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Old 26-12-2011, 07:08   #1
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I'm Being Outsmarted by a Mouse !

At the moment he's running silent and running deep .....not even in his usual hidey holes - I guess he knows I know about 'em by now........

actually it's 1 all ....unless it's the same one I caught and dumped outside (still alive!) yesterday ...........next time he (she?) might not be so lucky . ..... or I'll enter him into the 2012 100 metre sprint!

Being Boxing day (no idea what that is about ) can't lay hands on a mousetrap.........am gonna try bait into a upturned bin, as chemical warfare not as succesful as I had hoped (Air Freshner ).
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Old 26-12-2011, 07:26   #2
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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

So now you have a fresh smelling mouse????
Some ammonia in a spray bottle might be effective as a chemical warfare agent.
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Old 26-12-2011, 08:07   #3
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At the moment he's running silent and running deep .....not even in his usual hidey holes - I guess he knows I know about 'em by now........

actually it's 1 all ....unless it's the same one I caught and dumped outside (still alive!) yesterday ...........next time he (she?) might not be so lucky . ..... or I'll enter him into the 2012 100 metre sprint!

Being Boxing day (no idea what that is about ) can't lay hands on a mousetrap.........am gonna try bait into a upturned bin, as chemical warfare not as succesful as I had hoped (Air Freshner ).

Mouse GPS with reciprocal course. Get him/her back home every time.
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Old 26-12-2011, 08:15   #4
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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

Ever just consider getting off of the mouse's boat? Maybe it has had enough of your visit and thinks it is time for you to go.
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Old 26-12-2011, 08:49   #5
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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

Fastest and easiest way to rid oneself of a mouse is to get a cat. And, make sure the cat is a mouser, not a friend maker.
You can probably borrow a cat from someone nearby.
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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

When you do manage to get a mouse trap, use peanut butter as bait.

Someone from England could explain Boxing Day better than I.
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Old 26-12-2011, 09:10   #7
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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

A mouser or a trap is by far the best way to go. If you use poison, you'll end up with a dead, stinky mouse in some inaccessible corner of the bilge. And for a trap, almost everyone I've ever talked to says that peanut butter or really smelly cheese works best as bait (American cheese slices just don't attract the critters).

And once you get rid of the critter(s), be sure to clean up after them, replace anything they've chewed into, and so on. I recently posted about getting rid of mice and the other stuff to do afterwards in my blog if you want more details:

Getting rid of mice and things to check afterwards

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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

Ooops! didn't make it very clear did I ...............neither mouse nor me on the boat.
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Ooops! didn't make it very clear did I ...............neither mouse nor me on the boat.
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Old 26-12-2011, 09:40   #10
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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

well in the spirit of christmas maybe you and the mouse should get out more.......
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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

David, over the years I have read lots of your posts. After careful consideration I do think that the mouse has a higher IQ so therefor It would not be to hard to outsmart you.
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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

Have you considered that the mouse will eat the cockroaches?
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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

Black Decker makes a battery operated electrocution trap that works every time
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Re: I'm being outsmarted by a mouse!

C'mon, it is still Christmas time! Show mercy! Show love! Make peace not war!

Some say 'don't kill', them don't say 'don't kill men', just: 'don't kill'. Guess what they meant. The many ambiguities of any old script.

Play safe: get it ALIVE, explain why no welcome, then deport.

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