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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2021, 03:46:03 PM »

The last time I saw a (fake) sticky trap used was outside a Lowes. It was about 4'x6' and had a scantly clad girl wearing mouse ears lying on it and making the most god awful screaming noises. I offered to get her a burger because lying there in the cold screaming she needed to keep her strength up. Who knew those PETA types were so anti-beef eating. :)

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Should have had someone distract her while someone sprayed contact glue on the "tape"  >:D
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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2021, 03:52:05 PM »

With poison your walls are going to have a bunch of dead mice in them and with winter coming up airing out the smell may be a problem.

This. The little pests won't be considerate enough to die outside. They'll find the single most inaccessible place to expire, then proceed to make your place smell like dead mouse for a couple of weeks.

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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2021, 03:53:27 PM »

This. The little pests won't be considerate enough to die outside. They'll find the single most inaccessible place to expire, then proceed to make your place smell like dead mouse for a couple of weeks.

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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2021, 04:19:57 PM »

Okay. Ixnay on the oisonpay.
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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2021, 05:05:50 PM »

Detcord and fire.  It's the only way to be sure about getting rid of mice.

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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2021, 05:59:50 PM »

We have pack rat problems. I was just feeding the rats with the poison. Wife went to extract oils. No more gallon buckets of gravel under the car hood.
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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2021, 06:06:22 PM »

I use Jaguar bait bars but not safe for dogs so you want em in bait boxes or use my free redneck bait boxes. (2 same size soup cans with a 1” hole in one can bottom then add bait and knock one can top into the other open top.)
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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2021, 12:37:23 PM »

Well, that stupid mouse had been making noise in the same wall since I wrote the OP. Doing some interneting, it was suggested that if you hear the scratching continually in the same place, and especially during the day vs night, the mouse has probably trapped himself in the wall and will die there.

I heard no scratching last night or this morning, and coincidentally just popped the hatch to the crawlspace and saw a mouse in the trap that I set there yesterday. So maybe that's the mouse, or it might be another one. It flipped the trap and I'm only seeing it from the bottom, but it looks like a light colored mouse with a white tail. Unlike the mice I catch in the garage and shop. I despise my crawlspace, so won't be going down to reset the trap until before my evening shower, but I'll be curious to see what kind of mouse this is right side up.
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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2021, 02:58:59 PM »

I’ve posted before about my deceased father and his hatred of mice in his shop around his antique cars. He used glue traps baited with a small bit of bacon or peanut butter. And he re-used glue traps.
One time I stopped by to visit and found him standing over the trash barrel with a glue trap in. One hand and snips in the other. He was snipping the mouse off at the ankles and leaving his feet in the trap and preparing to re use the trap.
I said something about being just a little bit cruel.
Dad said something like, “ This trap is still good and he ain’t gonna need those feet anymore anyway.”
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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2021, 03:40:26 PM »

Well, that stupid mouse had been making noise in the same wall since I wrote the OP. Doing some interneting, it was suggested that if you hear the scratching continually in the same place, and especially during the day vs night, the mouse has probably trapped himself in the wall and will die there.

I heard no scratching last night or this morning, and coincidentally just popped the hatch to the crawlspace and saw a mouse in the trap that I set there yesterday. So maybe that's the mouse, or it might be another one. It flipped the trap and I'm only seeing it from the bottom, but it looks like a light colored mouse with a white tail. Unlike the mice I catch in the garage and shop. I despise my crawlspace, so won't be going down to reset the trap until before my evening shower, but I'll be curious to see what kind of mouse this is right side up.

Sounds like a deer mouse, they can carry nasty diseases.
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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2021, 04:07:01 PM »

Get the rat sized sticky traps for mice. You can usually get two before they figure out to use their dead comrades as stepping stones.

The sonic deterrents actually worked long term at the shop. It didn't get rid of the mice already in residence, but we haven't had a mouse problem in years once we killed off the squatters.

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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2021, 05:30:23 PM »

 the poison has a chemical that makes the smell go away quickly, when i lved off grid - i started off kind of hippie and left being for mice genocide.
they have hanta virus too, ... by the way - the bucket trap works great when done right, put water in the bottom and toss 5 or ten dead away every morning
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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2021, 01:50:17 PM »

I put out 6 snap traps last night.  This morning 75% were sprung, with no dead mice...  ???

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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2021, 01:54:04 PM »

I had someone tell me they once hung the spring traps on a string so they hung just above the floor.  Supposedly the rat had to grab the food to hold it still and that caught the rat they had.
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Re: Mice in the Walls
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2021, 01:57:09 PM »

Well, that stupid mouse had been making noise in the same wall since I wrote the OP. Doing some interneting, it was suggested that if you hear the scratching continually in the same place, and especially during the day vs night, the mouse has probably trapped himself in the wall and will die there.


Mouse? You mean mice. For every one you're aware of there's 10-30+ more.
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