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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2016, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help Mice!

Hi I just saw a mouse today, during the winter we dealt with a bad mouse problem because we had construction workers come in who didn't close a door for a few days.
We haven't had mice in months, is there anything I can do to keep them out?
We already have poison from the exterminator but I just want to solve the problem by not having them come in.
We also don't have any holes in the house either, the exterminator couldn't find any, so I don't know where this one came from.
I know peppermint oil works but I've also heard its dangerous to parrots so I only use it on the doors outside.
Are there any parrot safe alternatives?
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There are a few things you can do or buy. I have had mouse problems in the past when the weather turns to fall and its cold so they get in hoping to find a nice place to live and breed for the winter.

I usually put down poison blocks that sit in a container the mouse/mice crawl in have a nibble and then goes and dies somewhere they dry up and leave no odor. You can buy these at most hardware stores or online at amazon or ebay etc.




Or you can buy an electronic pest control device these are great but you have to do your homework and make sure you buy one that will not cause any sound to bother your bird. They make no sound a human can hear but they do create an annoying sound that deters mice/rats and many assortments of insects from coming in the area where the device is set up.







These are very common and can be purchased online and at hardware stores as well.




If you see a mouse or droppings around your birds cage then you have to be vigilant in cleaning every night before you cover the birds cage and say good night. Mice come out in the evening or dark so just before you put the bird to sleep in the evening vacuum around the cage and makes sure there are no seeds on the floor or carpet in the room.

The mice won't come back in the room if there is no food source.





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Ok thank you
I actually found the mouse dead today, hopefully it's the only one.
We have poison blocks and containers all over the house so hopefully nothing will happen.
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Should you think there's any more try looking into humane traps so you can stick em outside somewhere. Living by a lot of fields and having bird food everywhere in bags we used to get them often and it drove me crazy. I ended up buying a filing cabinet so the food was all kept away Haven't had any since

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All the bird food has always been put in plastic containers, as well as all other food.
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All the bird food has always been put in plastic containers, as well as all other food.
Smart!

I find its always good to keep all bird foods and treats in separate plastic containers especially in case you have an outbreak of weevils or seed/pantry moths.

If you see some seeds or foods have these insects you just toss away those seeds or treats away and buy fresh food products and store it in clean containers without spreading the insects to other foods.





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I heard if you keep a peppermint/lavender essential oil blend on cotton balls wrapped in steel wool in cupboards it keeps away moths and other things.
Ever since I started I haven't seen a bug in the kitchen since.


And on the bright side I haven't seen a mouse or a trace of one in the past few days.
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