As autumn sets in, be nice to mice

  • Article by: Michelle Kretzer , MCT
  • Updated: November 6, 2012 - 6:21 PM

Many rodent traps are not only ineffective but also cruel.

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cabramsNov. 7, 12 8:22 AM

You've got to be kidding me, right? So you want me to usher the disease-carrying rodents to a field? C'mon. I tried that for a while with chipmunks only to find they will come back. That ended that. Mice will chew their way in to a home regardless of keeping your food locked up. They are looking for a nice dry place to have their babies and escape from predators. Yes, you can mouse proof your home best you can, but have traps on hand if you see signs of rodent activity. And yes, make them good traps not cheap ones. Unless you want to deal with mice in a trap that are not dead.

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mxtroyNov. 7, 12 9:42 AM

It was bad news that the gentleman caught 9 snakes? We've heard the term "tree huggers" but this author is off the charts for worrying about mice and gross snakes. Most children will smile at a dog, but scream at the sign of a snake or mouse. For whatever reason it's the natural thing to do. I'm a humane person, I do not hunt and I love animals. But get real, we are talking about pesky rodents, and I intend to kill the ones I find.

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taftjNov. 7, 1210:24 AM

Mxtroy, I was thinking the same thing…if I put a glue trap down and a number of snakes were caught in it, I’d line my cabinets with glue traps until the snakes were gone. Snakes are the reason why God invented the shotgun.

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FrankLNov. 7, 1210:54 AM

Gee, must have been a mild winter because it is April Fools already? In all seriousness, good luck sealing up enough to keep a mouse out, I am still trying to figure out how they got into my electrical panel, at least there wasn't much left to clean out.

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remoguyNov. 7, 1212:12 PM

Had a mouse problem. Covered all the gaps at the foundation with 1/4" hardware cloth, caulked all the holes I could find, covered openings for pipes, vents, etc. with hardware cloth. No mice for about a month til they chewed through the caulking. Poison blocks from Fleet Farm inside plastic bottles placed judiciously outside have finally done the trick.

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patasticNov. 7, 12 2:12 PM

Two boxes of D-con gone in two weeks at the cabin in two weeks...

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BlueCrew21Nov. 7, 12 4:23 PM

5 D-con bait stations, two weeks of musty death stench seemed to take care of my cuddly rodent issue. Currently spray foaming and steel woolling the foundation blocks and other possible entrance points.

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