Posted 28 October 2005 - 02:15 PM
I have repaired many appliances that have been damaged by mouse activity. For example, I recently repaired a fridge that was getting warm because the condenser fan was jammed by a mouse carcass!
The house mouse can live in homes its entire life and reproduce with amazing speed. A female mouse can begin bearing litters of six pups when she is 56 days old. If the offspring begin reproducing at the same time, that means almost 8,000 mice per year can result from one female mouse. That's a lot of rodents running around!
Mice can nest in walls, attics, cabinet space, and appliances, and can accumulate shredded paper and other soft material as bedding. These piles of nest material within the walls or under appliances can pose a fire hazard. Mice gnaw on just about anything; they can even chew through metal, concrete, and wall boards. These pernicious beasts have caused electrical fires by gnawing on wires.
In addition to posing a fire hazard, those cute, furry little critters carry a smorgasbord of diseases that can infect humans. House mice also are a major cause of asthma and allergic rhinitis in susceptible people.
No house is immune. This time of year, I always find evidence of rodent invasions while doing service calls. Most common hangouts: underneath your dishwasher, behind your range and beside your refrigerator's compressor.
Now is the time to take the offensive and terminate the invading hoard with extreme prejudice. Place boxes of Decon in the following key locations around your appliances: behind the refrigerator, underneath the dishwasher (behind the kickplates), behind the range, in the cabinet underneath the sink, and behind the dryer. While you're at it, inspect appliance power cords for damage from chewing.
Personally, I prefer those glue traps with just a dab of peanut butter added. No mouse on the planet can resist peanut butter. I usually only have to leave the trap out overnight and the next day there's a precious little furball-of-love, desperately struggling to get unstuck. But alas, they never quite make it to freedom before meeting their demise at the end of my hammer. The problem with Decon is that you never get to see the fruits of your labor. But using the glue traps, you get a wonderful sense of closure when that hammer falls.
You animal-rights weenies are probably frothing at the mouth about now, sputtering some typically vacuous comments about, "like, hey man, like, they live here, too, y'know?" I want to hear you say that as you're staring in disbelief at the smoldering embers that used to be your house which burned down due to mice chewing on the electrical wires behind the walls.
Awwite, load 'em up, Hoss. We got us some rodents to kill. Yee-haw!
Posted 07 November 2005 - 09:58 PM
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snags their teeth and insures they won't rob the bait.
Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:20 PM
There are always exceptions, of course.
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Posted 18 May 2006 - 04:38 PM
The next one was when we dropped of a customer's Miele washer after a week in the shop and she wanted us to take a look at her Sub-(standard)Zero freezer. When the door was opened there were at rough count 20-30 frozen kittys flat as a pizza and ready to serve. I should have phoned the SPCA right there but at that time I wasn't in the position to save the world from a cat hating crazed woman and so we declined to repair and we peeled outa there like the Dukes of Hazzard. Meeeooowwww!
Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:51 PM
And one complaint on a GE dryer that smelled bad resulted in finding a very dead, very rotten squirrel inside the dryer duct at the discharge side of the blower. The smell was exactly like my opinion of GE laundry products.
I have told many customers that "if I had a daughter working in a house of Ill Repute and had a GE washer or dryer in my laundry room I would not be able to sleep well until I replaced the GE products!
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