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Hello everyone,

We have mice in our house and one of their entry points is the under the stairs cupboard. I know this because we had some conkers in there (for spiders!) and they nibbled them like crazy.

See pictures for what I'm trying to solve... As you can see quite a few pipes, and some quite close together.

Original plan - hard board screwed down, cut to shape with stanley.
^ Won't work really - would need to be stupidly accurate and hard to screw down between the pipes. Would likely result in fustration and gaps which they'd get through.

New Thoughts...

1. Expanding Foam - (then hard board over some bits) - lazy choice, however, discounted because foam + copper = bad idea I believe. Also, mice can eat through it I've read.

2. Boxing in - my current favorite idea, I've got quite a bit of 5mm ply knocking around.

Any other ideas?

Boxing in wise...How much would you box? - over the gas meter too (with a cut out in plastic to take readings perhaps, or less? - Less looks tricky because of the silver pipe at an angle.

Input much appreciated - gotta get rid of these criters!


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They won't eat through wire wool they hate it!

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Razor wrote:
They won't eat through wire wool they hate it!


I'll second that, we had some in our last house for a while and the steel wool ( the type you buy for plumbing jobs etc ) did a great job of keeping them out.
Actually come to think of it we used steel scouring pads from the supermarket.
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very interesting, and easy... off to Aldi a bit later, may be able to get some there.

So you'd just shove that into the gaps then, as opposed to trying to do anything fancy?


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Chillibob wrote:
very interesting, and easy... off to Aldi a bit later, may be able to get some there.

So you'd just shove that into the gaps then, as opposed to trying to do anything fancy?


Yes that is all you do !

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