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  •  Recommended sloution - old fashioned mouse traps (2+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama, caul

    with a dab of peanut butter on them.  Works like a charm.  Forget about the newfangled traps; they look nice but don't actually catch any mice.  Just watch your fingers when setting or moving the traps.

    I had mice in my garage and caught three deer mice and one house mouse.  Haven't seen any for months.  

    In addition to potentially carrying hantavirus (the deer mice, don't think the house mouse does), they can also inhabit your car engine in cold weather to keep warm.  A few years ago, mice chewed up the wiring in my wife's car and cost us $1000.

    •  Oops. Typo. Meant "recommended solution". (1+ / 0-)
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      caul
    •  For a while as a grad student my husband rented (4+ / 0-)
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      never forget, wu ming, antifa, caul

      a room from a somewhat dippy landlady. She had a soft heart for anything with fur and refused to let the renters put out mouse traps - in fact she left food out for the mice. When she left for a week he and his friends went and bought a dozen traps, baited them, and left them in the dining room. They had barely closed the kitchen door before Whap!Whap!Whap!Whap!Whap! all the traps had fired. That happened for several cycles but by the end of the week they had it pretty much demoused.



      Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

      by Wee Mama on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 04:03:25 PM PDT

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      •  Yep. Don't mean to be cruel, but this is a health (4+ / 0-)
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        Wee Mama, antifa, wa ma, caul

        issue.  

        In addition, the old fashioned traps are much more humane than the glue traps.  My understanding is that, when a mouse is stuck in a glue trap, it struggles so violently to get free that it dies from internal bleeding.

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