Where's My Mouse?

The last observable signs were Wednesday morning, i.e., gnaw marks on the poison bait block and removal of peanut butter from the trap. No carcass found under the oven or behind the fridge. No smell of rotting carcass anywhere. So where's my little meecie?
Incidentally, I placed three of those rectangular-shaped poison blocks in the (detached) garage yesterday, and today they are almost round-shaped. Looks like there was quite a Thanksgiving feast. This will hopefully prevent them from nesting in the tractors.
To sum up this experience, the blocks worked better than conventional traps with peanut butter, electronic trap with peanut butter, or poison pellets. He removed the peanut butter from conventional traps on three occasions. He apparently got a jolt from the electronic trap but it wasn't fatal and, notwithstanding the manufacturer's claims, he was able to get out of it, leaving behind most of the peanut butter. He didn't return to that trap. And he totally ignored the paper bag of pellets.
Next time, the poison blocks will be the treatment of choice. Mary
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says... :) Next time, the poison blocks will be the treatment of choice. Mary :) Just remember to place them in out of the way areas for non target animals. For the outside/barn placement put them in animal resistant bait stations that help keep baits from spoiling and larger animals out. If your original mouse wasn't nesting inside, it probably went back out and expired, though just because one dies in a wall depending on the ventilation you may not get an odor.
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wrote:

Are domestic cats attracted to this poison, chemical name bromadiolone?
Hope not. M
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says... :) Are domestic cats attracted to this poison, chemical name :) bromadiolone? :) :) Hope not. M :) :) If cats decide to eat bait blocks they usually are starving. A ten pound animal would need to eat 8-16 blocks for them to consume enough for there to be a concern, but I wouldn't want to chance it..you may have the one cat that is super sensitive and have problems.
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And the best thing about the poison pellets is that they're totally indiscriminate. They'll provide tasty treats for the neighbor kid's dog that accidentally got out of the yard, and the cat wandering by (as will the poison-laden mouse) as well.
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:) And the best thing about the poison pellets is that they're :) totally indiscriminate. They'll provide tasty treats for :) the neighbor kid's dog that accidentally got out of the :) yard, and the cat wandering by (as will the poison-laden :) mouse) as well. :) Treatment would be recommended if 5%-10% of the animals body weight had been consumed, which for a 10 lb animal would be a half to one pound of bait pellets or 22-44 mice that is completely eaten and had fed on nothing but the rat bait for several days....cats are not know to eat the bait matrix unless they are starving. Of course any outdoor placements of bait should be in a tamper resistant station and probably should be blocks that secure better in the stations.
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On 28 Nov 2005 09:01:04 -0800, "Tush Smells Bush Kills!!!!!!!!!!!"

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