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Chasblah
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   Posted 2/5/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
OK you know I've been complaining about my mice problem.

Well the body count is up to 8 now!! OMG i can't get over that #. 8!

We caught 4 today! I can't believe I had that many mice and maybe more. They are coming in through the garage. And we have little holes in the wall under the back kitchen door (the door goes to the garage) like in cartoons. We'll patch them when we know they are gone.
We caught 2 in traps-I heard the one under the sink snap (eewwwww) the other in the garage was empty when I let the dogs out and not 15 min. later I let the dogs back in and there was another (ick). confused
Then I heard my cat pounce on something in the dining room, and she had one in her mouth. ALIVE! Then she'd drop it, play with it, pick it up, drop it. But not kill it. I encouraged her to off it and even begged her too. but she didn't. so I caught it in a box and took it outside. I through it over my back fence (the house there is vacant and has been for over a year-the owners come and go) smilewinkgrin It can live there. It was a fat sucker too. probably pregnant again. Anyway I stuck my dogs back outside so it wouldn't go back through the yard.
THEN, I thought, surely that's it. BUT no, my doxy, Osca,r kept going crazy at the high chair leg. We yelled at him and kicked him out of the dining room. And then, sure enough, one crawled out of the leg. WHAT THE *&^$!!
I couldn't believe it. My cat caught it first, but I didn't want it to get away so I let Oscar back in there to kill it. skull I screamed and ran (EEEEEK), my husband watched to make sure the deed was done. It was a little one. I feel sooo bad. But can you imagine if I'd live trapped them all (which I used to do-but since it's so cold outside, they'd just freeze/starve and die anyway) if i had, i'd be making trips to the park all the time.
I hope they are gone. I've sprayed everything with lysol and mopped my floors AGAIN! I'm definitely shampooing my carpets this weekend.
By the way All this happened very quickly-like they made a pact to go out together or something.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

Post Edited (Chasblah) : 2/5/2009 11:42:55 PM (GMT-7)


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/5/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
this is so funny to me, i am sorry but i just have this mental pic of all that.
Something you might do to help, is under your sinks, around where your pipes come up there are probably little cracks, or small holes, plug those with steel wire, or cover them with metal. we used to have the worst trouble with mice, and after we did that, it really helped alot. we discovered though that when we took our garden tub out there was a hole in there big enough for a freaking dog to get through! and a bunch had been under there, ick!
the day i brought my son home from the hosptial, we had a mouse and my husband is terrified of them (wuss) my mom and sis and grandma were up here also my brother in law, well it ran behind my tv, and everyone but me and my brother in law, actually jumped up on their chairs. And so here i am, just came home from havign a baby with a broom trying to chase a stupid mouse out with a broom and my brother in law on the other side with a mop!
that did not work, i do not suggsest that!

Chasblah
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   Posted 2/5/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
AH ha ha ha ha. ( I like to type my laughs instead of LOL b/c I think it's more graphic).
We actually have a BIG hole under the sink.
It was there when we moved in from an old leak and rot I guess. We never patched it up. But I think this spring we will.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


vette guy
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   Posted 2/6/2009 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Chasblah said...
AH ha ha ha ha. ( I like to type my laughs instead of LOL b/c I think it's more graphic).
We actually have a BIG hole under the sink.
It was there when we moved in from an old leak and rot I guess. We never patched it up. But I think this spring we will.

In the meanwhile, fill it with steel wool. That'll do the trick for now.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/6/2009 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
definately block the holes NOW...keep more from coming in...and just keep working on the ones that already got in! If it is cold where you are, they aren't going outside on their own:(

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/6/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
chassity, that looks like an evil laugh up there, lol. I see you doing your mr burns hands and evil laugh while watching the mice meet their death! (i'm twisted, i know)

Chasblah
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   Posted 2/6/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
steel wool, eh?
Actually I was laughing at your comments. So maybe Ha ha giggle giggle. would be better.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


vette guy
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   Posted 2/7/2009 2:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Chasblah said...
steel wool, eh?
Actually I was laughing at your comments. So maybe Ha ha giggle giggle. would be better.

Steel wool works great. When my wife and I were first married we lived in an apartment in Queens. We used to get mice all the time. Steel wool took care of it! However, being that it's your home, I'd use the steel wool method for now, until you can have the holes repaired correctly. No joke!

Chasblah
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   Posted 2/7/2009 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you believe I can still hear some in the basement ceiling. I can't!
I mean seriously. What the HECK!
Forget the wool.
I'm getting a pet snake. A big one.
It can live in the ceiling.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


vette guy
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   Posted 2/7/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it may be time for an exterminator!!!

pepperann27
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   Posted 2/7/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
well, since mice are only pregnant for 16 days, they multiply fast!! We have mice problems too! I hate it!
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.
If you want to know more, just ask me!


