On my farm, we usually have more mice than the cat can handle. So a
few months ago, I bought a Woodstream/Victor trap for around $12 that
can hold some 30 mice at a time. You don't even need to bait it,
although they say baiting might increase catch.
Once one mouse gets in, the rest will follow. It actually HELPS catch
more mice if another mouse is in the trap. Farmstores sell it, or I am
sure you can find it on the web.
Called the tin cat. To see it, go to http://www.forestry-suppliers.com
and type tin cat into the search box at the top of the home page.
After a few nights of a "filled box," I seldom see any mice, and the
"real" is probably pretty irritated.
:) Thanks! Think I'll just buy new ones. I don't want to clean it out. (i'd
:) throw it away).
It's a live trap, so no real cleaning other than just opening up the
door and letting them run out...preferably though the opening should be
after a 15 minute dunk in water and let them just fall out. Used traps
are more effective to catch more mice.
I know! ewwwwwwwwwwwww. LOL
There could be live ones still in there. Then I'd have to wreck a pail to
use only for mouse dipping.
I don't want to look at them. I bet the smell would be putrid.
Re: The statement regarding baiting an electric trap with peanut
butter not being a problem for dogs because most dogs don't like peanut
butter -- most dogs DO, in fact, like peanut butter. Most of them like
it A LOT. In fact, people often use it for a treat for dogs.
Steve B wrote:
As per the statement that animals will only mess with the trap one time,
that still remains accurate. They may also never eat peanut butter again,
but a reasonable man might think of another bait to use. There are millions
to choose from, and peanut butter was only a suggestion. Your actual choice
I am starting to wonder whether there is a gender bias in the
willingness to hurt/injure domestic animals in the pursuit of killing
wild animals. At any rate, I guess I'm through reading/responding to
Steve B wrote:
First of all, rodents are not wild animals, they are vermin.
I am now wondering if there is a stupidity barrier here when it comes to
protecting yourself from bubonic plague (not seen in hundreds of years, but
now making a comeback, and carried by fleas on rodents) hantavirus (a fatal
respiratory infection carried by rodents and transmitted through their urine
and feces) and just the damage and contamination they cause.
I guess I'm finished, too. No sense discussing this with a Liberal who
thinks mice self esteem is more important than either having a rodent feces
and urine free living environment or protecting one's self and family from
Gee...when I read Jo Ann's post it didn't seem to be at all political,
and she certainly didn't seem to be pro-rodent. She simply had concern
for domestic pets whose noses, tails, or paws might be injured by
traps. So... I guess "liberal" is a synonym for "pet lover" or,
perhaps, for "person who doesn't want a huge vet bill for a pet cat's
broken tail", etc.
Jo Ann, I think it's IQ rather than gender which causes people to risk
their pets to kill vermin. It's incredibly easy to rid a home of vermin
and at the same time not risk injury to companion animals.
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