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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2008, 07:45:49 AM »

I had the same problem about this time last year.  Check out Dallas' solution ---brilliant!!

"It's kind of mean and probably not politically correct at all, but my dad taught me how to get rid of mice.

fill a bowl with 1/2 cup of corn meal and 1/2 cup of plaster of paris and a teaspoon of salt.
Mix Well.
Place in corner away from lights and noise. (Mouses like peace and quiet to eat).
Next:
Fill another bowl with water.
Place bowl about 3-4 feet from bowl of cornmeal mix.

Return everyday and pick up dead mice.

The mice eat the cornmeal, salt and plaster of paris and get a huge thirst.
They see the water a little way away and go to drink. The distance gives the mix a chance to work a little.
When they drink, the mix heats up and hardens. Mouse dies from severe constipation.

It use to work in our chicken houses and sheds all the time.

YMMV
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2008, 07:59:58 AM »

I had the same problem about this time last year.  Check out Dallas' solution ---brilliant!!

"It's kind of mean and probably not politically correct at all, but my dad taught me how to get rid of mice.

fill a bowl with 1/2 cup of corn meal and 1/2 cup of plaster of paris and a teaspoon of salt.
Mix Well.
Place in corner away from lights and noise. (Mouses like peace and quiet to eat).
Next:
Fill another bowl with water.
Place bowl about 3-4 feet from bowl of cornmeal mix.

Return everyday and pick up dead mice.

The mice eat the cornmeal, salt and plaster of paris and get a huge thirst.
They see the water a little way away and go to drink. The distance gives the mix a chance to work a little.
When they drink, the mix heats up and hardens. Mouse dies from severe constipation.

It use to work in our chicken houses and sheds all the time.

YMMV
IHTH

Dallas"


Yup, It does work, even though I've been told repeatedly that it doesn't. I quit posting this solution because I've gotten a lot of flack over it from both bunny huggers and pest control people.
My listed cause of death may have been mistaken though.. I did some googling and found the rodents die from a massive dose of calcium, causing heart failure.
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2008, 08:30:05 AM »

Talk about gall stones! Grin

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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2008, 04:05:44 PM »

We have surplus margarine tubs with mouse bait in them scattered through all the bays.  Each tub has a small hole cut in it so the mice can get in.  In the past we have used the mothball trick when the RV is in storage.  We also carry a variety of mousetraps.  The worst mouse episode we ever had was one that got into the gas furnace in a 5th wheel.  Then he must have died in there cuz we could smell him forever afterwards and every time the heat came on it would spit mouse turds out the registers.  The most entertaining mouse episode we ever had was when one leaped out of an overhead cupboard when Marilyn opened the door.  It ran down her arm and under the couch.  The kids and I pulled the couch out and discovered it inside the couch.  It would race across inside the back from one side of the couch to the other but it was too quick for us to nail it and we didn't want to wreck the couch so we left it for the night with a baited trap beside the couch.  The next morning I checked the trap and it was sprung but there was no mouse.  Just as I was saying "damn, he got away" I noticed him lying dead about a foot away.  I still don't know how that happened. 

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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2008, 04:08:30 PM »

Maybe the trap "skeered" him so bad he had a heart attack?  Jack
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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2008, 05:00:13 PM »

thanks for all the infoe
i went into the bay today and sealed all the holes that were there.
now  i might put my old j 45 gibson guitar or the gibson mastertone
banjo in there for a new trial. since he liked the martin he may try
again.  thanks j.t.

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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2008, 05:24:20 PM »

 I never had mice before I started working on a new design for a grain dryer. (They dig the corn that was left around. )
  I had a five gallon bucket with a little corn in the bottom and it caught 3 of the little "darlings". (bastards actually!  Grin)  Totally by chance.
  So I got an idea that I want to try: take a five gallon bucket and a piece of pvc tubing that will span the top of the bucket. Notch it so it can stay there. Slide another piece of pvc that is about 5 inches long and just big enough in diameter to slide over the first piece.  Put a little peanut butter on the side of the second piece. It's my best guess that they will come out to get the peanut butter and spin into the bucket. And their buddy's should follow suit!!
  If you don't want them to live too long, put about 4" of water in there.
  I really do think it will work. I just need a little extra time to get a couple little pieces of pvc to make one. If somebody has the problem, and a little extra time, give it a try!

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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2008, 05:42:26 PM »

thanks chav
they seem to like peanut butter on an mouse trap also.
i set up at an horse and mule auction in a field and a
rat got onboard and stayed with us for several months.
the thing would get off of the bus when we were parked
and soon as the engine started he would get back on.
when i findly caught him , he was the best looking rat on
the place. no joke   jt.
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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2008, 07:10:44 PM »

Chaz, I use a metal rod with a plastic pill bottle in the center.  Tom Y
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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2008, 07:59:51 PM »

A simple trap is a bucket or any slick sided container tall enough. Put just enough water in the container so that a mouse or rat can't touch bottom or climb out.

The varmit will try to reach down or will slide down into the container to get a drink but can't get out.

I've caught many mice/rats accidentally this way, especially in dry weather.

If you don't remember to empty it it sure stinks though.
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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2008, 08:59:30 PM »

Just charge them for fuel! Wink
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« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2008, 10:15:31 AM »

hey everyone
thanks for your help, i will try some of the reciepts.jt.
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