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Timman0 11-05-2012 11:11 PM

Got mice, nothing is stopping them.
 
Ok I got two mice in my attic. I have installed a night vision camera in my attic and seen the mice. Now I have 6 snap traps 5 sticky traps and a one way in trap. Nothing seems to work, I bent the rod in the snap traps to where it will go off with the slightest movement, I put peanut butter on the traps mixed with bread so it sticks to the snap trap. They still manage to lick off all the bait, jump over the sticky traps or just avoid them entirely. And they won't go in the one way trap. I have video recordings of the mouse licking the trap clean even tipped the snap trap! With out setting them off. They won't come down from then attic yet because I have cat in the house going nuts trying to find them. I also got poison blocks in the attic and they won't touch it. What can I do :(

joecaption 11-05-2012 11:32 PM

Why not put the cat in the attic and let it have some fun?
Ever watch that silly show with the missing teeth that catches critters. HIs nick name is tuttle man.
I watched him catch about 20 rats at one time.
He put the bait in the middle of a sheet (a tarp would also work) he had tied lines to all the corners with an over head pulley.
One yank and he had a sack o rats.

Try some Decon or bait blocks. Yes there's going to be some smell for a day or two if they die inside a wall, it's that or deal with the smell of mouse urine and poop.

ddawg16 11-05-2012 11:32 PM

Remove the poison...put cat in attic.....problem solved......

The only reason we have cats in this world....is because God put them there to eat mice....

chrisn 11-06-2012 04:41 AM

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put him up there:laughing:

creeper 11-06-2012 05:23 AM

keep loading the snap trap. It will go off one of these times.

I've seen thar happen before. After 3 or 4 loads the delicate licking rodent got it. I'm not sure about the bread though. I would just smear a blob of PB on the end so he really has to get in there to lick it clean

oh'mike 11-06-2012 05:30 AM

Not all snap traps work---stick with 'Victory' made in the USA---The imported ones never worked for me.

dougp23 11-06-2012 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by creeper (Post 1045790)
keep loading the snap trap. It will go off one of these times.

I've seen that happen before. After 3 or 4 loads the delicate licking rodent got it. I'm not sure about the bread though. I would just smear a blob of PB on the end so he really has to get in there to lick it clean

Once or twice I have seen a snap trap not go off. Sometimes the peanut butter will "melt" off, especially in a hot environment. Also, some snap traps let you adjust the sensitivity, read the instructions if they come with them. With the newer ones with the plastic plate that looks like cheese you move the wire more to one side, not in the middle.

Also, you very likely have more than two mice! Start setting traps and making sure more can't get in the house.

Timman0 11-06-2012 10:32 PM

Please to say I called Orkin and they put up traps and within hrs I got three mice. So far nothing else hopefully I got them.

epson 11-06-2012 11:26 PM

This is what you do, get some cheese cloth with peanut butter and make a ball (peanut butter is wrapped inside). Tie it to the trap and when the bugger tugs at it SLAM! Lights out…works every time…

Gensetter 11-06-2012 11:34 PM

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What did Orkin do differently? This is very important, and can help a lot of people.


FWIW, I used these traps with a little bit of natural peanut butter and caught 3 mice in 3 nights:

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They seem crappy but they worked well. I left a few more setup for another week and nothing, and no more complaints about mice so they are gone :thumbsup:

chrisn 11-07-2012 04:31 AM

What ever happened with cheese for bait? That's what I always used and it never failed.

epson 11-07-2012 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 1046444)
What ever happened with cheese for bait? That's what I always used and it never failed.


To expensive now a days…:whistling2:

chrisn 11-08-2012 04:43 AM

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Originally Posted by epson (Post 1046946)
To expensive now a days…:whistling2:


I guess that's true:laughing:

SeniorSitizen 11-08-2012 08:10 AM

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I love pecan pie and I'll even share a small bit of pecan with the resident mice. Much easier than dealing with peanut butter. It's so good it will catch them in most any position when hair triggered. That will teach him not to try peeing on my set.

I like the Victor traps with the large yellow pan better than this one. They even have hair trigger instructions on the trap for those folks without trapping experience.

bsa_bob 11-09-2012 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 1047186)
I guess that's true:laughing:


I setup sticky traps then they "dance themselves" to death tryin to get off .My neighbor likes mice, She says" they have to find food somewhere". Ijust told her i'll send em all to your house,then that'll work for me,The smell of mouse urine behind a frig in thr garage was so bad i couldn't stand it. I pulled it out and found where my wife feeds the birds[fills their dishes. she drops more than she takes out fto the feeders or them. I pine-sol cleaned it up, I just said "you caused that horrendous smell" So she isn't feeding the birds or the mice, anymore.:laughing:................:(


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