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#1 MFDAC ONLINE  

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Posted December 01, 2014 - 09:43 PM

I can't afford to feed mice dcon anymore, so my 8x8 shed where I keep my off-season GT is getting the old "redneck mouse trap". Been around a long time and hopefully affective! That shed seems to be the only place they are liking right now, so it's time to give them some peanut butter (then old anti-freeze!).

 

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Posted December 01, 2014 - 09:59 PM

I was just thinking about doing this in the shop. The mice dint really bother me except their nesting in my drawers.
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Posted December 01, 2014 - 10:00 PM

fresh step is the last step


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Posted December 01, 2014 - 10:40 PM

I was just thinking about doing this in the shop. The mice dint really bother me except their nesting in my drawers.

I have too much stuff that they destroy in that shed like relieving themselves,ripping up anything fabric and chewing on wiring so it is time to encourage them to leave--for good!

 

fresh step is the last step

Dang! You made me laugh over that! I never paid attention to the bucket besides I wanted a little shorter than a normal 5 gallon one!

 

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Posted December 01, 2014 - 11:14 PM

I was just thinking about doing this in the shop. The mice dint really bother me except their nesting in my drawers.


I would think that would make your pants fit funny. :)
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Posted December 02, 2014 - 12:02 AM

You guys on this site gave me a lot of laffs tonight! Good one Jack!

 

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Posted December 02, 2014 - 12:40 AM

The perfect mouse trap. I keep a pail with a little grain in the bottom in the alley of the chicken house--- little beggars are frozen solid in the morning. They can't take the cold worth a darn. -30 again tonight, and I'm looking forward to doing chores in the morning just to see what I've caught.
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Posted December 02, 2014 - 02:43 AM

I've got a couple of those traps going in Massey Hall. Last I looked, there was

9 in one, 7 in the other.

I put the ramp at 90 degrees to the bottle. They stretch out, and when their

cute little front feet touch the bottle, it spins and kerplunk they go.


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 05:31 AM

That is about the best mousetrap going!


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:43 AM

I have a small leak in the roof of my wood shop I can't find so keep a pail under the leak.  usually about 2" or so of water in it.  Pail is next to a stake of various used lumber.  I pulled a piece of 1 X 4 out to the edge of the pail and the little buggers go for a drink and never get out.  Anyone want some FREE mousers?  Guaranteed to eat plenty and only require water and a pile of saw dust, etc.  You pay the shipping.  Choice of color out of about a dozen.  First come first served.


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:56 AM

I have found that those little bait dishes are great for letting them carry it off somewhere else. I have been using bait "bars" (I think all the big names have them) and either screwing them down to a block of wood or setting something on one end to make them eat it there

I have no love for rats and mice.
Except Jerry, Jerry I like.
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Posted December 02, 2014 - 08:09 AM

I have mice issues in my barn, sucks grabbing a 50# sack of feed from the stack and it pours all over the floor :wallbanging:  :mad2:

 

I have used the yellow pack of poison from TSC, but they have seem to build up an immunity to it so I switched to the green pack. I haven't seen any mice around lately since switching. Plus I have stopped buying feed in mulitple bags, I buy enough to fit into feed bins, that has helped a lot too.

I know the squirrels like the yellow pack pellets I buy and it doesn't kill them, the would wipe out a bowl of that stuff quick.

I had a bucket like that to trap them, but I guess I had enough feed every where else, I only caught a couple.

 

If that 5' black snake in the barn would quit getting full on my eggs and eat the mice, I wouldn't have a problem in the warm months!


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 08:35 AM

Here is a couple. The peanut butter works.

 

http://www.doobybrai...ucket-mousetrap

 

http://fivegallonide...cket-mouse-trap


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 09:13 AM

I'm going to be that guy with this, but I do hate having the mice drown in antifreeze.  That's kind of...I don't know...inhumane...

 

I agree they are pests and can get out of handle very quickly....


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 09:35 AM

IMG_0912.JPG The final solution ! Haven't seen a mouse in year's what do they look like again ?

Edited by HANKG, December 02, 2014 - 09:39 AM.

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