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#1 Tabbooma

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

5 down so far ;)



#2 Roasted and Toasted

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Good Trappin', will be enough for a stew soon



#3 Tabbooma

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

;)



#4 Java Time

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

I hope those are humane traps :tapfoot:

mice are soooo cute....





It really is a shame that they are rodents and must die!!! :undecided:

#5 Tabbooma

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

Tabbooma has them all packed and sending them your way ;)



#6 Java Time

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

Tabbooma has them all packed and sending them your way ;)

Hey thanks!

Please....just dont send them by air mail :wink:

#7 Tabbooma

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

With little parachutes ;)



#8 moed_over

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

Glad we have cats. No vermin or bugs in the house....

 

They apparently don't care about ants for some reason though. Won't touch 'em.



#9 Jim

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

I had a mouse relocation program in years past. Used catch alive traps and would bring them to Harriman Park for release on my way to work.

 

We sprayed our house foundation with that Bobbex-R stuff, and have not seen any evidence of the little bastards all season.

 

I also sprayed around my garage and I have not seen any mouse poop out there either.

 

The 2 red shouldered hawks who have taken up residence nearby may also be helping. 



#10 Flip

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

I had a problem in my basement (won't give you the grand total lol) but I set up a bunch of traps, the cat helped too, and also did 100% pure peppermint on cotton balls to deter them from coming in and that has seemed to work...haven't seen any since!



#11 Julius

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:42 PM

Keep going until you get the distended-belly breeder. They are usually the last to come out and scavenge for food.  You'll know her when you get her. 



#12 suburbanite84

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:53 PM

We got about 6 in the basement in a week soon after we moved in.  (one of which was found floating in the untility basin next to the washing machine)  Now we just keep a trap set under the basement stairs and get one about every 4-6 months.  Sprayed Ortho-Max or something like that around the outside of the house once a year and that seems to help with the insects. 



#13 Depends

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:40 AM

When I lived in Guam, I brought over a few tree snakes.   No mice for decades....  :bowl:



#14 Tabbooma

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

Hmmmmm... tree snakes ;) But Tabbooma does not have any trees in his house :(



#15 Java Time

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

The mice Tabbooma sent me arrived dead...and I don't have a tree snake and my trouser snake won't eat them :sad:

#16 Chip

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

Old School spring trap and peanut butter is the most humane.  Quick Death usually.

 

Glue and poison are kind of cruel IMHO

 

My mom's "have-a-Heart" no kill trap is even more cruel, because she won't touch the thing and it ends up starving in a aluminum box.



#17 In A Silent Way

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

Old School spring trap and peanut butter is the most humane.  Quick Death usually.

 

This. Snap! You're outta here.

 

Having cats and a second litter box in the basement also acts as a deterrent.

 

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