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Thread #75546   Message #1339111
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
25-Nov-04 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Non-violent anti-mouse techniques?
Subject: RE: BS: Non-violent anti-mouse techniques?
Not once in this thread has anybody suggested taking precautions to prevent the little buggers getting into your house in the first place.

I had to take steps to eliminate the ingress of mice in every house I occupied in the States, and it didn't leave me with a very high opinion of the general standard of house-building in the US.

The most effective way to prevent them from coming in in the first place is to make a mixture of bonding plaster and finely crushed broken glass, and trowel it into any gaps which are visible around pipes, electrical conduits etc. This is particularly necessary in bathrooms and kitchens. It is fiddly and time-consuming, but it does work.

Other steps which can be taken include fixing mouldings between skirtings (US baseboards) and floorboards, if necessary.

Basically, just observe where they are getting in, and take steps to prevent their entry.

K I S S.