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Anyone had this problem before? IT'S FREAKING ME OUT. Why are little rodents so scary?
Also worked in my office soon as people stopped leaving food in the kitchen he disappeared.
just let him get on with things. he was a good kid. not sure why anyone would want to kill a mouse. they're just tiny, harmless little things.
hang on, i mean smoke, like smoked haddock. and the smoke gets in it and you can taste it. the exact same thing happens with an oven full of mouse poop smoking into your keivs
sad? get a cat. got a mouse? get a cat. car's been nicked? get a cat
Instead of running all over the place and scaring the shit out of you.
But yeah, get or borrow a cat.
God damn animals.
and I will never be your friend.
or everyone will want one.
we had a mouse in our flat once. I used to leave cheese for it each night.
If they moved slowly people would be a lot more forgiving
If you gave a hedgehog speed, people would be taking pops at them with shotguns instead of putting out some milky bread in a saucer
it makes them puke.
They lied to us again.
I bought a bunch of traps from Poundland, baited them with peanut butter and left them down the sides of the kitchen cupboards and behind the fridge and the like. One week later, four dead mice and problem solved. They really go for peanut butter apparently...
aboot this hoose
and launched a mouse at my own face. I was ready for bed so was running around the flat with a big plastic bowl trying to catch it without any clothes on.
It then spent the next 2 months or so running around the kitchen shitting everywhere. Once I saw it actually climbing the wall. Like, a vertical surface. That was the line. I bought some humane mousetraps, the kind that have a lid that shuts when it goes inside. One night I thought I'd caught it, but it was really late at night and I didn't want to have to deal with it so I left it until morning. Then I saw that the mouse had tripped the trap but from the outside, and there was a cluster of loads of shit around the trap where it had for some reason just hung out all night. That was when me resolve broke and I called my mum to send me the proper murder traps she'd been offering me because she lives on a farm and has loads of mice and therefore doesn't have the luxury of being nice to them. Luckily it seemed to fuck off of its own accord before I had to deal with that moral quandary. Then I moved house. Not because of the mouse though.
Conclusion: I agree with the message upthread that you just have to make sure there's no food or crumbs at all. Then, don't buy the cheap humane traps, spend a bit more and get one of the metal ones that actually work. A friend said this worked for him:
As though it came from the mouse version of the Saw films...
It is mostly shit. Catches the stupid baby ones, which is fine, but not the grown up mices which do all the damage.
i couldn't sleeo when I could hear him but I loved his little face. I couldn;t work out why I was so scared.
Anyway, no manner of trap was getting him out then one day he battled it out with me over a piece of bagel hrough the skirting boards, me holding one side and him with his tiny mouse hands through the gap holding the other. I decided wrestling with him was enough. One night I left my rats just chilling in my bedroom and he came in and they had a fight, he ran away crying :( But it didn't drive him out, then they were scared all the time too.
I have no advice. eventually he moved out (or died) but don't get sticky traps please. They're really awful.
When I hear it scurrying around whilst I'm trying to sleep, petrifies me. I should probably man up.
We hoovered their corpses up with a Henry Hoover nozzle :(
We had a mouse, we just let him be.
saw one this year but blocked the hole it came out of, hasnt been seen since. i dont mind them, if it shits/pisses easy enough to clean up. the only thing i dont like is the idea of them in your bed with you. if i knew it would never get on my bed id be alright
Coming home to find tiny mouse shits all over my fucking pillow.
the 'humane' trap i had caught fuck all for six months and then entrapped six baby mice, which were liberated in a field but only cos i felt bad twice cos they were very tiny.
glue mouse traps are the way forward, i don't care the bad reviews some people have given them and these stories about mice chewing their legs off (hasn't happened). nice piece of glue on cardboard and a wooden plank. i've battered five beasts on the head now and put them in the bin.
I also found that they loathe the smell of Mr Muscle so spray that in any areas they're likely to spring from.
Adie - I did once see a mouse chewing its legs off on one of those, pretty much traumatised me! Used those in my old flat until I realised the power of Mr Muscle.
Only other thing you can do is find the holes they spring from and put the pest control foam in (messy stuff) or tape them up with electrical tape. Mice can get through really small holes though (oo er).
Which sounds like shite to me. Shirley they'd just flop back onto the glue and would now be without a leg. Anyway I wouldn't watch one do that like a MONSTER. I would murder it before it did.
I found its entrance and sealed it up with gaffer tape. My girlfriend laughed at me for thinking that would work, but the bugger never showed his face again.
they'll get bored of trying to chew it and fuck off. until they chomp out a new hole somewhere else.
took me ages to work out the weird scrabbling sounds coming from around the house were
The cat gets most of them. We had spring traps in some cupboards for a while last winter when lots moved in. They work a treat. They're better than having to dispose of half-dead mice the cat has been at.
I used to have mice as pets - they're lovely when you know they're cleanish.
Pretty much gutted the whole flat out, it needed a good clean anyway. Got some of that crazy tape shizzle that mice can't naw through and taped up any holes. Also got some moth balls and sprayed peppermint stuff all over the place and set a few traps. Judging by what we found when cleaning it out (hardly anything) we only have one which is sort of a relief, and had no bother last night. Fingers crossed it was out when we taped up the holes etc and now it can't get back in.
tape wont hold them really, they eat through anything. not wire wool