(Original post by MancBoy)
HAHA everyone is super scared! Chill out they wont eat you. I cant believe the lengths people go to just so they're scared of mice. I can sympathize though they are super annoying!
I have a mouse in my house once every few months because I live next to an alley way. I wasn't scared of them but when they jump out it does startle me because I don't expect anything to jump out at me in my house! The noise of them scratching and rustling is enough to keep me awake! And I could have sworn that one climbed on me when I was sleeping. Anyway here are some tips I have learnt from having mice now and again -
1. DO NOT USE POISON! - I cannot stress this enough. If you use prison there is a chance they can die under your floor boards (unreachable) and they emit a god forsaken bad smell. The smell is so bad its enough to make you leave the room and it lingers for about 2 weeks. I learnt the hard way
2. Buy a good ultrasonic pest repellent. Note these take about 2 weeks to work so be patient. I have one and I THINK it works. Not too sure though.
3. Move your beds away from the walls. Mice CAN climb beds and CAN climb on you while you are sleeping. Moving the beds will rectify this.
4. Peanut butter is the BEST thing to put on snap traps. The mice will be attracted to the sweet smell and most definitely go for it. Peanut butter is sticky so the mice will try hard to eat it and lean on the trap. Everyone who has a mice problems raves about peanut butter on traps.
5. DO NOT USE GLUE TRAPS - mice can get stuck on these and actually rip their stomachs trying to get off there leaving blood stains on your carpet and potentially dying in unreachable spaces.
6. Fill ALL holes with steel wool. Mice hate steel wool and cannot chew through it so you can block them out by filling these holes with it.
7. Super clean your house and keep it clean. Remove all crumbs from everywhere. Keep food off tables or places where mice can reach it. The mice will eventually starve and eat the bait on the snap traps.
8. Place snap traps against the wall (so the bait is next to the wall). Mice lean against the wall as a guide when its running about and their eyesight isn't that good. So they can stumble on the trap without actually having to eat the bait.
Hope this helps!!