Friend of Leo's
- Dec 29, 2010
- NC High Country
I don't see the point of a no kill mouse trap. Release it to become someone else's problem or it's just going to get eaten or die one way or the other.
When we moved a few years ago, about a thousand pieces of fossilized cat food fell out of the recliner when we went to pick it up and carry it. Pretty sure it was not the cat hiding them in there.It’s living in the chair.
Yep. Our area has quite a lot of wildlife, including snakes. I often see posts on Nextdoor from neighbors who find a snake and kill it indiscriminately. Rattlesnakes and copperheads, ok, I get it. But many of the snakes we see are harmless to humans and deadly for the rodent population. I want those around. An unchecked rodent population is not pleasant.I heard "toast the peanut butter bait a bit with the flame of a match" before you arm the trap.
I don't eat mammals or birds [edit edit edit] but I put a hatchet near the traps [edit edit edit]
Rat snakes. <---personally recommended. Snakes won last year
They oughtta film a predator-prey documentary here.
"Get rid of the snakes, complain about the mice"
Rattlesnakes not recommended.
About 3 days after we moved into the house in Colorado, our cat woke us up at 3 a.m. yowling. She dropped her first rodent kill and we rewarded her with a nice star-shaped tag for her collar.We had an off grid home in western CO. Same thing mice everywhere. They are destructive little demons. I was at war with the little buggers , snap traps,glue boards, poison in the little boxes. After a year of this I adopted 2 cats and within a month or two the mice were gone. The cats always left a trophy from each kill, tail, internal organs and the like just to let me know the were on the job. I never liked cats before, but I do now.