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Mouse droppings in the soap dispenser

We have regularly found fresh mouse droppings in the soap dispenser. How are the mice getting in there? Are they likely living in the machine? How do we keep them out?

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Mice can find a way to get into anything, I definitely believe they are living in there because it is probably a warm place most of the time and very protected for them. I would buy a couple of mouse traps and place them behind the machine with some peanut butter on them and wait until you no longer have a problem. They are probably getting in from under the machine. Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 22, 2008

    there is no good way to totally keep them out, because the ways they are getting in are probably places where the machine cools itself from

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 25, 2008

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Yes, sometimes they live in the machine, otherwise they get there form back of the machine.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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    Ginko Mar 22, 2008

    Move the machine, carefully lean the machine on one side and check the inside, probably you will find some undesired visitor. If not living inside the mice must be getting in from the back. Then they climb on top of the basket, and end up dieing in the detergent drawer.
    Use Traps and/or poison to get rid of the problem.
    Most effective in this case is glued paper traps placed around and a the back of the machine, after you clean machine inside.

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