I got a mouse in the kitchen what am I gonna do?
You know they have no sphincter muscle, don’t you? In the oven, yeuach!
I once used a olive oiled milk bottle with chocolate and cheese leading up a toilet roll in to the neck of the bottle. Worked wonders, caught the blighter, but he was all oily when I let him go outside. Like a little tiny Elvis.Posted 8 years agomontylikesbeerMember
ALL TOGETHER NOW
There’s a rat in me kitchen what am I gonna do?
There’s a rat in me kitchen what am I gonna go?
I’m gonna fix that rat thats what I’m gonna do,
I’m gonna fix that rat.
When you open your mouth you don’t talk, you shout
And you give every body the blame,
But when they catch you up,
They will shut you up
And you got no one to blame
There’s a rat in me kitchen …….. Etc
When you out on the street,
You practice lies and deceipt
And you scandalize my name
But when I catch you up
I’m gonna pull you up
I’m gonna check-out inside your brain
There’s a rat in me kitchen ……. Etc
when yo deh pon the scene,
You make everyone scream
Because they know your so unjust
But when they catch you up
They will kick you up
Because you someone they cannot trust
There’s a rat in me kitchen ……. Etc
You invade my space
Make me feel disgraced
And you just don’t give a damn
If I had my way
If I had my say
I’d like to see you hang
There’s a rat in me kitchen ….. Etc
Repeat chorus and fadePosted 8 years agosteve-gMember
When you set the traps point them at the wall rather than having them running along it if that makes sense. Don’t handle the traps straight after you’ve washed your hands or they will smell of soap. And if you’re using cheese make sure it’s proper manky off cheese that smells bad.
Chances are it can get around along the pipework so keep your place absolutely spotlessly clean and it will get bored/hungry and leave to go somewhere else.Posted 8 years agorogerthecatMember
Humane tippy trap, chocolate one end and when it goes in it tips and the door shuts.
Then you can go round to that really annoying neighbour and post the mouse through their letterbox 😀
This saves your soul for not killing it, you don’t release it outside where it will die and you wreak vengeance on an annoying neighbour.
PS: you don’t live near me though, do you?Posted 8 years agoricochet_robMember
After a few years of trying everything I realised the only way to totally get rid is remove all chances of them ever finding food.
Buy lots of tupaware boxes and make sure you use them all the time, make sure every single crumb is cleaned away.
They gave up after a while, and have never come back.
Although we did have a pigmy shrew in there the other day, but that was so slow I just picked it up and set it free ! Not to mention the grass snake that has moved in under our front porch 😀 (I think thats what it is, could be an escaped python or something, tis big though)Posted 8 years agozarquonMember
Mice carry the same diseases as rats. First look around your food cupboards and check for signs of little, few mm long turds. Look at your cereal boxes for signs that they’ve been chewed. If you find evidence of this then chuck all food that is not in mouse-proof containers out, clean down all surfaces and shelves. Get a mousetrap, or call the council pest department. Look outside you’ll probably find a pipe running to the outside that they got in thrrough or broken vent and put a fine mesh over to prevent them getting in again.Posted 8 years ago
Liking all the napalm/nuke ideas so far. All entry points are sealed i think, well i am sure. I reckon it came into the house when the patio doors were left open a few weeks ago when the hot weather was here and basically has not left.
I once used a olive oiled milk bottle with chocolate and cheese leading up a toilet roll in to the neck of the bottle.
I have been up since 6 so brain is tired, care to elaborate as i do not quite follow what you mean.Posted 8 years agoLionheartMember
We use the old fashion mouse trap, dirt cheap from local diy store, use a new on each time, put three down with chocolate / choc -digestives, on the route to food. so far none have last more than a few days, prob get three / four a year, and prob the cats that bring them in!Posted 8 years ago
Now ideally i wanna kill that mouse, thats what i want to do, but apparently it is some kind of super mouse that has now taken up residence in the oven. Only leaving at night to feed and when i took the panels off it today to promptly hide itself somewhere else.
Seen it a few times as well as having the delightful job of cleaning up mouse plops from the worktops on a daily basis so now its about and where it runs. So far have tried old skool traps with, in rotation, peanut butter, sultanas, chocolate, cheese and malt loaf. Also have tubs of poison down around the kitchen unit bases. All of which the little bleeder has circumvented. So short of burning the house down, does anyone have any methods that will inflict some sort of death like injury on the pesky nuisance?Posted 8 years agotinribzMember
ricochet is right, step 1 is always to remove or remove access to all food in the house.
And food for mouse is not just human food, it includes crumbs, soap, grease, food packets etc. That means a trip to B&Q for air tight containers.
Then you can think about traps or poison.Posted 8 years agoDezBSubscriber
Unlucky mate. Sorrry I didn’t get round to elaborating on the Elvis trap.
the milk bottle had olive oil dripped into it (to make the escape route slippery as well as style the DA), it was propped up on a shoe iirc, with the cardboard tube leading up to the neck. Milk chocolate and cheddar cheese (strong, mature) were crumbled around and up the card tube, with some down in the bottom of the bottle.Posted 8 years ago
This was setup behind a door in the room where he lived, so it was nice and dark.
I was fairly surprised to find my little greasy friend in there the next day.
I let him go by the local pub and he scuttled across the road in front of a teenage boy on his bike who yelped in surprise!
I was already laughing at the little Elvis sprinting around but when the kid nearly fell off his bike I could hardly stand.
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