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Old 10-28-2009, 10:57 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by LavenderLily View Post
Well it was bound to happen...with all of the construction a block away from my house (old housing torn down, new housing built), we've got mice. So I need a way to store my onions, potatoes, etc that is out of their reach. A hanging basket is the obvious solution, but since we live in military housing and aren't allowed to drill holes in the wall or ceiling, I'm at a loss as to how I would hang one. Is there some kind of wire basket (that I could just place on the counter) with a lid that has a tight enough mesh to keep the mice out? Does that exist? Any other ideas?

I have found pantyhose very effective for hanging onions and garlic. Drop into a leg, tie a knot or use a twist tie and repeat til full. I hung these on a metal pole in my garage. We had mice but they never got at the onions. Potatoes are a tougher problem. I guess you could try the nylons with them too. Do you have a broomstick that you could use as a pole somewhere?

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Old 10-29-2009, 12:25 AM   #12
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For onions, potatoes, apples, etc- A few covered metal drums / trash cans with small (1/4") perforations for air circulation. For flour, rice, cereals etc- glass gallon jars or wine jugs.
Pretzel and potato chip tins are also useful.

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Old 10-29-2009, 02:57 AM   #13
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I have never had a problem with rodents inside the house, but we have horses and barn kitties. All their feed is kept in steel trash cans with tight fitting lids. Inside you could try smaller metal canisters or even glass.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:26 AM   #14
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:31 AM   #15
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I purchased a 50 l bag of potato from one of our local farm and then puchased the storge tubs that you can get in Walmart - Target and drilled a few 1/4" vent holes in the lid and a couple on each side - I have no problem with mice in the house but my storage shed where I was going to store the majority of the taters. Worked great. I also helps to put decon (Last supper for rodents) around .
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:46 AM   #16
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My daughter uses electronic doodads she plugs into electrical outlets that drive rodents out of the house. She claims they work great.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:48 PM   #17
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Go to hardware store and buy a few of the plug in ultrsonic deterants , they do work , plus traps ( Livetrap or springbail ) mice eat and nest by chewing holes and nest material in the walls .
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:23 PM   #18
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Mice in the house is so gross.I would not be looking for things to help you survive with them.Spend that money on some traps or an exterminator.I get them in my house every fall.I just set three or four traps oround the house and keep replaceing them as you catch the mice.You know they are gone when the bait is not disturbed for a week or two.Peanut butter works really well.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:00 AM   #19
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Living in the country mice rear their fuzzy little heads every few years. We've learned to deal with it swiftly and without remorse. Snap traps, glue boards and poison equal mouse free living very quickly. We tried the ultrasonics, and they annoyed us more than the mice.

You need to get rid of them for health and financial reasons (they can do some serious damage if left unchecked)...plus they'll keep you up at night skittering around and chewing on the walls.

A nice stainless steel breadbox ought to keep your onions and potatoes safe during an infestation. They'll go right through plastic or wood.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:13 AM   #20
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you could still hang from walls and ceiling ... always can spackle over if sheetrock when you move.

if its not your house, the landlord should be fixing your problem

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