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We had a mouse in the house yesterday. I chased it into the bathroom and locked it in overnight. To trap it I put a large almost empty bag of crisps on the floor. Several times in the night I heard furious rustlings - it seems as though mice eat frequently and then rest.

 

Anyway, it worked a treat. The mouse was in the "trap" this morning, and is now safely well out of reach of the house.

 

And Peggy can now have a shower!

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Hey Steve,

 

If one can get in then others will follow, probably removed 300 + during our conversion. Finally found the last place they were getting in. Been mouse free for nearly a year, although you can still hear them in the walls during the cold weather.

 

I used to use a plastic milk bottle on its side with some food in the bottom. They got used to finding food there & I just used to sit dead still till they went in. A mouse cant work out a human if it doesn't move.

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I use traps.

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I use traps.

I too use traps, pesky little critters :angry: ate my chub bivvy in the garage. wasnt amused had to have revenge. Used the plastic snap shut rolson traps with strawberry sonubait soft pellet, works a treat :D evn had a result of 2 caught in the same trap

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I too use traps, pesky little critters :angry: ate my chub bivvy in the garage. wasnt amused had to have revenge. Used the plastic snap shut rolson traps with strawberry sonubait soft pellet, works a treat :D evn had a result of 2 caught in the same trap

 

I went for the multi-trap set-up in the end, with liquid additive-drizzled boilies as bait.

 

Caught quite a few over the course of a season but, strangely, never had a repeat capture :D

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You would have caught more if you'd have been using 'naturals' for bait. :P

 

LOL Yeah, cheese is a good 'natural' (in the same way bread is a good 'natural' for fish) :D

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Chocolate is also a good bait to use in the trap; the trouble is I keep catching Sue rather than the mouse. :D :D :D

 

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we use peanut butter ,it sets like concrete so the mouse had to try hard to remove it and there's less sprung empty traps ;)

must get into the loft i heard one going off and bouncing around a few times showing its done its job

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We had a mouse in the house yesterday. I chased it into the bathroom and locked it in overnight. To trap it I put a large almost empty bag of crisps on the floor. Several times in the night I heard furious rustlings - it seems as though mice eat frequently and then rest.

 

Anyway, it worked a treat. The mouse was in the "trap" this morning, and is now safely well out of reach of the house.

 

And Peggy can now have a shower!

 

I know the problem, I live on the banks of a fair sized lake (6 miles long 3/4 mile wide) and at the start of winter, the millions of mice that live there decide that it would be a good idea to find a nice warm home for the poorer weather. Every home suddenly has a large number of unwelcome guests and, like others, I have to trap or poison them. Trouble is, they are such beautiful little critters I hate killing them. I have tried the live catch traps, but unfortunately they do not work as well as I would hope. Another invasion we get in the first rains is frogs! There are always a lot in the garden pond, but as soon as it rains we see hundreds hopping their way up from the lake to our front door. It is a dreadful thing to suddenly trap a cold moist slimy lump under a barefoot and hear it scream. You just can't believe how loudly a frog can scream!

 

Steve, do I understand what you are saying, do your mice rest! :o

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