Chasblah
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   Posted 2/8/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I think they're gone......I hope. We haven't heard any today.
We did major cleaning yesterday of the garage and WHOA! Mouse poop galore. I feel so dirty and disgusted. We threw lots of stuff away. (fans, tents, flashlights) I shampooed my carpet and mopped my whole house today.
Question:
If the whole mouse family was living in the basement ceiling (which we finished last summer) you know there is soooo much poop and pee in it. Should we tear it out and re-do it? Or leave it and forget about it? My husband wants to tear it out. But that'll be expensive and a major mess. It's not a drop ceiling, but like it. the tiles are attached to a track nailed to the rafters.
Would it be if we just left it to dry up? Or could it make us sick?

I should really stop bugging you guys about non-ostomy related stuff, but your advice is so handy. :)
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/8/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
i do not think it will hurt you, unless it starts dropping down into your house. However if your vents are in teh ceiling and the air blows down through there then you may want to do something.

psygirl6
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   Posted 2/9/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chassity,
Are you allergic to cats. I was wondering, I know you have a dog, but maybe if a friend has a cat or something, or even get a cat, the cat can get the mice. We had a major mice problem a couple of years ago where my house was bombed by mice poop. It was terrible they pooped on my stove and everywhere and on literally, everything in the kitchen. It was horrible. We ended up getting a cat and the cat had 8-10 kills, and ever since, I have not seen a mouse since. You should get a male cat, they are awesome with the hunting. A young, frisky one is the best because they have so much energy and it is like they are ready. My cat, Garfield, is awesome. He catches those things and when he does, he grabs them and eats them Doesn't waste anytime. He makes sure it is dead ASAP.Garfield is so sweet,though. He is so friendly. When I have company, he comes right up to them and purrs and gives them affection. Well, I hope this helps. The cat thing helped me out alot.

Maya

psygirl6
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   Posted 2/9/2009 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh I am sorry I just saw you ahev a cat. Maybe a couple of other cats to help her may help, too. 2 cats are better then one, lol. Well, take care and I hope the mice don't give you anymore trouble. Good Luck.
Maya

Chasblah
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   Posted 2/9/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Psygirl6,
I have two cats.
Two worthless cats. Actually they are both really gentle and I love them lots. But they are worthless hunters. One of them will catch them, but only Plays with them and beats them up.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


praying4healing
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   Posted 2/9/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
vette guy beat me to it, my grandfather always taught us steel wool as well
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Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
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Chasblah
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   Posted 2/9/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
We got some steel wool. My husband put it in the holes yesterday.
I came home from work today and my husband said we caught another one in the garage. At least it wasn't in the house!
#9. OMG! Will it ever end? I'd call the exterminator, but what if they die in a place we can't find them. Then they'll stink forever.
I feel so gross.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


mom9mom
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   Posted 2/11/2009 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
If you go to walmart they have a brand of mouse poison that is cheaper then deacon and works very well.It is called ally kat.I live in a old farm house with potato and wheat fields all of the way around it so we have to deal with this at the beginning of every winter.I put these little blocks in the basement and under the sink and any were that we have seen them running.
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Surgery to fuse L3 and L4 vertabra Dec. 31,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.


vette guy
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   Posted 2/11/2009 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Chasblah said...
We got some steel wool. My husband put it in the holes yesterday.
I came home from work today and my husband said we caught another one in the garage. At least it wasn't in the house!
#9. OMG! Will it ever end? I'd call the exterminator, but what if they die in a place we can't find them. Then they'll stink forever.
I feel so gross.

If you still get some in the house, there's probably a hole you're unaware of.

Chasblah
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   Posted 2/11/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
They're gone. I can tell. My cats aren't sitting next to the dish washer anymore. The dogs aren't going crazy. I can't hear them anymore.
I'll be surprised if they're not gone.
Mom9mom,
I couldn't poison them. Seems too harsh. Besides I don't know of a place I could put the poison and feel safe it wouldn't hurt my pets. And still, if they crawled off and died somewhere, they'd stink.
Can you imagine if I'd done that to start with. I'd have 9 bodies I'd have to search for.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


Chasblah
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   Posted 2/11/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel embarrased to even admit this...................#10-caught by cat and killed by dog.
I'm moving. The mice are kicking us out.

This is a nightmare.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


vette guy
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   Posted 2/12/2009 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Chasblah said...
I feel embarrased to even admit this...................#10-caught by cat and killed by dog.
I'm moving. The mice are kicking us out.

This is a nightmare.

I'm sure the little guy was already in your house when your husband plugged up the holes........assuming he plugged up ALL the holes!!!
Mice won't chew on the steel wool.

Chasblah
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   Posted 2/12/2009 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah probably,
it was a little one too.
There are probably more babies. Now that we've killed off there parents, aunts, uncles, & granparents, they are having to support themselves. Like little orphans in "Oliver"
They are probably living in the ceiling too.
Oh I'm sure there a 10 more. I'm not even going to kid myself.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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