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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/01 21:24:14 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: Bald Mac

I imagine that being in Texas, those are some pretty big rats. Put a helmet on them and send them to Austin.

Hey, Now... Don't be sending them MY way! [:'(] Well I could make some political comments here, but I'll back off and stay LG friendly! Still, don't need any more pests in Austin!


That was an obvious jab at DougSR for his Longhorns. Can you make a sports comment instead. Those are just as insulting[:D][:D]
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/01 22:12:13 (permalink)
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My then husband decided he had to kill the rat himself to put him out of his misery so took a rag wrapped the rat and sticky mat in it and proceeded to take it outside and bash it's little head in with a hammer !



I like it but I would have let it suffer a little longer.

Latest update, I removed the aluminum dryer vent and placed a double layer of wire mesh in between the wall and the vent. Next removed the old chewed up dryer duct (full of mouse droppings, ew) and replaced it with a new one which now contains a few posion mouse treats. Had to clean up the area where they were entering. Disgusting. Placed some mouse bait in the pantry where they use to feed and removed all dog food and bird seed. Placed a bunch of mouse baits in the attic and under a brick pile I have out back, where I can only imagine they live and are plotting their next move even as I type this. Also laid out sticky traps in secret locations which I dare not post on the internet...I'm sure they are reading this.

By the way, I spent several minutes reading this website for tips on busting their @$$.

http://www.tomcatbrand.com/tips/5-using-bait-and-bait-stations

I don't know why I found this statement very funny...neophobic?

"Do NOT place TOMCAT bait blocks or place pacs down rat burrows outdoors. Rats are neophobic (afraid or wary of new objects) and will kick foreign objects out. Loose pellets poured down a burrow are a better choice."

I'm unlike Obama. If I get these Bin Ladens I will definitely post their picture.
post edited by DougSR - 2011/06/01 22:16:53
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 05:08:00 (permalink)
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Just because they have to go doesn't mean you have to torture these poor creatures. Don't use the sticky traps..if you have a heart you will be horrified at what you have done when one of them turns up stuck to that thing...or worse yet, just a leg, (shudder). Go with quick snap and it's over..please.

Regular traps..quick and efficient. Don't set the trap parallel to the wall, set it with one end to the wall where the mouse is forced to run across it..Mice like to stick to the wall, they don't like to come out into wide open space of a big room. You can even reinforce this instinct by putting a book or two at the end of the trap that is on the wide open space end of the trap.

Peanut butter works great for me. When you live in the country, you are used to having a few visitors every now and then.

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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 06:06:38 (permalink)
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You guys didn't read my first post. I am a stone cold killer. Plus I don't want my dogs getting their noses snapped. The good news is removing the food source and using the wire mesh seems to have sent them elsewhere for now. No obvious signs of entry at this time.
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 06:22:55 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: DougSR

You guys didn't read my first post. I am a stone cold killer. Plus I don't want my dogs getting their noses snapped. The good news is removing the food source and using the wire mesh seems to have sent them elsewhere for now. No obvious signs of entry at this time.


Let's hope no dogs get into the poison or eat a mouse that has been poisoned.

And I also hope whoever invented sticky traps has a nice, peaceful end of life........NOT[:@]

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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 11:43:02 (permalink)
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.... The best way I found to get rid of them is cats!


What do the cats do?  Politely ask them to leave?  Killing is killing, no matter who/what the method is, and cats ENJOY torturing their prey before killing it!!!
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 12:03:48 (permalink)
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I'd try the catch-n-release traps (have worked here), but if you need to borrow the flamethrower, just let me know... !

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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 12:14:19 (permalink)
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All this doesnt make sense anyway. Doug is a ****cat when it comes to animals. Unless there is "another" Doug...the bad doug who comes out following holidays and long weekends. [;)][:D]

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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 12:31:04 (permalink)
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I like animals. I like being involved in which ones get invited into the house even more. [:D]

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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 12:31:56 (permalink)
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.... The best way I found to get rid of them is cats!


What do the cats do?  Politely ask them to leave?  Killing is killing, no matter who/what the method is, and cats ENJOY torturing their prey before killing it!!!



Beg to differ...at least with cats it is nature taking it's course (although I do intervene if I can save the mouse)And some of the replies here indicate that there is a fair number of humans that ENJOY torturing mice. Obviously there are mouse people and non-mouse people in the world[sm=yes.gif]

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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 12:38:50 (permalink)
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.... The best way I found to get rid of them is cats!


What do the cats do?  Politely ask them to leave?  Killing is killing, no matter who/what the method is, and cats ENJOY torturing their prey before killing it!!!



