Aug 15, 2007

Kitchen Remodel -Replacing Stained Plaster Wall and Finding Mice Nests

I am going back and forth between bathroom and kitchen remodel. Taking down some of this stained plaster wall exposed some secret life behind walls -mice nests. Luckily no actual mice. At one time there must have been some yummy food around in order for them to set up a home.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

When the weather turns cold the mice will try to find a nice cozy home for the winter. Stuff any holes you find with steel. They won't eat trought that.

Elise

Maya said...

Good advice. Thanks!

Anna said...

Another possibility to stuff (old or new) mice holes is to shove a turpentine-soaked cloth into the holes.

Anonymous said...

I would not stuff turpentine soaked rags into the mice holes. They are inflammable, and could cause a fire. Elise

Maya said...

Yes, I didn't think turpentine sounded too good...Anna doesn't that smell too? I think we'll use steel wool.

Anna said...

Hi Maya and Elise,

I must admit that I haven't tried it in our house, our cat is a good micer... But I know that my grandma used those turpentine-cloths against mice, and she must have done it for decades (living in a wooden house).
Here is some more info on that turpentine-thing (in German).

Probably the steel wool is a better choice though!

Maya said...

Thanks Anna...the toilet thing is funny "nicht als abfalleimer benutzen", do not use toilet as trash can..., for the smells I suppose? And not leaving out food..., I think that is key. A cat of course is great. Me, I have a dog in mind, perhaps I can train it to hunt for mice and other unwanted little creatures.