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I hate those mice! They pulled out all the steel wool I had crammed into the openings under the sink and partied like it was 1999!  So, I girded my loins and went after the little beggars. All cleaned up now and just oozing with foaming insulation (at least that's what it said on the can, it looked a lot like marshmallow cream to me!). You can see that I am not a trained insulationist, but I think this will work.  For a while.  Until they chew through it.

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I'll get some!
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Maybe a hungry cat or two.

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I have a good mouser, but we have kept that cabinet closed because the trash can is in it. I think I'll let him in every so often if only to terrorize the little guys!
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I have a good mouser, but we have kept that cabinet closed because the trash can is in it. I think I'll let him in every so often if only to terrorize the little guys!

Trash can is food source for mouse, so get a mouse proof trash can and let the cat in too.

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My husband is a professional in this field.  When you have to do this again....stuff the steel wool in first then do the spray stuff.  If possible, close things up from the outside, too.
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Tink's Mom - I actually did the steel wool stuffing before the spray. The problem is that these holes go to plumbing under the house and neither my DH or myself are keen to get down there to do the job! Would a pest control specialist do this for us (for money, of course!)?
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Our pest control company puts special boxes with poison at places where the mice enter. They check every 3 months to remove any carcasses. These are around commercial buildings and are pricey. The boxes are childproof, but we don't have many children on that property. We had to buy the boxes and pay every three months for the emptying.

The other thing we do at our house is use peanut butter in mouse traps. My husband had 10 mice to empty from those in one day! We were given the peanut butter idea from the pest people, too.

Good luck solving your problem. Loved your pest removal outfit! :-)
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Yes to cats, at least three. We had a huge mouse problem in a house we bought until we moved in with the cats. They swept the v. large house clean quickly.
Yes to peanut butter and traps that resemble a covered bridge. Works
Yes to steel wool and poison.
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DH found some TomCat traps at the hardware store...black plastic, look like a shark's mouth. They are easy to set and they can be emptied without getting fingers on the carcass & blood. Load with pb and watch the fun. The special mouse approved attractant liquid was a bust, however.
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