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    Default There is a mouse in mi house!

    I am not sure if I am posting this in the right place.

    But I think we have a mouse living under my kitchen sink. I have noticed really small droppings. Only noticed the droppings twice(Removed when noticed).

    There is work men currently working at the back of us making new houses. It use to be a unused land. And there is loads of wildlife around me. The work men have disturbed them and took there home away and they seem to have found shelter under my kitchen sink. We think they have climbed up the pipe and got in that way.

    I don't want to kill it, has anyone got any ideas on catching it?

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    You should be able to get a humane trap from BnQ or suchlike - I've found in the past that peanut butter worked better s bait than cheese but your mouse may have different tastes
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    Thanks, I will try that. I just hope this mouse is not a fussy eater!!
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    check for any holes in your outside walls, particularly around where pipes or cables go through them. A mouse can squeeze through something the size of a pencil in thickness. Block any found with whatever seems appropriate, eg cement or builders foam - I usually put some pieces of broken glass in the latter before it sets - but then I do my own DIY, so I know to be careful if making changes later.
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    Don't put cement into direct contact with copper pipe though, nasty reaction that ends in leaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnie View Post
    Don't put cement into direct contact with copper pipe though, nasty reaction that ends in leaks.
    I didn't know that, thanks Burnie.. The things you learn on a gardening forum

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    Well the mouse seems to like eating slug pellets. Found two holes in it. Where the hole is under the sink there is also a gap for the mouse to get in behind the kitchen unit. Think thats where it is and then comes out to find food under the sink. I will get a trap(Not to kill it) to catch it and then take it to another field where it can live.
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    There's a moose loose aboot the hoose!! Those humane traps work a treat Carrie, use chocolate buttons they love them and take him far away. I caught a mouse in our kitchen caught it and put it over the fence. My OH laughed and said it was probably back in the house before me...he was right!!

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