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House Mouse Infestation

1465 Views 7 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  silverynitrate
Hi all,

So, I've got a problem. My fiance and i have 3 rattie children, one of which has already had one bad case of mouse lice. This morning i was sitting on the couch, when i look over and there on the arm are 2 little house mice sitting there staring at me. I think they've been sneeking into the rat food, and i'm sure having the best banquet a house mouse can.


I've been doing research and I know that we need to clean and make sure food is not accesible to them...but! i need a way to get them out of the house without harming my babies, and i'd really rather not kill them. All my research also leads me to the conclusion that house mice are an invasive species, and not only is it inhumane to relocate, but if i do they will just become a problem somewhere else.

Any suggestions? I was planning on getting some of the Have-a-heart traps, but then what do i do with them?

Also...I'm concerned for the health of my 2 little boys and my little girl ratties. Any words of wisdom there?

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If you have an idea where they're coming in, stuffing steel wool in the holes works really well.
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