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Old 10-26-2012, 01:58 AM   #1
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I finally sprung on a few repeating mouse traps, that claim to catch up to 30 mice at a time. I can't echo just how satisfying it is to check these traps in the basement, laundry and garage, and see mice trapped inside ... so much better than setting the individual traps. Of course ... I have yet to deal with what is trapped inside so I may change my mind later ...

Dang it now I have check the one in the basement again, it had two in it earlier ... hoping to see a full house, the mice just invade once the weather turns cool in the fall ...

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:55 AM   #2
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Thats the drawback. If its a live capture trap you have to check to regularly.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:17 AM   #3
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Checking yes, and hopefully watching the catch grow, and of course emptying at least once every 24 hrs. I'll admit my main goal isn't the live capture, it's the not having to reset so many single catch traps all the time, those are a pain. This house has a fieldstone foundation so the best I can do is catch mice when they come in. I'm not at all for hurting or causing undue harm to any animals. Though one reviewer of these traps said not to use peanut butter because it could cause the mice to suffocate, well, I don't know, mine seem to be doing just fine on their diet of peanut butter and shelled peanuts. Oh and the reviewer said not to sit it directly on a concrete floor because the trapped mice might get too cold.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:30 AM   #4
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Decon!!! The poison in this stuff makes mice get very thirsty and thus they go outside to look for water and die.

The traps are great but its hard to win the war with them....

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:08 AM   #5
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Hm ... could try the bait blocks. I've tried those pellets that come in the little bags, and oh yes they'll take all they can get, but they never seem to eat it. I just find it neatly stowed away all over the place. I've heard you need the blocks so they basically have to eat it on the spot. I've heard you can put the old traditional 'non safe' antifreeze in a small saucer so they'll drink it which is, well, very bad of course for any living thing to drink.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #6
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I don't care for poisons. They eat it and in my case don't leave the house but crawl inside the walls and die. We don't know that they are dead until a week later when the unmistakable odor arrives.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:44 AM   #7
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Ever try the sound thing that scares them away? My cousin uses it at his mountain cabin and in all my time going up there, I've only found one mouse in this traps.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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Rat trap!!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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Cool better than my idea of a air cannon to shoot them over to the next block. Of course the problem is then the neighbors would get one too and there would be mice flying back and forth......

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:40 AM   #10
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Try my redneck mouse trap.


Take a five gallon pail (an old one please!). Fill it one third full of water. Put a smear of eanut butter on the inside wall about 4" down from the top. Then provide the mice a nice ramp for them walk up so they can go swimming.
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