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Post by Lori on Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:25 pm

We were out on the screened porch Sunday and the dog was sniffing all over just outside the screen door. Then she started barking. At the house. We thought she was barking to get inside the screened porch with us, but when DH opened the door, she continued to bark. He looked into the corner and saw a smallish hole in the grout. Hmm. We have had a mouse problem off and on, and he has gone around the house numerous times looking for any possible space that he could fill to prevent them getting in. It has been driving us crazy. Well, he decided to put some of that expanding sealer in the hole, then remove any excess and cover it with grout.

This afternoon, I went down to the basement to get something, and there was a mouse in the mousetrap I keep down there! I actually think we found and repaired the hole the critters were using! Poor DH spent all that time under the porch looking for openings when the problem was higher all along. My dog is hero of the day - retroactive to Sunday.
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Post by chelle on Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:57 pm

wonderful! dont you love it when you can outsmart them stupid little rodents??

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Post by bizzeedee on Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:23 pm

ah Michigan, ah living in the winderness.... we had our fair share and then some of mice.

remember one nice sitting and watch some scare movie and a mouse came out the fireplace vent, walked across the to fireplace door and sucrried back inside the vent of the other side. Cat, sleeping on my lap missed it all LOL...

Next day we shoved steel wool in the vents, end of "in the house mice" but caught them in traps in the garage on a weekly basis... not to mention the one that got into my car (by golly, she had a nest under the back seat... turned on the fan one morning, and 'ish' she got creamed... took forever to get the smell out of the car !
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Post by Connie on Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:53 pm

Beagles are awesome! Just keep them away from the dang skunks Wink
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Post by edbson on Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:55 pm

Good Dog!
We used to get field mice...ick. Not anymore, all the snakes after the storm have taken care of them
Kristin gets one occasionally, and makes me come turn them loose....She feels bad. I did buy her some of those humane, throwaway, never see it traps, and so far so good.

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Post by tara on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:51 pm

Good Dog!
I have a lazy cat, she prefers to only hunt outside. She brings back possums and mole twice her size. Chipmunks, squirrels and bunnies but leaves the mice alone. She will lay there and watch them run by if they get in the house.

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Post by Lori on Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:12 pm

I've thought about borrowing my sister's cats for a couple of days. Everyone here is allergic to cats, though, except me. At one point, we caught 5 mice in 6 days in the basement. At that time, the dog would bark at the basement wall and scratch at it when she got down there.

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Post by bizzeedee on Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:42 pm

tara wrote:Good Dog!
I have a lazy cat, she prefers to only hunt outside. She brings back possums and mole twice her size. Chipmunks, squirrels and bunnies but leaves the mice alone. She will lay there and watch them run by if they get in the house.

would you be willing to send your cat to me? moles... my bugaboo... not safe to walk on the back lawn... always afraid I'm going to fall into a tunnel LOL and plants uprooted... wears thin on me. A neighbor down the street has a neighbor cat that visits her yard, and catches moles... haven't been able to entice it to come to my yard Razz
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Post by agaphmou on Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:09 pm

Even we get field mice once in a while,it drives me nutsssssss
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Post by thebigscott on Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:35 pm

We get them too. We have outside cats to keep the population down but we still get them.
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