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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 06, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Besides getting ideas from old Tom and Jerry cartoons, I was wondering if anyone has some ideas on how to get rid of this pesky rodent that keeps getting underneath the hood of my car. I've set traps baited with peanut butter and so far the mouse has tripped a few of them without getting caught. It's been a week now with no luck. Any suggestions on what to do???

He's one smart mouse or just lucky!!!

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 06, 11:15 AM
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If he's that tricky, use a glue trap. That will get him for sure.

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Have same problem with tree rats (squirels). Can not fathom what is so tasty about silicone wire, but they eat my plug wires all the time.
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I know this is right for everyone, but my yard abuts a cornfield, here in Iindiana.
3 cats, and a ****zu, and no mice (living) anywhere in my house, or garage, i get a nice present on my doorstep almost daily

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 06, 12:44 PM
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We breed endangered NZ native parrots...So we have quite a bit of experiance in this problem.
mice/rats are always a potentual problem, espec in march as autumn arrives with lower temps. (NZ)
We use cages for most of the yr and also pioson blocks in autumn/winter. These we screw to large blocks of wood. Simply replace as the disappear...If they are not screwed down the rodents will take back to their nest and store. You end up with the rodents dead and all your blocks somewhere where they are useless.

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Thanks guys, I think I will try the glue traps since you can put them in a tight space rather than the spring traps. I am trying to be careful not to put the traps where it might do some damage to the wiring of the car, when they get triggered. I see alot of activity on my intake manifold around the fuel injectors, so there are wires, hoses, etc. If the traps don't work, I'll try to borrow my neighbors cats Tom and Felix. They are two tough cats and make an excellent tag team

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 06, 02:36 PM
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The mice are probably getting under your garage door. Set the traps by the inside side of the garage doors with peanut butter and some bird seed.
They like you engine because of the warmth and its off the floor.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 06, 03:20 PM
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Best bait we find is peanut butter (unsalted) and a little chocolate mix, and sun flower seed, rather than a bird seed mix.
Here are a couple links from our web site re rats/ mice control
http://www.kakariki.net/ftopict-237-mice.html
http://www.kakariki.net/ftopict-62-mice.html

Rat/mouse urine on a polished inlet manifold/tappet covers realy mess them up...It etches in in a manner that requires a little more than a superficial polish.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 06, 10:05 AM
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I've had good luck with Victor Quick Set mouse traps.


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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 06, 10:39 AM
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If you lived closer to Seattle, I'd lend you our cat Bert who would make short work of those rodents.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 06, 12:51 PM
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Something that I learned from the local schools. They set up sheets of a heavy duty fly paper around the bait,,, one step on it and they are stuck, more they wiggle and try to get out , more it sticks. You may come in one morning and find a crew of them stuck but still alive. Just take paper to trash ,,,no fuss no muss no mouse. Anything that hits the paper gets stuck. Kids have a blast watching this during class. Good way to keep class room quiet as they come in..

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5 gallon white pickle bucket with reeses peanut butter candy in the bottom, set it next to a cabinet or chair so they can crawl up to the top of the bucket and ploop they jump in for food and cant get back out, works in our deer camp just great

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I also use glue boards and put them along the walls.

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LMAO
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works in our deer camp just great
Now thats got me curious??
So u have a bad day in the feild? No nice eye steaks.
What happens to the mice? or is a good size rat better lol
Sry could resist...Kiwi humour m8

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