August 30, 2009 3:26 am at 3:26 am #590286believerParticipant
theres a mouse in my house…does anyone have any advice???wat should i do???where can i get a picture of rabbi shayala mkiresterer???Please answer!!!AND PLEASE MODS, DONT DELETE THIS POST!!!ITS IMPORTANT!!!August 30, 2009 4:21 am at 4:21 am #993924
believer, come to the CR. That should solve your problem 😉
If you’re the wife, call the hubby. They’re expected to take care of these kind of things, you know.August 30, 2009 4:28 am at 4:28 am #993925
A mouse trap?August 30, 2009 4:39 am at 4:39 am #993926JewessMember
Holy sugar! That’s my biggest fear in life! I’d move out.
Call an exterminator NOW.August 30, 2009 4:47 am at 4:47 am #993927
A. jump on the table and SCREAM!!!
B. theres probably a place to get the picture online, try google.
C. call an exterminator.
D. Be extra careful to clean up crumbs and not to leave anything out where something can get into it. (that means away like in a cabinet)
E. If you want to avoid the problem again, get someone to close up all holes to the outside of the house or stuff them with steel wool or something.
You have my sympathy. I wish you lots of hatzlacha getting rid of it.August 30, 2009 4:51 am at 4:51 am #993928
Where there is one, there may be more. I would call in an exterminator, honestly. I have had to do so three times in the last thirty years, and it was worth EVERY penny. The regular poisons and glue traps are just not enough. I was so terrified of the mice (the school next door broke ground to build a new gym, and we got about a dozen mice as a result), that I lined the doorway to each room in the house with glue traps, figuring (correctly) that if the mice tried to get into a bedroom or the kitchen, they would be caught crossing the threshhold.Thankfully, between the traps and the poison baits, the problem was eradicated within a few days. I have never been so grossed-out in my life! And I cannot stand to see the mice suffer, either, as they try to get free from the glue traps, but they carry disease and filth, and multiply very fruitfully, so I had to just suck it up and deal with it. And in the end, the hubby SHOULD take care of disposing of the remains.August 30, 2009 4:54 am at 4:54 am #993929
hey oomis, doesn’t the wife get to share in the household duties? I say the wife should take out 50% of the remains.August 30, 2009 5:00 am at 5:00 am #993930
btw, there is a zapper of some sort, they sell it home depot, and something similar (a little more money) in some hardware stores in bp/flatbush. Check around.August 30, 2009 5:01 am at 5:01 am #993931ambushParticipant
well, you can try Parmesan cheese to try and tell what type of mouse it is… 🙂
joking aside, try the glue traps.August 30, 2009 5:04 am at 5:04 am #993932
“hey oomis, doesn’t the wife get to share in the household duties? I say the wife should take out 50% of the remains. “
Nope, the man is supposed to kill the bugs and remove the rodents and garbage. That is Torah M’Sinai. Mesechtos Nashim AND Nezikin.August 30, 2009 5:10 am at 5:10 am #993933
Nope, the man is supposed to kill the bugs and remove the rodents and garbage. That is Torah M’Sinai. Mesechtos Nashim AND Nezikin.
Additional proof why ???? forbade women from learning ??????? ????????? ?????. 🙂August 30, 2009 5:13 am at 5:13 am #993934
GET A CAT!!
no seriously, if you dont want to see them running around your floor, get used to banging pots around to scare them back into hiding …or maybe get a pet that will scare them/alert you… A dog??? weird reason to get a dog but it might work.
Be careful that you dont seal up holes under your house or walls without getting an exterminator in there. Yes, they can crawl in your walls and under your house but if you trap them in there they will die eventually and then it will stink!!!August 30, 2009 5:17 am at 5:17 am #993935
What is this about a picture? you should hang a picture when rats come?August 30, 2009 5:21 am at 5:21 am #993936squeakParticipant
Oomis is absolutely right – rodents don’t keep secrets. If a mouse is happy in your house, he will soon bring his friends and family. Which is why you want to get rid of it as soon as possible.
