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Postby Leber » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:01 pm

Last night my roommate and I discovered that there is mice in our dorm room. We heard other people on the floor say they had mice in their room but we didn't think they were in ours also. So last night we made a trap(which we found from the internet) that looked like this:

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and it didn't work. The mice just ate some of the bait from the trail we left out for them to follow. So I figured I'd ask the cafe if they know any way we can catch these mice alive? ( We know for sure that there is at least 2 of them because we saw them yesterday).
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P.S: They got into my Milano cookies so this is of utmost importance to get revenge :-D
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:07 pm

They seem to like the milanos...use one as a trap
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Postby chargersfan36 » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:21 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:They seem to like the milanos...use one as a trap


You crazy?! Why would you waste a Milano on some fricken mice! :-D
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Postby SeaWolf » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:34 pm

Peanut butter on a mouse trap. Worked for me.
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Postby onnestabe » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:36 pm

SeaWolf wrote:Peanut butter on a mouse trap. Worked for me.


He said he wants them alive....

I'm pretty sure you can buy humane traps at most any hardware store.
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Postby SeaWolf » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:41 pm

onnestabe wrote:
SeaWolf wrote:Peanut butter on a mouse trap. Worked for me.


He said he wants them alive....

I'm pretty sure you can buy humane traps at most any hardware store.


I missed that one word. :-/

They like peanut butter, if you can get a humane trap.
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Postby mrblitz » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:42 pm

They sell glue traps. They get stuck to it, after that , how you dispose of a live mouse stuck to a trap is up to you.
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Postby The_Captain » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:49 pm

I think you should chase them around your dorm with a large butcher knife......or maybe get a cat?
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Postby beanoX3 » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:51 pm

You've got to place traps in areas where the mice would be comfortable moving around. That trap you built likely wouldn't work if you put it in the middle of the room for example.

I had a mouse loose in my house once. It somehow got through dryer vent in the basement, where I caught it by cornering it with some boxes. But my little brother wanted to keep it and stuck one of those hamster water bottles in the plastic container I put it in. Smart little thing used that to climb out and managed to roam around the kitchen before I finally got sick of trying to catch him again (he was free for a week, mouse crap all over the place, ugh) and put out one of them classic mousetraps that snapped his back. Used peanut butter.

Best place to put the trap is against the wall where you think it travels around often. I've tried a couple of those homemade ones that I found on the internet (tilting bottle and bucket trap), but they didn't work.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:01 pm

beanoX3 wrote:Best place to put the trap is against the wall where you think it travels around often.


Along a wall is best. ;-D

I'm curious...why keep these mice alive? They're much easier to dispose of dead.

When I was a kid we had mice in a barn that would get trapped in a bucket of feed. We'd fill a separate bucket with a couple inches of water (just enough so they couldn't reach bottom) and toss them in. They'd swim around for while and finally stop. It was a pretty sick and cruel thing to do, but we rid the barn of the mice. O:-)
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