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MagicalHome 10-16-2010 01:08 AM

New born baby mice
 
How do I get rid of new born baby mice? I have kept a few unused small appliances in our attic. They are still in their boxes with styrofoam. As I was cleaning my attic last week, I checked on the appliances. Then I saw a group of baby mice sitting in the styro. When I remove the appliance, they scampered away. Yuck, so gross! Now, how do I get rid of this tiny rats? I have put fly paper all over the house. I have caught only two.

jlhaslip 10-16-2010 09:58 AM

get a hungry cat...

retired guy 60 10-16-2010 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by MagicalHome (Post 517604)
have put fly paper all over the house.

By fly paper I hope you mean sticky traps. They will eventually do the trick. Proper placement will help. Mice seem to like to walk around the edges of a room (not a mouse expert however). Also look for droppings so you know where they hang out. Put the traps there. If you have pets such as a dog use judgement where you place traps. I don't like to see animals suffer but there are health issues in having living rodent guests and the health issues take priority over humane issues. In the best of all possible worlds I'd trap and release but that's not practical.

MagicalHome 10-18-2010 09:35 PM

Yes, I mean those sticky paper. I caught another one yesterday. And I met the mother! I saw it passing by several time at the trap where I caught her babies. How will I catch the mother?

I don't like cats very much. Are they really good in catching mice?

sam floor 10-18-2010 10:41 PM

A small piece of dog food in the center of the trap seems to attract mice.

baum 10-19-2010 06:55 AM

If it was me i would do somethign like this..
http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...LAID=366055964

MagicalHome 10-20-2010 12:04 AM

I already caught 9 baby mice with the sticky fly paper. It was so gross. I bet the mother is hunting me now.

H. A. S. 10-20-2010 04:00 AM

In the old days, some of my buddies used them as catfish bait. They say catfish love the little snacks.:yes:

ianc435 11-11-2010 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by MagicalHome
I already caught 9 baby mice with the sticky fly paper. It was so gross. I bet the mother is hunting me now.

You should eat them. Gods creature should not go to waste.

Lockeset 11-11-2010 08:50 PM

Please remember that sticky traps are a VERY bad way to die. Check them often and put any mouse caught in the trap out of it's misery quickly.

I'm a hunter and big time meat eater, I have no problem with exterminating like you are doing, but I just don't like needless suffering of any animals (altho House Centipedes are ok, kill them slow).

Red Squirrel 11-11-2010 09:58 PM

Add a bit of seasoning salt, bake in oven at 450F for 15 minutes, flip over and bake for another 10 minutes. Serve with BBQ sauce.

Red Squirrel 11-11-2010 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Lockeset (Post 532861)
Please remember that sticky traps are a VERY bad way to die. Check them often and put any mouse caught in the trap out of it's misery quickly.

I'm a hunter and big time meat eater, I have no problem with exterminating like you are doing, but I just don't like needless suffering of any animals (altho House Centipedes are ok, kill them slow).

I agree with this, go with a quick death method.

MagicalHome 11-12-2010 08:16 PM

I don't have the guts to kill them. I roll them in that sticky paper, wrap in plastic bags and throw them in the garbage. Let the garbage guy get rid of them.

Lockeset 11-13-2010 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by MagicalHome (Post 533306)
I don't have the guts to kill them. I roll them in that sticky paper, wrap in plastic bags and throw them in the garbage. Let the garbage guy get rid of them.

Yeah, that's great, let them suffer for a couple days...


Hopefully when the mice take over they use sticky pads on your children.

ianc435 11-13-2010 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Lockeset
Yeah, that's great, let them suffer for a couple days...

Hopefully when the mice take over they use sticky pads on your children.

Well if your talking about morality and right and wrong, the mice are tresspassing. Human being get shot for that stuff. The mice could take over but they first have to out smart a piece of cardboard with glue on it.


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