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How to get rid of mice in your roof?
How do we get rid of mice..a few ideas
Mice like a lot of other critters that decide to squat in your house can make ones life literally hell. Especially in the home. Similarly other animals such as possums that we have here in Australia as well as rats can cause absolute havoc. Mainly because they travel around at night because they are nocturnal. A survival instinct/mechanism you-like. That's my guess anyway. We were visited by both rats and possums a couple of years ago. They just came in through the guttering and a space in the tiles and proceeded to nest in the comfy roof with 'down-like' Insulation and Bingo. They had thirty or so square metres of roof space in which to live. Of course then they enjoyed our hospitality so much they entered the kitchen pantry and gradually took a portion of the food on nightly basis. It went from being the cat and dog food to other things on the higher shelves. Look they were okay except then they got into the bedrooms you could then here them running down the wall during the night . Sleep or lack of it became a Big Issue. Well after about a couple of weeks my mental state started to deteriorate further so I insisted the owner get them removed "its either me or them and you have to do something about it now !". He reluctantly agreed. And a Pest Controller came in and placed special tablets around the roof which the critters eat it dehydrates them and they leave to find water and die. Shame really that it got to that...
The best way to get rid of pest in the roof is to employ a professional pest controller. Doing it yourself can be expensive and dangerous and not be effective. For instance it is easy to be electricuted in the roof due to expose wire or wire that have been penetrated by nails of animals eating the way through the outer covering living live wire exposed.