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How small a gap can a mouse get through?



 
 
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Old May 1st 06, 05:37 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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As per the header.

I found a dead mouse today in a CU and the only entry point I could find was
where the tails entered and even that seemed too small to let the head
through.

Adam


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Old May 1st 06, 05:44 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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ARWadsworth wrote:
As per the header.

I found a dead mouse today in a CU and the only entry point I could
find was where the tails entered and even that seemed too small to
let the head through.

Adam


You'll be suprised where a mouse can get. :-)

At a guess, a 2p piece sized round hole.

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Old May 1st 06, 05:54 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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In article , The3rd
Earl Of Derby writes
ARWadsworth wrote:
As per the header.

I found a dead mouse today in a CU and the only entry point I could
find was where the tails entered and even that seemed too small to
let the head through.

Adam


You'll be suprised where a mouse can get. :-)

At a guess, a 2p piece sized round hole.


Less than that!, around 10mm or whatever that is in Mickey mouse
measurement!.....
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The official government line is anywhere you can get a standard pencil
in. I didn't believe it till I saw it with my own eyes - a normal sized
adult mouse leaping up and vanishing through an air brick that I
couldn't even get my index finger into. It astonished me at the time.

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"ARWadsworth" wrote:

I found a dead mouse today in a CU and the only entry point I could find was
where the tails entered and even that seemed too small to let the head
through.


From personal experience:

They can get through a 1/2" square hole (into an airing cupboard)
without any difficulty. I saw one do this when I surprised the little
bugger one evening.

They can also get through a 20mm knockout even when there are four
2.5mm singles running through it - Have you ever tried removing
carbonised mouse from a three phase isolator?

John
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ARWadsworth wrote:
As per the header.

I found a dead mouse today in a CU and the only entry point I could
find was where the tails entered and even that seemed too small to
let the head through.

Adam


You'll be suprised where a mouse can get. :-)


At a guess, a 2p piece sized round hole.


You'd get a rat through that!

I'd guess any hole large enough for a woman's little finger.

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Helen D. Vecht:
Edgware.
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"The3rd Earl Of Derby" typed


ARWadsworth wrote:
As per the header.

I found a dead mouse today in a CU and the only entry point I could
find was where the tails entered and even that seemed too small to
let the head through.

Adam


You'll be suprised where a mouse can get. :-)


At a guess, a 2p piece sized round hole.


You'd get a rat through that!

I'd guess any hole large enough for a woman's little finger.


That's a good guide but it doesn't have to be a round hole. A mouse's skull
is slightly flattened, broader than it's high. A round pencil hole wouldn't
allow a mouse through but squash it a bit and it would. IYKWIM.

Mary

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"Mark A" wrote in message
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The official government line is anywhere you can get a standard pencil
in. I didn't believe it till I saw it with my own eyes - a normal sized
adult mouse leaping up and vanishing through an air brick that I
couldn't even get my index finger into. It astonished me at the time.

Regards

Mark
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Pencils are standardised? B****y EU. Is that a round or hexagonal pencil?

The only hole the mouse could have got into this CU was through a
rectangular with two very tight 25mm tails passing through. I do believe a
hexagonal pencil will fit.

Cheers

Adam


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ARWadsworth wrote:
As per the header.

I found a dead mouse today in a CU and the only entry point I could
find was where the tails entered and even that seemed too small to
let the head through.

Adam


How small a gap can a mouse get through ? well, measure the hole
where the tails enter the CU and that's about right for ingress.
however, there seems to have been some malfunction of the
mouses egress strategy :-)


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"ARWadsworth" wrote in message
. uk...
As per the header.

I found a dead mouse today in a CU and the only entry point I could find
was where the tails entered and even that seemed too small to let the head
through.


I have seen them go through 1/2" mesh.


 




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