Duckie has a problem and "I'M ABOUT TO QUACK UP!"

  1. Duckie is about to go nuts and I just cannot take it anymore!!!!! NO LAUGHING PLEASE! With the mild Winter we had last year, the problem started then because it didn't follow natures plan and kill off all the little pests that we usually have to deal with. Keep in mind, we live in farm country and when they start plowing the fields, all the litttle mice start running for cover and all along our street we have mice that seem to think our soul purpose in life is to be their hotel chain for the Winter. Since it wasn't as cold last year, that left more to breed, hence more to be a P.I.M.A......get the point. Any who.....We have caught several mice through the summer but right now I seem to have professor mice cause no matter what I do, they out smart me. I put down glue traps( won't use poison cause I'm afraid it would somehow end up hurting my dogs) everywhere, including the window ledges. NOW GET THIS....I put peanut butter in the center of one of the traps and the little varmit pooped in the middle of the peanut butter but didn't get stuck......I think that little brat is laughing at me!!!!!!!!! I find little turds(can I say that word on here?) all around it but NO MOUSE! Got any ideas???? I know it's about to get much worse cause they're getting ready to do plowing which means even more varmits......please help Duckie??????
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Brownms46
    Add glue to the trap...as some of them lose their stickyness if kept in storage too long. Put out one such trap in the place you have seen the "turds" the most. Somewhere of course where your dogs can't get at it! Also lay down sugar around it...so to attract the mouse even more. Happy Hunting..
  4. by   researchrabbit
    Wanna borrow my cat?
  5. by   duckie
    Originally posted by researchrabbit
    Wanna borrow my cat?

    Thanks for the offer but I sorta have that taken care of too. There were two very skinny and obviously not used to humans, cats hanging around our place. So, we started feeding them and now they stay pretty close to our house. I don't know if they're doing anything to help our mouse problem but if not, at least I know two of God's critters aren't going hungry.
  6. by   MollyMo
    I couldn't have a cat 'cause I'm allergic. Glue traps work very well. They don't hurt them. The ones I used are baited with seeds. I was catching 2 and 3 at a time.
  7. by   JonRN
    Get two blocks of wood about 4 inches long. Label them "A" and "B". Put the mouse on block "A" and smash him with block"B". Guaranteed to rid your home of mice.

    Pappy
  8. by   deespoohbear
    Duckie,

    I think your mouse has moved to my house. We have been in the process of adding a garage and new porch to our old farmhouse. Plus, we live in the middle of corn and bean fields. The mice have been pretty rampant around here the past few weeks. My husband manage to catch quite a few, but now they are outsmarting him. He uses peanut butter in an old standard trap and the little stinkers eat the peanut butter without getting trapped. My sons think it is funny when that happens. My husband thinks it is frustrating. I just want the rotten things gone out of my house!!
  9. by   LPN & EMT-CT
    You know a snake near-by is always nice to have, not venoumous or anything, like a black snake :roll :chuckle

    Just kidding, if you don't like snakes, a outside cat is always nice to have for those pesty varmats.
  10. by   aimeee
    Cats are not always the solution either. I had one that actually brought a mouse INTO the house so she could play with it where it was warm and comfy. Once inside she lost interest and we had to get out the mouse traps. Another time I opened up the dog food and one popped out of the bag...the mouse ran right past the cat, who just watched it with mild interest...mouse then ran into the living room and the dog went beserk chasing it all over and wreaking havoc in its path.
  11. by   JonRN
    A good rat terrier is much better than a cat at catching mice. If one gets in our house Petey goes crazy until he catches him and disposes of him. He even hates to see mice and rats on TV, when we watch the animal planet he goes nuts and looks behind the TV and everywhere, growling and barking all the time. An anteater really sent him over the edge one time. It was the funniest thing we ever saw.

    Pappy
  12. by   bagladyrn
    I hate the glue traps - when they work, you end up with a live mouse stuck to the paper, squeaking his little head off - now what to do with him? Snap traps and a good cat have always worked best for me, though my cat started bringing home bats - apparently the flying mice were a greater challenge to the mighty hunter!
  13. by   duckie
    Originally posted by JonRN
    Get two blocks of wood about 4 inches long. Label them "A" and "B". Put the mouse on block "A" and smash him with block"B". Guaranteed to rid your home of mice.

    Pappy

    The first time I read this I nearly fell off my chair, you're very funny and if you've been reading any of my posts you know I'd be more likely to invite them in for tea and cookies than do this.....so IF you can do it, you're hired!!!! I don't want to hurt them, I just want them out of my house. I even had a talk with God and told him as soft hearted as I am, this was a real dirty trick and couldn't he just tell em' to go elsewhere....so far this hasn't worked. But Pappy, you're still cool by me!
  14. by   duckie
    Originally posted by JonRN
    A good rat terrier is much better than a cat at catching mice. If one gets in our house Petey goes crazy until he catches him and disposes of him. He even hates to see mice and rats on TV, when we watch the animal planet he goes nuts and looks behind the TV and everywhere, growling and barking all the time. An anteater really sent him over the edge one time. It was the funniest thing we ever saw.

    Pappy

    I don't have a rat terrier but I do have a Jack a$$ Terrier and she is as much help as feathers in a windstorm. A couple pf years ago, I got a picture of a mouse sneaking out from under my sink, going to their food bowl, stuffing it's mouth and then going back under the sink. Where was our mightly warrior....sitting at my feet quivering like a leaf. I did have a rat terrior but she passed on last year but was never a good mouser cause she was prissy like her mommy....me! Oh Pappy, what's a city girl to do? Do they exterminate for mice?????

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