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Hunt that biatch like he's Moby Dick and you are Ahab! 67 77.91%
Have Spawn #3 cook supper and leave a plate out. He'll leave. 1 1.16%
Live and let live. Mice need love, too. He'll leave when it gets nice out. 9 10.47%
Borrow Yeagers77's dog. The mouse will hurt himself laughing and go to the hospital. 9 10.47%
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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So I'm sitting here flipping back and forth between the BBC and HBT when some movement catches my eye. A freakin mouse just ran across my dining room floor. Now I'm 50 years old, I've adopted a live and let live attitude n my life. Unless that freakin mouse is carrying Claymores for the Taliban I'm pretty much ok with him hanging out downstairs in the cellar for a few more weeks till summer gets here and he moves outside looking for love. But I have SWMBO to keep happy, and if she see's Mickey bro around the house she'll sheet a brick. What should I do?

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Old 04-15-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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I am at war with mice as well.... and I am winning. I live in an OLD farm house and when we moved in 2 years ago it was like Ratigen had taken over and was running a fuedal empire. Now I am the rat king!

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Old 04-15-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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Live and let live is good and all, but how are you sure that he's adopting that same attitude towards you? Leptospirosis, hauntavirus, plauge.... None of which are on my personal to-do list.

Hunt that motha like Ahab!

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I solved my mouse problem with a liberal dose of stealth and a Crossman .177 pellet gun!

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Old 04-15-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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Just use regular old mousetraps. I hate the sticky traps, they are very inhumane in my opinion.

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Two houses ago I killed 16 mice in one night.

Needless to say, the problem had gone undetected.

Use regular Victory mouse traps...but use a pair of pliers to crimp down the trigger a bit to make it more sensitive.

I used hard cheddar cheese with peanut butter smeared on it. Mash it real good into the bait paddle. Peanut butter attracts them with the smell, and the cheese is hard enough they actually have to bite it and trigger the trap.

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My personal leaning is to go with Deathweed. What could be a better way to die than plunging into a sinkhole of death, tied to a gigantic rat, entangled in my own warp and woof of schizophrenic rodent fear and loathing?

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I say trap up. Live and let live is fine, as long as they're not stepping in on your domain. At home we had some trees that brushed up against the roof, allowing mice to get into the attic, my dad still keeps the kill score sheet on the door to the attic.

Use dots (the candy) if you have any, half of one is good bait. Your little buddy will be sleeping in to time.

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