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Old 04-04-2018, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:09 AM
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Location: Wasilla, AK
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I just use glue traps. Very effective, easy to dispose of, and inexpensive.
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I like the blue pellets they eat and take back to the nest die. Yes, the body may decompose and smell behind a wall or basement, but it works and the smell goes away after a few days if it does die in the house.
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Old 04-05-2018, 06:49 AM
 
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I use the old school snap traps (Victor brand). Just keep in mind if the thing you are trying to trap is "too big" for it, they'll just walk off with the trap on them and probably die somewhere you can't reach them.
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Victor traps. Do not get off brands.

All the gimmicky traps work sporadically to not at all. Glue traps are horribly inhumane and sometimes they just chew off their leg(s) and hobble away.

I would never use poison for several reasons. Rotting corpses in your walls can causes diseases that can harm you. It stinks. It is gross. Your cat or your neighbors cat or a hawk or owl or whatever may eat the mouse and then die. Other animals may also eat the poison.

The walk the plant trap may work OK. We have used a similar homemade version that is free. It does catch mice. It does not catch them all, you still need snaptraps. Sometimes you find the mice still desperately swimming around in the bucket.
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:00 PM
 
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I get mice in my attic, and I got tires of having to climb up there to reset snap traps and clean out dead mice all the time, so I decided to try out the walk-the-plank trap, and the rolling log mouse trap both together.


Ended up being a split between the two traps in terms of mice I caught, but what I loved about them was that I set the trap up in the attic (one on each side) and just let it be and didn't have to go up every few days to check the traps. At the end of the fall, I just pulled the buckets down and threw the mouse water into some thick bushes at the rear of the property.


I plan on resetting them up this spring as mice emerge from hibernation.


While I still use snap traps here and there in tight spots, I've had good luck with those two particular style traps.


I bought the original one off ebay. There are a lot of knock-offs for both
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Wa...-/132242134672


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolling-log...gAAOSw3ZRY-fyY
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Glue traps are horribly inhumane and sometimes they just chew off their leg(s) and hobble away.

I would never use poison for several reasons. Your cat or your neighbors cat or a hawk or owl or whatever may eat the mouse and then die. Other animals may also eat the poison.

The walk the plant trap may work OK. We have used a similar homemade version that is free. It does catch mice. It does not catch them all, you still need snaptraps. Sometimes you find the mice still desperately swimming around in the bucket.
If I need to remove mice I happen to care about being humane. The animals I get here are all native species so I try to release them, not kill them. Would never use a glue trap; suffering is probably wretched. Used poison bait many years ago but after working at a local wildlife rehabilitator who had to handle non-target animals with secondary poisoning (its a nasty way to go) stopped that for good. A properly-adjusted and sized snap trap is at least quick and thorough. There are live-trap options from Havahart and Victor that are sensitive enough for tiny animals. I have several of the Havahart models and find they work quite well even for juvenile voles.

A couple of options:

Cube Mouse Traps | Humane Mouse Control

Extra Small 2-Door Live Mouse Trap | Havahart 1020

If I happen to catch multiples I'll dump them into a 5 gal bucket and release the group the next morning on the drive to wherever.

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Old 04-05-2018, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Washington State. Not Seattle.
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Victor traps. Do not get off brands.

All the gimmicky traps work sporadically to not at all. Glue traps are horribly inhumane and sometimes they just chew off their leg(s) and hobble away.

I would never use poison for several reasons. Rotting corpses in your walls can causes diseases that can harm you. It stinks. It is gross. Your cat or your neighbors cat or a hawk or owl or whatever may eat the mouse and then die. Other animals may also eat the poison.

The walk the plant trap may work OK. We have used a similar homemade version that is free. It does catch mice. It does not catch them all, you still need snaptraps. Sometimes you find the mice still desperately swimming around in the bucket.
Yes. I agree completely.

Mouse/rat poisons are probably the worst, as there is so much "collateral damage" with pets, wildlife, etc.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Tried the walk the plank traps, was difficult training the mice to walk up the plank, they kept slipping back down.
Victor snap traps with a dab of peanut butter added are very effective catching them mice.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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So you rate drowning as a humane death? So why don't we use that on capital crimes?
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