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Old 2015-09-03, 06:27 PM
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We have started to get an influx of mice again in our basement and I have walked around the house and plugged every hole I could find.
I am now looking at hiring a professional service to take a second look for me.

Has anyone hired someone or a company for this sort of service before?

Any information is appreciated.
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Old 2015-09-03, 09:01 PM
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Check for openings in the outside corner siding posts of your house, where the siding meets.

I found a mouse nest in my shed earlier this year and I couldn't figure out how they got in at first. I eventually realized that they were crawling up in the openings of the outside corner posts and through the gaps in the wood wall frames.
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Old 2015-09-03, 09:51 PM
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We have started to get an influx of mice again in our basement and I have walked around the house and plugged every hole I could find.
I am now looking at hiring a professional service to take a second look for me.

Has anyone hired someone or a company for this sort of service before?

Any information is appreciated.
Try Skedaddle. http://www.skedaddlewildlife.com/

We called them once when we had a bat in our attic, and my friend used the company when he had a bird's nest in his exhaust vent. They were prompt and got the job done quickly each time.

Good luck
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Old 2015-09-04, 07:13 AM
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Suggest you check the gap around hrv/dryer/fireplace vents - from the inside if you can

Often its a round pipe in a large square hole cut by a chainsaw.

Other question is what is attracting them?

I use a sonic mouse buzzer in a travel trailer which seems to work.
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Old 2015-09-06, 04:37 PM
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Called in Skedaddle. http://www.skedaddlewildlife.com/

We will see what they say.
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Reviving an old post. Any new recommendations for a company? TIA and happy new year to all!
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Putting mouse traps beside walls in the basement will get them. Mice have poor vision and run along walls so that's the best place to put them. A short cut lawn in preparation for the winter helps keep them away from your property.
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Thanks. Have a BBB-accredited company do an assessment today for a nomimal fee which will be used towards the bill if I use their services in the future.
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Thanks. Have a BBB-accredited company do an assessment today for a nomimal fee which will be used towards the bill if I use their services in the future.
Assessments are always nominal, it's the actual service that will cost you. Good luck!
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Old 2019-01-06, 05:26 PM
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There are ultrasonic pest repellents. They have very good reviews and are not bothering children and pets. It's a more humane way to get rid of mice (indoors).
look at this one for example:
https://www.amazon.ca/Belletek-Ultra...repeller&psc=1

only $34.

We just found a little bugger outside on our patio and I got a live trap for mice from CT, and just put some peanut butter (didn't use the glue strip) and sure enough he got caught overnight. I left an old rag so he won't freeze and in the morning I drove and released him in a forest. At least I give him a chance. Tonight we put it again, just in case he has family around
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