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    Default Grrrrrr that mouse better not get in my food!

    I keep my stockpile in my back bedroom and tonight I saw a mouse in dds room across the hall.

    I keep paper goods mostly in plastic bins but I do have quite a few cardboard boxed items just on my shelves.

    I check my food all the time for all kinds of varmin and dates and things but this mouse is too close for comfort.

    The cat does live in that room so maybe she will catch it if it travels in there.

    I feel an serious need to whip to walmart for more plastic tubs!!!


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    The mouse must go! Could he be a saboteur looking to reek havoc on your carefully constructed stockpile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricketlegs View Post


    I feel an serious need to whip to walmart for more plastic tubs!!!

    Or a mousetrap! Good luck in getting that little monster before he does any damage!




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    I see a trip to walmart for more totes and a few traps...durn thang!

    Gaaaa those varmits make me INSANE.

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    cricket legs if u live anywheres near food sources or fields?
    we had to have one when we owned in the country , every fall moles and mice trying to get to our 200 yr old house ughh. no matter how tight we tried to make it. our pom at the time always let us know and chased them varmits.

    Get this if u can , there all differnt prices.
    http://www.electronicpestcontrol.net/

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    If you are setting old-fashioned spring traps, peanut butter works way better than cheese, or at least it does here!

    We live in the country too, and regularly get invaded. Although, frequently in the Spring, they leave, the pickings are better (and no pesky cat!) outside.

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    I wish we lived close to you ~ I'd let you borrow my Jack Russell who catches mice (and basically any other kind of varmint).

    I hate mice in the house ~ they need to be outside!

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    The trap that I found to be the best is a almost empty jar of marshmallow fluff. Save the cap for later when disposing. Just put the jar on the floor in a corner or crawl space and in the morning if there is any mice around they will be "stuck" inside the jar. It is safe for pets and children, just not mice. Also no mess. The mouse will have died just like they do on those sticky pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homekeepn View Post
    The trap that I found to be the best is a almost empty jar of marshmallow fluff. Save the cap for later when disposing. Just put the jar on the floor in a corner or crawl space and in the morning if there is any mice around they will be "stuck" inside the jar. It is safe for pets and children, just not mice. Also no mess. The mouse will have died just like they do on those sticky pads.

    I will have to look into this method as I have a cat and a RAT TERRIER( it would seem MICE are beneath him....) so I worry about them getting into poison or traps.

    No small children.

    Another thing is we live in town in a common neighborhood but our back yard is huge and we are always fighting the grass back there. It is a weed/hay type and perfect for the varmints!

    So far kitty has been sitting in dds room so she is onto it good kitty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancycg56 View Post
    I wish we lived close to you ~ I'd let you borrow my Jack Russell who catches mice (and basically any other kind of varmint).

    I hate mice in the house ~ they need to be outside!
    Mom has a Parsons Russell and I have have a rat terrier. Both will go after squirrels and cats like nobodys business but neither seems to give two figs for a mouse.... I need to borrow your jack!

    Now my mutt terrier catches them out back all the time.

    I did locate a mouse hole and I got steel wool to plug it up. I heard they won't chew steel wool. It is on the laundry room in back of the house by the hotwater heater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixer View Post
    The mouse must go! Could he be a saboteur looking to reek havoc on your carefully constructed stockpile?
    He just very well could be! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penascodragonfly View Post
    I see a trip to walmart for more totes and a few traps...durn thang!

    Gaaaa those varmits make me INSANE.

    Me too and when it isn't the mice it is water bugs and spiders and don't even get my started on the LIZARD in my HAIR....ahhhhhh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_thrifty View Post
    cricket legs if u live anywheres near food sources or fields?
    we had to have one when we owned in the country , every fall moles and mice trying to get to our 200 yr old house ughh. no matter how tight we tried to make it. our pom at the time always let us know and chased them varmits.

    Get this if u can , there all differnt prices.
    http://www.electronicpestcontrol.net/
    I do have 2 black and decker ones (one)in my laundry room and the other under the kitchen sink. Mom bought a package of 8 and gave me two a few months ago.

    I worry to get them to close to my birds....???

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    We get them in the fall,when they cut the corn and beans down, they gotta run some where. but does it have to be here.

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    They love dog food too. In fact that's why I bought a tote just for the dog treats, fiancee spied a mouse in the closet just last week, so I bought a nice sealable tote for the treats. We put out 2 traps with peanutbutter on them, one in the closet and one by the stove in case he got any ideas about heading to my kitchen. Ya wanna know what it did, it licked both traps clean of the peanut butter!!!! Well I've got 5 jars of peanut butter so I'm ready for a fight.

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