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Old 08-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #16
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Glue traps are mean in my opinion. Then what are supposed to do with this cute little thing. Dirty, but cute, quite alive with its feet stuck on the paper. Instant kill or poison is easier for the murderer too.
I actually many years ago used a 5 lb sledge hammer to kill a mouse on a glue trap, was a quick kill & I doubt he felt much.
I can imagine that can get messy though?

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I actually many years ago used a 5 lb sledge hammer to kill a mouse on a glue trap, was a quick kill & I doubt he felt much.
I can imagine that can get messy though?

Flushing down the pot is just wrong in so many ways. What is wrong with the normal old fashioned snap trap? Kills instantly, wont hurt the dog( more than once) easy to throw the dead mouse outside and bury it( good fertilizer)
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Damn was just walking out of my room towards the stairs & saw a 2nd mouse & have him trapped in the spare up-stairs bathroom with a glue trap & 2 snap traps at the base of the door.

Tomorrow its time to get poison & maybe snap traps Interesting thing is that both all 3 or was it 2 mice have been seen coming & going from the same closet?
Is there any sort of affordable heat sensor that will so me heat from a nest or something in the walls?
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Damn was just walking out of my room towards the stairs & saw a 2nd mouse & have him trapped in the spare up-stairs bathroom with a glue trap & 2 snap traps at the base of the door.

Tomorrow its time to get poison & maybe snap traps Interesting thing is that both all 3 or was it 2 mice have been seen coming & going from the same closet?
Is there any sort of affordable heat sensor that will so me heat from a nest or something in the walls?

Finding the hole would be a lot cheaper
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:27 AM   #20
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Glue traps are mean in my opinion. Then what are supposed to do with this cute little thing. Dirty, but cute, quite alive with its feet stuck on the paper. Instant kill or poison is easier for the murderer too.
such is life (and death).

also keep in mind with poisons, what if the mouse eats some poison, then the dog or cat gets a hold of the mouse?

for those who can't stand to hurt any living animal.
http://www.havahart.com/store/live-animal-traps/mouse

feel free to let it go in nature somewhere.


me, I rate my health and life above that of a mouse. glue traps for me. efficient and cheap.

note I've also heard mice squeal that were trapped in snap traps and being poisoned doesn't look like fun either. they scurry around looking for water ( and tend to drown if they find some)
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I've had this discussion with a vet. The pet would have to eat a huge amount of poison to have an effect. One mouse won't hurt him.

Usually the snap trap is instant kill, unless you get him by the tail.

Personally, I have no interest in taking him out to the woods so he can be free
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My only concern about the poison if mice will carry some of it out into an area the dog can sample it.
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me, I rate my health and life above that of a mouse. glue traps for me. efficient and cheap.

note I've also heard mice squeal that were trapped in snap traps and being poisoned doesn't look like fun either. they scurry around looking for water ( and tend to drown if they find some)
And I rate glue traps as something a demon would use.

Glue traps are beyond inhumane. I once saw a glue trap with a mouse on it one morning when I came to work, its body was in a twisted, contorted position. Its legs were broken, parts of its belly skin ripped off and it was squirming around with an eye out of its socket. Next to it, was a limb and fur, no doubt from another mouse. It must have been trying to get off all night. Some people even throw them into the garbage, alive. I mean, what the hell?

If you have to kill something, do it with a bit of decency and humanity. Torture is unacceptable. These traps are disgusting and should be banned, a snap trap is infinitely more kinder (even if it can misfire sometimes). I don't understand why people think it's OK to trap mice on super glue and have them mutilate themselves and starve them to death, it says a lot about them really. There's no reason to use a glue trap when snap traps work just as well (and can be reused).

If you're so worried about your health and life, then a glue trap would be contrary to safeguarding it considering how unhygienic it is in the first place. Please think about the consequences of your actions (ie. how another can suffer) rather than just yourself. There are far more humane, better options of killing/removing these animals than glue traps, which are in my mind, torture.
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Glue traps are mean in my opinion. Then what are supposed to do with this cute little thing. Dirty, but cute, quite alive with its feet stuck on the paper. Instant kill or poison is easier for the murderer too.
Some people just throw them away into the bin, like a piece of rubbish.

