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[help] mice getting into the backyard through under the fence

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[help] mice getting into the backyard through under the fence

my next neighbor doesn't take care of his backyard and it has become a wonderland for mickey mouse. i found one day those mice dug holes under the fence board and entered my backyard and killed the grass along the fence. I am wondering if anyone has dealt with the same issue before. How to block the hole or kill the mice outdoor effectively. thanks
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Mice can climb , and squeeze through an opening the size of a dime. It’s hard enough to keep them out of your house. Keeping them out of a backyard would be impossible

Best you can do is ensure there is nothing in your backyard that makes a good nesting area. Have no food , and piles of wood or garbage. If you have a deck , it will be hard to keep them from nesting under there.
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fdl wrote: Mice can climb , and squeeze through an opening the size of a dime. It’s hard enough to keep them out of your house. Keeping them out of a backyard would be impossible

Best you can do is ensure there is nothing in your backyard that makes a good nesting area. Have no food , and piles of wood or garbage. If you have a deck , it will be hard to keep them from nesting under there.
i found them eating the grass seeds i put down at the corner where they got in. now that bare spot is getting bigger. it's very distressful.
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Make one of those trap door bucket traps, there are some great YouTube how to videos…. Catch 30 in 1 night! Relocate them as needed…Winking Face
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Todd96srv wrote: Relocate them as needed…Winking Face
Or if you have a cat, all the entertainment it needs!
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I suggest you first do some research about mice what you're suggesting is quite ridiculous, stop blaming your neighbour. Mice are part of nature just like squirrels - they're going to be outdoor regardless - you cannot get rid of them - they can fit into the size of dime. Nor are they killing your grass - that's quite silly. If they're outside leave them alone. If they were entering your house (which they would not be doing this time of year) then that's another thing. It's your fault for not knowing how to overseed your lawn properly.
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Be grateful we don't have these




Appears to happen every few years
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I too saw mice but grew a ton of herbs (mostly basil) and haven't seen them since. They have very sensitive noses so I found this to be the most natural way keeping them away.
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You sure there not voles? they look very similar and need a different approach then mice.
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Omg , you are worried about a mouse killing you grass and digging a hole under your fence? Sounds like a first world problem.
Why not put up a mouse trap with some yummy skippy peanut butter.
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lostlsend wrote: my next neighbor doesn't take care of his backyard and it has become a wonderland for mickey mouse. i found one day those mice dug holes under the fence board and entered my backyard and killed the grass along the fence. I am wondering if anyone has dealt with the same issue before. How to block the hole or kill the mice outdoor effectively. thanks
Have you actually seen mice, or are you just speculating on what caused the damage?

A mouse would not have to dig a hole to get under any fence (they can fit under/through almost any opening). If there are holes being dug, it may be rats, or rabbits. If you are just seeing your grass dying along the fence line, then perhaps your neighbor sprayed with Roundup, or you have a white grub infestation.

It could be caused by anything, with mice being towards the bottom of the suspect list.

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