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    Quote Originally Posted by MacTractor View Post
    While waiting to build our house we were living in an older house that turned out be infested with mice. It was nightmare as there were just too many holes and gaps in the house to ever get rid of them, so I ended up becoming an expert in killing them. Normally I am as much as an animal lover as possible, but when you find mice poop in your 3 year older bed, things change pretty quickly. I felt bad in the beginning, in the end I was just pissed off.

    I must have killed 50 or more in the year or so we were there..

    What did I learn?

    1.. Peanut butter is best plain and simple.
    2.. Live traps were hit and miss and in the end are alot of work. The good part of the larger ones is that once 1 goes in, more will follow.
    3.. The best traps were the snap traps with the flat yellow surface that is actually sticky. These were basically were the top dog for me.
    4.. Use as little peanut butter as possible, as too much feeds them most times without going off.
    5.. Putting them along the wall a half an inch from the wall with the yellow slab facing the wall was key.
    6.. See poop, put a trap there.
    7.. Change the pb every 2 days. It needs to smell fresh.

    The really sad part was that I actually had killed several of them by smacking them with my bare hands. Not a high point in my life but when you wake up hearing them in the room with you, turn on the light and they are runningfor the door. Blam!

    Btw, you need to find out how they are getting in.... They did not follow someone through a door as they typically avoid contact. Start with every door and then check the sill plate all the way around the house. I did this but gave up after burning through 4 cans of sprayfoam.

    I can say though, this experience made me so conscious when building our new home. A hole the size of some dime can be enough....

    Spray foam doesn't work. I used it onlyi to find a hole eaten right through it.

    Amazing how small a hole a mouse can use. I saw one go through a slightly wider than normal mortar seam in the concrete block basement wall

    To maintain a mouse free (mostly) house in the country, I keep D-Con bait trays in the basement, closets and under the couch. Oddly, while I find the occasional deceased (and very desiccated body), I never smell anything. Last carpet clearner found one dead mouse under the couch. I sit right next to that couch every day and never smelled even a hint.

    I also keep a D-Con bait tray in the car trunk and under the front seat after finding the roll of papert towels chewed up. I can do without mouse-chewed wiring.

    Harry K

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    Default Re: Trapping mice by launching them

    I forgot to mentione that I was stuffing steel wool in the hole then sprayfoam. I found one hole at the sillplate that I could get my arm into. In the end I found that there was a wall that the sheeting had turned to powder due to constant water damage. It was not our place, so we either had to find another place or just put up with it until we had the new house built.

    I had some success with the glue traps but was tired of finding them alive and having to kill them.

    Quote Originally Posted by turnkey4099 View Post
    Spray foam doesn't work. I used it onlyi to find a hole eaten right through it.

    Amazing how small a hole a mouse can use. I saw one go through a slightly wider than normal mortar seam in the concrete block basement wall

    To maintain a mouse free (mostly) house in the country, I keep D-Con bait trays in the basement, closets and under the couch. Oddly, while I find the occasional deceased (and very desiccated body), I never smell anything. Last carpet clearner found one dead mouse under the couch. I sit right next to that couch every day and never smelled even a hint.

    I also keep a D-Con bait tray in the car trunk and under the front seat after finding the roll of papert towels chewed up. I can do without mouse-chewed wiring.

    Harry K
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    Default Re: Trapping mice by launching them

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/r...-my-cabin.html

    Take a look at this thread...bucket method def works, I just didn't use water...

    Rich

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    For those that are not a cat person like myself, get a rat terrier. We don't have any mice or rats but she loves to bring me the crazy ones that come across our yard to go to our neighbors.

    Her record to date is
    6 rats
    3 squirrels
    2 birds
    And she has her eyes set on a big @$$ possum.

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    Default Re: Trapping mice by launching them

    I have many of those critters around also, not so many in this house, but the garage and shop buildings
    have quite a few. I get them in my camper and boat, so i have been setting traps inside the
    cabinets in the camper and i get quite a few that way, just can't figure out where they are getting in
    after i sealed everything up so well.
    i did try the pail once, just didn't stick with it, so i just use the spring traps and peanut butter.
    if they are in the area, they get trapped and i refill till i don't get any for a while.
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    Default Re: Trapping mice by launching them

    You need to look and see how they are getting in and I doubt it is through an open door. A mouse can squeeze through a 1/4" gap...their skulls are even hinged so they can collapse. I run a trap line in my garage with 6 spring traps and peanut butter. I have to set the trigger to a hair setting otherwise they lick the peanut butter off the trap without setting it.

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    Default Re: Trapping mice by launching them

    No mice in the sealed up house but many in my pole shed and a few in the camper, but a lot of them in the wood piles.

    What I did was set about 20 spring traps in the shed and a few in the bay of the camper and inside the camper. I used peanut butter mostly but I like the raisin idea.

    What I caught by far the most mice with was using a 5 gal. bucket with water about 3/4 full. I set about 2 or 3 of them by the woodpile and near the garden and in the garage. I take a 1x4 and make a ramp to the top of the bucket. I take a couple handfuls of cheapo sunflower seeds and throw them in the bucket and sprinkle them on the board and on the ground near the board to coax them up. They jump right in the bucket. I have pretty much cleared all the mice and chipmunks from around here doing that from summer until fall. Every few days I have to throw another handful of seeds in the bucket and every few weeks dump them out. I have caught maybe up to 8 mice in one bucket over a 2 day period.

    This last fall I only got one in a spring trap and the rest with the buckets.
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    Default Re: Trapping mice by launching them

    Google " bucket to trap mice" and you'll get a ton of hits and videos.

    Or get one of these guys (see my avatar). I have 2 in my barn, 5 in the house.


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    Default Re: Trapping mice by launching them

    Quote Originally Posted by sdkubota View Post
    ...their skulls are even hinged so they can collapse.
    LOL what? No they aren't.

    xtn

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    Default Re: Trapping mice by launching them

    I use bacon fat on the spring traps, works much better for me. I've tried PB, raisins, cheese, dog kibble (why not, they seem to eat it from the bag?) The bacon fat works best, plus I get breakfast out of it. When baiting, I put some on the bottom of the trigger also.

    I've tried glue traps, live traps and poison also. There's something re-assuring about actually seeing them dead to know you are having an impact.

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