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Old 02-02-2020, 01:54 PM   #21
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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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Old 02-02-2020, 03:19 PM   #22
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I think keeping mice out of our cars is impossible. One of the local guys purchased four large cookie pans. He jacked up his car and put a sheet under each tire and filled it with waste oil. I don't know how it was possible, but somehow mice still got into the car!
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I think keeping mice out of our cars is impossible. One of the local guys purchased four large cookie pans. He jacked up his car and put a sheet under each tire and filled it with waste oil. I don't know how it was possible, but somehow mice still got into the car!
you ever see the little bastards jump?
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I would be interested in knowing which traps they are stealing the bait from? I have not had that with the old wood ones, but have with the new ones. Guess they still haven't built a better mouse trap.
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:27 PM   #25
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Based on what I have heard... and found in cleaning my Dad's garage out. Open antifreeze atracts them. one container had 5 of them in the bottom drowned.
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:44 PM   #26
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Based on what I have heard... and found in cleaning my Dad's garage out. Open antifreeze atracts them. one container had 5 of them in the bottom drowned.

Anti freeze has a sweet taste and attracts them, as it does with dogs and cats, too. It is a lethal poison, which is why you need to be so careful with it around the pets. DD
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:44 PM   #27
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I would be interested in knowing which traps they are stealing the bait from? I have not had that with the old wood ones, but have with the new ones. Guess they still haven't built a better mouse trap.
The new snap traps suck. They have a plastic bait platform that isn't very sensitive and I even tied bait to them and they didn't set them off. The sticky ones work if you don't mind the little basters suffering, I don't. Avoid using antifreeze if you have pets, they like it too.
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Old 02-02-2020, 04:03 PM   #28
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After conventional traps set with peanut butter rid my basement of rodents, repair of broken vent screens and plugging in several high pitch noise making devices has kept the critters out of my basement for the past 20+ years. Humans don't hear those devices, but animals do, including family pets, so don't use them inside the house, just where you don't want any animals to go. For my purposes then, knowing that bait attracts all animals, I only used that to get rid of them initially, and used the other means to keep them out.
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:37 PM   #29
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I tried dryer sheets and they used them for nesting material. While visiting the automobile museum in Norwich NY, I saw they had a little plate of mothballs on the floor of the cars, I tried a dish full of mothballs on the front and rear floors, so far it seem to work.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:24 PM   #30
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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   #31
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put a pie pan with anti-freeze in it....they like it

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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Old 02-02-2020, 09:50 PM   #32
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What would any of them be doing in your shop unsupervised?
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:56 PM   #33
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here ya go $23
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 02-02-2020, 10:13 PM   #34
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Good price! But what kind of protection plan do you get on mouse traps for for $3.99?
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:34 PM   #35
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Guess like all the protection plans... I usually don't choose that on a product like that.
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:12 PM   #36
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After being told about Fresh Cab, I've been using in my car storage area's, also in my deer lease travel trailer with good results. I buy mine from Ace Hardware. Al
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:14 PM   #37
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Here's the damage mouse pee does to metal. This is an otherwise very nice trunk lid.
Both upper - inside corners had nests.
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A little more humane variation on the "Coke" can method where they drown. This little Stuart-guy will still be runnin'-around in this bottle five years from now! DD


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Old 02-03-2020, 05:10 PM   #39
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Tinker, I use those victor traps. They are the best I have used, but it seems that the newer ones do not have the "hair trigger" that the older ones have, and you have to tweak the trigger a little. I was having the mice steal the peanut butter without setting off the trap. I dug out some older ones, and they worked within 10 min. of being set.
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Old 02-03-2020, 05:42 PM   #40
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Mothballs always work for me - course the car has to be aired out when it comes out of storage. I also put some pellets under the car just for good measure.

When our house was being built, mice got in the HVAC ducts. I watched one go between the slats of a register - wouldn't have believed the space was wide enough. Wife didn't want me to use pellets for fear mice would die in the duct and stink. So I put traps under the registers - caught a few but didn't solve the problem. I finally told her either she let me use pellets or I put a snake down the ducts - she opted for pellets.
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