in back I havent seen any more and I am so thrilled about that. I dont like mice! Do you?
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@gabs8513 (48714)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 08
Wll I am so glad that you have found out where they got in and have been able to solve it Hopefully you will not get unwanted Visitors again
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I hope they have taken the hint I dont want them coming in my house!heheheheh
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I do not like mice. I had a problem once and like you I found where they were coming in. I put some of that steel cleaning pad stuff inside the hole. Now they do not come in.
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I heard that was the best thing to do.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 Jan 08
I heard that works great too. I really need to get some.
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• United States
12 Jan 08
Well for your sake I hope you still have traps. You know they breed so face. They drop a load of those nasty critters. If you have a problem again. Put some new gloves on. Then take some real oil of peppermint place it on New cotton balls and place in your home. They love this stuff. They will eat it swell up and die. You would find them or have any smells. There gone.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
13 Jan 08
No thanks I dont want them dying somewhere and smelling up the place. I will just set my traps again.LOL
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• United States
12 Jan 08
No, I hate mice. I'm glad you found out where they were coming from though.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 Jan 08
Thanks me too!
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• United States
11 Jan 08
I'm happy for you that you finally found where the problem was! Well, I had Hamsters when I was little, does that count?, lol! I use to put them in my pocket and take them to the store with me and scare all the old ladies, hahaha. On the other hand, I don't think I'd like the little critters running around my house all day eating my soup and sandwiches, haha. And, I couldn't imagine watching TV and one running across the floor. So, in that case, nope, I wouldn't like them. Kash would probably just play with them all day and have fun.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Jan 08
No hamsters dont count. I use to have a hamster too! My hamsters name was Teddy!heheheh he was soooo cute.
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
11 Jan 08
Hi Terry, I wasn't aware of this problem, but am happy to hear that you've got it solved. Quite a few years ago, we had two mice get into the house on separate occasions. One of them, a fairly large black one, just disappeared. The other was 'very bold,' and made its way up to the top floor. A friend came over, and kept watch, and 'took care of it,' for us. I 'think' they both came in through a gap that leads outside, beside the dishwasher. Both incidents were in the spring, as I recall.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 Jan 08
Thank goodness I figured where the little suckers were comimg at. I caught 6 of them. But I never saw them I saw the poope.LOL
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• Canada
12 Jan 08
This is for the best.:)
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• United States
11 Jan 08
I don't care for mice. They give me the willies! My husband has to take the mice out of the traps and dispose of them. We have 3 cats and they only manage to make the mice head for higher ground.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I wont take them out of the traps either. YUK
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• United States
11 Jan 08
We have some pretty simple traps too. I can't put my hand near them.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I don't mind domestic rats or mice, my nephew raised both and I love them. But the wild ones...Grrrr, don't even get me going. I started a discussion a while back because we have things stored in this barn for over 1 1/2 years and I keep telling my husband we need to get ALL those things back. Why? Because every time he brings home just a few boxes, about half have had mice and ruined many things. I still have pictures and some documents I was working on there and he doesn't get that the longer it's there, the chance is greater that it will be trash... Oh, the reason I packed away pictures and documents that I knew were going into a barn? It was summer time and the most these things were going to be there was maybe 2 months... Sorry for the rant, but I really don't like wild mice...
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Oh thats okay I hate them too. I was like how dare you come into my house you dirty little thing. They can make people really sick. I had scrub my kitchen down because they were hiding in my cabinets. Thats were I found the mice poope. No more mice!
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• United States
11 Jan 08
Even though I ranted about the mice in the barn, we did used to have mice here at home too, before the cat..lol And it was really gross, especially when spring cleaning came around and all the little places these mice would hide and there were mouse dirt everywhere..yuck.. I am happy you are now mice-free.. You can now sleep better..:)
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
11 Jan 08
Im so glad that you found where they were coming in and fixed it, I remember the problems that you had....I hate them creepy littlr things..
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 Jan 08
I know it was terrible. thanks for stopping by.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
11 Jan 08
You were brave enough to move something the mice touched? lol I would freak out just at the thought of mice being around the house. Don't believe I knew about your mice problem. How did you handle it? I've seen the mousetraps with the sticky stuff on the bottom and how they work versus a traditional trap. It's sad to watch the mouse scquirm to get lose but it does work. We've been in the same house for 34 years. Always told my husband that if I saw a mouse we needed to move..lol Have never seen any rodents whatsoever here and that's a good thing. Sounds like the mice were coming in your basement area to keep warm. If they move the cover around again, leave them a note to go next door and hang out at your neighbor's house. You might have smart mice that can read! Am glad your problem has been solved. Have a great day, carolbee
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Hi carol yep they were coming in through the dryer vent. I caught about 6 of them with the old fashion traps. No more mice.LOL
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@williamjisir (22902)
• China
11 Jan 08
Hello dear TerryZ. Yeah, I know about the mice problems that have been discussed about months ago. It is so exciting to know that you have finally found where the mice are coming in. I hope that you have already had this problem fixed by now with no mice to come to bother you. Good luck, dear friend.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Hi williamjisir problem solved!LOL
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• China
11 Jan 08
good for you!! i really hate mice. they are scary. my major is biology, so in the first year of college, i was required to anatomise a mice. though it kinda look not so dingy because it was white. i had to examine and separate each of its organs as required. i felt like i was gonna throw up!! afterwards, i didn't have the appetite to eat anything.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Ewwwwww thats just disquisting. I didnt take biology for that reason!LOL
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@youless (95283)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jan 08
I am so scared of the mice and of course I don't like them at all. You can think for the positive way. Since you know where the mice come in, then at least you know how to avoid it. Good luck!
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I know Im glad I could find it. I got those little suckers!LOL
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@AmbiePam (50711)
• United States
11 Jan 08
No, I don't. I think even Mickey Mouse has his own motives.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 Jan 08
heheheheh I know I think your right!
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
16 Jan 08
I don't like mice either yuck.. dirty little critters!