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jayded
19-10-2008, 04:44 PM
Hi guys,

Any reasonably priced good Pest Control guys to recommend?

I have a mousy entering my flats every night to search for food. My house is super clean but i think this mouse is coming from another house.

Yesterday while watching mu game i heard a sound. Saw the butter cookie biscuit box open slightly. I was thinking...how can...it cant be the rat!!

Suddenly i can see its head. I have no idea how it managed to open the butter cookie box. Not really a big fellow. It was nicely eating the biscuits.

This fellow only appears at night from the open space near my bathroom.

I have asked for the insect netting ppl to come and install the netting at that area but they will only come next week. I'm not sure if installing the insect netting will ensure the mouse does not come in. Can it bite the netting??

Pls help recommend some pest control. TQ

firefox
19-10-2008, 06:25 PM
Buy a mouse trap tempt it with some dried fish..sure to capture it.

mykern
19-10-2008, 08:18 PM
I used to have that problem until a couple of stray cats (back and front of the house) decided to stay with me ... I buy cat food and feed them just enough to keep them hungry enough to go for the damn rodent.
Previously I use the "rodent" trap but the way I kill it is too cruel to say it here. I maybe hauled by the SPCA ...

irisbaggins
20-10-2008, 12:44 PM
I used to have rat problem in my garage. Now i keep a few cats down there...no more rats.

palmdoc
20-10-2008, 01:00 PM
Mouse glue trap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_trap#Glue_traps) is what you need
I think your local sundry shop should sell it.

USJ27Resident
20-10-2008, 02:22 PM
Hi guys,

Any reasonably priced good Pest Control guys to recommend?

I have a mousy entering my flats.... Not really a big fellow. It was nicely eating the biscuits.


Pls help recommend some pest control. TQ

Call Walt Disney... ask for Mickey Mouse... :p :D Mebbe he can help...


(one of my daft humor moments!) :D

bslee
20-10-2008, 02:40 PM
Call Walt Disney... ask for Mickey Mouse... :p :D Mebbe he can help...
(one of my daft humor moments!) :D

Minnie Mouse, in case its a male mouse?.
Pest control company will put little trays of rat poison in many likely areas inside the house, expecting the rat to eat it, and when it drinks water, it dies...thats what I know how it works.
Rentokil?.. a bit pricer than others but they're good.

http://www.rentokil.com.my/free-survey.htm

termibait
20-10-2008, 05:20 PM
I would strongly suggest you to look into the Rodent Entry Point, which you had mentioned it early. The reason? To prevent it from entering into your premise. To install Anticoagulant bait in paper tray is not safe if you have kids at home or pets at home. In addition, you may not be able to tell where and when the rats is going to die off! you might have another issue if the rat dies in the air con or any other hidden places. 3rd issues? By not doing the pest proofing, you are inviting more rats/other pest to enter into your premise.

If you have called insect netting company, bear with it for another few days! At least, keep all your food item garlic etc in a sealed container!

Oh ya, remember to rinse off your kitchen utensils / wok or any other tools exposed to rat urines!

jayded
21-10-2008, 05:30 PM
I would strongly suggest you to look into the Rodent Entry Point, which you had mentioned it early. The reason? To prevent it from entering into your premise. To install Anticoagulant bait in paper tray is not safe if you have kids at home or pets at home. In addition, you may not be able to tell where and when the rats is going to die off! you might have another issue if the rat dies in the air con or any other hidden places. 3rd issues? By not doing the pest proofing, you are inviting more rats/other pest to enter into your premise.

If you have called insect netting company, bear with it for another few days! At least, keep all your food item garlic etc in a sealed container!

Oh ya, remember to rinse off your kitchen utensils / wok or any other tools exposed to rat urines!

Today, i got rentokil to come and inspect. I only have one entry point for the mousy and i know thats the only place which he comes through which is the open space just outside my bathroom.

I checked with my insect netting guy if the mousy can bite the netting. He said YES.

Rentokil quoted me rm 360 for 1 yr service which includes for cockroaches, ants and rats. They will spray this chemical around the edges, inside the bathroom hole, etc. They will put some kind of rat bait where the rat actualy its it, goes out drinks water and dies.

Yesterday, checked the top of my fridge again. Saw mousy's droppings. I think my good friend has come thinking "ahh...i have found heaven...when he ate the butter cokkies" I have removed all food items from his sight ever since.

the thing that still amazes me is how this fellow opened the butter cookie box. It nicely put his head inside and was wholapping the biscuits. Gees....

so, what should i do? go ahead with insect netting or spend a bit more with pest control? Insect netting costs me rm 160

jayded
21-10-2008, 05:32 PM
Minnie Mouse, in case its a male mouse?.
Pest control company will put little trays of rat poison in many likely areas inside the house, expecting the rat to eat it, and when it drinks water, it dies...thats what I know how it works.
Rentokil?.. a bit pricer than others but they're good.

http://www.rentokil.com.my/free-survey.htm


i seriously have no idea what this mouse is...but it is a smart fellow :D

coleslaw
21-10-2008, 05:34 PM
jayded, are you for real ka? :confused:
after spending 160 for netting, you'll still hv the same problem cos it can bite thru the netting and still visit you!!!

jayded
21-10-2008, 05:35 PM
I used to have rat problem in my garage. Now i keep a few cats down there...no more rats.

reminded me of a time when i was staying in my sbg hs. This rat entered our sleeping room. I had a cat staying downstairs. Off i went...the cat was sleeping. I picked it up in its sleep and sent to to my room.

