Is this on topic for this group? If not, please ignore.
How do you catch a mouse that simply will not be caught? Okay, there may be
two of them, but my dh and daughter have done everything possible (it's he
r house) other than call in the professionals. Right now they have more th
an a dozen traps set up around the area where she has seen them. The firepl
ace is blocked off because she saw one run in there. My dh has blocked ever
y possible entryway into the house so this one or two have been there for a
She is reluctant to call exterminators because of the possibility of poison
and she has a dog that stays home alone for a few hours every day.
What to do? Any suggestions?
I think that if you'd really blocked all entrances
the mice would be coming out. They tend to go
outside during the day, so if they were trapped
inside they'd be panicking. But it's not easy
to block all of them, especially in an old house that
has a stone foundation. The only good solution I
know of is to borrow a cat. The sticky panels might
work, though personally I don't have the heart to
make them suffer such a cruel death.
On Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:41:43 PM UTC-8, Mayayana wrote:
Yeah, my dh doesn't either, but I don't think he would let them suffer. I'm thinking that may be better than a cat.
I don't think these are coming and going and maybe they are panicking, but not to the point of taking the bait from the traps.
Thanks for your feedback.
Years ago I had an elderly cat who had lost his fangs and there was a
hole near the back porch and a lot of mice go in.
I used those regular wooden traps and I guess mice have now evolved
beyond that as they did not catch a single one.
I ended up getting the newer plastic variety like this
That did the trick.
Two new cats with fangs and claws.
It always does the job but after few use they don't come near it, I
guess they smell dead comrades. Bait is piece of cheese. After few use
I throw them out. They cost few bucks for s package of two. Sticky pad
works but I don't like it. I have few of them in the yard but need to
control the population.
snap trap, put a little peanut butter on top of
the trip pan, and put even more on the bottom so
that the mouse has to work for it.
place the traps along walls where you've seen them
running. keep the dog away.
On Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:28:26 PM UTC-6, Julie Nilsen wrote:
be two of them, but my dh and daughter have done everything possible (it's
her house) other than call in the professionals. Right now they have more
than a dozen traps set up around the area where she has seen them. The fire
place is blocked off because she saw one run in there. My dh has blocked ev
ery possible entryway into the house so this one or two have been there for
If you have Victor wooden traps...melt a semi-sweet chocolate chip into the
metal trip lever. They can't resist it!
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