My advice (if you are not squeamish) is to try and figure out where the mouse likes to go at night (when he gets hungry and no one is around) and hunt him yourself. It might not be so easy to figure out. You can get old fashioned spring loaded snap traps (the kind that slapstick artists and cartoon characters were always setting off on their fingers) for under $1 each.
Put some bait on the trigger – but don’t bother with cheese. In my experience, they don’t seem to be as interested in cheese as we are made to think. (Could be that they don’t like the processed stuff, but if you had aged cheese it would be different). No matter – they love sugary cereals. Put a piece on the trigger – and tape it down! Otherwise, the crafty guys will take it without setting the trap off.
I know some people don’t like using these traps, because the mouse is killed, but its quick. And it works. I hope it works for you fast!August 30, 2009 5:23 am at 5:23 am #993937
HSS, there is a reason that I’m not to clear on. As the OP said, there is a picture to hang up of someone who had/has power to get rid of mice. (or in this case, mouse) Again, I’m not too clear on it, but I know that it does work.August 30, 2009 6:28 am at 6:28 am #993938FerdParticipant
Get a cat for a few hours. He’ll nail the sucker real quickly!August 30, 2009 6:57 am at 6:57 am #993939
Get an exterminator to seal all holes. A mouse can get through a hole the size of a dime. If you have holes in the walls, you can seal them by filling them up with steel wool.
The picture is of a rav that a special koach over mice. You may find the picture in Judiaca stores
Also, some one told me that it could be from not giving Ma’aser.August 30, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #993940amichaiParticipant
you can put on the traps, bamba or peanut butter. they like both.August 30, 2009 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm #993941LAerMember
Candy bars work well on traps too. I’ve seen exterminators put Snickers bars – they say that the mice love them.August 30, 2009 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #993942
“Additional proof why ???? forbade women from learning ??????? ????????? ?????. 🙂 “
Joseph, of all people YOU should know, the Law is the Law!!! 😉
“Yes, they can crawl in your walls and under your house but if you trap them in there they will die eventually and then it will stink!!! “
That can happen, regardless. My exterminator put out the poison baits, and I expressed concern that the mice would die in the walls and stink. He informed me that there are ALREADY dead mice in every foundation and wall, and if it stinks for a day or so, the smell goes away quickly. And so it was. I am so eckled right now from this whole discussion, that I cannot even watch a Disney cartoon with my ainekel!August 30, 2009 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #993943yankdownunderMember
believer- Try a high frequency mouse trap. They emit a frequency that a mouse can hear but a human can not.August 30, 2009 2:56 pm at 2:56 pm #993944
Oomis, the smell of a dead mouse lasts longer then a few days, not a day or two. When I lived in an apartment building, let’s just say, there was a major rodent problem. I smelled something bad from under the fridge. I had a feeling what it might be, and my assertion was correct. Yuck!! As far as men taking care of the dead ones, my husband would be away on business alot, and guess who got to get rid of them, yours truly!!
There was also, the time we caught a mouse, and then later found a baby had crawled out from behind the china cabinet. When we looked behind with a flashlight, we found the nest with alot of shredded paper, with 2 more babies. Apparently we caught the mother, and one of the babies came out looking for food.
Oh, and they are crafty. I would find dropping on the top of my refridgerator. I figured out how the got there. Due to lack of counterspace in the apartment, I kept my Microwave on the of the fridge. They apprently climbed the electrical cord all the way up to the top. They are great climbers!!August 30, 2009 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #993945Midwest2Participant
If you don’t like the thought of the mice suffering in the glue traps (as I don’t) you can kill them quickly by picking up mouse and trap on the end of a shovel and dropping them into a bucket of water. The mouse will drown right away.August 30, 2009 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #993946
They make these boxes- more pricey than the slapstick cheese traps (by the way try peanut butter as well) that the mice walk into and die. I think it is a glue trap (no way did I set them out or deal with them) but you threw away the whole box so it was a neater clean up job…
Check out major appliances like ovens, dishwashers ect. Look inside and behind them because they might be hiding there. Unfortunately we found out the hard way… cooked mouse. Check for their presence in these appliances and behind them ect. If they are in your kitchen and something major like a dishwasher stops working- they might have eaten the cords.
