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November 2, 2014 3:03 am at 3:03 am #614119
I have a mouse in my apartment. I put out like 10 traps and tons of bait over the passed week. it seems to be avoiding my traps.
How can I catch it!!!!November 2, 2014 3:07 am at 3:07 am #1040844🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
Borrow a neighbors cat to walk thru your house for a bit.November 2, 2014 3:07 am at 3:07 am #1040845
Bring a cat. Or just use peanut butter and put it outside.November 2, 2014 3:32 am at 3:32 am #1040846funnyboneParticipant
Has the mice eaten anything? You need to bait it with something that it likes.
Mice like chocolate, fresh baked items, peanut butter or raw potatoes. Try different traps with different bait.November 2, 2014 3:36 am at 3:36 am #1040847
I tried peanut butter on the trap. I went to the supermarket and bought a few diff types of traps.
About the cat, i don’t know if u were kidding , but, The mouse is so fast, seriously, I don’t see how i can let a cat loose to run around and catch it.
We have seen the mouse a few times, avoid a trap. Are these smart pests?
What would a professional pest control do?November 2, 2014 3:37 am at 3:37 am #1040848
But make sure the traps are humane and nontoxic.November 2, 2014 3:42 am at 3:42 am #1040849
I had very good experience bh with mouseproofingNovember 2, 2014 3:43 am at 3:43 am #1040850
what do you mean by humane?November 2, 2014 3:49 am at 3:49 am #1040851
Cats don’t have a problem with fast mice. They know how to catch them. A humane trap does not cause the mouse to suffer.November 2, 2014 4:02 am at 4:02 am #1040852
But Ivory this is not proofing. I know I have a mouse (maybe 2) in my apartment that I cannot seem to catch with traps and bait.
How will an exterminator catch it any better?November 2, 2014 4:03 am at 4:03 am #1040853November 2, 2014 4:17 am at 4:17 am #1040854
Right. So they mice proof to prevent more from coming in and put poison for the ones in your house to die. . Or other methods.November 2, 2014 5:32 am at 5:32 am #1040855
Bring an exterminatorNovember 2, 2014 5:39 am at 5:39 am #1040856
Cats are exterminators.November 2, 2014 5:43 am at 5:43 am #1040857
I have one but he’s useless sorryNovember 2, 2014 5:50 am at 5:50 am #1040858
So give him to me and get another. Then, when the mice are gone, give me the other cat and I’ll return yours.November 2, 2014 5:52 am at 5:52 am #1040859
What about my unicorn can that
Help?November 2, 2014 6:09 am at 6:09 am #1040860
Actually, the unicorn can babysit the cat while the other cat catches mice.November 2, 2014 6:27 am at 6:27 am #1040861
The cat can babysit the unicorn while the other cat catches mice how about thatNovember 2, 2014 6:30 am at 6:30 am #1040862yehudayonaParticipant
I’ve had success with the Victor electronic trap. It electrocutes the little pests. Available for about $20 at Lowes and HD.November 2, 2014 10:17 am at 10:17 am #1040863SayIDidIt™Participant
As yehudayona said. Victor works and is clean.
SiDi™November 2, 2014 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm #1040864Letakein GirlParticipant
I’m am SO glad I’m not a mouse after reading this thread!
😉November 2, 2014 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #1040865ED IT ORParticipant
Have you tried unplugging your mouse from the usb?November 2, 2014 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm #1040866
How would a victor be different than a reg trap. these mice seem to be avoiding traps.
My questions is what can an exterminator do for the exisining mice?November 2, 2014 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm #1040867
You can ask a good reliable exterminator what he would do with the existing mice. I’d tell you who I had good experience with but don’t know if its allowed hereNovember 2, 2014 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #1040868☕️coffee addictParticipant
try finding the hole then put a trap under it (or next to it)
also mice hate mint (the smell is too strong for them)November 2, 2014 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #1040869oomisParticipant
I had this problem THREE times when the school next door to me dug foundations for construction on three separate occasions.It is DISGUSTING, but we put out poison baits on the food pantry floor and sticky traps along the walls where the mice were seen and they were caught, especially behind the couch. I also (don’t laugh) put the sticky traps in front of the door threshholds to every bedroom, as I was scared of mice coming into the room while were sleeping.
The ick factor was high, and I had terrible guilt feelings when I saw the mice that were caught and made my husband and son put them in plastic bags and get rid of them. Most of the time, we never saw the mice, only that they were no longer around (due to being poisoned and then running off to die) But the ones on the traps haunted me for months. I can’t stand to kill or trap another creature, but they bring disease and filth. They look NOTHING like Mickey or Minnie. So Hashem forgive me, but I did what I had to do.November 2, 2014 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #1040870
Putting them in plastic bags is wrong. They slowly suffocate.
That’s not humane.November 2, 2014 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #1040871HealthParticipant
Look in the other post about this -“mice in my hoise”. I posted a remedy there!November 2, 2014 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #1040872SayIDidIt™Participant
oomis, what about Mendel?
Poster, does the mouse eat food in your house? What about from the traps?
If it can eat from the trap but doesn’t get trapped then it must be pretty smart! But with the Victor it won’t be able to do that. It’s like a tunnel and the food is all the way inside. But before the mouse can reach it, it will get zapped. All you have to do is open the cover and dump it into the toilet.
