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Thread: Mouse saga continues!!!

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    Ok it's been 10 days and he is still taking up residence in an under my cabinets. Last night I set 4 traps, two under the sink, one by the toaster oven and 1 in the dishtowel drawer. These are his favorite places to hang. So we went to bed early cause I haven't been sleeping well. Low and behold at 3:30 I heard a snap, and so did my deaf (?) watch dog. He started barking, so I had him. Or I thought I had him. Checked the traps and couldn't find one under the sink. Removed everything and it had flipped way in the back upside down, got my gloves, picked up the trap, and it was EMPTY!!! @#$%#%^(*&%^, this is what I said. Words came out of me that sounded like a drill sargent, and I am ashamed. So I checked the last trap in the drawer, and I do not know how I did it but I touched it with my left finger, and guess who got caught. #$%^&^$##, was loudly said again. I'm going out today and buy something to make myself feel better. So the score is mousey 1,me none. And so it continues. :lol: :oops: :cry: :roll:

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    Cats, you need cats!

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    So true. I haven't had a mouse in years. I have one that even catches spiders and bugs. Built in pest control.

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    You need a Hungry cat!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    oh my, want my three cats?
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    What is a real hoot, is my larger dog, Blizzard. He can't hear anything, and he isn't seeing well either. But when that trap sprung he lost it. Heard that just fine.

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    Sound likes the movie Mouse Trap!

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. When I lived in a first floor in the Bronx we had them often. Surprisingly we had no rats. I always used glue traps every where and caught them without getting hurt.

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    At least you aren't actually seeing the mouse? I started calling the mouse "Jerry" at my Dad's a few months ago. I always stay a week with my Dad every month and a few months ago he warned me there was a mouse in the house. This mouse was not only methodical. He followed the same path in the house at the same time every day...I actually watched him. It got to the point where I felt like the woman in the Tom and Jerry cartoons running around with a broom raised trying to kill the thing! I figured I would catch him no problem. Got a couple of those new traps that they go in and you just throw it away. Yeah right! I watched that stupid *smart *ss mouse until the day I was going to leave to come home and Dad had set an old trap with some cheese and lo and behold he got him behind the refrigerator. Thank goodness because "Jerry" was driving me nuts........LOL! What was really funny though was when I was sitting at the kitchen table talking with my aunt and saw the mouse run behind her in the next room. It was all I could do not to laugh. She would have screamed and jumped up on the kitchen table. You got to find the humor I guess.......lol!

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    That's so funny!!!!!

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    What are you using in the traps? We had a problem of Fruit or tree Rats running the fenceline in the back yard. (once they got into the garage) They could get cheese and other semi hard foods off the trap without getting caught. We used peanut butter and that is what caught the rats, they could not get the peanut butter off easily!

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    Some traps have peanut butter, slim jims, and chocolate, He has a buffet. He went after the slim jim, but did not get it. How much of this stuff do you use???(All traps have different stuff, not all on one trap)

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    Since it wat rats, I think my DH used about a teaspoon, probably less for a mouse. Its funny, we also have possums running the fence as well. One time we heard the trap snap and ran and flipped on the back light to watch a possom flip the trap off his paw. My dogs love to ram the fence and bounce the critters (possoms or rats) off the fence into the yard. I think the critters have learned to hang on to the fence better if the dogs are around.
    Good luck, I hope you catch the little bugger before he/she brings in friends or babies!!!!

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    Thanks, I don't think I've been putting enough of anything on the traps. I'll try more tonight. I also heard they like bacon and to tie a pc on. We are having some for dinner tonight, so tonights menu is bacon, peanutbutter, wish me luck!!

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    I would try bacon grease or peanut butter. More likely to get it if it has to work at getting it's meal.
    Cats may sound like a good idea. But a cat likes to play with them until the wear them out and then may kill them(if they don't get away first-which is most likely to happen).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    We used peanut butter and that is what caught the rats, they could not get the peanut butter off easily!
    Yep - peanutbutter works like a charm.

    Did you check out electronic mouse traps?

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    If nothing else, you are worrying that mouse into high blood pressure!

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    You are 100% right. The only problem is that for Thanksgiving I'm having a ton of company, and mice dropping all over the place isn't what I want for my Fall decorations. :oops: And I'm a germ freak in my kitchen and that's his bathroom, all over my dishtowels, the kitchen counter and the corner pantries next to the sink. :x At least he can't get into too much quickly, it's all in plastic. If he were house trained he could stay :roll:

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    You need a EXTREMELY Hungry Cat!! :lol: :lol:

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    Maybe you need a different style of trap. They've changed the way the old snap traps are set and they just don't works as well as they used to. I went to the hardware store and found a new style trap that works really, really well. They look sort of like big clips. They're very easy to set and they're very sensitive and go off really easy.

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    I'm from the old school of "Better dead than alive" when it comes to mousies in the house (except quiltboard members)

    Glue traps work because the guys get stuck, try to free themselves, and smother painlessly. Poisons are effective, but with other critters, not a great option. Sledgehammers create a lot of unintended damage. Those sonic repellents you plug in are useless.

    I'd say it's time to get a cat involved!

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    Don't bother with the cat....I have one and it just watches the mice run across the floor with a look on his face as if to say: "Get that, will you"...
    We do use peanut butter -plus- a little bit of jelly candy stuck in the peanut butter. We also tie the trap to the drain pipe under the sink (that's were they end up) so they can't take off with the trap.

    Hope this helps....

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    We use the electronic ones. We call them the electric chair. They work great. Just put about 1/2 tsp of peanut butter in it and we catch them pretty quick. On Monday I was chasing a mouse around our house with the broom until 1 am. I finally broke the broom. Woke up and he had been given the death penalty. Good luck.

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    Go to a feed store and buy Just one bite. i had a problem in my garage and they are all gone :wink: :wink:

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    Poor mousey.

    (Hee, hee...just kidding!)

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    We had them here one year and we did the traps and all but only until I got an exterminator out here they were gone.

    He put out some bait blocks and told me that the dogs could eat them but the vitamins in their dog food keeps the ingredients inactive for them. He was right, my Pommie used one for a chew toy and he lived to tell about it.

    Just call them up and in less than a week you will not have any mice for a long time!!

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