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Registered: ‎04-30-2010

Mouse Invasion Time

My amateur experience is that mice are a problem in buildings in the fall when they are looking for a warm place and in the spring when they come out of whereever they are and explore, maybe also looking for a warm place.

I've put a lot of time and effort into mouseproofing buildings and conclude it's pretty rough to do a retrofit if the building isn't tight to begin with.

So, every spring and fall I get out the traps, the bait and stop cracks I find to try to stay ahead of the mice.  A month or so and the invasion is over for the season.

I've used many strategies, but sticky traps and block poison seem to work best in buildings.  I use the bait and moth balls in the combine.  We don't have any corn cribs any more or any animal feed lots, so we don't see the rats we used to, but there are signs of one now and then.

Do you have a porblem and what do you use?