So living in a large rural city in the middle of Victoria's food bowl last year, I was fully expecting the mice plague to eventually invade my home. Thankfully, they never did.
But we moved a month ago, to a town right on the Murray River. It's literally 500m from my front door. And we have mice!
It's a brand new house, and I clean it thoroughly every Saturday morning (just finished!) as well as tidying as I go through the week. So.. I don't think they're here because we're dirty because we're really not!
As well as the mice, the incredible amount of flies is annoying me too! (You would think that growing up in this town I would be used to it, but living away for 6 years I guess I became accustomed to pest-free environment!)
I just looked at research on the ultrasonic plug in devices, but science says they can be nothing but a dud, since the pests habituate to the sound, it doesn't annoy them anyway, and besides- ultrasonic sound cannot go around corners or through walls or furniture, and it loses half it's strength after 15ft and is gone after 30ft.
DP went to Bunnings a few weeks ago and bought some self-baited traps which were supposed to be irresistable to mice, but so far they remain empty, whilst I see mice run into the garage and my linen cupboard (gross )
So- any tips on pest control?