Mice in Hackney

Just saw the council report that Hackney has the second worst infestation in London – doesn’t surprise me, we had some last year! Anyone else had any, and how did you deal with them?


  1. @jonnymcsing mice are all over London and the Victorian houses in Hackney are easy for them to get into, as it gets cold they look for somewhere warm to be. I’ve had them in the past and the only way to deal with them is to remove any food sources so they move on to somewhere that does.

  2. Just get a cat! That should sort it.

  3. I have come to the conclusion that living on the ground floor in Hackney you will have a mouse invader. I used to catch & release (see: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc2z1p7zcGU ) but that was rubbish. Personally, i can’t kill them, & besides, isn’t a dead, rotting mouse carcass worse?? My dogs a good deterrent, but if we go away more than 3 days the mousey f*ckers chew my saplings. Definately remove all sources of food, even just crumbs, & barricade suspected mouse-entry points. They’re looking for food & somewhere warm & dry to nest over winter. Rains flood them out of their summer burrows. We need a support group.

  4. Yes, we have them. No, we don’t kill them. What we did was discover where they come from and seal up all entry points. We haven’t had a problem yet. It was hours and hours of week that has to be redone sometimes – you’d be stunned to see it LOL. It’s a cardboard, styrofoam and pointy objects masterpiece! Hate the little pests but won’t kill any living creature (except a steak occasionally).

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