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    We live in bush and we keep getting mice.
    I can't stand it!
    I set traps before bed but because of the kids I can only leave them over night and don't catch anything. I've put baits down but they keeps coming back.
    I have a dog out the back who catches a few but they are still getting in!

    Is there anything else I can do?


    No idea how they are getting in and I'm allergic to cats.

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    I have heard that a good trap is to set aside a bowl of Deb mash potato and then a bowl of water. Apparently they gorge on Deb then drink, which mixes with the deb and bloats them and they die. No poisons and kid safe. Worth a shot?

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    Sounds like a plan, thanks.

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    I've been told to get the weeper stoppers from Big W (I guess it only works if you have a brick house?) they go in all the weep holes in the brickwork so the mice can't come in.

    We moved into a brand new house in Feb this year and we had a big mice problem. Haven't seen them for a few months now, but I'm not holding breath just yet

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    Default Tips for keeping mice out?!

    We tried the big cheese mice traps from bunnings and found they worked really well. Best thing to do is find out where they are getting in so you can stop them. Avoid the mouse bait as you end up with dead mice all over the place

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    Default Re: Tips for keeping mice out?!

    Avoid putting cheese on traps dosnt work to well, try putting peanut butter or melted choc on traps works well.

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    Default Re: Tips for keeping mice out?!

    No way I'd be using baits. Dogs + kids + poisonous baits = not good.

    Only humane way I've found is an electronic mouse trap. They crawl inside which leads to all 4 feet being on metal plates and zap = relatively quick death and no blood, guts or slow killing poison necessary.

    http://www.derwenttraders.com.au/con...n-us/d201.html
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    Default Re: Tips for keeping mice out?!

    Quote Originally Posted by jordansmumma View Post
    We tried the big cheese mice traps from bunnings and found they worked really well. Best thing to do is find out where they are getting in so you can stop them. Avoid the mouse bait as you end up with dead mice all over the place
    I second this. An easy, all be it messy way to find out where they are coming from is, once you narrow down roughly where they are coming in, sprinkle flour at night... You see foot prints in the morning.

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    The baits are behind the lounges where the Ida can not get, I've been told the mice eat them then go looking for water. But I don't really like using them.

    Thanks for the tips.

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