Mouse trap bait?

Why not use mouse poison bait on a mouse trap?
If the mouse steals the bait that might also do the job.
Outside of course.
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snipped-for-privacy@aaronj.com wrote:

Read a tip recently for inside mouse traps. That was to put several around the room w/cheese, but do not set the trap. Note where most cheese is eaten, and move all traps to that area and set 'em then.
Or get a cat.
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snipped-for-privacy@aaronj.com wrote:

'cause some of us are worried that something else like a bird or other desirable critter will eat the poison, or possibly eat the poisoned mouse?
That's why I use a live catch trap that only catches mice.
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snipped-for-privacy@aaronj.com wrote:

Then why bother w/ the trap?
The only real purpose of a trap imo is for those instances where you need to prevent the point of demise being somewhere inaccessible or there is some other proscription against the use of a bait station.
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snipped-for-privacy@aaronj.com wrote:

Why bother? Too much hassle. Use a conventional spring trap, with a raisin pressed down good and hard onto the bait pan. They can't get it off without springing the trap.
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snipped-for-privacy@aaronj.com wrote:

Just use a rat zapper. When the mouse goes in to get the food.. zap.. it's dead. They work great...You can get them on eaby...
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On 22 Aug 2006 09:28:07 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@aaronj.com wrote:

I was thinking that the pelets would fall off, compared to a good bait like peanut butter.
Also, many people use traps because they don't want to use poison. If you were the type to use poison, maybe you would forgo the traps too.
Just guessing...
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Because the mouse eats the poison, has time to run behind the stove or under the sink or behind the refrigerator, then dies.
And starts ripening. Then the second one and the third one and the fourth one come along ...............
Heeeeeere'e yer sign.
I use Tin Cats.
A metal trap that does not kill, needs no bait to speak of, last forever, and, if you're a Liberal humanitarian, you just take them over to your brother-in-law's house and set them free. Or, if you're an evil Republican, you toss the trap into a bucket of water and let soak for five minutes. Tin Cats are made by Victor, the people who make mouse traps, and are available at most hardware stores for $15 or so.
Steve
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Nope. Us evil Republicans are the ones responsible for letting them loose in your housse.
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On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 20:03:20 -0500, "Mike Dobony"

Bout time you guys owned up to some responiblity!
:p
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On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 13:29:10 -0700, "Steve B"

I know someone who couldn't use the kitchen because of a dead rat SOMEWHERE in the walls.

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Maybe he got ahold of some poison. Or maybe just a bad clam.
Poisons have their downsides, particularly when used indoors.
Steve
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Steve B wrote:

true, i usally bait a mouse trap with peanut butter
I get 4 to 5 a year during the cold months
I had one that could actually eat all the p.b. off the little metal death spoon without tripping the bar, he tripped it one day and I got him, but it had only snagged him by the tail.
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snipped-for-privacy@aaronj.com wrote:

don't use the glue traps, a mouse or rat will chew their foot off to get loose
it's just nasty
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wrote:

What's nasty is a cat with a glue trap stuck to its face. With a dead mouse.
Yuck.
Steve
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On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 19:00:09 -0700, "Steve B"

What is even nastier, is a wife screaming for help, who is stuck to a glue trap she was removing from the cats face, got stuck and then realized there was a mouse too!
later,
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