SiDi™November 2, 2014 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #1040873
i have so much bait out, and food on teh traps I dont think the mouse is eating from it at all in fact I think it is somehow aware of traps and avoiding it.November 2, 2014 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm #1040874
If that’s true it deserves to live in your house.November 3, 2014 1:20 am at 1:20 am #1040875
Embarrassing!! I had a neighbor over to borrow something, and all of the sudden she started screaming! She saw a mouse! I cannot tell you how embarrassed I am!!!!! Feels good to vent!November 3, 2014 4:46 am at 4:46 am #1040876metrodriverMember
Poster: Let me put in my Two cents.
From my own experience, and logic you can deduce that this mouse who heard of your reputation as a wonderful host/ess was eager to set up residence in the crevices of your house with his/her entire family.
Because the mouse that you saw, probably has a father and mother. And brothers and sisters. (Hope I didn’t scare you too much.)
In my humble opinion, you should not fill your entire house with mousetraps. It’s a waste of money and effort. They are shrewd little animals. Hashem gave them that instinct for survival. But, like everyone else. Sooner or later they will make a mistake. And they will land on the one, or two traps (preferably glue traps) that you put out.In the dark, and the stillness of night when they come out to forage for food, they will be caught. One by one.
But until such time, rest assured that the mice are more scared of you than than you are of them. Sleep calmly. And if you wake up in middle of the night to a squeaking, squealing sound, you will know that they are trapped. Put them (Those that are caught) along with the trap in a plastic bag and dispose of them….End of story…!November 3, 2014 5:18 am at 5:18 am #1040877
Glue traps are cruel. And they catch more humans than mice.November 3, 2014 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #1040878
metrodriver, thanks for the chizzuk!
We did have some catches BH, but I am not confident that we have all.
I am having an exterminator come down to give me a quote on mice proofing. I hear it is very expensive.
I am still so embarrassed of this neighbor. She will never want to step foot into here again!!!!
RebYidd23, I felt very bad for the little mice on the traps. My husband gave $5 to tzadakah in shul today in case any of those mice needed a tikkun. I told my husband maybe they were gilgul of someone that wasn’t makpid with eating kosher, once they ate the food in my apartment they filled their tafkid…November 3, 2014 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #1040879
Exterminator might be expensive but IMHO its worth it for your peace of mind! I like your train of thought with the tikkun !November 3, 2014 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #1040880
You can’t just do something and feel bad about it. If it’s wrong, don’t do it!November 3, 2014 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #1040881
RebYidd23, sometimes doing the right thing hurts.
The exterminator suggested a plan, including poison etc.
We have to do what it takes to keep pests out of our house.
I dont think that’s disputable.November 3, 2014 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #1040883
What the exterminator suggested may not be what’s right.November 4, 2014 12:19 am at 12:19 am #1040884
Mice are not legally allowed to own property.November 4, 2014 12:21 am at 12:21 am #1040885yehudayonaParticipant
Poster, do you live in BP? The reason you have mice is because they can’t afford apartments of their own. Vote for Caller and he’ll solve the mouse house problem.November 4, 2014 2:33 am at 2:33 am #1040886ari-freeParticipant
The only thing worse thing than finding a mouse is…finding half of a mouse.November 4, 2014 3:31 am at 3:31 am #1040887BTGuyParticipant
Is there a landlord associated with your apartment? Suggest an exterminator who uses humane rodent control.
Incidentally, I worked for a company that had mice and they put out those glue trap things.
While I am not a fan of mice, I saw a few of them stuck in those things and struggling to get free…their breathing rapid and they struggled to the point of almost dismembering a leg. It was terrible. They actually looked innocent.
I did some research, and during lunch,I went out and bought some vegetable oil and poured a few drops into those glue trap things. It allowed the mice to free themselves. I felt better.
I recommend humane humane rodent removal because ignorance is not always bliss.November 4, 2014 4:18 am at 4:18 am #1040888JamesBMember
I sincerely hope those of you who use glue traps have the decency and common sense to put the animal out of its misery before throwing them out.
If you don’t, then you have no business using glue traps.November 4, 2014 5:23 am at 5:23 am #1040889metrodriverMember
Poster: I’m glad to hear that you did have some catches. And, most importantly that you are calling in an exterminator, to deal with this problem.
As far as your neighbor (The one that squealed louder than the mouse) is concerned. The next time she will “need” a cup of sugar or an egg for an omelet, she’ll come running to your house.November 4, 2014 5:28 am at 5:28 am #1040890oomisParticipant
Everyone is right, who commented on the glue traps and bags. Nevertheless, what would you suggest should be done with animals caught on glue traps? ANY trap is not humane. I could never have drowned them (as someone suggested to me once). I could not leave them in plain sight on the glue traps – it was freaking us all out (B”H this was at least a year ago). Vermin carry diseases. Would you be able to kill them quickly yourself? I couldn’t bear to, but they were infesting my home. How is a glue trap different from a roach motel, btw?
Also, poison baits make the mice very thirsty, and when they go to drink water, it makes their bellies swell up and burst. THAT’S a better idea????? I am a big proponent of avoiding tzaar baalei chayim, but health and sanity comes first.November 4, 2014 6:09 am at 6:09 am #1040891JamesBMember
Put the trap in a plastic bag and find a blunt object. Squish the head. The animal is dead instantly. Your squeamishness is no excuse for suffering. Even poison is more humane. And the poison you describe doesn’t work like that, it’s an anticoagulant. When animals drink too much, their stomachs don’t burst either. Not unless someone had a little funnel and force-fed them?November 4, 2014 6:36 am at 6:36 am #1040892HealthParticipant
I posted this in -“mice in my hoise”:
“I think the best products out there is something called “Tomcat”. They make poison bait and traps. Their products are very effective compared to other products & ideas mentioned here.”November 4, 2014 6:49 am at 6:49 am #1040893
Use a trap that simply catches them without harming them.
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