Posted by Mike Green on 8:32:27 1/11/2009 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Re: Do mice have sensitive feet? posted by John Fasoldt on 7:52:18 1/11/2009 from 184.108.40.206:
Sorry John, I went overboard trying to explain it and I guess it was as clear as mud. I'll try again.
We are in a detached bungalow. At one end of the house there is an attached garage (no house access, no mice). At the other end there is an eight foot high wall joining the front of the house to the hedge/field which runs up the side of our plot. The door is in that wall, and provides access to the rear of the property. Because the field is also about eight feet above the level of our plot, the top of the wall is level with the field AND our roof. Mice can, therefore, walk from the field, along the top of the wall and directly onto our roof and roof guttering, thereby gaining access to the attic under the roof tiles.
The most drastic but possibly only REAL option is to take the door away, including the lintel and wall above it. This would effectively separate the roof of the house from the ground (LOL - is this making any more sense at all John?) But before doing so I was trying to think of a way from stopping them walking along the top of the wall in the first place. You know like they tie metal discs near the bottom of ropes to stop mice/rats climbing up them? I wondered if there is something they can't or don't like to walk on (don't laugh). Or could I devise something like the disc idea that they would find it difficult to climb over. The wall is only one brick's width btw.
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