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Moth balls are probably one of the most toxic things you could choose.
And one of the least effective.

The rodents are more likely to be voles than mice. They do damage to low growing shrubs and evergreens in the winter when the food is scarce. They girdle the branches eating the soft cambrium(sp?) layer.

First, remove debris and prune your bushes up off the ground. Keep it clear. Sometimes this is all that is needed. If you have other habitat, like wood piles etc., eliminate them. Keep the grass cut low.

Second, find the trails and use snap traps with hamburger as bait. Since you have dogs, you will need to put a box over the top and a rock on top to keep the dogs out. They are primarily nocturnal, so you could set the traps at night and keep the dogs in till day.
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