I've had no mouse activity this Fall/Winter, then all of the sudden
within the last week there's poop everywhere.
I've put traps out. I have 2 kinds: spring traps, and the kind that
squeeze the mouse until he suffocates (my favorite).
I baited them with peanut butter, and the little bastards lick them
clean every night! I don't know how they do it. I've tested the
traps and they all have hair triggers. They usually go off when I'm
just setting them down.
What should I bait them with that will cause the little pricks to have
to work at it?
On Sat, 08 Mar 2008 14:25:04 GMT, Mitch@_._ wrote:
I'm sure there is truth to the "don't reuse" but at the same time,
I've reused successfully. What I end up doing after I've gotten
frustrated is setting new traps but using the old traps too. But I'm
sure I've gotten consecutive mouses in the same trap.
I'm using these:
These are good because if my toddler puts his finger in it, it won't
hurt. These have worked great for me in the past. It closes on the
mouse's upper body and squeezes until he can't breathe anymore.
It's fun to watch, too.
I'm glad I used these, because I see already one of the kids decided
to help out by sticking a Cheerio in the PB.
The other kind looks like this, but it's a spring trap. I have these
in the nooks and crannies where my kids won't get at them.
The glue traps are 100%, but my wife freaks out when she hears the
mouse shrieking in his death throes.
Isn't a .22 a bit of overkill for a mouse?
I use the 'foot of god' method'
I fold the glue trap over, put it on the floor outside and stomp on it,
instantly the mouse is no longer suffering, the trap is now stuck together
so the glue is inside where it doesn't stick to everything, and it's all
ready to throw out.
Mikey S. < email@example.com> wrote in message
I swear by this method! We have a summer getaway out in the boonies
and there's usually no shortage of the little sob's there. The
problem with individual traps is when they go off with or without a
victim, its useless until reset. These dunk buckets work until the
heard either wises up (hasn't happened yet) or decimates (yes!)...
The buckets tend to get a little stinky if you don't clean them out
every couple days but other than that they just plain work
beautifully! when I first tried one after one night I had at least a
dozen drownings by morning. I put one inside our shack. I have
another outside. Now I have usually been lucky to get a couple in the
outside bucket and it's been rare to get even one inside. Try it!
I'd rather have a smelly few in a pail than a smelly couple in spring
traps or worse, "somewhere" in the house after expiring from eating
poisoned bait. Disposal outside in a patch of bush is easy and
there's no danger that scavengers will consume any remnants of the
I've actually heard my setup go off in the night and checked to find a
On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 05:03:47 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller)
Somewhat OT. I saw on a nature show that while humans can't smell
many/most/all things after a while of constantly smelling them,
beagles and bloodhounds don't react that way. They continue to smell
I guess this is could be learned from movies where they go for hours
tracking someone, but I try not to take everything in movies as truth.
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