Posted by steffie on 0:57:36 1/5/2009 from 184.108.40.206:
John - First - Happy New Year
Thought we found the opening and foamed from outside but there is chewed up foam up in the wood between the piping, wires, etc. I called Precision Wildlife and they caught a mouse while they were here and used a telescope with a camera outside and found quite a few openings and inside they showed me all the droppings up there where he found the openings under the shingles....he let me hold the camera to see for myself as I think he thought I didn't believe him.
They set traps out and are coming back to fill the holes and then vacuum and spray the droppings areas.
I would like the holes closed up but is there any reason if I somehow am able to get up there if I could spray the general areas with a disinfectant and when it dries use the central vac to suck up the droppings? Hubby doesn't like the idea (probably because he is the one who changes the bags) but if I spray first when they dry they should be harmless right?
I haven't seen any more mice and have been checking the traps every day. The copper bar is still where it should be -- if a mouse was in the trap the orange bar would be on the other side of the trap and I would not be able to see it. Either they are very smart or there were only 2.
I sort of need the clean up taken care of quickly as I have to have part of a sewer pipe replaced ASAP which is on the ceiling right by where they were coming in and there are a few traps up there as well as droppings and maple seeds and I wanted to get rid of all that before the plumber comes -- which could be any day now on an emergency basis even. I have to watch that also for leaking. I am just afraid if the guys do the clean up they may accidently lean against that bad sewer pipe which is right where they have to reach pretty far in inbetween wires and water pipes and sewere pipes, etc. to remove the traps and clean up the droppings and then it will be an emergency. I know I can't get in there - I tried.
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