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May 02, 2008 – Comments (6)

Ok, so I bought mouse traps and one is gone this morning, but no mouse, so what, I have a mouse with a trap stuck to its tail in the walls now????

And then, the mouse still heads into MY bedroom, completely uninvited.  And then, he leave my room and I almost got him trapped under a bowl, my room mate is just howling with laughter at me chasing this mouse. Better me chasing the mouse than the mouse chasing me, it could happen...

So, right now I think I have it trapped under the entertainment unit, but this mouse has no mouse trap attached to it, so where has the mouse trap gotten to?

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#1) On May 02, 2008 at 4:08 PM, jeffaim (98.45) wrote:

No idea where the missing trap is, but I highly recommend the "hotel" type of trap with peanut butter as bait - the mice can get in but can't get out.  You can get the larger ones of these that hold 6-10 mice (I think I got mine at True Value Hardware).  I thought that we had a mouse once and it turned out to be more mice than I knew of, getting in through a hole behind the stove. 

If you find holes anywhere, apparently steel wool is a good short-term patch as the mice can't chew through it.  Apparently they also like to "hug the walls" so putting the traps along the edges of the room is your best bet. 

These traps also have the benefit of being more "humane" with the option of releasing them into the countryside far from home.  I just found it less disgusting than the traps where you see the dead mouse.

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#2) On May 02, 2008 at 4:24 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

The hotel traps work the best and if they don't, go get a cat. Once you get the mice you tend to keep getting mice, they are hard to get rid of, because if one can find a way in then they all can find a way in. Put a lid on the trash can:)

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#3) On May 02, 2008 at 4:44 PM, EScroogeJr (< 20) wrote:

I got one of those humane  mousetraps, and to my surprise I quickly caught three mice with it. The only hiccup occurred with the third mouse because it was so small that its weight failed to trigger the trap, but on the third attempt and two additional coins to increase the weight it got caught as well. Yesterday something ran across the kitchen table, so it looks I'll have to bait the trap again. When the idiot landlord installed new radiators that some el sleezo had sold him, his el cheapo workers punched several hundred holes in the floor.

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#4) On May 02, 2008 at 4:57 PM, kdakota630 (28.78) wrote:

Nothing works better than poison bait.

And I've heard the same thing jeffaim said about plugging holes with steel wool.

Cats work well, too.

Good luck. 

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#5) On May 02, 2008 at 6:48 PM, nuf2bdangrus (< 20) wrote:


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#6) On May 02, 2008 at 7:03 PM, dwot (28.80) wrote:

Drat, the mouse got out of where I had him trapped...

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