I HATE MICE AND RATS!!!August 30, 2009 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #993947squeakParticipant
I can’t stress this enough – do it right, so you don’t have to do it again.
The snap traps work. Using Fruit Loops or Cap’n Crunch as bait works. If you put the trap in the right place, you’ll find your intruder in it in the morning. Play games about it, and you’re only helping the mouse.
Get more than one trap just in case – you don’t want to reuse the same one (they’re very cheap, so just throw it out).August 31, 2009 2:24 am at 2:24 am #993948
So, Mr. Believer, how’re the mice doing?August 31, 2009 2:55 am at 2:55 am #993949
Mepal, I think the question is too soon to ask.
BTW, I tried those round discs, I think made by D-Con, where the mouse goes in and can’t get out, and you would know if a red mark showed up, which was triggered by the mouse entering and getting caught. I tried baiting it with Peanut Butter, chocolate, Peanut chews. I did not catch one!! I also purchased this battery operated zapper, which is suppose to kill the mice right away, I also baited that one with their favorites, that did not work either. They did not go inside.
I did try the snap traps made by TomCat?? You line it against the wall and they are suppose to run through it, and snap!! get caught. Well, we did catch on, by the tail!! and it was running around with the trap on it’s tail. I finally cornered it and through it in a bucket, where it almost jumped out of it. and it was a big one too!! am not going to tell you how I got rid, of it, I just hope it was considered humane.
I have had a professional exterminator come and seal the holes in my home, so far, B”H, so good, and just in case, I have made friends with some cats that come around my door!!August 31, 2009 3:06 am at 3:06 am #993950
Mazal, I just dislike when CRers drop something, we all get heated up, and they never even return…August 31, 2009 3:18 am at 3:18 am #993951
Well, I’m giving you fair warning that I am going to sleep soon, but I will leave with more tales of mice. Back in my old apartment, I used to keep a tin in the shape of a barrel in my pantry closet. I kept some peanut chews in them. This tin had a dime sized hole. Well, I wanted a peanut chew, but something else got to them first!! You guessed it.
Also, when I was around nine, I had a dog. Well, one day he was barking at something in the corner. It was a mouse. My grandmother,A”H, a holocaust survivor, who probably had see her share of them, unfortunately, just picked it up by the tail and got rid of it. Go Grandma!! I also remember Grandma, getting rid of one another way, she stepped on it. I still see it today, she had a light blue wedge slipper on, and squash!!
Ah, what can I say, they don’t make Grandmas like they use too!!August 31, 2009 3:37 am at 3:37 am #993952
Grandma or Grandpa? Just wanna make sure I read that correctly.
Hey oomis, did you read that? Told ya the wives gotta chip in here.August 31, 2009 3:41 am at 3:41 am #993953
My wonderful Grandmother!! She came to live with us after my Grandpa was nefter. My mother is an only child. My parents agreed she had to come live with us after my Grampa passed away.August 31, 2009 3:46 am at 3:46 am #993954
Joseph, you didn’t think my grandfather would wear a light blue wedge slipper, did you?? Are you mouse or man?? Couldn’t resist that one.August 31, 2009 4:19 am at 4:19 am #993955aussieboyParticipant
Sounds like dr. seuss haha
There is a mouse in my house. a fly on my tie. a rat on my mat. and a frog on the log… i heard a bird. i threw a towel on an owl. i looked at a bear in fear. even though it wasnt ther.
actually dr seuss is more like.
