do i benefit from having mouse poison in corners but then i have mice poo near them

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  1. justine77

    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    do i benefit from having mouse poison in corners but then i have mice poo near them and in the last year i've found maybe 5 dead mice

    been in same home for 30 years and never had mouse poo around, though must have had mice at times without knowing it perhaps.


    this last year i started putting mouse poison in corners and it meant i got mouse poo near them eg under couches, beds, tables, or in unused rooms especiqally.
    plus 5 dead mice over the last year.

    am i better off not putting out poison and not having mouse poo or dead mice like i did till now over 30 years

    or am i better off putting out poison and knowing maybe i'm diminishing the mouse population slightly from zillions to slightly less.
     
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    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Member

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    Are you serious?
     
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    Maybe they are attracting the pigeons?
     
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    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Maybe the mice are the ones you've heard enjoying passion?
     
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    lol
    differnet property and everyne has said keep the mouse poison going even if you deal with poo and occsional dead mice as i have unused rooms with boxes so otherwise they can take over.
     
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    Put it in the roof space, or under the house so long as pets etc can't access it.
    Thats what we do anyway. Works well. You get a "stinky" one every now and then but soon passes.
    Thats the lot of living in the bush too, mice everywhere.
    We poison the roof space every 2 months or more often when "demand" increases (they love it!)
     
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    I have put in roof space at times but I think once or twice a possum or rat died and smelt and attracted flies and I had to get someone to remove it so I never put in roof space again .
     
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    The secret to mouse bait is you need to also have water nearby. Build them a pool. Or a really small drink fountain
     
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    This is my favorite thread! It reminds me of when
    I used to deposit the decapitated mice (mousetraps) into the yard of the ****** property manager of a complex. Won’t go into details but he deserved it.
     
  11. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent - Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat Business Member

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    Try to use traps instead of poison. Often a poisoned rodent makes its way outside to die and then other animals such as birds of prey may find it and eat it and also become very sick, and die. I saw a case of this just last week in this gorgeous nankeen kestrel. It may not look like it but this bird was very very sick and had been on the ground for three days suffering with severe internal haemorrhaging. :(

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    I prefer cats - natural predators
    Poisoning is a horrid way to die
     
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    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    we use live traps and then export them to the park nearby.

    Dont like rat poison around my dogs

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    If I had just eaten poison i would probably poop myself too.
     
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    We have a dog and 2 possums live in our garage so we don’t use rat sack. What type of traps do people use? My parents use to used a trap as per the previous post when I was a kid but having seen a mouse caught in one I don’t think it’s something I could ever use. We live near a reserve so we could free them easily. Haven’t actually seen a mouse in this house but we had heaps everywhere else we have lived in Canberra so assume they are around...
     
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    thanks for the info
    a friend also said they fear the poison or poisoned mice could end up making another pet sick.

    as for the traps that release them somewhere else, someone i know used those once and the second they released it a bird came and ate it anyway.