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We've got mice. How expensive are they?
About £30 for the cage and wheel and some hiding places. Couple of quid every month for bedding material. Maybe £5 a month on food. The occasional toy as well I guess. They'll be dead within 2 years though :(
how bad is the infestation? We had quite a few at uni but i managed to take care of them with a few traps. Just use peanut butter for bait, they go apeshit for peanut butter
I guess going straight to the top is a bit excessive, should try a few traps first
I used these ones http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-2-x-REUSEABLE-HUMANE-LIVE-MOUSE-MICE-TRAP-TRAPS-CATCHER-AUTO-CATCH-/370613992303?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Garden_Plants_Weed_Pest_Control_CV&hash=item564a50bb6f
They worked really well, caught 3 or 4 of them with them. The last couple didn't fall for it though so had to use the traditional tom and jerry style
As much as I don't want to kill the little guys I feel like if I don't they're just gonna take the piss and keep coming back?
so I'd be surprised if it was the same ones coming back. But yeah they were really effective, pretty much every time I set it up I found a mouse in it the next day
Apparently they love sweet things. They don't give a stuff about cheese.
They could at least behave like their cartoon equivalents
Make sure it's a mouser: you want one with big paws.
Or train your dog to catch mice. These are both long term solutions.
Ah, unfortunately the punishment for this is... a RAIN OF MICE.
I'm sure there are great cats out there I just haven't encountered any yet.
This is why cats treat you in kind. ;-)
Traps are more satisfying because you get a confirmed kill (or capture if you use the wussy types).
the little fuckers breed fast and very regularly. if you live in a city, it won't be your house that has an infestation, it will be your neighbourhood. they don't care much for human property boundaries. As such, you can kill as many as you like, but they'll keep coming.
poison is the only answer - they'll eat the poison, then go home and die. their friends will get the message.
It's not gonna be just us with them is it.
Time to get ruthless.
that is the best way, mine's second.
just show them this thread
And they become resistant to it. Our mice used to eat through three tubs of poison every night.
surely they die the first time??? unless they deliberately eat tiny bits and work up?
or bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, I guess: one of the mice has a mutation that means that they don't die from the poison. This mouse survives to breed and pass on the trait. Within a few generations, all surviving mice are resistant.
I can only say that I've lived in three houses with mice, and poison has worked, pretty quickly, and in the only case where I lived there for a long period of time (2-3 years) sustainably, in all three cases.
But then if you want to get rid of the cat you have to get something bigger than cat.
Must've murdered about 15 of the fuckers. Got bored of breaking household items in the end and just got some traps, but the highlights were stopping one dead with a perfectly aimed throw of the Sky remote, and dropping the fridge on another.
BOLT CUTTERS DIDN'T WORK YOU TOTAL BUNCH OF SUPERIOR PRICKS