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    I have a mouse in the house!!! What good are watch dogs if they let a mouse run right between both of them and let him in the house. OK so maybe they aren't watch dogs per say, they just watch him run by. GEEEEZ, now what. Went to my Walmart and loaded up on traps. Now who's going to check them????? :( :?: :cry:

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    LMBO they could have tore the house up chasing after it :twisted:

    I put regular traps in shoe boxes with holes in the ends... I could dump the whole thing in the trash that way :roll: :wink:

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    Make sure those traps are where the dogs won't be able to get at them. They like the same food the mice will go for. Humane traps are nicer. The mouse is trapped inside but not injured and you can dump it outside, far away.

    Mice generally don't hurt you. If it can, it'll run away. It would only bite if it thought you were attacking and it couldn't escape.

    Put all food somewhere that mice can't get to. I keep my bread in the microwave. Fruit and such, too, or in the fridge. Onions and potatoes go in closed cupboards. Make sure all cupboards are fully closed. Make sure the garbage is in a closed container or in a cupboard. Get rid of food crumbs from the table, counter, stovetop and floor after every meal. Don't leave unwashed dishes out, or even washed wet dishes. Don't leave any water on the counters.

    And... rinse the food out of your sponges and squeeze out the water! I had some very talented mice once who rehydrated cheese and chopped onions on my sponges for tastier eating. LOL! I stored my sponges in a can under the sink for a while after that.

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    Thanks for the tips Lisanne. Many many years ago when my 1st husband and I lived in the country, we had mice bad. Old house in the country and the mice came in to get out of the cold. I had one in the toaster, luckly did not toast him, he got out. Came out of the oven when we turned it on, even had one in the garbage disposal, that one, not so lucky. We had to get an exterminator. But I left him instead, and the mice. Amma, I'm going to do the shoe box's, was really worried about that. I did by the humane staps and the glue traps, but putting them in shoe box's is the answer. I think if I get one the dogs will sniff it out. So maybe I won't have to worry about that. Thanks much!!!

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    I hate mice!!! I do feel for you, and I'm sure my dog would just watch it also, He is worthless as a watch dog :lol: :lol: :lol: And I could never empty a trap :shock: :shock: I think amma has the right idea!

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    I have cats who play with mice until there is nothing left but parts. My dogs don't seem to pay any attention to mice! I do like the idea of traps in shoe boxes for easy disposal!

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    Ewww. Mice are so destructive, and they seem to love to eat embroidery cotton. I lost a beautiful hand-smocked baby dress that my girls had worn that way. I hate mice.

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    Those glue traps are inhumane!!! their little feet stick and they squeal but it doesn't kill them and you can't get them off to let them go!! Ask me how I know that?! It is not so bad to empty a mouse trap!. I live in a trailer and we get them in the fall too. I have traps that you pinch one end to set them and the same to get him out. Take him and let him go and he WILL come back.

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    Oh no, I don't want to torture the little guy, I just want him gone. I wonder now if he wasn't trying to get away from a snake. Seems odd that he would run past two dogs, one human unless something worse was behind him. I'm taking up the glue traps and just using the tunnel traps and I will let him go down the street if I catch him so he can go into someones elses house. :roll:

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    I hate mice. We don't have a problem here with my kitties. They keep them away.

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    Can I borrow them for a while??? :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishwhippets
    Now who's going to check them????? :( :?: :cry:
    I thought God created man to check mouse traps.....and change oil.....and rake leaves.....and clean the gunky hair out of the drain......

    Good plan, there, God. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by harrishwhippets
    Now who's going to check them????? :( :?: :cry:
    I thought God created man to check mouse traps.....and change oil.....and rake leaves.....and clean the gunky hair out of the drain......

    Good plan, there, God. Thanks!
    Men do have their uses. :?

    So - set your traps - check them - when you get a mouse - if you are truly squeamish - throw the trap and mouse in the trap - and then get new traps.

    If one is frugal (cheap) - release the dead mouse from the trap into the trash. No big deal.


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    Mice love mint leaves. They eat it and then it swells them up. We live on a farm and did not have to many mice, but once in a while we saw one. Perhaps this will work for you. On the funny side of things, if you don't mind investing in Ferrets, they work the best. You won't even find a snake within one mile of your place.

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    Thanks for the info I may try the mint, but when they swell up what happens, cause I have to dogs. Can't seem to ferret the little sucker out. I'd love a ferret, but I'm afraid the guys would thing he was a chew toy. :x

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    My mouse in the house story!! I had what the doctors thought was a heart issue and had to wear one of those monitors for 24 hours. So I did what I normally do as they tell you. When my husband got home from work I told him I think a mouse in the baseboard heat thing, because the 2 house cats are starring at it. He takes the facing plate off and mouse and cats run into dining room. Now my husband wants to 'help' the cats catch the mouse and he is using his hands!! The chase goes into the living room & Hubby is taking the facing plates off as the chase goes on. And I am trying to remain calm. I said let it go and see if the cats get it now. So after a few moments the cats did have it but my husband surprised them and they dropped it and it runs back into the dining room. Now my husband gets the big guns out - a dust pan!!! Next thing I knew, he gets bit by the mouse, and it runs into OUR bedroom. Ok, that's it - I have to write this all down in the monitor booklet so they can see what I was doing when the monitor shows a spike in my heart rthymn. TG everything was normal because I didn't want to explain that again!

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    I have not seen hide nor hare of the bloody thing, and that worries me. No droppings either.

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    OK, so your dogs are the kind of watch dog that watches the invader (mouse) go by them. They did their job -- watched--right?

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    Never looked at it that way!!!! :lol:

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    Bear, I agree with you...no big deal to empty a trap...fortunately, we haven't had any mice in this house since we've move in...however it's about 50+ years newer that the house we DID live in!

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    We had an infestation once and invested in some electronic traps. It gives them a high-voltage shock and all you have to do is empty the container. I hate killing any critter - even mice - but they are disease-carriers and as others have mentioned, they are destructive to any environment.

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    I understand that mice are part of the food chain. They actually are kind of cute.

    I think mosquitoes are also part of the food chain,

    I just don't like personal interactions with either of them.

    As long as the mice stay outside of my house, they are safe from me.
    They come in, I do what I can to minimize the damage they do.

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    One word: Shotgun :mrgreen:

    Go rent or watch "Mouse Hunt" and get a few ideas from that movie! :lol:


    Billy

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    Hey bear can I borrow your kitty!!! :D

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    Oh on second thought, never mind it reminds me of my two fur friends, who let the critter in. I,m going to watch Mouse hunt, thanks Billy. :wink:

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