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Old 08-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #11
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Thanks, great thought with the steel wool. Appreciate the idea.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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Thanks, great thought with the steel wool. Appreciate the idea.

Your welcome.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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Mission complete, spring trap got him. This particular mouse again stayed away from the "sticky" trap, so it implies that even a mouse knows to avoid prior experienced hazards!

Ok, have to find something else to do until this rain front clears out of the mid-west......

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Old 08-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #14
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LOL Now *that* was a entertaining story!

BTW... was that mouse missing any fur?
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We sprinkled white flower on the floor to see where the little foot prints went to. That worked out great.... found one access point at least. The bad thing was we always had snake tracks following the mice tracks... That wasn't so nice.... Never did find a snake...

Sometimes it's best you don't know what's going on haha...

I was always told by the old timers that once a mouse has been killed in the spring traps the others will know what happened and avoid it. Was told to always use a new mouse trap after a mouse kill... That's from my dear grandma many years past - bless her heart... She is probably telling grampa now they are talking about us again... "Lets blow out another lamp bulb to let them know we hear them"
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snip......I was always told by the old timers that once a mouse has been killed in the spring traps the others will know what happened and avoid it......snip
Mouse and trap departed together....., fresh line of defense in place

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #17
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Congratulations on the Kill!!! You are the man.
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I was always told by the old timers that once a mouse has been killed in the spring traps the others will know what happened and avoid it. Was told to always use a new mouse trap after a mouse kill.
I have used mouse traps over and over and they still catch mice.
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Bob, you are the man. This was an entertaining topic, thanks.
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Fill the gaps with low expansion foam and you shouldn't have any more problems. As for Houdini mouse, try using cheese instead of peanut butter, but tie the cheese onto the trap, so he has to exert pressure to get it off. Worked for me after having a similar problem. The other avenue is to leave the hole open, place some warfarin mixed with peanut butter in the trailer and hope that after he eats the special treat that he heads out to find some water and dies outside the trailer. Terrible smell if he dies inside and you can't find the body to dispose of it. Good luck with the hunt.
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