mouse in the house Dec 25, 2019 11:09:24 GMT -5
Post by flowerbug on Dec 25, 2019 11:09:24 GMT -5
it's my own personal soapbox item that i cannot figure out how these creatures are getting into the wall here.
i don't like having to trap or kill anything if i can help it, but i do cross that line at animals which are chewing inside the walls. out come the traps.
anyone have ideas about how to find out how they are getting in?
we have limestone mulch over black plastic around the house. they don't have any easy places to dig under. i've checked visually everything i can and plugged up every gap i can find.
i just hope we get some snow so i can see tracks.
i've been working on sealing up this place ever since it was built. that is a very long story i don't have time to get into now, but up until recently they could get into the walls via a shed we had on the back of the garage, but that has now been tiled completely so they can't get access via there. the garage is sealed up. no mice activity in there. i swept it the other day and didn't find a single mouse nerd.
just some gap i cannot find.
i need a scope with a long cable to be able to try to track through the wall, but i don't want to drill holes in the walls inside here to try to find their trail through it.
an x-ray machine so i could watch them in the wall would be so useful. just to be able to know what they were and how many. i think it is only one of them and it is a mouse.
are there things smaller than mice that can make chewing noises in the walls and move around?
like maybe the wire mesh grate i have over one space where they might be getting in isn't a fine enough mesh? i'm using mesh that has about a 1cm gap, but it is cemented in place so not easy to remove and replace or to scope through it.