U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
 [Register]
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-03-2009, 09:49 AM
 
371 posts, read 915,664 times
Reputation: 213

Advertisements

I was traumatized last year, seeing my first palmetto bug. Currently I've found droppings around my place, but haven't seen any bugs or mice ( even 'suprising' them at night ). These ( droppings ) are small, dark brown, mostly more blunt on one side and found under kitchen sink, near recyclables, an under the oven drawer, and now in the bathroom..in a drawer, underneath and near my toilet paper rolls that have been shredded on one side??? Is this those palmetto bugs or do you think a mouse?
Please help, I'm losing sleep over it!!

Ps...don't leave food out, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-03-2009, 09:56 AM
 
6,119 posts, read 11,113,357 times
Reputation: 4204
Mice. Find where they are coming in. They need only a tiny place to slip in.

Buy mouse traps.

Prepare yourself NOT to have another traumatic experience when you throw the dead mice and traps away.

Or pay for an exterminator.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
1,605 posts, read 2,138,264 times
Reputation: 1813
How small? Roach droppings are very small, almost just a speck. Mouse droppings are generally significantly larger and are more elongated.

Maybe post a pic?

But it sounds to me like mice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
7,791 posts, read 17,410,065 times
Reputation: 5000
That DEFINITELY sounds like mice!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
232 posts, read 663,091 times
Reputation: 49
Sounds like a mouse to me too, I had one that found my goody drawer at work. It could be using the toilet paper for nesting material ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:56 AM
 
371 posts, read 915,664 times
Reputation: 213
you guys are great, thanks! the droppings are DEFINITELY bigger than a speck...definitely. Plus, the shredded toilet paper....I'll take a mouse over a palmetto bug any day! Those nasty bugs scare me!And be assured a guy, or exterminator, will have to collect the mouse!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2009, 11:16 AM
 
3,347 posts, read 5,118,304 times
Reputation: 3498
If you get a cat, the mice will move out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:54 PM
 
836 posts, read 2,614,099 times
Reputation: 422
Mouse droppings look kinda like dark brown uncooked rice. If it is larger, it is a rat (we have those at the beach sometimes....they nest in the dunes and love to find a way into your place come winter!)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2009, 03:25 PM
 
371 posts, read 915,664 times
Reputation: 213
dang...I don't know. The exterminator showed up and looked at one dropping near the recyclables and apparently decided it was palmettos. (??) My husband said all he did was put out a bunch of glue traps in hopes of catching them.
The size of the droppings was like rice...dark brown. And only one or two along the various areas ( ex. 1 was in the bathroom drawer ).
I'd get one of those humane traps for the mouse if I knew it was that, but sorry, the roaches have to be killt!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
1,490 posts, read 5,666,182 times
Reputation: 711
mice or a rat. We had a rat once when we were living at the beach and it was obsessed with shredding our toilet paper.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $99,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2016, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, - Top