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A Mouse In The Garage

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by unixfish, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Allan Allan

    Allan Allan Tele-Afflicted

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    There is NEVER EVER NEVER "just one" mouse.

    Never.

    Never ever.

    This is a fact, the sky is blue, the world is round and there is never one mouse.
     
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    I had one that was pregnant, or maybe two that mated, get in. Started to multiply. I got some tiny plastic havahart traps. Peanut butter for bait. Caught a dozen over a couple weeks. Walked them out in the woods and sent them to live out their retirement in their natural vacation home.

    The "last one" I caught a total of four times. First time he went where all the others went a couple hundred feet from the house. Second time across the street and further. Third time he went out in the farm field behind there. The last time, I took him with me on a ride across town and dropped him off in the woods two miles away.
     
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  4. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

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    I have a rickety old house. The mice come in, when it gets cold and wet. I let the cats have them- they need the exercise. ;)
     
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    Sometimes it happens and it’s not the end of the world. I’ve had the best luck with snap traps.
     
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    He'll be back. :eek:
     
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    Last year we had a Carolina Wren set up house in one of the condo fire extinguisher boxes. She raised one brood then came back a couple of months later. Unfortunately that brood didn't make it. I'm wondering if it will come back this year
     
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    Never had one mouse in this house; neighbor is chocked full of them. We have a cat, and they have a dog.
     
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    Good chance!
     
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  10. NoTeleBob

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    Could be. A friend took a red squirrel that he caught in his yard (constantly raiding his bird feeders) for a ride 5 miles across town. It showed up at his house again within the week.

    They usually come back. I had a robin that nested under my deck on a support beam come back for over a decade, raising new birbs every year.
     
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    Went out to the garage earlier this afternoon and found a "tree rat" (squirrel) running around in the rafters. Not really happy about it, but it's going to be around 10 degrees tonight. I'll let the little bugger live a little longer- it warms up again and he's history!
     
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    He has family, and they won't take killing Mr. Mouse lightly.
     
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    the middle of dec my kid discovered mouse droppings on the plastic storage bins that had the Christmas ornaments in it, so it begins , usually , the mice come into the garage in the winter time and with the help of a spoon of peanut butter and a few traps are easily dispatched albeit in some grotesque manner , but this was different these were in the house, so after about 5 days , I caught 5 adults and 6 babies , 3 adults were caught in the heat vents (dont ask I dont know) but I got the pregnant femle in the basement with the young ones so i was good .

    the point is Mice use feramones to track each other and if you have one you have lots , be vigillant , you have to get the pregnant female , and she breeds every 28 days with 5-7 young each time ,

    we have deer mice up in Kamloops these little buggers pack a meriad of deseases and 4 of which are deadly, , My daughter wanted to keep one as a pet so I told her how dangerous these sre , she did not believe dear old Dad until she went on line!

    there is a first nations saying that the year that the mice are plentiful the young men die

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  14. Milspec

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    That is my method as well, let him get comfortable with the trap before setting it.

    The key to knowing where to place the trap comes from using a black light. A mouse is practically blind so they follow the walls and they mark the path with urine. Other mice will follow those paths as well and along the path there will be a spot where they will stop and observe, they mark it again with a lot of urine. The black light will show the trail and the observation spot...place the trap right there. You not only will get the sucker quickly, but will continue to trap any that come along later to follow that trail.

    I used that technique at work where we had a bad infestation. With just a single trap, it killed a mouse every 2 minutes...we almost couldn't empty it fast enough. Final total was 34.
     
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    When I live trap squirrels or chipmunks "for a ride"...I go at least five miles and cross a water "hazard". I had "pet" mice as a kid...nasty, invasive little boogers...I end them...no place in a human home for them. Raccoons and skunks caught in the live trap must be ended iaw TWRA---rabies carriers.
     
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    Had one in the house just before Christmas, would not take anything from trap, covered a peanut in terriyaki sauce after reading this type of thing works, set trap and literally within minutes the trap went off and bye bye Mr mouse
     
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    One mouse? Come to rural New South Wales, we have millions of 'em...

     
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    A Mouse In The Garage

    Actually, that's a pretty great name for a band.
     
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    I find them on my porch, stealing food meant for the squirrels
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