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Just Saw a Real Mouse

Guys, at approx. 1 AM a mouse wondered into my bedroom near my computer desk. The (apparent) mouse had a lightly colored under-belly with dark brown fur elsewhere. My room was well lit, and the mouse was facing me as it entered my room. We made eye contact. I waved my arms. The mouse left.

Too tired to give pursuit. Recommended course of subsequent action?

Keep it in your pocket and train it to do tricks.

mice make great pets, I had one for several years.

sounds like hes not scared of people so yes, catch him feed him be his friend

Go by the hardware store, and pick up some of the glue traps. They are more humane than the spring loaded finger killers…

Listen for the squeaks…
Once the mouse is stuck, take it outside. Place a paper towel over the mouse. Hit it with a hammer. Try to hit the head to relieve its suffering as quickly as possible.

I 2nd the glue traps

Kill it immediately! And be persistent with the traps for a couple of weeks. If there is more than one they will definitely have hot rodent sex and leave mouse-jizz all over the place. You could be knee deep in them by Superbowl Sunday.

Leave it alone?

get a bucket, fill it with water. poke a hanger through the bucket and slide a pop can through like a shishkabob. Place a small wooden ramp up the side of the bucket so one end barely touches the can. Smear a bunch of peanut butter on the top of the can and sit and wait. You should have a little mousey swimming pool in a day or two…maybe less.

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Last apartment we had a mouse problem, if you see one, you have a whole extended family of them in the walls and shit.

I used glue traps, and they didn’t really work all that well. The mice kept outsmarting me, fucking little shits. I had to strategically place the traps around the apartment, and set them up in a way that they could’t avoid them. I don’t really like the glue traps though, because it looks quite painful for the mouse. I had caught one and he ripped all his fur off trying to get out. Poor thing was bleeding and it jsut looked really bad.

I laid down a bunch of bait blocks all around the apartment. Smear some PB on them, or some bacon grease. The mice just eat em up, and a couple of days later you should be seeing dead mice.

Then do a total GI on your apartment. move the furniture around and look for any holes that the mice might be coming through. You would be surprised at how tiny a hole a mouse can move through.

After a couple weeks the mouse problem seemed to go away. I eventually moved though, so I don’t know if the problem returned or not.

You could also get some real peppermint oil and coat your baseboards with it, or just get a cat.

Oh, and those electronic pest control machines don’t work. Don’t waste your money.

Get traps, those suckers multiply fast. If they get in the walls they will chew through electrical wiring and could cause a fire in your house. Plus they carry disease. And they leave mouse crap everywhere.

We had mice at one time, and found the cheap orange traps work wonders. The glue traps I did not like, the mouse squeaks like crazy when it get stuck and then you have to kill it. The traps just whack the little guy and bust his skull. Plus they cost about a dollar each. We found peanut butter or some chicken scraps to work really good in luring them to the trap.

Start feeding it.

Peanut butter, cheese, bread, apples, etc.

Get it nice and fat.

Then, using the method of your choice, but one that won’t destroy the mouses body – catch it.

Now, put some olive oil in a pan, and start sauteeing some onions and garlic…

Get a bagless vacuum full of dust.

[quote]duddy14 wrote:
Go by the hardware store, and pick up some of the glue traps. They are more humane than the spring loaded finger killers…

Listen for the squeaks…
Once the mouse is stuck, take it outside. Place a paper towel over the mouse. Hit it with a hammer. Try to hit the head to relieve its suffering as quickly as possible.[/quote]

How the fuck is smashing it with a hammer more humane than a spring loaded trap???

Lol… I’m way to much of a softy to smash a mouse with a hammer.

[quote]Magarhe wrote:
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SIMCL

(Sitting in my chair, laughing)

[quote]MaddyD wrote:
mice make great pets, I had one for several years.

sounds like hes not scared of people so yes, catch him feed him be his friend
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Rats are much better pets. They don’t pee everywhere, and freak people out even more!

This is not something I am encountering forthe first time - Americans seem to be so unfamilier with the concept of humane traps - i don’t know why. Here we have ONLY those kinds - they are cheap and just trap the mouse inside an enclosure. You can then leave it far away from your house. That’s what I do.

Disgusting disease-ridden pests.

Get the spring loaded traps. Kill mouse.

I fucking HATE HATE HATE vermin and my condo that I just sold had quite a few of them. I am scared of them which makes it worse. Then I also saw them in my parents new house.

Here’s what worked best: spring loaded traps with PB. An extreminator put poison packs and one of them was chewed thru and the moust then died somewhere in the over stinking up the kitchen for a week or 2. Spring traps are #1 though. In my parents’ house I caught all 3 in one night, then had my neighbor pick up the traps and throw them out.

You have to comb through your house inch by inch. Fill all holes with the following: a little oatmeal, mix in some posion. Stuff holes with as much steel wool as possible. Then spray in any tiny remaining holes with spray insulation. They can’t chew through steel and the insulation is to block out light.

Good luck.

Glue traps and electronic devices don’t so shit.

For those of you worried about humane treatment, are you fucking kidding me? You ever hear of the BLACK PLAGUE?

BTW, a cat is the best solution if you want one. A Chinese grocery store I know has an army of them in their basement: big, filthy, nasty cats. They do the trick thoug.

[quote]alocubano1110 wrote:
Guys, at approx. 1 AM a mouse wondered into my bedroom near my computer desk. The (apparent) mouse had a lightly colored under-belly with dark brown fur elsewhere. My room was well lit, and the mouse was facing me as it entered my room. We made eye contact. I waved my arms. The mouse left.

Too tired to give pursuit. Recommended course of subsequent action?
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[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Disgusting disease-ridden pests.

Get the spring loaded traps. Kill mouse.
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x2

I had mice coming into my room when i was trying to sleep. One climbed into my bed and touched my face!

I spent the rest of the night on my couch surrounded by my 3 cats.

What is it they say? For every mouse you see there are like…5 you don’t?