Beg to differ...at least with cats it is nature taking it's course (although I do intervene if I can save the mouse)And some of the replies here indicate that there is a fair number of humans that ENJOY torturing mice. Obviously there are mouse people and non-mouse people in the world[sm=yes.gif]


 
Exactly BB....
 
As the saying goes....Nature is red in tooth and claw.  It's called the food chain and humans just happen to be at the top. 
 
Cat's were given their stealthness and claws for a reason...rodent control!
 
Doug...here is my mouse thread.  Victor traps are quick and work everytime!.
 
http://forums.locogringo.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1288201&mpage=1&key=mouse%2Chouse&#1288254
 
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 12:42:59 (permalink)
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I guess i should apologize but I always thought mice and cockroaches were about the same. Both carry diseases. Both are pests although mice are more destructive. Granted, one is furry but neither should be in my house and I don't have sympathy for them.
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 12:54:11 (permalink)
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Granted, one is furry but neither should be in my house

LOL!
 
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 13:14:00 (permalink)
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Is that considered humane Curlz? You sure they wouldn't prefer lethal injection, hanging, or the my favorite, firing squad.
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 13:18:23 (permalink)
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I'm not sure we're in the business of being humane to insects; they're not furry, like mice.  We did try the firing squad once, but the plastering just slayed us. 
 
Plus... have you ever tried to buy a cigarette small enough for Musca domestica?

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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 13:20:19 (permalink)
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Can we please get back to snkaes and how the only good one is a dead one?  Sorry BB![:D]
 
Seriously, I would prefer not to harm any creature, but like Doug there are certain creatures that if they invade my home it is all out war. 
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 13:21:19 (permalink)
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Crunch, you have a thing against skanks?

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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 13:52:04 (permalink)
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Can we please get back to snkaes and how the only good one is a dead one?  Sorry BB![:D]

Seriously, I would prefer not to harm any creature, but like Doug there are certain creatures that if they invade my home it is all out war. 


Snakes are definitely not welcome inside. However, we did have that one bull snake at our test facility that kept the rattlesnakes away by eating their food source...mice. I tolerated him. Last I heard, he got ominously large and was escorted to snake retirement home in the desert.
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 14:26:08 (permalink)
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Wait a dang minute. Cats are about as "natural in the food chain" as a lionfish in Akumal. [8|][;)][:D]

Looking forward to more on the rodent situation....not pictures. Just details. Like how when you looked into his eyes as he struggled there on the sticky trap how he looked just like a miniature Lab. Gray lab..very rare breed. [;)][:D]



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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 14:30:12 (permalink)
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Doug, I recommend this brand of trap. I've had mice steal the bait out of Victor traps, but this Ortho thing with those teeth is lethal.
(Edit- plus it's easier to set and easier to release their dead little mousey carcass.)
post edited by minnjim - 2011/06/02 14:31:12
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 14:35:32 (permalink)
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Up here when it starts to get cold in Oct all the mice outside want to come inside.  I used this:


While you can't see it from the pic it has a fin that scoops them into a trap compartment. Removed 10 in 2 weeks and no more cat's staring at the cupboards.


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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 15:10:09 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: minnjim

Doug, I recommend this brand of trap. I've had mice steal the bait out of Victor traps, but this Ortho thing with those teeth is lethal.
(Edit- plus it's easier to set and easier to release their dead little mousey carcass.)


Saw this one at home depot. Reminds me of a mini-bear trap. In fact, mice remind me of mini-bears. [:D]
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 16:15:48 (permalink)
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Mouse control 101:

Locate their little hole.[8|]

Take steel wool and insert into hole completely filling.[:-]

The only tough part is holding their legs apart as you stuff in the steel wool.[:@]
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/02 17:57:11 (permalink)
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Doug..I agree with you that they are filthy pests and need to go...I just don't like to think of any living creature suffering. Quick and as painless as possible. I just saw another snake in my yard..I could go out there with the hoe and chop it in half..but I much prefer to just let it eat the bugs that might get in my house..lol.

When it comes to mice, I can't use the catch/release traps..I give them 12 hours and they are right back inside..no...they have to be dealt with..just don't torture them if you can keep from it...so y'all keep this in mind..if ya gotta kill me..do it fast..rather than pulling off my leg and letting me lay there in agony. [;)]
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RE: Unwanted house guests will DIE! 2011/06/03 07:25:46 (permalink)
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so y'all keep this in mind..if ya gotta kill me..do it fast..rather than pulling off my leg and letting me lay there in agony.

 
Me too![:D]
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