That angers me the most. Sure it may be a pest, but it's still a living, feeling creature. If it has to be killed, it should be with decency and respect, doesn't deserve to be tortured on a glue trap like that. But I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, considering someone who uses these vile things most likely do not care if the animal suffers.
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I'm glad you signed up call me a demon.



Your attempt at using name calling is not very persuasive in a proper debate sir. i appreciate your points, but I just can't get past the name calling.

back on topic, some of the snap traps look quite interesting. i'd prefer a snap trap that is reusable like the one in the link below:

http://www.victorpest.com/store/mous...l/m140can#desc

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For the record BBO

I don't think you are a demon, I'm just a bit of a softie and wanted to say thanks for sharing the same sentiment.

They are still vermin and need to be eliminated
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What the animal goes through on the glue trap should be persuasive enough. They're demonic, the entire concept of using super glue to attach a small animal on a piece of plastic is absolutely disgusting. So forgive me if I show more concern for the suffering of another animal than I do for "name calling" on an internet message board. It was tongue in cheek anyway, I don't know you personally so I can't really say you're a demon. Depends on your intentions here, but from my experience someone who'd use these things place little to no value in the suffering of another animal they're actually causing.

No different than from someone using a steel-jawed trap on fox and just leaving it there to die. Fair enough that you have to cull sometimes, but how torturing something to death is acceptable or ok, is beyond me.

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Damn was just walking out of my room towards the stairs & saw a 2nd mouse & have him trapped in the spare up-stairs bathroom with a glue trap & 2 snap traps at the base of the door.

Tomorrow its time to get poison & maybe snap traps Interesting thing is that both all 3 or was it 2 mice have been seen coming & going from the same closet?
Is there any sort of affordable heat sensor that will so me heat from a nest or something in the walls?
In my experience, this is pretty typical. Where you see one, you'll see more. Be it under the sink, in the closet, near the chimney, wherever. It seems as though they stay close to where they come in....so sounds like your upstairs bathroom is a good place to start. Plug up where the pipe comes up to feed water to the toilet, check for holes under the sink (again where water and drain pipes come in). Fill in gaps with steel wool, don't just use that expanding foam, many mice will chew right through it!

However, mice can't fly! So how are they getting UPSTAIRS?? Either they're climbing a gutter downspout (rare, but possible), climbing the side of the house or coming in through the roof. All possible. But far more likely, they are coming in near your foundation, getting in a wall, and going up from there. Have you gone around your foundation yet?? Just take your hand and go all around the foundation where the side of the house meets the concrete, stick your hand up there and see if there are any places your hand goes in far. Often times you'll feel a nice round hole somewere, probably where a knot of wood fell out, and now the mice can get in. I have had good luck with taking the plastic ridge vent insect barrier material, cutting it into strips, and stuffing this all around the foundation where the wood meets the cement.

Good luck! You have got to find how they are coming in. Killing them is a step, but if you don't stop them from coming in, you won't be able to kill them fast enough.....I have seen infestations (in an old farm house up the street) that were just incredible. White PVC pipe a dark brown on the top where the mice were running...

Let us know how it's going. Just an FYI, I called an exterminator when I had a big haul of mice. He went around the foundation, plugged up holes, set a bunch of snap traps, and put out some poison. You can do all that for less than the price of an exterminator visit!
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back on topic, some of the snap traps look quite interesting. i'd prefer a snap trap that is reusable like the one in the link below:

http://www.victorpest.com/store/mous...l/m140can#desc
I have had very good luck with the reusable traps. Def recommend these.

As far as the glue trap discussion goes, I just don't like them because they are expensive, and can only be used once. The snap ones are quick, usually an instant kill. If you truly are against killing them, then the HavAHart line is probably best.
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FYI to all of you on the glue traps, the mouse that was in the up-stairs bathroom the other night actually did get on the glue trap & also managed to climb off it & into one of snap traps.
If that makes you feel any better.

I just want them out!

& wonder do some of you complain about how some people kill insects?
Or only the cute furry animals?

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