Mice in the Attic

how do you stop them?

Mice in the attic are dirty, smelly, noisy, dangerous and possibly unhealthy.

Mice in the attic urinate and leave droppings above your head. When mice in the attic urinate, it can soak through a drywall ceiling leaving stains. Mice in the attic can create quite an odor.

Mice in the attic are noisy. Attic mice run through their little tunnels at night sounding like a squirrel on your roof. Mice in the attic will scratch on the drywall ceiling for hours on end.

Yes, Mice in the attic are dangerous, very dangerous at times. Mice in the attic can chew on electrical wires leaving them bare for you to touch. Mice in the attic could chew off the insulation and short wires together starting a fire.

Mice droppings and urine are known to cause sickness and carry diseases.

If you have a vinyl sided home don’t let these rodents and other pests into your attic through an open corner post.

If you have a vinyl sided home don’t let these rodents and other pests into your attic through an open corner post.

 

NOT ONLY MICE CAN GET UP IN THE ATTIC!

INTRODUCING THE KRITTER-CAP®

John Stouffer

Kritter-Cap® Inventor

My product is called the Kritter-Cap®. It is designed to fit inside of the corner post of a vinyl sided home. These corner posts are not sealed and generally they are open to the attic, which can allow mice, bees, wasps, hornets, small squirrels and other rodents direct access to the attic.

Kritter Caps® are designed to stop mice from getting to the attic by sealing off the bottom of the corner post.

Kritter Caps® are easy to install and don’t require any screws, caulk or foam to hold them in place. Kritter Caps® can be purchased on line at www.kritter-caps.com

The easiest way for mice to enter your attic is by climbing up the inside of the corner post on your home.

KRITTER CAP® FEATURES
  • Once installed it's maintenance free!
    Steel wool rusts. It deteriorates leaving rusty metal particles which is a hazard to small pets. Foam seals the corner post, so it can't breathe, causing condensation to accumulate. Wire mesh can many times be pulled out by squirrels.
  • Spring traps can't stop mice from entering the attic!
    Spring traps are used to kill the rodent after the intrusion. This leaves a smelly and unsanitary caucus that is left behind to remove.
  • OUCH! Fingers become very sore and swollen when caught in a spring trap.
    Once you've sprung that trap, whether with your finger or something set it off, the traps have to be re-baited.

  • Glue traps trap the rodent live for a slow death.
    Glue traps when placed outside are a hazard to small birds.
  • Why you should not use poisons to kill the rodents.
    They are dangerous to small children and family pets, regardless if the poison is inside or outside the home.
  • Electronics devices need energy
    Electronics devices sound good until you remember you have to replace the batteries in that device in the attic when the batteries die. If you have a device that runs on 110 power, it's not effective when the power goes out.

FIDO WILL CHEW
THE CORNER POST!

Dogs will chase critters practically right up into the vinyl corner post. That's in their nature to hunt.
How do you stop them from destroying the corner post?
Use Kritter-Cap®

Have a dog? Then you may need Kritter-Cap®. The vinyl corner post on your house makes a safe hiding place for gophers and chipmunks, which dogs love to chase and will not hesitate to chew the corner post in an attempt to get that pesky critter.

The chewed corner post, in my advertising, is an actual damaged corner post caused from my daughter's dog while attempting to get a chipmunk.

Of course, pets should be contained when they can't be watched like a hawk...but who has time for that? Dogs can get into more destructive habits than you can imagine if left to their own devices. In this example, if your dog swallows the wrong piece of vinyl it will mean surgery to remove blockage, or worse yet, death.
Dogs don't have a concept of destroying things. The vinyl siding corner post is just something thats fun to chew on as they chase and try to catch a critter.

Kritter-Cap® is a proven non-lethal, non-violent way of keeping critters out of the attic once and for all.

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 3 in 1
SCI-354 COMBINATION KRITTER CAP®

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCI-354 COMBINATION KRITTER CAP®

The SCI-354 combination Kritter Cap® is universal and can be used on 2¾″; 3 ½” and 4″ corner posts. It is easily sized by snipping or breaking off sections with side cutters or pliers.

The easiest way for mice to enter your attic is by climbing up the inside of the corner post on your home. The SCI-354 Combination Kritter Cap® is ready to use on 4″ corner posts. The base filler tabs are used for filling voids where the plywood sheathing or insulation under the siding doesn’t come to a square corner and should be removed if not needed.


CAUTION: PROPERLY DISCARD All pieces and sections removed for installation. Do not leave trimmed pieces laying on the ground, where they are accessible to small children and pets!
 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCI-354 COMBINATION KRITTER CAP® FOR 3-1/2″ CORNER POSTS

The SCI-354 combination Kritter Cap® is universal and can be used on 2¾″; 3 ½” and 4″ corner posts. It is easily sized by snipping or breaking off sections with side cutters or pliers.

FOR 3½” CORNER POST For 3½” corner post, cut or snip off the YELLOW legs and yellow base sections.

FOR 3” CORNER POST For 3” corner post, cut or snip off the GREEN legs and green base sections

FOR 2¾” CORNER POST For 2¾” corner post, remove the YELLOW and GREEN sections and then snip off the small RED base sections and inner tab only




CAUTION: PROPERLY DISCARD All pieces and sections removed for installation. Do not leave trimmed pieces laying on the ground, where they are accessible to small children and pets!
 

KRITTER CAP® IS SIMPLE TO INSTALL

Start one leg of the Kritter Cap® into the corner post fold. Insert the other leg and push the Kritter Cap® up to the top of the foundation. If possible, use a small mirror to see that the Kritter Cap® is closing the gap.

IMPORTANT: For best results, you'll want to push up Kritter Cap® into the corner post fold 4-6 inches AT LEAST to the top of the foundation level.


CAUTION: PROPERLY DISCARD All pieces and sections removed for installation. Do not leave trimmed pieces laying on the ground, where they are accessible to small children and pets!
 

CORNER GAPS and CHECKING
KRITTER CAP® INSTALLATION

This photo shows the gap that is created when the home builder does not overlap one end of the plywood sheathing to give a square corner. This gap can be ½ to 2 inches in length. These are the gaps that the INSIDE FILLER TABS on the SCI-354 Corner Inserts close off and prevent mice and insects from going up inside the corner post..


CAUTION: PROPERLY DISCARD All pieces and sections removed for installation. Do not leave trimmed pieces laying on the ground, where they are accessible to small children and pets!
 

USE A MIRROR TO CHECK
FOR GAPS AND VOIDS

Before installation of the Kritter Cap®, use a small mirror and check for gaps and voids that need to be filled. Tabs can usually be left on and the corner insert just pushed up to the top of the foundation.

If this is hard to do, break off tabs that are not needed before installation of the Kritter Cap®. Check with mirror again after installing corner insert to be sure the Kritter Cap® closed the gaps.


CAUTION: PROPERLY DISCARD All pieces and sections removed for installation. Do not leave trimmed pieces laying on the ground, where they are accessible to small children and pets!