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Old 07-30-2011, 01:24 PM   #16
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We're warring with bugs right now.... we won the war with the mice, more or less, haven't seen one in the house for ages!
I think we're close to winning the bug war too! Po)

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Man I hate bugs worse than mice or maybe not. We had bugs about ten years ago and I really got jiggy with it, maybe a little too jiggy with it, but we don't have bugs now. Our neighbor will have her house sprayed and we will see a bug or two but they don't live long over here. I use an outdoor chemical, which I really should have not used, but that and the boric acid worked like a charm. Oh and I set off a bug bomb in each room. If you use the bug bombs be careful, because too many of them and they will blow your house up, no joke.

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:00 PM   #17
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An old hand at this type of trap taught me a variation of this: The can is just an old Aluminum one, BUT you must orient the hole bi-secting the can as close to the middle as possible. Then the Can spins end over end dropping your mouse in to 1-2" of Anti-freeze. One other detail: you must put equal amounts of peanut butter on either end of your bait can, so the weight is balanced then when the mouse goes for the bait, in the Antifreeze they go. Using Antifreeze serves 2 purposes one to kill the smell and the other is it acts as a lubricant trapping the mouse as it's very slippery.

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:20 PM   #18
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An old hand at this type of trap taught me a variation of this: The can is just an old Aluminum one, BUT you must orient the hole bi-secting the can as close to the middle as possible. Then the Can spins end over end dropping your mouse in to 1-2" of Anti-freeze. One other detail: you must put equal amounts of peanut butter on either end of your bait can, so the weight is balanced then when the mouse goes for the bait, in the Antifreeze they go. Using Antifreeze serves 2 purposes one to kill the smell and the other is it acts as a lubricant trapping the mouse as it's very slippery.
Also, anti-freeze is poisonous to animals. It tastes sweet, so they like it, but it kills them.

Btw, I hope the peanut butter you're using hasn't gone past its' expiration date. It might give the mouse a little tummy ache...
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:33 AM   #19
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nice. this will be great. I set out traps and always hate to watch the dogs so they don't get their snout caught in the trap. if you don't have animals even a 5 gallon bucket with two inches if antifreeze catches and kills mice. this app is awesome.
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if you bought the peanut butter from trader joes that might kill them also. with all the recalls on peanut butter having salmonella. lol
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I made mine with the lid so the chickens wouldn't eat the peanut butter, or try to lay eggs in it.... ....and yes, there are holes at both ends.

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We use this setup in our hunting camp and it works great!!! Just need to check it more often that months later...
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Meet my friend Mr. Jinks. He hates them meeces to pieces!

If you do not care how they die, as long as they die, here's a tutorial for you.

You will need the following items: ice cream bucket, coat hanger, empty plastic spice container or thin can, drill and needle-nosed pliers. (see pics)

Assemble them as shown, smear PB evenly on container, fill bottom of bucket with water to within a half an inch of the bottom of the rolling peanut butter covered container.

Use a stick to make a 'ramp' up to the hole for the little varmints to hurry along to their doom....

Dispose of drowned mice however you wish.

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it seems to be a nice trap for the mouse but does it works ?? i mean do the mouse fell in this trap??
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it seems to be a nice trap for the mouse but does it works ?? i mean do the mouse fell in this trap??
Yes, it does work.

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I have cats......that takes care of them.....after our house was 'cleaned'...they started taking care of the rest of the neighborhood.....

Downside....Josie (gray cat in my avatar) brought one home to play with....we had a hard time calming the kids down....they felt sorry for the poor mouse....kids seem to have a hard time understanding the difference between Tom and Jerry and Josie and rat.

But I like the trap.....so I assume mice can't swim? Hey, maybe this could be the 'apple dunking' version for cats? Pale of mice...cats go dunking.....

BTW....kudos to you DM for being cognizant of not feeding antifreeze soaked rats to the wildlife....

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