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Old 05-14-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Nothing beats a black snake.
Sept a high desert bull snake. Seriously, a rose by any other name. My wife is from WV, black snakes are common there. having examined both aforementioned species ,up close, they are quite the same, except for coloring and are a thing of beauty to watch take a mouse, ZZZZIIIIP ,squish, chow....
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:00 PM
 
Location: St. Croix
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Sept a high desert bull snake. Seriously, a rose by any other name. My wife is from WV, black snakes are common there. having examined both aforementioned species ,up close, they are quite the same, except for coloring and are a thing of beauty to watch take a mouse, ZZZZIIIIP ,squish, chow....
Like I said, we don't have snakes on the island. So, not going to happen. I want to thank everyone that contributed so positively. I'm sorry I couldn't rep some of you as I have to "spread it around" but believe, I've got an arsenal that I didn't have before!
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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i just hope it works for you sunset, i liek mice...when they stay out of my house lol...

i LOVE rats, wild (and especially domesticated) but unless i brought you in for the purpose of being a pet, your not welcome itte rodents :P
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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Are you really sure you have a mouse (mice) problem? Maybe it was just one little mouse who got in by accident. You did say you saw 4 droppings and that really isn't much if you have something like a family of mice living in your home. If I were you I would just sanitize the whole kitchen and cook as usual without any concern until I am positive there are more.

If you haven't seen any or any other signs of mice other than that time you first found the droppings on the counter I'd say it got out or will die in hiding.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Go to WalMart and buy a bunch the mouse traps with the (yellow) plastic cheese bait tabs.
Put a touch of peanut butter on them and line them a
long the your walls, (mice only travel along the base of walls) in 2 weeks they'll be gone. That's how I did it.
I was very surprised how fast they were eliminated.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Are you really sure you have a mouse (mice) problem? Maybe it was just one little mouse who got in by accident. You did say you saw 4 droppings and that really isn't much if you have something like a family of mice living in your home. If I were you I would just sanitize the whole kitchen and cook as usual without any concern until I am positive there are more.

If you haven't seen any or any other signs of mice other than that time you first found the droppings on the counter I'd say it got out or will die in hiding.
If there's one there's more, or soon will be.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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When we bought our west Texas farm it had not been lived in for several years and was a rodent and rabbit smorgasbord for the local coyotes. I tried just about every kind of rodent trap from live traps (Sherman and Hav-a-Hart), Victor legholds for the cottontails, small spring snap traps for the mice and rats to rodent poison. The poison was discontinued when a skunk ate some and crawled under the bedroom floor to die. By far the best trap I found for mice and rats was the Victor Electronic trap. http://www.biconet.com/traps/GIFs/RatTrap.jpg. The one I initially purchased was supposed to be for mice but it "zapped" several rats who were so large their rear ends hung out of the traps when I found them.

I now have two barn Tom cats who keep things under control.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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I agree with the snakes comments. They are definitely good 'mousers'. Last year we imported 30 Black Mamba's from Mozambique and we haven't seen any mice since. Sure, you gotta watch your step around the house, but that's a small price to pay for getting rid of the droppings in our kitchen.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:32 AM
 
Location: St. Croix
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Mouse is DEAD!! The dogs finally did something for their keep (and I think they had fun doing it). Thanks to this forum for providing SO MUCH helpful information.I'm much more vigilant about getting the dog food bowls that are empty off of the floor, have become OCD about cleaning dishes right after a meal and cleaning counters. Yes, indeed, so rightly and so decidedly DEAD!
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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My dog is better at catching mice than any cat I've had. After eliminating
all the mice he went into a depression because it took all the fun away.
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