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Old 08-06-2011, 02:25 AM   #21
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Are you allergic to dogs? There are a few types of dogs that would catch mice.
http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/basenj...and-other-pets
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:23 AM   #22
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Jack Russel Terrier = Mice problem solved.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:27 AM   #23
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Its not that I don't want to kill them cause I'd gladly pound them with my hands if I could catch them. Its that I don't want them to keep coming back, meanwhile I just rack up points per kill. I've done that before and although there's some level of satisfaction, they just keep coming and coming.

The electronic Pest Offense is plugged in and I'll see if it seems to be doing anything. It hasn't bothered the dogs at all yet (min pin and min pin yorkie mix) which is a good thing. I also got my 4oz of peppermint oil and made a mix and started to spray that **** around the place. Super strong and in tight spaces it can really burn your eyes. Touch your face afterwards and it burns the **** out of your skin too.

I'm going to call the landlord today and tell him I want to get an exterminator and have a HVAC person come out and take a look at the ducts, probably have them cleaned. Hopefully he doesn't try to battle me on the subject cause I'd hate to start off things here on a bad note.
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You need a honey badger

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you live in the country now.


they happen and always will.
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I'd be camping out in the landlords ***. **** rodents.
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Well I've been spraying the peppermint oil and plugged up a bunch of holes with spray foam but there's still a good amount of activity. The dogs are interested in a few of the floor vents and I can still smell rodent stink coming from them.

I just got off the phone with an exterminator and the duct cleaning place and both guys are coming up this afternoon to take a look and give me an estimate. Hopefully they're "within reason" like the landlord said and I can still get it taken off the rent.

When its 83 degs inside and you have central air but cant use it.......
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Duct cleaning guy came and so did the landlord. The 2 of them got in a fight over the price and the landlord said he'll be back later to talk to me about it.

The exterminator just came and set up 8 boxes for us. $433 and he said it'll be $160 to re-bait the boxes whenever they're empty.

In the meantime I've been in the newly found crawl space pulling out shitted up insulation and mouse nests. The filter cover to the A/C unit was opened and that's probably how the mice have been getting in. I put in a new filter and kept the old one out to show the landlord when he comes back.

How in the **** do some people live like this? I'm all for getting dirty as **** at work, but when I come home and shower I'd like to at least feel clean in my home.

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Dude you're nuts. I'd be outta there or taking that shitty *** landlord to court. That's not good for your health, not to mention not having any A/C.
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Dude you're nuts. I'd be outta there or taking that shitty *** landlord to court. That's not good for your health, not to mention not having any A/C.
Maybe, but I'm looking at the big picture. The guy used to own a nationwide food company and is multi-millionaire. I'm sure as long as I don't bombard them with demands and keep it reasonable that they'll take care of us.

The guy that owns the property and lives here is the go to guy. Our "landlord" is his brother that lives in MA somewhere. We just send him the rent check every month. Otherwise he really has nothing to do with the building I guess.

I'll get all this straightened out one way or another. So far its going ok. I spoke to both guys about the $433 bill and they said take it off the rent. He said to try and find another duct cleaning company that's not $650 for a 1500sqft house and we can set that up and deduct it from the rent as well.

I talked with the guy that lives here for 30-40 mins just now and he's really a good guy. I told him that I felt bad moving in and having issues with this, that and the other thing right off the bat and he said "well we have to keep our women happy" and laughed. He gets it and I'm sure in the long run he'll do us right.

Not to mention once we started talking he got into the eBay talk and told me maybe we can work something out and I can sell off some of his toys for him. I look for places like this and they aren't exactly easy to come by, so the mice wont get rid of me just yet. lol
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