Stop Mice. Service Cable Entrance


Old 10-07-18, 09:03 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Stop Mice. Service Cable Entrance

My m/h has four service cable coming out of the ground. They rise straight up about two feet and enter into 1-1/2 plastic conduit to the breaker box. As soon as fall hits the mice enter. What is the best thing to put in the conduit around the wires ? Putty, foam with hot pepper, mouse stop tape ect. Thanks. GBY !
Sponsored Links
Old 10-07-18, 12:29 PM
Marq1's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 5,638
Received 238 Votes on 225 Posts
Id get some of the gray elec putty, most big box stores have it and easy to seal up gaps.

Ive never heard or seem mice chew through that stuff,
Old 10-07-18, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 541
Received 20 Votes on 17 Posts
Pack steel wool in the opening.
Old 10-09-18, 09:16 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 1,706
Received 24 Votes on 22 Posts
The putty and steel wool suggestions are good. One thing that i'd stay away from is spray in foam as they like to chew that. Steel wool can rust on the side facing the exterior so push it in far enough to not see it well. I've heard of stainless steel wool, available at the larger craft stores.

Another product, if you have more exclusionary work that you want to do, is "Stuff-it" I always have a box on hand. It's copper mesh that does not rust and is so pliable and workable that you can use it as a ball, plug, gap sealer much like backer rod. Cuts with a normal scissors.

If you would ever use it indoors, cut it while holding scissors and stuff-it in a bucket as copper splinters will fly off.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: