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Old 06-24-2006, 08:44 PM   #15
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I have the sonic type in the garage (6 of them to be exact) - I can't hear them with my naked ear but with an ultrasonic receiver (yes I do have one) can hear them. But they haven't done JACK for me in the garage.

I could move them to the trailer but I do not think MY mice are bothered by them at all.

I could try the Tin Cat type. And I have had the plastic version of the same which the little lovelies chewed through the little hatch, rendering it inoperative. I do not subscribe to the catch and release theory. It's a one way ticket.

Sigh...........
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Old 06-24-2006, 09:33 PM   #16
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Maybe you have too many in your garage? Or the mice have been trained - I am convinced they talk to each other - if you start early they seem to spread the word - thats why I don't like catch and release - they tell their buddies - no sweat, go in, get the goodies than some guy carrys you out
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I have found the sticky traps to work the best, in house or trailer. They are hard to get off of your dogs paws though!
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Old 06-25-2006, 11:25 AM   #18
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Caught one

I tried pushing the peanut butter way back in the trap and that seemed to work.
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Old 06-25-2006, 11:36 AM   #19
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I think it's tome for more drastic measures.... Where's my SHOTGUN!
Point the gun AWAY from the trailer.....
I sure would hate to see a "vermin dead, how do I fix holes...." thread pop up.
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Old 06-25-2006, 12:35 PM   #20
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Point the gun AWAY from the trailer.....
I sure would hate to see a "vermin dead, how do I fix holes...." thread pop up.
Janet,

Next time we see you at a get together, remind me to tell you the true story of a law enforcement guy who helped "rid" a lady of the rat in her toilet .... Great story, especially after a couple of beers it gets even funnier!

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Old 06-25-2006, 04:03 PM   #21
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Dryer sheets are worthless. We put them everywhere in our trailer and it did nothing to deter mice. Maybe if you wallpapered the walls and laid the floor with them they might work. We kept our cushions and curtains inside our house during the winter. Knock on wood, lots of wood, in the way we built our timber frame house with 2 inch thick T&G wood walls and roof covering, we have never had a mouse problem in our house.

We had great success with the simple gray plastic traps. As Buttercup found out the trick is to make that tasty peanut butter hard to get. The plastic traps as opposed to the old traditional wood and wire traps are much easier to reset. They are fairly hypersensitive to disturbance. In fact a few failed after a time and wouldn't reset.

We would start out in the fall catching a lot and usually by January we got them all, for miles around I suppose. In the winter they usually would be frozen so we just threw them out in the woods for the other creatures. They would be gone in a day.

Don't do the poison thing.
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I have two ball bearing mouse traps. One caught a rat yesterday.
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I have the sonic type in the garage (6 of them to be exact) - I can't hear them with my naked ear but with an ultrasonic receiver (yes I do have one) can hear them. But they haven't done JACK for me in the garage.
Might be too many of the sonic mouse annoyances. You might have a few in unfavorable locations, cancelling out the others to where it's not annoying enough to the micies.
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Old 06-25-2006, 08:47 PM   #24
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Get the "buggers" before they get in by setting out D-con packets around the AS. I learned that after they had gotten in.........so I set the traditional snap traps under the sinks, and even in the overhead where we store dry foods (one had eaten my Orville Redenbacher popcorn). Caught one under the bathroom sink (by one leg) one day after placing it.......and the day before we left on a 30 day trip recently. When we got back, all the bait had been eaten in several d-con boxes.....so I figured I'd knocked back the population a bit in the area. Haven't seen any new mice since.......but I know they're out there waiting to get another chance at my popcorn!
Be CAREFUL with the D-Con if your darling puppy might come near a mouse who ate any! (Or or cats or any other creatures!)
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The real problem with D-con is the mouse doesn’t fall over dead on first bite so you may end up having a dead mouse hiding in something like the wall then you have a rotting mouse carcass. Good old traps work with peanut butter, soft cheese, butter etc. If the trap was previously used, singe the trap with a match. Don’t ask why it must be a dead mouse thing. All I know is it seems to work my Mom and Grandma both did it to catch mice on the farm in Iowa.
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Do a search for earlier threads on this subject for more advice and ideas. I've personally been using the electronic devices for some time now - both at my camp and in the AS. They seem to work great for me!
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Two Cents....

I always spread the peanut butter thinly under the trigger mechanism for scent purposes and deep into the crevis of the trigger (the little curl of metal that is supose to hold the bait). I also use bacon fat. I try not to deploy the traps for a day leaving it all out to get CRUSTY and hard - much more difficult to lick and they have to pull. The stuff under the trigger is to get them well under the swing arm (the killing mechanism). Caught two that way - made my day.

BTW, where there are mice - there are snakes........
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I can vouch for this problem...

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The real problem with D-con is the mouse doesnít fall over dead on first bite so you may end up having a dead mouse hiding in something like the wall then you have a rotting mouse carcass. Good old traps work with peanut butter, soft cheese, butter etc. If the trap was previously used, singe the trap with a match. Donít ask why it must be a dead mouse thing. All I know is it seems to work my Mom and Grandma both did it to catch mice on the farm in Iowa.
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Heed that D-Con warning! It's no fun to find the rotted remains of a rat (or two, like in our case) in dark recesses of your AS. And, they smell ten times worse when they are moved! The PO of our '67 Safari used the stuff and the little buggers died in some very tough places to reach.

That smell is so nasty, I'm not sure we'll ever get it out of the bathroom closet. If anyone has any great ideas for de-stinking small spaces, please let me know! I've tried disinfectant, stick-ups, and a box of dryer sheets and I still can't bring myself to store anything in that closet!
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