(Closed) Eeeek! A mouse!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: What's your mouse disposal method of choice?
    A standard trap : (8 votes)
    42 %
    A glue trap : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Some other fancy schmancy option : (9 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    @jo.lee:  Ahh, I hate mice too!  Could you get a live mouse trap?  Basically it lures the mouse into the box of a trap, then closes the door.  Then you can take the trap outside and let the little guy out.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    A lot of places will sell “humane” mouse traps where you can catch the mouse in the trap and then release them outside.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Honestly, the snap mouse traps are humane.  If used properly, they kill the mouse instantly.  That being said, mice are smarter than most people think and will often get the food off the trap without engaging it.  🙂

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee

    This is one you can buy at the Home Depot for about $17.

    Post # 7
    Bee
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    I work in medical research and the mouse humane way we kill mice is by cervical dislocation. It is quick and painless.  

    The snap traps are humane – I’ve heard stories of people using “no kill” traps, and go outside to release the mouse, only to have the mouse BEAT them back to thei house by scurriying under it.  

    It may still be in the bathroom, it may not.  Could be a small hole in the floorboard or something.  Mice can fit thru a hole the size of the pencil. 

     

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would call a professional immediately…wild mice/rats/whatever carry lots of diseases and can make you quite sick….

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Please don’t do a glue trap.  It’s a slow death in which the mouse dehydrates, expells his bowels everywhere out of fear, and rips a lot of his own fur/skin off trying to escape. 

    I had a mouse last year and the landlord put down glue-traps when I was at work, even though I specifically requested he use snap-traps. I ended up having to use vegetable oil and a paintbrush to get the mouse off the trap and release him across the road. 

    Snap-traps are the easiest and are humane.  I tried every single fancy, live-trap I could find but our mice wouldn’t use them.  Sadly, one of my roommates just put out some poison and guess who found a dying, frigthened mouse in her room the next morning (who again, pooped all over my floor in fear). 

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Also, if you’d like to keep him out of other rooms, put some steel wool under the door. (You’ll have to plug the whole thing.  I covered most of the crack under my door with a shelf, then plugged the corners with steel wool.) They hate the feeling on their whiskers so won’t try to squeeze around it.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Double. Sorry!

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee

    @bookworm88: You are a really good person to set the mouse free with so much effort.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I use a humane live trap and set them free somewhere.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @SoupyCat: I felt bad because I think it may have been more humane to break his neck or drown him, but it was 2am and I didn’t have the heart to do it.  I don’t think I could have done it by myself, but I called a neighbor because I knew he loved animals, too, so we painted the mouse together! (Talk about neighborhood bonding!)

    I worked at an animal shelter and a vet’s office through college so it definitely wasn’t the worst thing I’ve had to do!

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee

    @bookworm88: That is quite a picture! You and your neighbor haunched over painting vegetable oil on a mouse at 2am!

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I get the kind where the mouse goes inside and gets trapped.  I don’t want to look at the remains.

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