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Old 02-02-2020, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

Morning .....

I made my weekly check on my cars in Winter storage and guess what.....I shaved off some Irish Spring Soap and placed shaved pieces on each Dryer Sheet in my '40. Made my check yesterday and the little bastards ate the soap on the sheets upfront and kindly left some poop !

Looking for Plan "B" now !!

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Old 02-02-2020, 07:24 AM   #2
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I put good old fashioned baited mouse traps around my car. They like peanut butter and seem to go for that before getting into the car. So far so good.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:35 AM   #3
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Peanut butter on a Ritz Cracker works every time.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:37 AM   #4
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bounce dryer sheets
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:07 AM   #5
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Had the mice in my garage and then in my kitchen two weeks ago. They stole the bait off the snap traps and didn't set them off. Got some sticky traps and that was the end of them.
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:32 AM   #6
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Had the mice in my garage and then in my kitchen two weeks ago. They stole the bait off the snap traps and didn't set them off. Got some sticky traps and that was the end of them.
The wife threatened to leave if I didn't get rid of them. After two weeks she was still here so I got rid of the pests as one pest is all I could take. Mark
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:58 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=marko39;1847716 They stole the bait off the snap traps and didn't set them off.[/QUOTE]

Next time, tie a piece of monofilament fishing line in a small loop around the bait on the snap trap. When they try to steal it, their teeth will snag the line and they will set it off every time.
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:29 AM   #8
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I had problem in barn, used pellets which they eat and take back to nest for the family. Also hang a bag of moth balls under hood of tractor so they don't eat wiring. Been doing it for 20 years and every now and then after winter I find a couple dead ones. Keep the pellets year round.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:32 PM   #9
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warning on sticky traps * * if you don't nail them to something lots heavier than the rat they will flip and flop all over your shop and leave a sticky, bloody, hairy mess. Ask me how I know this...

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Old 02-12-2020, 07:35 PM   #10
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This trap has a tube to put in the peanut butter which is almost impossible for the rat to eat without setting the trap.


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Old 02-02-2020, 09:54 AM   #11
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These don't work. Keep them in your dryer.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:24 PM   #12
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These don't work. Keep them in your dryer.
put a pie pan with anti-freeze in it....they like it
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:40 PM   #13
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Yeah, but like I said earlier, it could kill the neighbor's cat, or your dog, or even your grandbaby! DD
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I like the peanut butter covered water bottle in a 5 gallon bucket trap. You tube it. You can catch a lot of mice in one of those.
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:21 AM   #15
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I go all in. Sonic unit, mouse X pellets glue and regular traps. I then use mint mouse repellant in the car. From what I hear, the dryer sheets and irish spring both changed formulas. so far I have gotten one mouse in the glue trap and no other issues.
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I found out that the little bastards like solid, slab Styrofoam as well as Styrofoam peanuts. Had a pair of NOS aluminum heads sitting in the box of peanuts that they had previously been shipped to me in. Went to look at the heads again a couple of years after I put them in the garage on a shelf. Cardboard box was gnawed-open and the heads both had corrosion spots where the little frikkers had whizzed on them. They did the same thing with another box out there that had a previously-purchased (yet un-opened) mini refrigerator in it. Finally went to open and use the unit and found that the slabs of Styrofoam used to protect the outsides of the fridge had been gnawed-on so badly that the container was full of styro-dust and chunks. I tossed that one! DD
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:53 AM   #17
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Put twist ties on the old fashion snap traps with the metal tang. They won't clean them off anymore. Coworker taught me that one has a very low fail rate.
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What RalphM says about the 5 gallon bucket trap works! We set one of those up at the hunting cabin during deer season and we were catching mice every night. I was amazed because there was little or no sign of mice in the cabin. Made a believer out of me.
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What RalphM says about the 5 gallon bucket trap works! We set one of those up at the hunting cabin during deer season and we were catching mice every night. I was amazed because there was little or no sign of mice in the cabin. Made a believer out of me.
This trap only works if you keep the water from freezing.
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sticky boards cleaned up my problem with mice/snakes
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