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Old June 11th, 2018, 04:52 PM   #1  
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popped the hood and low and behold a mouse sitting on the screen of the trough above the wiper mechanisms - it quickly scurried into a gap and somewhere in there - past two days now Iíve saturated the car with dryer sheets and laid 10 wooden traps - traps got cleaned out of peanut butter - but not one sprung - any advice? Think itís using the spring mechanism as a bench press 😩
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Old June 11th, 2018, 05:36 PM   #2  
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i use glue traps.
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DON'T use all the same kinda trap. Rotate them around and use peanut butter on the UNDERSIDE of the trip mechanism. They are smart little rascals.
Dryer sheets don't work as well. Get some PEPPERMINT extract and put it on cotton ***** and put them in an open ziplock bags, inside the car. The ziplock bags will allow you to remove the strong peppermint smell later.
I would put one bag under the dash.
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I've had 0 luck with drier sheets. In fact mice have drug drier sheets into my air cleaner and built a nest out of them one winter.... Kill the bastards works best..... Tedd
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Thanks for all the tips - score! one mouse with the snap traps - added glue traps - Iíll add the roller bucket thing as well - going to try and see what I can see using a scope - any advice on cleaning up after them? I read about urine trails inviting future mice to set up camp - I also took I to work today - going to drive it and move it a lot more and scower the ground it sits on to clean it real good
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This stuff is like mice crack, They actually will eat into the package to get the stuff and die
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traps got cleaned out of peanut butter - but not one sprung - any advice?
I take a small piece of cotton ball and work the peanut butter into it so it is saturated. Hook this under the bait retainer so the mouse can't pull it out easily. Get's em every time.
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Be wary of any poison, they can eat it and then crawl in somewhere and die. You'll be lucky if you can find the body before it starts to stink.
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If you use the glue trap put a big piece of paper or something under it. If the mouse flops it over it may stick to the carpet too.
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If you use the glue trap put a big piece of paper or something under it. If the mouse flops it over it may stick to the carpet too.
good advice - I got lucky it didnít flip it over - no mice caught today but I can tell one fella had a rough day of it - he dragged the sticky trap all over the trunk - but it didnít hold him Looking for one bald bellied mouse
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they are escaping the glue traps and not triggering the snap traps - I ordered tomcat snap traps - staying away from poison for the time being - might have to resort to it - got a long led camera scope to check crap out but havenít found anything yet (havenít been thorough yet though - time is always my enemy)
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The Tin Cat Live traps are fun. They'll get in there for peanut butter and die. They can hold multiple. Best yet, if you don't get them, they get hungry and eat each other, thunderdome style!
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Or you can get one of the electronic type traps. Sold around here at Tractor Supply. A little pricey but will kill the mouse on the spot. Powered by dry cell batteries, as soon as the mouse tries to get in the trap to get the bait, ZAP and the mouse is dead, electrocuted.
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I had this same problem in my '61 when I first bought it. There were over 20 mice living in it, mostly in the trunk as there was some blankets in there. Sucked up most with my shop vac as I was pulling out the contents. Caught a mother actually having babies when I surprised her, sucked them all up, little guys never had a chance.
I still had two left I could not trap using glue traps, kept eating the gourmet meal I had for them (peanut butter) Time after time they dined and got away.
Did some research, and decided to buy an electronic trap from Amazon that electrocutes them, powered by either batteries or AC power. Caught them both the very first night, fried before they could even get to the P butter.
I highly recommend this method.
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DON'T use all the same kinda trap. Rotate them around and use peanut butter on the UNDERSIDE of the trip mechanism. They are smart little rascals.
Dryer sheets don't work as well. Get some PEPPERMINT extract and put it on cotton ***** and put them in an open ziplock bags, inside the car. The ziplock bags will allow you to remove the strong peppermint smell later.
I would put one bag under the dash.
Been using the peppermint extract/cotton ball system for years, in the car, the garage and the basement. I put it in old yogurt or "hoodsie" cups. Buy it on ebay, not CVS. Much much cheaper.
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What's nice about the tom cat poison is once they eat it they get very thirty and leave the area for water. Soon as they drink, it' over. Have never found a dead mouse in car/barn/garage, great stuff. Don't let pets get to it!
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