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llckll 01-11-2010 06:59 PM

Found mouse droppings in my kitchen drawers
 
Does anyone recommend any good mouse traps to catch them? It's too cold to check outside but will eventually. Just looking for some good mouse traps that people can recommend.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000E1RIUU/...SIN=B000E1RIUU

This one seemed to have received high reviews.

Thanks.

llckll 01-11-2010 07:16 PM

Anyone have any experience with the Rat Zapper? Seems to have received better reviews than Victors Electronic mouse trap. It seems like it'll also last longer with 4 D batteries instead of 4 double A's.

pyper 01-11-2010 08:02 PM

I always use the tried and true wooden trap with metal spring. Baited with peanut butter. Usually catch it in one night or two. :thumbsup:

Scuba_Dave 01-11-2010 08:05 PM

I use the wooden traps w/metal springs

chrisn 01-12-2010 05:35 AM

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this will work

Bondo 01-12-2010 09:47 AM

Ayuh,... I just leave D-con baits out in various places,...
If the bait trap is Empty, I refill it,... 'cause it's Working...
If I check it,+ it's still got bait in it,... It's still working...
Haven't had any Mouse problems in Years....

DangerMouse 01-12-2010 09:58 AM

the wife hates poison.... so i'll use snaptraps and peanut butter........ if they ever get past my 2 cats that is, one eats them and the other leaves their dead little bodies as presents...... Po)

DM

brokenknee 01-12-2010 05:33 PM

I have pretty good luck with the glue traps. Just make sure Fido can't get to it; they look pretty silly with the thing stuck to their snout.

nap 01-12-2010 07:01 PM

another vote for old fashioned snap traps but I hate the newer version of those with the yellow plastic paddle for the trip lever. snapped my finger more times than I want to remember trying to set them down. I even had one snap about 1/2 a minute after I had set it down with no activity around it. It just snapped.


btw: I had this as a huge problem and even the traps did not dissuade all of the mice from not going to the drawers. What I ended up doing is using rabbit wire (that 1/2" ssqaure metal fabric) to cover all the areas the mice could get into the drawer unit when the drawers are closed.

keeping fingers crossed but have not had a mouse in a couple months and I still have set traps below the bottom drawer that haven't been touched.

btw: remove everything from the drawer anytime you see this and wash everything including the drawer. Mice urinate pretty much continually so if there is poop, there is urine on everything.

sorry if this causes some really gross thoughts but better to know now than using the utensils with "stuff" on them again.

brokenknee 01-12-2010 08:23 PM

In the spring find out where they are coming in and stuff the holes with steel wool.

Elliscrawl 01-12-2010 09:43 PM

No mice!
 
First what you want to do is put down some poison blocks in the crawl space. One reason is that you have hundreds of mice down there (John Hopkins Univ.) and second, if you made it your full time job setting traps and baiting them and throwing out the dead ones, you still couldn't keep up with how fast they make babies. You've heard of the rabbits right? They don't hold a candle to mice. Next look for any screens that are knocked out in your foundation or any door seals that may have gaps. All mice need is 1/4 of an inch to get through. A lot of times they come in under the garage door and find a place by the water heater and furnace to get into the crawlspace. Then up through the water pipe holes in the drywall and into the living space. Look for a product with difethialone so you won't have any secondary kill. (when a cat or dog eats the dead mouse and gets poisoned) Good luck.:thumbsup:

nap 01-12-2010 10:33 PM

I do not like the idea of poisons. The mouse will go somewhere and die and then you have flies laying eggs on the bodies and then the larvae are eating the mouse and then you have lots of flies and a stinky mouse mess.


I'll stick with traps and change them out as needed.

chrisn 01-13-2010 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by nap (Post 381839)
I do not like the idea of poisons. The mouse will go somewhere and die and then you have flies laying eggs on the bodies and then the larvae are eating the mouse and then you have lots of flies and a stinky mouse mess.


I'll stick with traps and change them out as needed.

Especially bad when they go back into a wall cavity to die:eek:

Thurman 01-26-2010 01:26 PM

Especially bad when I'm the guy who gets called in to remove the section of wall that has the "terrible smell" behind it. I've seen my share of dead one's within walls. David

llckll 01-26-2010 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Thurman (Post 389431)
Especially bad when I'm the guy who gets called in to remove the section of wall that has the "terrible smell" behind it. I've seen my share of dead one's within walls. David

Post some on the job pics.


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