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eek...a mouse

Old 12-31-05, 12:49 PM
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eek...a mouse

Well its official, I seen a mouse in my apartment. We keep the garbage among other junk in the back shed of the apt, I noticed a few small holes in the garbage and my gf was "OMG, we have mice", I moved the garbage bag and a mouse went airborn and took off under the stairs. Those little buggers move quickly.

After further inspection, there is quite a bit of mouse shit throughout the back shed but I have not seen any throughout the house. I layed out some poison pellets out there and the landlord is coming over today.

First with a mouse in the house, any suggestions on how I should handle, any real danger that I should be aware of. What is the best way to get rid of these?

I didn't really get a good look at it but it seemed a brownish color and not grey. My gf's mom said it could even be a little mole that came in to escape the cold but I doubt it.
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Well, at least mice eat cockroach eggs, so you are trading up!
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I used poison once. The mouse decided to die while in hiding. One day we noticed a smell but couldn't find it. After a few days, we finally found it in a cupboard. The smell was horrible and the body was stuck to the bottom. Ugh.

I opt for traps nowadays. I like to use peanut butter.
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Glue paper is the inhumane way to do it.
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Glue traps rock.
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Get a cat.
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
Get a cat.
Yeah, but not any cat. I bet my Nicky would grab his skirt, jump up on a chair and start screaming like a girl.
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PArt of me wants to say that Glue traps are your best bet. However, the one good thing about the old fashioned spring traps is that they tend to kill almost immediately if the snapping bar hits the mouse just right. Glues traps don't. Often the mouse will die from starvation(if you don't check the traps for a few days) or suffication if its mouth and nose get caught in the glue. But i'll tell ya, throwing out the trap when the mouse is still alive and twitching to escape sucks ass.

Mind you this minor sympathy for rodents is coming from a guy who whacks Rats weekly for his snake.
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Originally Posted by Bushdog
Yeah, but not any cat. I bet my Nicky would grab his skirt, jump up on a chair and start screaming like a girl.

day-yumm. What has CK done to the Males in that house.
Old 12-31-05, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo

Mind you this minor sympathy for rodents is coming from a guy who whacks Rats weekly for his snake.
A snake would be the best way to go. They can get under the fridge to get at the mice, something a cat can't do.

We caught 8 mice in 2 months...yes 8...as soon as the temp. dropped they showed up. We never had a problem with mice before, so it's weird.
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
Get a cat.
My cat wouldn't know what to do.
Old 12-31-05, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bushdog
Yeah, but not any cat. I bet my Nicky would grab his skirt, jump up on a chair and start screaming like a girl.
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Originally Posted by Lemdog
My cat wouldn't know what to do.
I know at least two of mine would probably stare at it but avoid it at all costs. The other one I know for sure would catch and eat it. She's a good kitty. The other two are ungrateful poop machines.
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Originally Posted by Lemdog
My cat wouldn't know what to do.
Trust me Kittydreamer knows what to do

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I used glue traps once. They work very well.

I will never use them again.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
PArt of me wants to say that Glue traps are your best bet. However, the one good thing about the old fashioned spring traps is that they tend to kill almost immediately if the snapping bar hits the mouse just right. Glues traps don't. Often the mouse will die from starvation(if you don't check the traps for a few days) or suffication if its mouth and nose get caught in the glue. But i'll tell ya, throwing out the trap when the mouse is still alive and twitching to escape sucks ass.

Mind you this minor sympathy for rodents is coming from a guy who whacks Rats weekly for his snake.
They will sometimes chew off their legs as well.
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I once had a mouse problem in my basement; I used the typical trap with the cheese and it worked fine. When I checked the trap the next day the cheese was gone, the trap had sprung and there was a bloody trail... So I guess the mouse had a good last meal
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My God you guys, try to be kind to living creatures! Humane trap, release them far from your home, like in a field.

http://www.abundantearth.com/store/mousetrap1.html




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Originally Posted by TracerBullet
I used glue traps once. They work very well.

I will never use them again.
My experience exactly.
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why is it that cartoon mice are portrayed as cute, cuddly, fun loving mice (mighty mouse, mickey mouse, stuart little, any illustrated mouse in a children's book), BUT mice in real life are the scariest things known to man??
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Definitely go for the glue traps. Yes it sucks when they're caught but they definitely do the trick. I've caught the ones I've had within a day or two with them. I've only had about 3 or 4 I think.
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I read in another thread that a shotgun and some buckshot was the way to go. It may not have been about mice but I think the effect would be the same.

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