I tell you, these cats their eyes are razor sharp. she knew exactly where the rat was and waited for it to come out. We had no idea where it was hiding.

bslee
21-10-2008, 11:55 PM
Some species of local cats will want to catch mice and rats. Showcase and pedigree cats are next to useless. They watch the girls go by.

jayded
22-10-2008, 09:09 AM
jayded, are you for real ka? :confused:
after spending 160 for netting, you'll still hv the same problem cos it can bite thru the netting and still visit you!!!


So, what should i do with the entry point? Just leave it open?

Yes, i thought the same thing put the netting and still that fellow bite. Maybe i have to do both..rentokil and netting :(

Phres
22-10-2008, 09:43 AM
I used to stay in a rented house in Shah Alam and there was this rat which lives in the sewage pipe always come out at night through the toilet bowl. Every morning I am greeted with a big mess of droppings in the toilet and I was so fed up cos it was eating up all my cookies and breads

I decided to seal up the bottom part of the toilet door with wood and then close the toilet door at night so that mousy cannot come out scavenging for food hoping after awhile it will go away. Guess what, our friend manage to chew through the wood! causing a big hole at the door!

I then tried to get some mousy bait so mousy will eat and then die but mousy was so smart it didn't take!

Since mousy did not shift out, I did!

termibait
22-10-2008, 03:35 PM
Rodent tends to bite through wooden door-seal and don't be surprise with mice squeezing through a door gap of less than 10mm, which means mice can squeeze through if your finger and go through the gap.

Jayded, spraying is only effective on crawling insect such as cockroach or ants.

Netting is still the best option. Do upload the photo here, probably i could shed some light to you!

By the way, there is no such a need to spend RM160 on netting which is not suitable for pest proofing. Go to hardware shop and buy the normal wiremesh, medium hard type, so that you could install yourself.

good luck

tsd
22-10-2008, 03:52 PM
I think those normal plastic netting should be enough to stop them from coming in, it is just too much hassle for them to get in. Unless that cookies in your house is so good that they have to break in at all cost to have them :D

fRaNkY
23-10-2008, 08:15 AM
Rats can bite thru even metal netting... unless the net wire at least 3mm thick.

Try put a few snapping rat traps... hehehe :D but ward family members first on midnite supper :D

jayded
23-10-2008, 09:22 AM
Rodent tends to bite through wooden door-seal and don't be surprise with mice squeezing through a door gap of less than 10mm, which means mice can squeeze through if your finger and go through the gap.

Jayded, spraying is only effective on crawling insect such as cockroach or ants.

Netting is still the best option. Do upload the photo here, probably i could shed some light to you!

By the way, there is no such a need to spend RM160 on netting which is not suitable for pest proofing. Go to hardware shop and buy the normal wiremesh, medium hard type, so that you could install yourself.

good luck

ok....yesterday i went to the hardware shop to buy the wire mesh. The problem is my grill is very small and it is oval shaped. Me and my wife tried for almost an hour trying to tie the wire mesh but it was impossible. The only way you can understand is when i send you a picture. I will do that tonight.

I am all gung ho to kill the mousy and Alan recommended me to put the glue trap but my wife thinks "pitty the mousy" !!

The other option is to do a sliding window there which i'm not sure how much will cost for a small area.

Whatever it is, i think mousy's time is up very soon just like UMNO
:D

tsd
23-10-2008, 09:48 AM
ok....yesterday i went to the hardware shop to buy the wire mesh. The problem is my grill is very small and it is oval shaped. Me and my wife tried for almost an hour trying to tie the wire mesh but it was impossible. The only way you can understand is when i send you a picture. I will do that tonight.

I am all gung ho to kill the mousy and Alan recommended me to put the glue trap but my wife thinks "pitty the mousy" !!

The other option is to do a sliding window there which i'm not sure how much will cost for a small area.

Whatever it is, i think mousy's time is up very soon just like UMNO
:D

cut the wire mesh to the shape of the grill first, make it sligtly bigger, then use those wire cable tie ( like those often comes in children toy ) to tie it to the grill. Use scissors to cut off access netting to make it neat.

I bought the wire cable tie ( green colored with cutter ) from a hardware shop in SS19. RM3 for 30m. I have my whole house secured with that from mosquito, flies, rats and cats.