Mouse in the house (well, apartment)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by tele-rain, Nov 7, 2019 at 2:18 PM.

  1. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

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    A mouse made a nest between the storm door and entrance door going into the basement, I had to remove the nest today, can't have rodents in the house. I draw the line with rodents, spiders, snakes and politicians trying to get into the house.
     
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    The little Tootsie Rolls make a good bait for snap traps; you can press it down pretty good so they can't snatch it w/o triggering the trap
     
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  4. tele-rain

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    Lots More replies since I last checked in...thanks guys!

    So now I’m concerned with the bait boxes I did get, that they will eat the bait and go off and die in the walls somewhere leaving me with a stink. So far the best route that’s been suggested is to try that electric zapper trap. I will look into those, but gonna keep these down until I do so.

    With regards to the glue traps, That just sounds way too cruel to me. And it’s possible if they’re stuck and not dead, I certainly don’t want to see it or hear it crying out for help. And with the ones that crush their head as they go for the bait, it may be quicker for them but I have seen pics of them in three trap and don’t really want to encounter that in person. I realize it’s going to happen with the dead mice I do manage to catch, if any, but having it in a box is a bit easier to my senses.

    Gonna get some more supplies this weekend. I still want to try and seal up cracks that I can get to to prevent them from coming and going as they please. Onward I go!!
     
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  5. uriah1

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    I posted earlier of our dealings.

    I believe these are the kind I used in the garage.
    You just put along walls and the mouses just
    run in the hole. No food or anything in there, just open
    cave. mouse1.JPG Check every so often. You can just
    pick up and let them out outside in field.
    I forgot I had them around garage once,
    and ya, I smelled something, I went duh!
     
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  6. P Thought

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    Yep, p. butter and snap traps. Love that sound.
     
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    We had a mouse problem a few years ago, not super bad... we used live catch traps baited with peanut butter...caught several over several weeks, took them several miles away and released them in the middle of nowhere...for whatever reason, no more have returned...which is pretty amazing, since my backyard backs up to a 300+ acre farm
     
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    Yeah, but then you have to get a dog to get rid of the damn cat.
     
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    They work!
     
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  10. dickey

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    The rodent doesn't die in the box; it is just to keep kids,pets, & rain away from the bait.
    BTW I am an exterminator. Avoid using poison because if it dies in the walls, you're gonna smell it for a long time.
     
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  11. tele-rain

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    Ok enough of you guys have suggested this to be the case so I’m going to nix the idea of the bait box. I may opt for the electrocution one but in the meantime get the snap traps. I guess I’ll have to (wo)man up and just deal with the dead critters!

    I’ve been devising a new plan. I’m going to become a cult leader. Entice them into one location, make that place a welcoming spot for them so they keep coming back. Maybe line the walls with peanut butter? Then when they’ve gained all my trust, I will plan an elaborate mass suicide. Do mice like kool aid?
     
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    use only traps in your abode. If you use poison they will go back to where they are nesting (chewed through a cardboard box in a closet or storage area?) and they will die. And stink. Their bodies dry up and stink. You can't get rid of the smell. Keep the traps going for 2 months even after you think you got them all. There are babies back at their nesting place and the youngsters breed at 37 days old. Yes, 37 days old.
     
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    I like this thing.

    I hate snappy things. Glue traps seem kind of mean to me. Plus this has blinking lights.
    I have found it also will zap large insects. I recommend putting the peanut butter bait on a little piece of paper in the back of the unit. It's positive, quiet, safe for people, re settable by flipping the switch, easy to clean, works in a garage or a home.

    Home depot, amazon etc.
    rat-zapper-animal-rodent-control-rzc001-4-64_1000.jpg
     
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    The grape kool-aid has worked in the past.
     
  15. BobbyZ

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    My daughter brought Jazzy back from LA and I got stuck with her. I could do without the hair and "maintenance". But she holds up her end of the conversation and mice aren't a problem. She's a killing machine! 20191025_195207.jpg
     
  16. Wyzsard

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    Yep, peanut butter on old school spring traps.

    Cheap and never fails.
     
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    Then there is this...

     
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    :lol:,,classic...

    is that a uke neck used for the ramp....:twisted:
     
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    Yup, I use those in my garage. Actually, I have two out there, in hopes of getting them before they decide to enter the house. I can clearly see they have been taking the bait, but still occasionally catch a mouse in my basement in one of two 'Kill Instantly" black plastic, house type traps made by D-Con. These traps are very easy to bait with peanut butter and set easily without getting your finger slammed on. Very nice traps that work every time and are re-usable.
     
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