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Old 06-22-2019, 06:41 AM
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What is the best solution? I have not seen one but can hear them from below. The attic has spots that cant be accessed by a human. Should I put poison blocks up there or glue traps or both?

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Old 06-22-2019, 06:46 AM
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Glue traps/snap traps. Try to avoid poison if another creature could have access to the dead ones/ don't want to kill your dog/cat.

It is very satisfying to be in bed and hear the snap of a trap!
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Get 5 cats
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Even better get 10 cats
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What is the best solution? I have not seen one but can hear them from below. The attic has spots that cant be accessed by a human. Should I put poison blocks up there or glue traps or both?
Staple glue traps to the joist (prevents the big one from dragging them off to die in the walls)..….I like to "bait them" with a few pieces of dog food as it seems to work much better than counting on a "random" encounter from putting them where you think the "mouse trails" are.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:26 AM
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Years ago we had a squirrel in the attic. Wife had 5 cats. I just happened to open up the attic and let cats do a little exploring.

15 minutes later the cats were playing with a squirrel tail. Just sayin...
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No glue traps...horrible way to go
they have catch and release reusable ones....I'm a pussy...I know
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Whichever way you go, don't let the trapped animal mummify up there.
Check the status at least once a week and get that rotting mess out of your space.
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
No glue traps...horrible way to go
they have catch and release reusable ones....I'm a pussy...I know
That's what I linked above. Release them a bit away from the house and they didn't come back.
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What is the best solution? I have not seen one but can hear them from below. The attic has spots that cant be accessed by a human. Should I put poison blocks up there or glue traps or both?
you didnít hear mice in your attic and Iím sure you would never harm any living creature. Now delete your post and this thread then go in the garage and smash your iPhone and/or laptop before the police kick in your door. NOW GO DO IT NOW!!!!!!
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I would rather have a live animal rather than a dead one, no poison for me
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:48 AM
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mice do not make much noise running around in an attic, but big rats and squirrels do.
so do raccoons.
need to find out what you need to be trying to catch
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
mice do not make much noise running around in an attic, but big rats and squirrels do.
so do raccoons.
need to find out what you need to be trying to catch
Yeah glue traps really piss of the raccoons.

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Yeah glue traps really piss of the raccoons.
they may be pissed but they turn into great dancers
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Originally Posted by bugnut View Post

you didnít hear mice in your attic and Iím sure you would never harm any living creature. Now delete your post and this thread then go in the garage and smash your iPhone and/or laptop before the police kick in your door. NOW GO DO IT NOW!!!!!!
or Wildlife Resources.... or DNR.... or the Coast Guard... or a random THTer
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I just assumed I am hearing mice. Not sure how anything bigger can find its way in.
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Get some.22 rat shot climb up there and get to work! My grandpa used to send me up in the crawlspace of his aviary building with his old 9 shot.22 revolver loaded with Rat shot. Good times when your 12
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