November 6, 2006 11:52 AM Subscribe
Got mice? I've got mice behind the drywall and I'm trying to figure out an expedient way of snuffing out their lives.
posted by jellicle to Home & Garden (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, it's the time of year when the mice come in from the cold. This is a relatively new house, well built overall, but there are scritch-scritch noises behind the drywall in the basement. I do not see any sign of mice in the living areas of the house - I believe they're confined between the drywall and the cinderblock outer wall. Thus, trapping won't be effective - they're not out and running around to run over traps I place on my side of the drywall, and I can't get behind the drywall to lay traps on their side.
The best solution that occurs to me would be to jab a needle through the drywall and spray poison on their side. (And find the entry point and stop it up, naturally). Is that done for mice, or is that just an insect thing? Any other solutions that don't involve tearing down the drywall to get at the rodents?
I'm aware of the possibility of retaining a professional exterminator, so you don't need to mention that, thanks.