How do you get rid of a mouse?
rodene works – dries them out so no smell.
caught mine with a screw fix snap trap – holey hell they go with a bang.
havnt had any mice since – look for the access hole – mines was from when i drilled through the access for the boiler inlets and outlets- wasnt much room but enough.
Wirewool and expanding foam.Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
what mike says.
Spring trap and peanut butter on a little piece of bread.
Had a mouse nest in the roof and they were coming down the stud into the kitchen at night. Caught a mouse every night for 6 days until the next was emptied. No mouses since.
Just lay the trap near a run, say next to the wall where they come in.
Wirewool and expanding foam.
I like the idea of that…Posted 4 years agodazhSubscriber
Mice are pretty harmless so I don’t know why you’d go to extraordinary lengths to get rid of them. If they’re coming in, it’s probably cos there’s food available. The best thing you can do is make sure all food is in secure cupboards and your kitchen is clean.
Don’t bother with a cat, in my experience they bring mice into the house, rather than get rid of them. And rats, and frogs, and small birds…..Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
“Mice are pretty harmless so I don’t know why you’d go to extraordinary lengths to get rid of them”
Chewing insulation , electric cables , pooping everywhere.
chewed through the rubber fuel line on my land rover – looked fairly chewed – then found a dead mouse on the chassis rail under the tub.
Lad on here had an electrical fire that burnt down his house due to mice stripping wires.
Ill take my mice outside thanksPosted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Mice are pretty harmless so I don’t know why you’d go to extraordinary lengths to get rid of them
Until (in my experience) they gnaw through your water pipes on new years eve. My friends who were driving through the snow from Bristol to Inverness to stay with me for new year never stop reminding me of a Hogmanay spent without water, sanitation, and because the stove had a water jacket, without heat. Good times.Posted 4 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
I had a bit of an issue with a particularly persistent mouse a couple of years back (the little sod even set up his own twitter feed to taunt me – @hootsmon).
Humane trap baited with Mars bars – Fail
Sticky boards baited with Mars bars, jam and peanut butter – Fail. He managed to get himself off them, but we did find that out of the three he preferred jam.
Plastic head smasher type trap from B&Q with “Big Cheese” bait – Result. He managed to get out of the first one but the second one blew his brains out of his arse.
Still finding signs of his damage when we move furniture, but he’s gone along with the smell of mouse piss and the trails of crap that he would leave all over the house.
Get a trap. Kill it.Posted 4 years agoversesSubscriber
Another vote for inhumane traps, and there more than likely being many more than 1.
Don’t bother with a cat, in my experience they bring mice into the house, rather than get rid of them. And rats, and frogs, and small birds…..
The sound a cornered frog can make is bloody spine chilling! Especially when you’re half-cut on a Friday night, watching a spooky film, in a dimly lit lounge…Posted 4 years agopetrieboyMember
The tip traps above were almost 100% successful for me (nuttella baited) BUT only humane if you are sitting up waiting for them and immediately. I was releasing them in the field out the back but I swear the same fat fecker was coming back. On the one night I set traps and went to bed, the poor blighter had spent all might furiously scratching his way out. Never made it out but can’t have been very nice. Moved to sureset traps which are easy to set and make clean kills.Posted 4 years ago
In the end I had 3 kills, filled all the holes in the house and have had no unwanted visitors in 18 monthsLegomanMember
Those humane ones Dan1980 mentioned above worked for me.
Caught 7 in quick succession with peanut butter.
The only dilema is where to release them. It says on the box you should take them 27 miles away (that may be an exageration), but I just let them go at the bottom of our garden – in fact one escaped right outside the back door. We still seem to be mouse-free though.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Legoman – Member
The only dilema is where to release them.
We got my grandad a bunch of humane moustraps. He dealt with the “where to release” issue by variously
a) throwing them in a bucket of water and
b) only checking the traps about once a month
I think the 1903 version of the OED didn’t have the word Humane in it.Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
we have a mouse which seems reluctant to take bait on traps – it’s just not interested. in fact it doesn’t seem to want to eat anything.Posted 4 years ago
if I wait up late, it will sometimes come out – normally between 12 and 1am – run across the kitchen and go under the skirting board somewhere else.
is there a way of catching them on sight? apart from a 12-gauge. like a sonic alarm that will momentarily paralyse it so I can stamp on it’s head?
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