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  1. #1
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    I have searched this forum using the term "mice" etc.
    I just saw a dead mouse near the furnace. It looks like this one:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus_musculus

    I also read this thing about mice:
    http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/ent...ruct/ef617.htm

    -House is 2-story, built in 1991, both furnaces in basement.
    -Doors are always closed.
    -Garage doors always closed.
    -Windows have screens.
    -Fresh air intake have screens.

    -Top of furnace/fireplace flues (above roof) have intact screens (I checked with binoculars).

    Attic: 2 access panels closed completely. Last time I was up in the attic, no evidence of dead mice.

    So I am at a loss where the mouse came from and died next to the furnace. This was the only dead mouse I have seen since owning this home in 2005.

    1. Any ideas where they come from? I would think not from the HVAC system ductwork (all metal ductwork).

    2. Has anyone tried the "high frequency ultrasound device"?
    http://www.yoursecurity.us/pest.htm

    For now I guess I'd use poison pellets.

    TIA


  2. #2
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    Your joking right. A mouse could have squeezed through almost anywhere. get some traps where there is one there is 10.

    Good Luck

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    JUST GET A CAT!

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    I've pulled eight from my home this winter. It's cold outside and they will find a way into your home if they are in your area.

    I live in the middle of a cow pasture that is now a subdivision.

    Oh, the joys of clean, county living.

    Buy poison and traps. They love peanut butter and Townhouse crackers. They can't resist it.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

  5. #5
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    I was told a mouse can squeeze thru a hole no bigger than a dime - so you may just have a void in your attic / walls etc.

    I was told by an exterminator, hell bent mice can even come up sewer pipes.

    Mice are also very quick --- maybe he just made his way in while you were bringing in the groceries.

    On the poison .... it makes them thirsty and "on paper" makes them go to the sewer, or outside to find water & die... just remember, if your home IS sealed up & he can't get out - you have a rotting mouse somewhere.

    I'd use a trap or Hire a cat.


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    OMG
    Next to the furnace?

    He got COed to death!

    Just kiddin'

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    Try keeping a clean house instead of living like a slob and the mice will disappear!

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    Originally posted by BSCHVAC
    Try keeping a clean house instead of living like a slob and the mice will disappear!
    LMAO! Well said. Go around the foundation of the house and use "great stuff" or mortar to fill any areas where mice may get through.

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    I surely hope you are joking.

    We have an extremely clean home.

    It's simply a matter of the little critters wanting a warm place to live, and we happend to be right in the middle of their field.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Clen house don't mean nothing.

    My wife is a neat freak and we got them once too.

























    Watch the respones.

  11. #11
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    Our house is very clean

    Just came across this:
    http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pchousemouse.htm
    For now I will focus on Prevention and Control as mentioned in this article.

    But...Can mice gets in through HVAC system?
    (Flue, ductwork, fresh air intake)

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    They can get through a crack 1/16" thick.
    Hire an exterminator to set traps and keep them away if you are that worried about it.
    I probably kill at least 2-3 mice a week in my house, but my wife has a cat that brings them in!

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    Originally posted by BSCHVAC
    They can get through a crack 1/16" thick.
    Hire an exterminator to set traps and keep them away if you are that worried about it.
    I probably kill at least 2-3 mice a week in my house, but my wife has a cat that brings them in!
    Hmmm 1/16" huh....

    Are you thinking of a business card w/ a picture of a mouse on it?

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