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Archie F. Swin
09-17-2006, 11:01 AM
There's a critter eating the Goober off the garage mousetrap without tripping it. Its like a critter ninja!
What kind of bait can I use to get this sly feller? All of the other traps [just like it] have had good kills lately. I guess I could tie the bait to the trap. Maybe its not a mouse?

I need to set up a night vision a camera and catch the critter in action.

runnercyclist
09-17-2006, 11:03 AM
Shotgun

DaFace
09-17-2006, 11:04 AM
There's a critter eating the Goober off the garage mousetrap without tripping it. Its like a critter ninja!
What kind of bait can I use to get this sly feller? All of the other traps [just like it] have had good kills lately. I guess I could tie the bait to the trap. Maybe its not a mouse?

I need to set up a night vision a camera and catch the critter in action.

Although there's a bit of debate about how humane they are, glue boards are pretty effective at catching just about any critter you've got running around.

I Have No Imagination
09-17-2006, 11:04 AM
Poison the bait

morphius
09-17-2006, 11:07 AM
I used some of those traps that they have to go inside and then you just toss them out. Worked a lot better then the old school mouse traps.

KC Jones
09-17-2006, 11:08 AM
Although there's a bit of debate about how humane they are, glue boards are pretty effective at catching just about any critter you've got running around.

Glue traps are the best thing I've ever run across. When I had mice I checked them daily - if there was a mouse I tossed it in a plastic bag and killed it with a mallet. That way I didn't feel bad about it starving to death or being stuck in the glue too long.

Archie F. Swin
09-17-2006, 11:10 AM
Although there's a bit of debate about how humane they are....

I dont need advice on being humane. If you're a critter, and you wander into my house...you get your little critter back snapped by a spring-loaded trap. Or in this case, you dont.

KcMizzou
09-17-2006, 11:13 AM
Peanut butter works pretty well.

StcChief
09-17-2006, 11:18 AM
Peanut butter on old style trap.

The poison bait that dehydrates them lets the go hide and die....

kc hopeful
09-17-2006, 11:26 AM
"glue" a peanut or cheerio something like that to the trap.

DJay23
09-17-2006, 11:29 AM
Glue traps are spectacular. I have a bit of a mouse phobia so when they get caught on there, and they're struggling to get loose, and can't and get more and more stuck, it's so fun to watch. Yes that is very inhumane, and I don't care. I usually just toss the trap out in the dumpster by the restaurant by my house.

Bwana
09-17-2006, 11:47 AM
Have you tried a bowl of antifreeze?

Or you could use peanut butter.

Demonpenz
09-17-2006, 11:48 AM
i have a dog part lab part sharpay and it crazy good at catching mice.

Dark Horse
09-17-2006, 11:56 AM
The Western Diamond Back Rattle Snake is one of the worlds best mousers you could try releasing one of them in your house.

RedandGold
09-17-2006, 12:37 PM
I've always had good luck using a soft cheese (e.g., American) on an old school trap. Like others have suggested, peanut butter is also a good option.

PastorMikH
09-17-2006, 12:51 PM
Peanut butter works pretty well.


Yes it does. Use the older style trap as StcChief mentioned. Bend the metal on the bait holder that connects to the locking piece a little so that it trips easier. Some of them out of the package hold so tight that I could step on it without it tripping. I like mine to be so touchy that when the mouse smells the bait his breath triggers the trap.

Archie F. Swin
09-17-2006, 01:18 PM
Goober is a heavenly mix of peanut butter and jelly

4th and Long
09-17-2006, 01:22 PM
Get a better mouse trap. http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Cats/Catch-MouseT.jpg

morphius
09-17-2006, 01:31 PM
Yes it does. Use the older style trap as StcChief mentioned. Bend the metal on the bait holder that connects to the locking piece a little so that it trips easier. Some of them out of the package hold so tight that I could step on it without it tripping. I like mine to be so touchy that when the mouse smells the bait his breath triggers the trap.
The mice would set mine off and there would be no mouse in the trap. After the third time I got the d-con no touch mouse traps. Got em both within 2 days.

Archie F. Swin
09-17-2006, 01:34 PM
Get a better mouse trap. http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Cats/Catch-MouseT.jpg

I hate having to clean my mousetrap's litter box

KcMizzou
09-17-2006, 01:34 PM
The mice would set mine off and there would be no mouse in the trap. After the third time I got the d-con no touch mouse traps. Got em both within 2 days.I used the D-con poison once. They ate the whole box the first night... and I never heard or saw them again. It does make you wonder where they crawl off to die though. :Lin:

Archie F. Swin
09-17-2006, 01:47 PM
this guy has a bigger mouse problem (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/4965892/1004966016015110300yguLNGbFKw) than I do...among other problems

morphius
09-17-2006, 01:49 PM
I used the D-con poison once. They ate the whole box the first night... and I never heard or saw them again. It does make you wonder where they crawl off to die though. :Lin:
I used these http://akimages.crossmediaservices.com/dyn_li/200.0.88.0/Retailers/Ace/10609REG_05_CA_803A_ycbb0_cmb_2tabz.JPG

Not the poison.

blueballs
09-17-2006, 01:56 PM
it is just your wife ****ing with you
spitting inyour eggs just doesn't
do it for her any more

CoMoChief
09-17-2006, 01:58 PM
This is the only time I'd get a cat.