Hello all,
I have a little, maybe big, problem in one of my hives here. I just replaced the screened bottom board with a solid bottom board, and in the process I noticed a hole chewed in the (plastic) screen and mouse droppings on the floor. Hmm, I thought, because I had an entrance reducer, but obviously that didn't keep the mouse out. There were no nesting materials on the floor of the hive, so I figured it just came for a visit. Well, I came back to this;

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Obviously not just a visit, and I'm sure the mouse is setting up residence there. I would close of the hole, but I don't want to shut it in there. What should I do? Put poison outside the hive? Suggestions? Thanks in advance.