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Parking Lot Mice #6628770
09/29/19 09:05 PM
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For the past number of years, some staff at work have been complaining of mice getting into their cars and saying they got them at work. Mice are regulars in the food areas of the building.

Below are pictures of the parking lot. The parking lot is sandwiched between the building and a grass playing field. You can see a small treed park in the back. Row homes on both sides of the property.

You think the mice are running from the fields/bush during the day and climbing into the cars? Or is more likely they are just picking them up from home or from other vehicles?

Pictures taken from the corners of the parking lot towards the building.

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Re: Parking Lot Mice [Re: Urbancoon] #6628807
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Unless you have a real mouse problem I would say they are not getting them in the parking lot.


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Re: Parking Lot Mice [Re: Urbancoon] #6629027
09/30/19 06:53 AM
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Same here. That's a big area for multiple mice to have to cross. Predators would have a field day!


However, it sounds like a great opportunity to sell a rodent control baiting plan, at both locations.


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Re: Parking Lot Mice [Re: Urbancoon] #6629030
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I've seen (multiple) rats running around parking lots like that in broad daylight. You mention food areas in nearby buildings with known rodent issues. Sounds like similar circumstances.

The field areas in the photo look well maintained and mowed short. Bet the rodents are coming from the buildings more so than the lawn.

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Originally Posted by EatenByLimestone
However, it sounds like a great opportunity to sell a rodent control baiting plan, at both locations.



Someone already has the job on the inside. Can't bait on the outside--near playing fields. They're afraid someone may open up a station and eat the bait.

Thanks all. I didn't think that mice would be moving that far out, but thought I'd check with you guys anyway.

No rats reported on the inside (yet!).

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Could you not use some kind of repeating mouse traps inside the bait stations so that wild animals would not drag your traps away?

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Originally Posted by run
Could you not use some kind of repeating mouse traps inside the bait stations so that wild animals would not drag your traps away?


No wild animals. Just children (which for some, is the same thing!) Haven't seen any predators around either. Mostly gulls and crows. Don't think a gull would hunt a mouse. I've never seen crows hunt live mice either, but I've read they do.

The word there has always been the mice come from the park, but I've read that mice territories are fairly small, and roaming across a seemingly foodless asphalt wasteland, would seem to me, unlikely.

I'm more of the opinion that people were bringing them from home, and the mice are just wandering into other cars during the work day.

Just trying to verify what I'm reading/thinking so that I don't give staff bad information about the mice--that they need to take care of the problem at home.

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