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Posted by Dawn on August 28, 2001 at 12:28:14:

In Reply to: MOUSE INFESTATION posted by MouseGirl on August 28, 2001 at 10:52:24:

Get a cat. The downside is if you're allergic. But if you can deal with a cat (exposure to the cat on a daily basis actually helps your body "get used to" the furry animal), go for it. I had mice in my place daily and it was only until I got my sister's cat that the mice stopped coming by.

Cats are also great for catching waterbugs. Ew. I highly recommend buying a cat and also, find time to go over your place for any holes and plug them up with steel wool and patch over the wool-filled hole with plaster.

: My apartment is overrun with mice that keep me up all night. I've informed the landlord about this in writing, over the phone and finally by certified letter where I demanded that he have regular extermination (which he doesn't). Still, the only response has been to have his weird, smelly and bizarre handy man show up and offer to stuff some steel wool under the radiator and give me some poison.

: There are approximately 3-5 mice in my apartment all night every night. I have stopped cooking here, have a lid on the trash, throw the trash out three times a day and, basically am trying to starve them out and it doesn't stop them.

: What are my options? How can I get the landlord to reguarly exterminate the entire building. Exterminators have told us that if they're up on the fifth floor (top floor) that the whole building is infested for sure.

: thanks.

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