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(11-23-2020, 04:39 PM)Minimalist Wrote: A cat.

A mouser. A generic cat may or may not chase mice. It's a learned behaviour.
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(11-23-2020, 04:17 PM)Astreja Wrote: Need some mouse-keeping advice.  My daughter wrote this note on the kitchen chalkboard the other day:

     Mouse at large
     It scorns the traps

I have some baited snap-traps in strategic locations, but the mouse ain't buyin' it.  What are your preferred anti-rodent devices and strategies?

I have always had good luck with them.  What are you using for bait?  I used a 1/2 inch square bit of card board with a dab of peanut butter.
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(11-27-2020, 07:49 AM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote:
(11-23-2020, 04:17 PM)Astreja Wrote: Need some mouse-keeping advice.  My daughter wrote this note on the kitchen chalkboard the other day:

     Mouse at large
     It scorns the traps

I have some baited snap-traps in strategic locations, but the mouse ain't buyin' it.  What are your preferred anti-rodent devices and strategies?

I have always had good luck with them.  What are you using for bait?  I used a 1/2 inch square bit of card board with a dab of peanut butter.

  I tend to get the lil' buggers up in my roof spaces.

 I buy those 'Rat bait bricks' coat 'em in peanutbutter and toss them off into the far corners. (Using plastic knives which I toss directly into the garbage)

 the pitter, patter of little paws goes quite very quickly after that.

  Cheers.
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So I think that we have verified that Peanut butter is a good mouse bait. The big question is, does crunchy or smooth work better?
I suppose there's more chance of them choking to death on crunchy.
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At work. 

(11-27-2020, 09:28 AM)TonyAnkle Wrote: So I think that we have verified that Peanut butter is a good mouse bait. The big question is, does crunchy or smooth work better?
I suppose there's more chance of them choking to death on crunchy.

  I use smooth. Simply because it's easier to spread when you're lathering rat-bait bricks in a dark, dusty, cramped roof space.   Tongue

  Your nut-butter spreading situations may vary.  Big Grin

  Are people trying for humane catch traps? Or just 'Baiting and forgetting'?

  Cheers.
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(11-27-2020, 09:42 AM)Peebothuhlu Wrote: At work. 

(11-27-2020, 09:28 AM)TonyAnkle Wrote: So I think that we have verified that Peanut butter is a good mouse bait. The big question is, does crunchy or smooth work better?
I suppose there's more chance of them choking to death on crunchy.

  I use smooth. Simply because it's easier to spread when you're lathering rat-bait bricks in a dark, dusty, cramped roof space.   Tongue

  Your nut-butter spreading situations may vary.  Big Grin

  Are people trying for humane catch traps? Or just 'Baiting and forgetting'?

  Cheers.

I use humane with Peanut butter (see upthread) I use smooth simply because crunchy is less likely to stick to the mechanism. Smile
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I was helping clean out a garage today and we found six baby mice.
The big African dude I was with was squealing and dancing around on his tiptoes. :-)
I took them out and stomped them into the garden...nice and quick.
Mum was never coming back and I got plans for her anyway.
This will be an ongoing problem as these clients leave food all over the house.
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(11-23-2020, 04:17 PM)Astreja Wrote: Need some mouse-keeping advice.  My daughter wrote this note on the kitchen chalkboard the other day:

     Mouse at large
     It scorns the traps

I have some baited snap-traps in strategic locations, but the mouse ain't buyin' it.  What are your preferred anti-rodent devices and strategies?

I use the type of snap trap in which the mouse sticks its head inside to get the bait, then get decapitated. If mice shy away from the trap, I wash it with dish soap and rinse it well with hot water. That always works. I use peanut butter for bait.
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I use one of these humane mouse traps.  It's totally painless for the mouse,
and doesn't need any bait, and stays remarkably clean.

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—Only problem being that we seem to have even more mice around lately.

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(11-28-2020, 09:42 PM)SYZ Wrote: I use one of these humane mouse traps.  It's totally painless for the mouse,
and doesn't need any bait, and stays remarkably clean.

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—Only problem being that we seem to have even more mice around lately.

         Dunno

They'll be all the ones that people like me release. Smile
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(11-27-2020, 07:49 AM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: I have always had good luck with them.  What are you using for bait?

Peanut butter and a few pieces of cracker.

Quote:I used a 1/2 inch square bit of card board with a dab of peanut butter.

Is the cardboard just a holder for the peanut butter, or does it have another function?
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#38

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Peanut hulls don't spoil and smell just as good to the vermin.
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Bacon is the best bait for mice.  Peanut butter is for squirrels.  I hate both.  I don't use snap traps for mice because I have cats and I would never take a chance of injuring one.  I use a strange little grabber for the mice and voles.  It can hold a mouse, but a cat can just shake it off (though I set them in places where my cats are VERY unlikely to get at).

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Different brand, but same concept.
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