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02/06/2012 at 22:43

Ealier in the year all my tomato and cucumber seedlings go eaten by mice

how do i get rid of them from my shed?

i tried traps but they don't work

02/06/2012 at 22:58

Garden centres sell little ready baited boxes; I leave one or two in my potting shed after having similar problems; seems to do the trick.

03/06/2012 at 08:25

thank you i will try that

03/06/2012 at 10:01

Maybe your lack of success with traps is due to where you placed them.  Mice don't usually run across open spaces but tend to keep to the edges - so I'd suggest you put the traps down on the ground where the side of the shed meets the floor.  I've found that milk chocolate seems to work as a bait, rather than the more conventional idea of using cheese!

03/06/2012 at 10:10

Thank you

i will think about that one

03/06/2012 at 19:20

Yes, try a little chocolate on the traps but it will probably be more effective to use a little slice of Mars bar or Milky Way etc so that the soft centre can be squashed onto the trip flap. Otherwise. mice can deftly lift a piece of bait right off the trap.Also, they eat more confidently with some overhead cover, so construct a little card 'tunnel' (say from a cornflakes box) about 3" high to place over the trap. I've had mice issues in my veg bed before and killed up to a dozen with two traps over the space of a week until the problem ended.

03/06/2012 at 20:10

Thank you i will try that to

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