Scratching and scurrying in the ceiling


Old 01-11-20, 01:54 PM
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Scratching and scurrying in the ceiling

I believe I have mice in between my ceiling and upstairs floor. I hear them scurrying and occasionally scratching. Starting to get annoying and definitely wanting to take care of the problem before they chew wires up or something. The ceiling is composed of the foot by foot squares so I could pull them out and put traps up there I guess, I need a new ceiling eventually anyways. Just wondering if anyone with experience has any advice. I plan on setting some traps in the attic as well
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Old 01-11-20, 06:01 PM
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Sure, set the traps and see what you get!
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I get a mouse or two in my attic and sometimes the kitchen and/or laundry rm every fall. I set traps at the first sign of them and that always takes care of them in a week or less.
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I always have several snap traps set on top of the basement wall. Also have rodenticide in the form of bait blocks. Both are as a monitor/preventative now as recently I went over the exterior of our house with "stuff-it", caulking, re-fastening, etc.

Initially it would be better to set traps before using rodenticide so as to minimize the amount of dead mice potential inside. Pull the ceiling tiles that are closest to exterior walls. When you update the ceiling, leave yourself some easy access areas.

Place traps in attic and garage if applicable.

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