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david_wv

08:02AM | 01/19/05
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
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I saw a mouse in the house the other day. I've set traps with peanut butter and with cheese. Still haven't caught the mouse. I don't want to use poison since I don't want a dead mouse rotting somewhere unknown in the house and the son's hamster escapes occasionally.

Despite co-workers' enthusiastic suggestions, I'm not getting a snake. From there it became a rat to catch the mouse, a snake to catch the rat, a mongoose to catch the snake......

Any (reasonable) suggestions?

k smith

08:36AM | 01/19/05
Member Since: 07/09/03
71 lifetime posts
use a piece of bacon on the trap. works every time i do it.

tomz71ss

02:37PM | 01/19/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
set the trap where you find the mouse poop, cause then you know the mouse frequents that area, then the peanut butter will probably work on the trap. this works for me, and where there is one mouse, there are a few, so expect to land a few as time goes by.

tinselizzi

12:40PM | 02/20/05
Member Since: 02/19/05
8 lifetime posts
Despite what people say, I have yet to catch a mouse with cheese (I too own a hampster and she won't touch the stuff), but Peanut butter should work. Of not, the next best thing is a sugar cube. Cats are the best, but they tend to leave mutilated mouse lying around. :o} Hope you catch the Mouse soon!

david_wv

02:32PM | 02/22/05
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
My wife suggested we use sunflower seeds since we found the shells after the mouse got into the hamster food.

Worked.


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