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Old 23-12-2012, 07:14   #91
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Little bastard snagged on a sticky trap. Fur and fuzz all over it; it was baited with peanut butter. He also managed to eat the peanut butter off of the mechanical traps, licking them clean. These were traps set so delicately that I needed to use pliers when setting them.

The sticky trap worked, sort of. I doubt it did mortal damage. He basically managed to flip it upside down then wiggled over to a crack that the trap wouldn't fit down but he could. And yeah, there was a line tied to it.
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Old 23-12-2012, 07:20   #92
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Re: A Damn Mouse

I agree about the peanut butter. The smart little bastards stole the cheese, no matter how we affixed it. Cream cheese might work.
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Old 23-12-2012, 07:42   #93
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Re: A Damn Mouse

I've had success with those sticky traps. Place them in a "mouse traffic" area and wait. This way you wont need to find the body. Use several. non-toxic and no mess. Additionally, being the sap that I am, after they are caught there is no getting out. I assassinate them with a pellet gun so they dont suffer.
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Old 23-12-2012, 08:45   #94
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Hope you have not created a Nietzsche Mouse (what does not kill it makes it stronger or smarter). You are only putting the peanut butter on the trigger plate of the mousetrap right? I'd put just a little squeezed into the trigger plate loop. Make the bugger work for the meal and you might have better luck that he trips it.
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Old 23-12-2012, 08:48   #95
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Re: A Damn Mouse

Rat 1, rebel heart 0. And they get smarter after each bout.
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Old 23-12-2012, 08:52   #96
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The simplest trap I've ever seen work is to take a five gallon bucket and put bait in the bottom. Then just leave it. The mouse will jump in to get the bait and cannot get out.
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Re: A Damn Mouse

I've seen a mouse jump out of a 55 gallon barrel. Throw the sticky trap he was in, away now. It has his sent on it. Maybe try to duct tape one down. As you see, they cannot resist P-butter. You'll get him.
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A bucket mite work for catchin mice, but any rat worth being called a rat would just jump out after eating the bait !!!
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Re: A Damn Mouse

if you are in marina la cruz, it is a rat. sorry . there is rat poison in the rocks, so there are no more gatos to kill them, and they proliferate. might consider a rat dog or a cat for the boat--the critters are difficult to be rid of in mexico--i didnt get ratones, but cucaroches kept bubba entertained as he hunted and killed them as they flew to my boat...
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My grandmother was a great mouser. She used the same trap for decades. I don't think a mouse ever made it to see the sunrise, once she set the trap. She always used peanut butter. Keep at it. You'll get him...or her.
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good luck---may the raton shiver in fear and disappear from your boat....
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the 5 gallon bucket does work, but you have to put water in it so they cant touch the bottom and jump out. check out the video

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Bringing in the artillery. 3 more rat traps, a dozen mouse traps, two more glue traps, poison to put off the boat in opportunistic areas.

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aaahhhh, eric, you are learning well.....overkill is only way to rid self and boat of pests here in warmville....
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