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    Mighty Mouse lives in my garage

    I caught his mate in less than 2 hours after setting the first traps...a couple weeks ago.

    Mighty Mouse has tripped at least 8 traps, and stole the dog food, almonds, and peanut butter that I've been placing in the traps.
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    I highly recommend an electronic mouse trap. It zaps the little critters to oblivion with no mess or fuss cleaning up afterward.

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    I was hoping not to get fancy with the traps, and I prefer a quick and painless death. I found an electronic one on Amazon for $19. Seems a bit much for a mouse trap, but I guess I'll give it a shot.

    Also, I have 2 dogs that spend time with me working in the garage, so poison isn't an option.
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    I had the same problem, so I wrote to the manufacturer of the trap to complain. They sent me a few of these . They work great, quick, easy and clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisM2097 View Post
    I caught his mate in less than 2 hours after setting the first traps...a couple weeks ago.

    Mighty Mouse has tripped at least 8 traps, and stole the dog food, almonds, and peanut butter that I've been placing in the traps.
    20lb cat is where it's at. Conversely, my mother bought a rat terrier and there's no rodent problem at my parents anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisM2097 View Post
    I was hoping not to get fancy with the traps, and I prefer a quick and painless death. I found an electronic one on Amazon for $19. Seems a bit much for a mouse trap, but I guess I'll give it a shot.

    Also, I have 2 dogs that spend time with me working in the garage, so poison isn't an option.
    The electronic traps aren't cheap, but I didn't want to deal with the mess of a regular trap. And I'm guessing the electric shock is pretty quick in dispatching them.
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    huh, never heard of an electric trap (course now I haz the ultimate mouser - Ming - she lives for the day a mouse steps foot in my place...).

    But these comments are an interesting read. I will consider one of these should I have an issue in the future that Ming can't take care of.

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    one problem with regular traps is that there is more than one angle for the mouse to come at them. Get a 12-pack of pop and use the box. Cut off one end and place the trap inside at the other end. Set the box perpendicular to a wall with the open end facing the room. Mice like to run along the wall, so they'll hit the box and go around it, towards the open end. Just pick up the whole box to dispose. I suppose you could add a hole in the top to see when its been tripped.

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    Place a rubrics cube in the garage and the mouse will leave .Has to be the type with the solid core

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    If you want to be more sadistic, fill up a 5 gallon bucket with water, float some sunflower seeds on top of it to cover the water, and put a ramp up to the top of the bucket.

    Then stand off to the side with a tiny little life buoy when the mouse falls in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    huh, never heard of an electric trap (course now I haz the ultimate mouser - Ming - she lives for the day a mouse steps foot in my place...).

    But these comments are an interesting read. I will consider one of these should I have an issue in the future that Ming can't take care of.

    http://reviews.homedepot.com/1999/10...ws/reviews.htm
    I used mine to kill a rat that was eating the apples on my tree. It took a week or two, but it got the job done. And the only part of the dead rat I saw was its tail. I put a bag over the open end of the trap, dumped the rat in and then threw it away.
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    Has anyone tried this mouse trap? It looks a little too complex to be effective. Maybe there's an electric version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisM2097 View Post
    I caught his mate in less than 2 hours after setting the first traps...a couple weeks ago.

    Mighty Mouse has tripped at least 8 traps, and stole the dog food, almonds, and peanut butter that I've been placing in the traps.
    I will send my cat over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    I will send my cat over.

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    Unfortunately, he'd have to deal with the dogs.



    He thinks it's a ***** with a bipod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisM2097 View Post
    Unfortunately, he'd have to deal with the dogs.



    He thinks it's a ***** with a bipod.
    Good point but my Akita fears THE cat and the Akitas were usedto hunt bears. So go figure!
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    There are plug-in mice repelling sound emitters.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    There are plug-in mice repelling sound emitters.
    That would drive me nuts . I have supersonic hearing. One of my neighbors has a device called the critter gitter ridder and the high pitched noise that it emits gives me an instant headache when I'm near their house.
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    hmm, I can't even hear the one in my kitchen and I haven't exactly abused my ears with ipods either.

    It worked, unlike my 4 cats.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Even though I lived in a nice neighborhood of the big city we had them in our back yard. They really love brand new tomato plants. I bought some of the big snap traps and battled them. In one summer I got about 26 total, well about 1/3 with the traps, 1/3 with a pellet ****** and my dog got about 1/3. Finally our garden was safe.

    Then I moved across town and one found my garage and really liked it. I put the big traps out but couldn't catch it. I decided I would have to move all of the dog food into the house so the trap was the only food. I had been buying the big bags of dog food and one time they had a promotion where you buy the big bag and they give you a 5lb bag free. The 5lb bag had been setting there unopened. When I picked it up to take it into the house it was over half empty via a small hole in the back. With no other food to choose the mouse had to pay more attention to the trap and I caught him soon after that. The mouse was 16" long- 7" body + 9" tail.

    When I got married and my wife moved in she had an outside cat and we had no more mouse problems after that.

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    I battled a mouse invasion in my back yard a few years ago. I bought one of those wind-up traps that you don't even bait. Just set it next to a wall, and the curious little buggers can see clear through it, but they have to go in to see if there is anything interesting inside. The trap sweeps them into the cage part, and then it's ready for the next one. I've caught as many as nine in the same night. I took them to a canal right of way near me, and turned them loose. My wife swears they were beating me home. I caught and relocated fifty-six that summer.

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    many many people are killed by mice.The mice will go in ya mouth as you sleep and are atraced to the food in ya teeth and stomach and they try to go down ya throat

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    many many people are killed by mice.The mice will go in ya mouth as you sleep and are atraced to the food in ya teeth and stomach and they try to go down ya throat
    It's a good thing I don't sleep in the garage.
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    Just be glad it wasn't a Maus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    many many people are killed by mice.The mice will go in ya mouth as you sleep and are atraced to the food in ya teeth and stomach and they try to go down ya throat
    well.... once upon a time... 1/3rd of Europe's population was killed by mice and rats...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    well.... once upon a time... 1/3rd of Europe's population was killed by mice and rats...
    Tecnically, it was the Black Plague that killed people. Mice just made for a nice carrier.
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