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Old 06-24-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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%$@#*& Mice!!!!

4 traps, all loaded with peanut butter. Found licked clean this morning. Not a one of them tripped.

We spread bounce sheets all over the place and still the little buggers are roaming free like the wind. Trailer smells nice!!!

I think it's tome for more drastic measures.... Where's my SHOTGUN!
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Old 06-24-2006, 02:27 PM   #2
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Make sure that you smear the peanut butter deep into the thingie; it makes it a little harder to get out.

I've considered -- but not tried yet -- to rub a bit of cotton into the peanut butter and then make sure the cotton is semi-attached to the trap. Don't know if it would work or not!


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Old 06-24-2006, 02:38 PM   #3
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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!
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:02 PM   #4
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Be carefule with the D-con - they may eat it, get into your trailer and die there causing an AWFUL smell! Especially if you can't be there for a few days.
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:13 PM   #5
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4 traps, all loaded with peanut butter. Found licked clean this morning. Not a one of them tripped.
have you tryed chunky style?
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have you tryed chunky style?
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Ha ha - Actually it was the organic stuff. Apparently, they loved it.
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funny mouse story:

after a recent trip, when we were unloading the trailer, I found an open package of peanutbutter crackers, and a half-eaten cracker in the bin. The mrs. and I were wondering if it was our 3-year-old, or if (gasp) our "tennants" had returned.

the test: I took another package out of the kitchen pantry (clean! non-mouse-contaminated), and offered them to the boy, who readily and happily accepted them. But I didn't open the package for him; I just handed the whole thing to him. He proceeded to try and try to extract the prize, but ultimately, he couldn't get the celophane open, and handed them back to me and asked, "daddy, open pweeze!".

The Verdict: NOT GUILTY!

but....that means we got mice...again.
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Be carefull with the D-con - they may eat it, get into your trailer and die there causing an AWFUL smell! Especially if you can't be there for a few days.
The issue with D-Con is it travels down the food chain. I.e.- mice/rats die, birds & animals eat dead mice and they end up poisoned. We had an endangered mountain lion and cubs die in our mountain range from second- hand D-Con.
Use glue -strips or 'Tin- Cat' traps please.
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I don't but into every snake oil treatment, but I bought a sonic mouse deterant from WalMart, made by Black & Decker, two years back. I run it year round and have not had a mouse. I left it off for a month last year, while I ran a new wire to the box and one moved in. Turned it back on and whola, gone.

I figure this, the inside of the camper has to bounce that sound all over the place and give the little buggers a good headache. Gave me one after a long weekend with it on.


oh well for snake oil.

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...but I bought a sonic mouse deterant from WalMart, made by Black & Decker,...

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what's the model? or better yet, post a picture. I bought some of these devices a while back, and they don't do a bloody thing.
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End of mice forever...

My solution: Travel with a cat.

We used to have a cat that went everywhere with us... if you start them out when tiny they travel well. The only caution here is (yuk) sometimes they bring you the little invaders... ours usually brought headless mice at 2 a.m. or live ones and drop them in your bed... Well, maybe a mouse trap might be easier...

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The issue with D-Con is it travels down the food chain. I.e.- mice/rats die, birds & animals eat dead mice and they end up poisoned. We had an endangered mountain lion and cubs die in our mountain range from second- hand D-Con.
do you eat puma?......if not send it to me...ill eat yours..
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I've used those sonic thingys too, with great success......

Another good trap are the sticky ones - they, a, get stuck and can't go anywhere - not necessary humane, but they do work

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Huh?

I like dicoumeral. The spelling might be off but the stuff works. The little darlings need endless water so they go to a water source, if you have water they go to it and die. If that does not work and you have a heart attack you can take it to thin your blood. Not medical advice just the facts Ma'm. Rob
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