Wow. They harvested three days ago, and already, poop in my kitchen.
Plugged the AC line last year with steel wool.
The idea of the little bastards shitting in my kitchen this early in the
season is disturbing.
Make a VERY efficient mouse trap for free. Take a 5 gallon bucket, or a
smaller one. Put about four inches of water in it. Drill two holes
opposite each other on the top lip. Take an aluminum can and drill a hole
on each end. On one end, you will have to pop the tab. Make them as close
to center as you can. Small 1/8" is fine. Thread a piece of baling wire
through there, but put kinks on it where it keeps it centered on the wire
threaded between the two holes. Smear the can with peanut butter. You now
have a trap that is non poisonous, works like a charm, and is free. Safe
for kids or animals. Make a ramp, or put it close to something that the
mice can climb up on. They try to get out on the peanut butter can, and
when it spins, they drop in the water. They work super, are not messy, are
safe, and you can discreetly use them and put them away. No need touching
dead mice, either, as you toss water and all.
It's a nasty, complicated way of getting rid of mice. An old fashioned
trap, with yummy bait, has quickly caught all of my mouse pests....place
trap along their run, usually behind applicances and near a source for
warmth. Fridge motors, gas pilot lights and stored clothing are cozy
meese homes :o)
If it was in an easy to get to place, sure. I was thinking of all those
inconvenient places here and there.
And I wouldn't call someone abnormal for failing to make daily rounds to
check mouse traps. That sounds more like a needless insult to me.
If you had mechanical traps, and had a dead mouse in there for more than a
day, what do you think would happen? In our area, we get neotoma. They are
as big as a rat, and called pack rats. Most times, I will find them dead
near small mousetraps. Apparently, the small trap kills them, but doesn't
capture them. How good do you think one of those would smell after a day or
two? And putting a trap in an "abnormal" place would invite an injured
mouse or larger species to carry the trap into the wall, and now you got a
real stinko problem.
Anyone who sets traps and then leaves them for several days without checking
is definitely abnormal in my estimation, or has no idea about trapping. But
then, you're the one asking how to do it, so I would surmise that you don't
know as much as you pretend.
Rat traps may need to be secured with a small chain. I set some rat
traps in a warehouse I had some years ago and every now and then one
of them would catch a mouse. The bar would be across the hindquarters
of the mouse and the look frozen on the face of the little dead mouse
said it all.
I didn't say "abnormal", I said an "inconvenient" place to get to, which
is only "abnormal" if you are suggesting that most people don't have
areas on their property that are inconvenient to get to for one reason
or another, but still have rodents that need to be dealt with.
I didn't "ask" "how" to do anything, and I didn't "pretend" to "know"
anything other than the fact that one thing tends to stink more than
It is obvious now that your words are mearly the product of a troll
who is looking to start fights with people, and I have no desire for
I like the snap traps better. They're cheap, and if you're home you can
hear when they get caught. Another advantage is that you can quickly look
to determine if they have a mouse in them, and also look to see if the bait
has disappeared (we have some smart mice around here).
Had a "live trap" once, but I'd rather deal with a dead mouse than a live
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