there is a shnoodle in my noodle. a harcket in my pocket. a nimble in a thimble and a pushmepullyou in my living room. 😉August 31, 2009 4:28 am at 4:28 am #993956
Welcome back, aussie!August 31, 2009 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #993957
Mazal, the mice you found dead were actually in the room with you (under the fridge, etc). The ones int he wall don’t stink as long (or so I am told). Ugh to this whole line of discussion!September 1, 2009 9:40 am at 9:40 am #993958yankdownunderMember
I agree with havesomeseichel Get A Cat. Make sure the Cat (you want to use) has a reputation as being a good Mouser.September 1, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm #993959
I would #1 scream. However if there are kids around- DON’T!!! #2- call the exterminator. #3- once the mouse is out- there is a picture of this rabbi and people call him the mouse rabbi. (im not joking) and u hang it up wherever u think theres a possibility mice can get in (such is garages..) and its suppose to keep the mice away.. try it. it works!!! I know someone personaly that had a problem and now they dont anymore.September 1, 2009 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #993960September 1, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #993961
The only efficient mouse control is either a professional exterminator or a four legged exterminator with whiskers. The four legged one chases them with its very smell, but if it catches one it can deposit its prey anywhere in the house and cause more trouble. The 2 legged exterminator uses chemical and glue baits and also baits the perimeter of the home; the chemical bait he uses was once available under the table in many NY stores (especially haimish ones) but I don’t think they can sell it illegally anymore to unlicensed personnel and get away with it.September 1, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm #993962
Thanks Mod I actually have been looking for the picture myself. I recomment EVERYONE has it up. Besides- I heard that mice travel as a family so if u saw one means there are 3 more in the area somewhere. (not trying to scare anyone ;))September 1, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm #993963
And I forgot the most important part of the post – according to reliable sources, there is no basis to the “mouse rabbi” segula as Reb Shaya’le Karestirer’s own descendants deny the story behind it.September 1, 2009 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm #993964
On the other hand, I believe very strongly that posting a picture of any of the infamous arvei d’rabbanan who were seen hugging Ahmadinejad YMS will chase mice because the mice will think there are already large rats in their territory and will run in fear.
There is a debate as to whether a picture of M.A.F. and Mad Mahmoud will still do the job considering that M.A.F. did tshuva but since his is the picture which is the clearest I use it myself and sell copies of it online for finf tolar.September 1, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #993965
Well if it works and does the job that it doesnt heurt to have that pic up does it?September 1, 2009 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #993966
Just to be sure, put up Reb Shayale Kerestirer ZYA in the kitchen and lehavdil Yisroel Dovid Weiss/Ahmadinejad in the beis kisse!December 28, 2009 7:34 am at 7:34 am #993967anuranParticipant
When we had two dogs and two cats we never had mice or rats. Not a single one. And we live in an old neighborhood in a city which has a lot of rodent problems.
If you can’t do that, traps are good. Peanut butter or chocolate are much better bait than cheese.December 28, 2009 8:30 am at 8:30 am #993968happyOOTerParticipant
There’s a moose loose in the hoose!December 28, 2009 9:28 am at 9:28 am #993969komaMember
Trap tactics: Sweep the kitchen floor and counters so there is no competing food supply. Lay out spring traps baited with peanut butter, or squashed raisin around the perimeter, and perpendicular to the wall or baseboard. This should be done at bed time,and lights out. When all is quiet and the coast is clear, the mice will come exploring, hugging the perimeter for safety. When you hear pop pop pop, you can drift off to sleep knowing you were successful. Rise early to clear the mess before the ladies or toddlers find it or any unsprung traps. Used traps can be washed with plain water and used multiple times.December 28, 2009 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #993970HealthParticipant
You used the wrong Tom Cat product, their poison works great. D-con poison doesn’t work so well. I think Tom Cat is just as good or better than an exterminator and definitely a lot cheaper.December 28, 2009 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #993971
Yuck. I would put out the glue traps around the doorway to each bedroom, so they can’t get inside (they can easily fit under the narrowest space between the door and the floor). There is nothing that eckles me as much as the thought of a mouse in my room. I don’t love the traps that I recommended, either, because I feel for the tzaar baalei chayim, but if no one invited them into my house, all bets would be off.December 28, 2009 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #993972
For the record, the old link to the pic of Reb Shayale Kerestirer does not work and instead links to a pic of an online friend of mine who had put the pic up before redoing his site :).
Search for kerestirer in Google Images to get a very small pic.
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