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Thread: Sticky rat trap glue and a quilt-THank you all and RESULTS!!!UPDATE

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    There's just one small spot that I found, so will work on that in the morning. Just glad I could get it out. There was no way I could take it apart and replace the squares in it. I don't have that fabric anymore! lol
    I called her and told her it was all better. Asked her why she didn't do it and she said she was scared to wash it and didn't know if she could put it in the dryer. UGH!! I thought I had taught her better! lol
    But, when I take Courtney back to HI, I'll bring the quilt back with me.

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    Hello, actually WD40 does work, Just a little of it desolves the glue. You can also put it on the cat. I have done that too,the cat did get a bath, as they lick themselves,He was really greasy, Mad as H and just didn't appreciate anything that I was doing form Him :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I was at work when this happened. So He spent the better part of the day with a mouse glue trap stuck to his back. His expression was so funny, didn't get a picture. Hope you get it all out.
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    Great news, I'm glad the canola oil worked!

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    :thumbup: Glad things worked out!

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    I use oil for everything, one time my daughter got sat in the wooden potty chair without the little cup in place. She actually stepped into it and then sat. She was really stuck, so I took all her clothes and diaper off and poured oil around her tummy and slipped her right out. (the chair was for her big brother) She must have been about a year old. Oil works well on gum in the hair too.

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    From the medical end of this, the adhesive remover we use all the time is actually non-acetone finger nail polish remover pads. I've used it on tons of drapes and such, never had it stain after washing it out. The little pads are single use and come in a box of 100. Am pretty sure you can get the individual pads from any beauty supply shop or just use it straight out of the bottle.

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    Well, thinking I could get all the glue out was a bit of a task, but I did it.
    It was all washed and I layed it out to dry. Noticed that where it was tied, it WAS NOT tied anymore, so ALL the batting bunched up and was a complete mess. So, I tried to rip out the binding. Didn't work since the stitch was a heart stitch all around the binding. Wasn't going good. Took me 2 hours to get 2 hearts out, so I had to cut the entire binding off. UGH!!
    So, now it's laying on the floor, waiting to be sandwiched again, which will happen AFTER I get back from my trip.
    I just wished this child of mine would have told me about this happening WHEN it happened back about 10 months ago. I could have fixed it then instead of now. UGH! KIDS!!!

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    Ugh Terri, sorry you ended up with a mess. Really happy to hear that the mineral oil worked on the sticky stuff. I'd have to give the DD a serious hard stare with my "evil eyeball" about the delay :lol: Then of course, I'd dive right in and fix it...just like you did.

    Glad the kitty is ok.

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    It was Canola Oil. The website I went to said Vegetable Oil, but I didn't have any. Oh well...it worked.
    Oh yes....daughter WILL get a good talking to!
    She knows better! She would come to me right before they would be ready to go out to resew a button or hook or snap on her outfit, but not this! Maybe she thought I'd be upset if I got it from her in person, I dunno.....

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    The thing about those kinds of traps is...if they work, all you end up with is one very stuck, very mad rat. I hope the management company plans on coming in to do the removal of said stuck/mad rat. I sure wouldnt want to be the one to do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babeegirl
    The thing about those kinds of traps is...if they work, all you end up with is one very stuck, very mad rat. I hope the management company plans on coming in to do the removal of said stuck/mad rat. I sure wouldnt want to be the one to do it!
    Actually, they work extremely well, as the varmit tries to gnaw his stuck parts loose, it sticks its nose and mouth shut and suffocates painlessly. That is why they are clearly marked not to be used in areas where domestic pets have access. Apparently, the one who placed them there either hated cats or is extremely illiterate, stupid, or both.

    Terri, maybe you should barter the extra work with your daughter - have her do onerous tasks for the same amount of time it takes you to re-work the quilt. Glad the glue came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Quote Originally Posted by babeegirl
    The thing about those kinds of traps is...if they work, all you end up with is one very stuck, very mad rat. I hope the management company plans on coming in to do the removal of said stuck/mad rat. I sure wouldnt want to be the one to do it!
    Actually, they work extremely well, as the varmit tries to gnaw his stuck parts loose, it sticks its nose and mouth shut and suffocates painlessly. That is why they are clearly marked not to be used in areas where domestic pets have access. Apparently, the one who placed them there either hated cats or is extremely illiterate, stupid, or both.

    Terri, maybe you should barter the extra work with your daughter - have her do onerous tasks for the same amount of time it takes you to re-work the quilt. Glad the glue came out.
    Oh yes...I should do that, but since she lives across this giant pond from me, that's a bit of a problem. lol

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    I saw a mouse stuck on a glue trap where I worked several years ago. We employees were horrified that no one could do anything to help it. It was bloody and certainly didn't suffocate painlessly. (Is any kind of suffocation painless?) We don't know how long it was stuck there, but it was still breathing so the janitor took it away and killed it. I know we can't let little critters overrun our homes, but there are certainly more humane ways to get rid of them. I'm now stepping down off of my soapbox.

    I hope the kitty is alright, and that your're able to get the glue out of the quilt. We just put too much work into our treasures to have them ruined like that. :(

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