Cap wrote:Damn rodent woke me up at 0200hrs last night scratching the ceiling.
Arrghhh I hate that! In my old place, which hasn't been plagued since last season, I threw the little green poison blocks all around up in the space between the ceiling beams and the roof. I then threw a couple whole boxes of mothballs up there! The spaces are closed up with 3" foamboard in the pic, but at the time, they were open. I saw a couple mice hanging over the end trying to get some fresh air! Had to cope with the smell of mothballs in the shop for a while.
I also drilled holes where the damn scratching was coming from and pump sprayed ammonia and then bleach into the holes! Then I covered the holes with masking tape. I never got around to spackling over them. Mice battle!!!!
The poison will kill them and I was willing to put up with the death smell until the little carcasses dried out.
There is another armament that I just got delivered. It's copper napthenate wood preservative. It smells similar to creosote. I looked all over the internet to find it. The brand I got is Black Flag Wood Preservative, sold by Homax. Previous brand was Jasco, can't find it anywhere. I will put it in a little oil squirt can and run it into the walls if I have to! The smell will drive rodents away, it's also an effective insecticide !!!! Get one drop on your hand and it will smell like crazy and take about three washings to get it off. Nasty I love it. Made by a corporation lol.