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Rodent-Proof Your House

Filed Under: Experts, Eric Stromer

Rodents can be a real nuisance once they find a way into your home. Learn how you can stop them from getting in at all.

  • kim

    thank u jerry!

  • Catherine

    @ Rob, I thought it was funny....

  • Teri

    Poor bitter, obsessed, hateful Ron.

  • Bruce

    Will you please take your brainless crap somewhere else?

  • Jerry


    Go home. Your village is missing its idiot.

  • b doran

    You are a loser!!!
    Have some respect

  • imjustsayin

    Please stop with the Obama nonsense!! You don't mention that we had a Bush & a Dick in the Whitehouse and got screwed do you? Nope! It took them 7 years to dig the hole that we are in! It will take @ least 4 years to get some semblance of order. So keep your politics on POLITICAL sites!

  • lita

    You are far kinder than I would have been to this idiot, Jerry. I didn't like this behavior when Bush was in office and like comments were made, and I am equally offended by this dimwit pushing his agenda as well. (Makes you wonder if their thinking is as mired in other areas.)

  • Miss

    He's doing a great job whether you will admit it or not and he will win re-election. So get over it!!!

  • Joy

    Best two things for a home where rodents are frequent, are cats and ferrets. You'll never see another one around the house or property again.

  • K. T.

    Ferrets? Really?? I thought of them as glorified mice!!!! Not trying to be funny or anything but I never thought a ferret would be the answer to a rodent problem. Thanks for the input Joy

  • BudMan

    Ouch, I'd say, you've been very lucky!! The Health Department says that Ferrets Are of course Rodents themselves & thereby Attract Others like a Red Carpet!!! *Check the Rat & Mice Section in Pest Control books!!!

  • JOHN

    7-31-2010 @7:25AM
    Stephanie said...
    I live in an area where there are no rodents - thank God!!


  • missjane

    Exactly where do you live??

  • JOHN

    Stephanie said...
    I live in an area where there are no rodents - thank God!!


  • Pauline

    Follow all the above suggestions, and get a cat! I have two and they are great companions!

  • Linda

    I knew I had a rodent of some sort in my house somewhere. I found a half eaten bag of bagles in the drawer with other evidence. A few days later my dishwasher went out. In the investigation of what was wrong with the dishwasher I discovered where the rodent was. He had set up a sofa and chair, king size bed and recreation area under my was awful!!! Those darn rodents are smart too.

  • Mary

    These are great suggestions by Eric Strommer...but what do you do if the rats, mice and yes, even snakes are already under your house...and you seal them in? It goes without saying that they're going to try to find a way out; often ending up in your house.
    Lately, we've been getting snakes in and around our house...and I mean the poisonous rattlers, for instance. They're going after the mice and rats that have recently started going under our old house that we rent.
    My husband, who has Parkinsons Disease got bit not once but twice the other night from a rattler that ended up in his bedroom. He refused to go to the doctor as he said that he was immune to snake bites. Also that this appeared to be an older snake (which usually has less venom) and that there was a bulge in its neck, indicating that it had perhaps bit and swallowed (or tried to anyhow) a small animal.
    We hate to tell our landladies about this as they just put out around $3500 on our septic system. Any more large expenses and we'd probably would have to move...especially since they want to sell the house anyhow. Being poor, a major move now would be very difficult on us.
    So you see, life isn't always black and white. Often, you have to contend with the grey areas as well.
    Now, how do we get rid of the snakes besides the obvious of getting rid of the rodents?


  • missjane

    Would you rather get bitten by a snake than move???

  • Jennie Heckel

    Not everyone can get a cat especially if you rent.

    You can use a bag of sage (you can get it at a grocery store) - just put it in a zip lock bag and poke holes in it.

    The mice hate the smell and won't come in and you can put it in places (like kitchen cabinets) where you don't want mice bait for small children.

    Sage works great under dishwashers and in recreational vehicles you don't use all the time.


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