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dave#1    Posted 10-23-2016 at 09:06:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • I guess this would be a tool???
  • Mouse traps? A tool for removing mice?? Besides, It's a little dead over here on the tool forum (-:


    OK... we live in a old farm house and like many of you I'm sure you have problems with mice. First off can't use poison, we have pets so that's out ! , I've always used good old mouse traps with good results I have several traps set but haven't caught one mouse, I even set up one of my game camera to see what's going on, The mice are walking right past the traps, I've always used fresh peanut butter in my traps, always worked great but not now????
    So what are some of the baits and traps you guys use, cold weather is coming and the mice are moving inside !

    Thanks

    later,dave

    36 coupe    Posted 11-06-2016 at 16:00:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A piece of pepperoni tied on trigger pan works.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 10-27-2016 at 06:54:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I also have an old farm house and it sets empty a good share of the winter. I have three of the 5 gallon mouse traps. So far this year I have only caught five. Last year was a total of 13 and the year previous 17. Think I'm thinning the herd!

    Google 5 gallon mouse trap and you will find several videos on making them.

    The most humane is to use automotive antifreeze but then you have a problem disposing of the dead mice so other animals don't get hurt.

    I have used tap water but if left setting too long they will get to stinking!

    Currently I am using RV Antifreeze. Buy it off season and you can get it pretty cheap.

    My nephew made a modified bucket. He installed the axle further down in the bucket, drilled a mouse sized hole in the side and then put the top back on. He uses this under he trailer house and other critters do not get into it.

    Good Luck

    Jack

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-25-2016 at 22:08:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • the bucket that Tex mentioned works very well.

    Joe in Texas    Posted 10-23-2016 at 22:29:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I used to be afraid of using poison, but after years of plugging holes, watching untripped mouse traps, and just the general frustration of finding "pills" in places not desired I figured out a way to use the cakes without too much danger of animals getting to them.

    I use a 1-1/2 to a 2 inch piece of pipe that's about two feet long, or longer if you feel the need. I put the poison cake inside the middle of the pipe and slide that under my house in several places. I find that if the pipe is metal, galvanized or not, most animals can't or won't try to get at the poison. If you have bigger dogs or ambitious cats you can put a brick or something on it where it can't be moved. Mice and rats will go in and get the stuff, but bigger animals can't get at it. I have never seen a cat or dog eat a sick mouse. Even if they did, there isn't enough of the blood thinner left in it to do much to the animal.

    Since I started doing this I rarely find a mouse in the house. When I do it's already sick.

    tex prexhurst    Posted 10-23-2016 at 10:25:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I find that stale peanut butter works well.
    I hear that a bucket half full of water with a peanut butter covered bottle that turns freely on a wire across the top of the bucket works very well, but the boss won't go for it. We have an old cat that gifted us one last night (on the bed of course, after throwing up the guts -- also on the bed).
    I am currently using a grey plastic "Intruder - the better mouse trap" which works quite well, costs about $2.50, but it can be washed and reused, you just squeeze the thing to release the dead mouse. It's got a real sensitive trigger mechanism, I have the sore spots on my fingers to prove it.

    SteveVA    Posted 10-23-2016 at 19:26:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Black sunflower seeds are irresistable to mice. We buy them in 50 lb bags for the birds. Found out that they work great in mouse traps and squirrel traps.

    Greg W    Posted 11-30-2016 at 21:03:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Cats and dogs WILL eat poisoned mice. Have seen it happen, my dog almost bled out at the vet when I had her fixed. I saw her eat a mouse I know was poisoned a few days
    before.

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