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        08-16-2008, 06:34 AM
    Bait a wastepaper can. Put it under a counter edge, put a plop of peanut butter or something in the bottom. The mouse jumps in, but can't jump back out.

    Some people use beer, and let the mouse drown. I prefer to give them a quick death. Drowning, even in beer, seems a nasty way to go.

    There are also traps that are run on batteries. The mousie goes in, hits the switch plate, and electrocutes himself. I had one, and it worked great until the second or third mouse was sizzled. Then the mice avoided it.
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        08-16-2008, 10:30 AM
    Green Broke
    I went to bed about 1ish this morning......

    No more than 30 mins after going to bed I hear this taptaptaptaptap tapitytaptap tap taptaptaptap tapitytaptapitytap

    And of course I get up because I figure my son got up and was doing something out in the kitchen. To my surprise, I didnt see anything, but was still hearing the tapping sound.

    :roll: Mice.

    OR WORSE?!
        08-16-2008, 11:12 AM
    Mice. Did it come from around your stove? They love to party under the range top. Little crumbs of food are there....
        08-16-2008, 11:32 AM
    We get mice in the house too, I think its just a hazard of country living. I have scottish terriers who if the mouse was outside they would pounce and kill immediatly. Inside the house they will watch it run across the floor and go back to sleeping. I also have a useless house cat that just enjoys watching them skitter across the floor.
    I use decon, sorry. I put it in places the dogs can't get at it and never had a problem with them eatting a poisoned mouse. I also use those finger friendly traps mentioned above. Much better than the old wood ones and very easy to empty. They do make a humane mouse trap ( yeah right :roll: ). The mouse goes in, the door closes and you can just take the nice little mousy outside and dump him out, or if you don't want him coming back to your house you can relocate him to your neighbors or in-laws.
        08-16-2008, 11:47 AM
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    Originally Posted by Vidaloco
    if you don't want him coming back to your house you can relocate him to your neighbors or in-laws.

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