View Full Version : Mouse droppings under the kitchen sink..


pdrnsf
29-11-2009, 20:51
Hi all, this is very difficult for me to post as Iím sat here rather nervous now. I think Iíve just found mouse droppings in the cupboard under my kitchen sink. They were very tiny, brown and quite solid. There was about five or so of them. I occasionally get field mice in the garage during winter, have two traps set in there all year round and only ever get the odd one in winter. I actually found one in there tonight. I just donít see how they could get in the kitchen. My friends said not to have any food out, even crumbs, which I donít really have about. Iím just really scared; Iíve never seen droppings before but just canít think of anything else they could be. The garage isnít adjoined to the house either. Iím not really sure what Iím asking for here but just fed up now!

jongo
29-11-2009, 20:57
It will probably just be a single mouse that has found its way in and may be having trouble getting out. Place one of your traps where you saw the droppings and just make sure you wipe all the sides down when you are preparing food etc.
Mice (esp field mice) can get in anywhere, if you can fit a pencil in a gap, then a mouse can fit through, I am sure though that the mouse will be more frightened of you than you of it :D
Good luck

pdrnsf
29-11-2009, 21:07
Oh my goodness, I had better batten down the hatches then, size of a pencil!!!!!!!!!!! Argh! Iím afraid, very afraid. Thank you for a helpful reply; I thought I would get shouted down in a second! Gino for King! :-)

jongo
29-11-2009, 21:11
Best to check all your cupboards tomorrow though, just in case, but 5 droppings will most likely just be a single mouse, traps are better because you dont want to poison it or you will never find it :thumbsup:

CottonTop
29-11-2009, 21:16
Same thing happened to me a few months ago and in the same place, under the kitchen sink. I set a trap and in about 24 hours the problem was solved. Haven't seen one since. Nothing to be afraid of....you're way bigger than it is and as Jongo said, probably more afraid of you.

pdrnsf
30-11-2009, 08:09
Thanks everyone, have cleared everything out this morning and antibacterialed etc, have left all bits out and trap ready and waiting. Only found one more solitary dropping too. Thanks again.

metalman
30-11-2009, 08:26
This is one of those cases where I'd always assumed before now that the OP was a bloke, and this thread is making me rapidly rethink that idea. :o

pdrnsf
30-11-2009, 08:46
Oh my goodness, is it not so obvious that im the most sissy, wimp, light weight scardy pants girl ever?! When i said trap ready and waiting, maybe i should have pointed out that my very better half put it there and its now ready and waiting......!!!!!!!! :-)

LNRV
30-11-2009, 08:49
its because its cold they are trying to find somewhere warm, its not that your mucky so don;t think that, just put your traps down and catch them

metalman
30-11-2009, 08:50
Oh my goodness, is it not so obvious that im the most sissy, wimp, light weight scardy pants girl ever?!

It is now! :hihi:

mughead
30-11-2009, 14:00
After you have caught the mouse leave the traps out as its very likely there are two. Mice come in pairs. I thought i had one for weeks until i caught it and then found more mouse droppings. Turned out there were two like everyone was telling me. I HATE MICE!

LNRV
30-11-2009, 14:23
i hate rodents as well!! and no point letting them go in a field cos they will just venture into someone elses building(s)!!

brianhop
05-12-2009, 16:25
Had mice for years and tried everything with varying degrees of success. With my years of experience I have found the perfect cheap solution. Mice have an extraordinary sense of smell - they use their nose to find food, mates, detect heat and danger - it acts like their eyes and ears. They won't remain in an environment where their nose isn't fully operational. Spray attics, hot presses, behind furniture etc. with any Air Freshener. No need to spray too much - even small amounts play havoc with their sinuses. I do this every second day and went from them regularly showing up to none whatsoever. Trust me - it works.

hard2miss
05-12-2009, 16:29
Dont worry if they are under the sink, its when you find them floating in your soup you should be worried ;)

hels1977
05-12-2009, 16:42
You have one - you'll have thirty - okay so that's not so helpful is it? :D

Don't waste your time with poison - they just rot under your floorboards. Firstly seal up all holes (expanding foam), then ensure ALL food (even crumbs) is in mouse proof areas. Then monitor and clean like a pedant - in theory no food and no shelter will be bye bye mice. If you still have a problem, then put poison down but there are some pretty simple steps you can take first off.

Oh and trust me - mice ARE scary, and that's from someone with 7 pet rats, we had a wild one who ran in the lounge one day and stopped, washed, poo'd itself then legged it. We sucessfully evicted it/them without poison.

Off to B&Q you go. :D

hard2miss
05-12-2009, 16:45
Get a cat,
grab it by the tail and beat the little beggers over the head with it :hihi:

Mathom
05-12-2009, 22:39
After you have caught the mouse leave the traps out as its very likely there are two. Mice come in pairs. I thought i had one for weeks until i caught it and then found more mouse droppings. Turned out there were two like everyone was telling me. I HATE MICE!

This is true.

The best thing to have is...a cat! I know when mice are about because the cats haunt the place they get in and won't rest until the mice have either gone or been pounced on. Poison is rubbish because they just rot and smell.

I like that air freshener idea though.

andco
06-12-2009, 00:24
if there's one trust me there's 101. Need to be manically obsessive about the cleaning; first I've heard of the air freshener solution but it sounds promising.

vizsla
06-12-2009, 06:30
I posted on here about mice coming in through the kitchen cuboards and as advised bought a trap and baited it with chocolate. I caught 15.

*Peaches*
06-12-2009, 08:28
I get them every year and have tried just about everything (We live right by the river) best thing I bought were the plastic re usable snap traps, won't deter them but by heck it catches loads

dieselbabe
06-12-2009, 09:13
I know how you feel. One night wile in my old house i was on the pc i turn my head to see one on the mat in my living room. Then when i went to try kill that i one i seen not one mouse but 7 running about the house, was either in the cupboard downstairs, or in my daughters room then ran into the bathroom under the bath. It was when the council was demolishing the houses around us so we had all kinds of rubble, even seen them walking outside at the side of the road, all the neighbours on the road had them. Drive me nuts in the end and we had the council out 3 times. I was happy when my new house was ready to move into. Now i have them electronic mouse plugs all around the house just in case and in the five years i lived here i have not spot one sign of a mouse in the house.