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Old 09-20-2014, 05:16 AM
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I have several outbuildings (garage, pool shed) that are inhabited by mice. I use mouse traps, D-Con and even the sonic transmitters to keep them away. It's a never ending battle that I seem to lose. Is there anything more effective other than a cat to kill these bastards?
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:19 AM
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Is there anything more effective other than a cat to kill these bastards?
Two cats.
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:34 AM
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search you tube for redneck mouse trap worked for me
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Many of the best traps actually revolve around a 5 gal. bucket and outbuildings are great for bucket traps.


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Yup. I have had a dachshund for 9 years now. If there is a mouse, she sets up at it's hole and won't leave until it eventually has to come out and right into her mouth. Haven't had mice issues in multiple houses since. I have also loaned her to friends for a couple days to eradicate their problems.
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Haven't seen any small rodent in the 6 years I've had my JRT.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:29 AM
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Elimination of habitat and rodent proofing are the long term solution. Close up any hole larger then 1/4 inch. Copper wool works great as it won't rust like steel wool. Door sweeps installed etc. Expanding foam will work but will break down with time and they can chew thru it unlike brass wool. The product we use is called stuff-it. It comes on a roll like toilet paper and you cut off what you need and stuff up holes. Use traps and glue boards for what is still inside. Good luck
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Green extruded mouse bait. Drives them outside in seek of water before they die. Ive had very good success with it.
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I find leaving poison outside or around buildings works best.
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Buenchkin has a number of kills to her credit.


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Green extruded mouse bait. Drives them outside in seek of water before they die. Ive had very good success with it.
A common misconception. Absolutely false. Anticoagulant rodenticides need to be in tamper proof stations. We don't want to poison any domestic animals
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Snooker View Post
A common misconception. Absolutely false. Anticoagulant rodenticides need to be in tamper proof stations. We don't want to poison any domestic animals
except cats

get a black snake -one about 6 ft long --keeps thieves away also
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Originally Posted by Dead Horse View Post
except cats

get a black snake -one about 6 ft long --keeps thieves away also
LOL,,,snakes are the best mousers
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Buenchkin has a number of kills to her credit.




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Actually the snake idea sounds very viable. No poisons, no dead rodent carcasses, no chance of hurting other animals with the poison, and really cool to watch them eat. Plus, when the food source is gone, so will the snakes. I suggest "garden snakes"
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A stray cat or 2 will do just fine.
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Had a Brittany Spaniel. Slim was a great mouser. Catch and drop them in the toilet.
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My yorkie-poo tears there little asses up. He kills them anytime we get them. His latest was a momma and 5 inch long babies.
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My yorkie-poo tears there little asses up. He kills them anytime we get them. His latest was a momma and 5 inch long babies.
Good dog
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