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Old 03-06-2004, 05:40 PM   #1
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Mice !!

Anyone out there got a sure cure for a MOUSE problem...they moved in during the rainy spell and have undone hours of hard work. This is WAR!


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Old 03-06-2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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Mouse Traps and peanut butter. The more the better. I have eight of them in my Airstream. No way can the mice avoid them and it is working.
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Old 03-06-2004, 06:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Davydd,
Got the peanut butter...off to WM to get a dozen traps...I'm planning a minefield... Arrrgh! I'm still washing up the mess.
Appreciate your help!

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Just an additional note: mice and rats get "trap wise", after the first ones are caught.
You may want to leave the traps open for a few days... feed them with a tiny bit of food till they get lazy and easier to trick. Then set the spring on your traps. I'm also told that once a trap catches a rat or a mouse it's good to throw it out because the other varmints can smell "death" on it.
Use tiny bits of food so they have to work harder to get it and you'll have a better chance of a clean kill, not catching a tail or a leg.
Sorry, I guess that sounds creepy - but it's more humane.
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Old 03-06-2004, 08:50 PM   #5
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MaShep,
I feel like a cop trying to outwit a criminal...(I'm in the criminal justice field). Although at this point I am so frustrated with these little *&%# for chewing my water pump wires I will try it all.
Thanks for your input, I will give it a try.

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Old 03-06-2004, 09:11 PM   #6
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Better Mouse Traps

I bought the plastic kind that is easy to set versus the old wood and wire ones. With the plastic ones there is a grid of plastic cleats I found worked well with pressing those individual slice sandwich cheeses into it. Cheese tends to harden with age but it seemed to work as well. I haven't noticed the mice getting any smarter. The same trap worked more than once. The count so far this winter is 8 mice. Sooner or later you wipe out the available population. Haven't caught any in the adjacent garage this winter. My wife bought the smallest jar of peanut butter she could find and left it in the Airstream. She was very reluctant to let
_me_ get at it.

We took out the cushions and curtains so everything in the Airstream is hard stuff.

Oh yeah, I bought the mouse traps at Target, not Wal-Mart. I have a strong bias in that regard to protect my livelihood.
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Old 03-06-2004, 10:13 PM   #7
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If the mice start getting wise to the peanut butter, try gum drops.
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Old 03-06-2004, 10:24 PM   #8
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Hi,
Just a thought, but I've heard that mice will leave if they smell a cat. How about putting one in the airstream (with a litter box)
for a few hours, or over night and see if it helps.
At this point, it is worth a try. If we had a mice problem in ours, I would try putting the great white chicken siamese cat in there overnight.
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<Cat smell scares mice> That makes sense to me... it's the predator thing.
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Thanks all...let's see plastic mouse traps, cheese slices, gumdrops and a borrowed cat ( whoops no cat ....allergic), got the peanut butter...I'm making a list. I'm going to try peanut butter in some, cheese in some and gum drops in some. Let you all know what works the best...Bet the mouse with the gumdrop will have a smile on his/her face. Seriously thanks!

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Mice

Last year I caught two mice in my trailer. This year I bought a Product called FRESH-CAB . It is a rodent repellant it comes in a four pack .
I put out two in the trailer and have not had any mice this year. It seems to work and leaves a good smell. I bought it at Camping World. If you can't find it there do a search for Fresh Cab on the Internet to find some one who sells it. They Claim it works on mosquitoes and other bugs but don't know about that.

Have fun with those little creatures.

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Wow! Andrew...many thanks I just odered a package of four online. Will keep the cheese, pb and gumdrops going in the meantime... They say "Don't Mess With Texas ....well thanks to you guys it's don't mess with my Airstream.

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You'll have to keep us posted on how many mice you entice...

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Peanut butter works for me also, I mean on traps for catching mice. A family of mice moved in at the beginning of the winter and I caught 2 and had 3 other traps tripped. The last 2 traps were cleaned off slick as can be without being tripped so I switched to sliced cheddar cheese. Caught one a couple days later. I just checked the traps a few minutes ago and cheese is still there. Hmmmm, no mice or they got smart on me.
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