Our house smells horrible. I recently put out some rat poison (first
mistake) and now we have an overwhelming smell of a decaying dead animal in
our house. I have narrowed it down to our inside AC unit. It seems to be
directly below the blower behind the area that has all of the copper piping
(coil?). It does not appear possible to open this area, but I believe that
is where he is located. Is there anyway to access this area or am I out of
luck? Thank you.
I wasn't aware that they even made live traps for mice, but felt I had to do
something quickly after one of them got into my truck and chewed into the
interior. I guess I deserved that too for one of my other trangressions.
you got what you deserved for using poision......
next time live trap and release outdoors away from home
Specifically, not a clue for an unspecified unit...all I can suggest is
to give it a go towards trying to get close enough to see if can snag
carcass w/ wire or some other grappling tool. (Of course, be careful no
to stick it somewhere there could be live connections, etc. or you might
join him... :))
Sometimes they seem to like to get into fan shroud--might look around
there. Can you actually see anything or only odor to try to track?
my dislike for poision, the mouse eats it and dies, but a bird eats
the carcass and get ill...... plus the odor issues, contrary to
poision advertising they dont all leave for water, most mice live off
the water in food.
and yeah they have live traps for mice.
look one day something will kill each and every one of us, why kill
other living things unnecessarily? espically when a non toxic non
hazardous method is available? one that does not leave your home
So, should i just trap the coyotes that eat my chickens, take them out back
and release them only to have them come back the next nite? I don't think
so, Tim. I'll keep blasting the coyotes with the shotgun, and I'll keep
blasting the black snakes, AND i'll keep snap trapping the mice. Thank you
bet a coyote moved 50 miles or 200 wouldnt find his or her way back.
we all survive on death, f living things for food, but killing just
cause you can accomplishes nothing. and more mice are born constantly
you cant kill them all outside, you must harden your home so they cant
Black snakes -- you kill them?
I thought those things killed RATTLESNAKES!
If I'm actually correct about that, I'd sure like a few of
those living and active, right nearby.
Don't they also eat mice?
I can tell you've never experienced the joy of fingers clasped around a
small, furry neck. We kill things because we're carnivores, because it's an
evolutionary mandate, because we can. It's something we were born to do,
something we have to do.
If genetically defective, one could get a cat.
Okay, I'll play. Why is killing for sport wrong?
I'm thinking turkey shoots, varmit hunting (prarie dogs, nutria, rabbit),
deer, predator hunting such as coyote and fox, destructive animals such as
squirrel, some beavers.
And where do you draw the moral line? If it's an outrage to kill a dove, how
about an ant? If one is squeamish about snap-traps for mice, why is it okay
to second the job to a cat?
I don't think we're quibbling over killing, per se, just where one draws the
I've had real good luck with those teeter-totter box traps baited with
peanut butter. Resist the temptation to open the drop-down lid to see if
anyone is in there- the mouse will run out over your hand and leap for
freedom, startling the crap out of you. But I caught the same mouse the
next night, no problem. Put the trap in a bucket, and released him in
tall grass by the river in the park a mile away, on my way to work the
next morning. An owl probably got him before I got to the office, but at
least I didn't have to deal with the tiny little dead body.
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