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King Of Bongo


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Posted:spotted two mice scuttling along the corridoor of my friends flat (where I am currently staying). I manically chased them with a carving knife for a while before they ran behind the washing machine- somewhere impossible to get at.
Thought about using them for rodent poi like c@ntus suggested in another thread, but need to catch them first...
how do I do this?
and what do I do to the little b******s when i do get them???
anyone with any experience... help!

PS dont really want to kill them but will if they keep nibbling on food left out by mistake in the kitchen.


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birdgirl
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Posted:leave a party invite at their mouse hole,(mice cant resist a good knees up)and when they arrive sell them a time share in spain,off they go to sunnier climes,happy and there you go happy mouse free house.
just a thought!


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birdgirl
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Posted:leave a party invite at their mouse hole,(mice cant resist a good knees up)and when they arrive sell them a time share in spain,off they go to sunnier climes,happy and there you go happy mouse free house.
just a thought!


spig--------Its not big and its not clever.

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falloutboy
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Posted:Oh blimey - strange coincidence. Our house is currently under mouse-attack too! Last night I walked into the kitchen to find one sitting on the stove, and another on the microwave. I think we freaked each other out, because I just stood there staring at them, and they did exactly the same - before scurrying away.

So we don't really want to kill them - but what else can we do?? If only the household pet snake hadn't died.


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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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Location: sheffield

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Posted:Why don't you just leave them?

In houses I've lived in in the past that've had mouse appearances it's just been the case of the odd vibe when they turn up.

They never seem to do any harm whatsoever, why are they so despised?


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funkymonky


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Posted:hhhmmm... mice

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TheSilverShadow
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

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Posted:You can buy friendly mouse traps, it's basically a tube, the first half is flat then it gradually slants at an angl.
the food is put in the mice think mmmm food go for a look inside they get to the food the door closes and they cant get out then you have them trapped to make a lovely pair of mouse poi.


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polythene


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Posted:Firstly you have to throw away all the food that's open/attacked... mice urinate as they run, not good on your food! I'd wash the crockery too.

Until you catch them, I've been told that dabbing peppermint oil around the places where you keep your food can help keep them away (the smell is offensive to them), never tried it myself but worth a try?

Trap-wise, I'm pretty sure the RSPCA gives out humane traps on loan if you ask them nicely


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King Of Bongo


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Posted:thinking i might well sell them a time-share thing in madrid... Im sure theyd get along fantastically with one of my cats (seriously, he is so lazy he would probably find them more amusing than anything else), unfortunately my other kitty would see them as a great opportunity to practice her football and eating skills...

cheers for the advice so far.
The mice are safe so long as they stay out of the reach of a 20cm kitchen knife! mwahahaha!


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Deimos
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Posted:We had a mouse that would show up from time to time when I was little. Our three cats did dick all about it so we just gave up, named him Humphrey and thought it was fantastic whenever he decided to visit!^-^

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King Of Bongo


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Posted:EXTRA!!! EXTRA!!!
TRAGEDY STRIKES ONE OF KOBS MICE!!!


arrived home yesterday to find one of the mice dead in the hall...

not too sure I fancy dead mouse poi... they might start to fall apart everywhere!
maybe it ate some of my food? I know most people wouldn't survive it, poor little thing, must have had a bellyache for hours before kicking the bucket.
big awwwww... poor thing, gone to the big holey cheese in the sky.


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caniffis
BRONZE Member since Jun 2002

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Posted:most likly dead mouse was ill and died of it! mice are very seriouse problem, just because you don't see the damage does not mean its not there!
they do hord food in the walls which can rot and will eat through cables and even pipes if given the chance. get a cat from a charity that has a panchant for them and clean up after yourself a bit more!
otherwise you may be woken up by a mouse cralling into your mouth at night like my friend had happen to her!!!


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frostypaw


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Posted:quote:They never seem to do any harm whatsoever, why are they so despised?They're incontinent and can carry some unpleasant diseases which you'll catch if you eat something they've nibbled on

Tho it's the incontinent thing that gets me. They crap and pee everywhere.

Solution?

GET A CAT everyone should have a cat.


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King Of Bongo


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Posted:You really dont know how much I would LOVE to get a kitty, unfortunately I'm staying in a friends flat at the mo with only two weeks left here, and I think her contract states(as many do) that pets are forbidden...

I want a cat!


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

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Posted:I misread the thread title and thought it said "Hunting mice wanted"

So i rushed in hoping to sell my matched pair of ivory handled hunting mice.

But to no avail.

note to self: learn to read properly.


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Nove
SILVER Member since Aug 2003

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Posted:My Option 1 would be: Get a cat.

Seeing as that's not feasible, I'd go for Option 2: One of those mousetraps they were talking about- the ones that catch the mousies live. Or, if you're quick enough, grab a plastic bag, put it on your hand like a glove and grab the mouse. Turn the bag inside out while you hold the mouse (so then you've got the bag with the mouse inside, and you haven't actually touched the dirty little rodent) and then you can carry it outside and let it free to find somewhere else to live.

This isn't as impossible as it sounds... If you can trap the mice behind something it's easy enough to snag them if they don't crawl away first. Seeing as we have three cats we get mice running around all the time, of course, so I've got experience with this...

Now, if they still don't go away (...they might be breeding hordes of baby mice in your walls... *images hordes of mice marching in an effort to take over the world*) you might have to go for the kind of mousetrap that kills it... But I definitely suggest you not do this unless you really really have to.


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"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

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Posted:kill em.

dont feel sorry, theres hundreds of the buggers.

if you got a 'no pets' thing, well its your landloards duty to provide pest contole.

t


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King Of Bongo


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Posted:named the other one Blaine &am leaving it to do what it pleases, after all my flat is pretty much a box, its boring and theres naught but water to drink!!!

plus I cant be bothered to hunt it down (if there's only one it cant breed right? unless its suddenly become a hemaphrodite)


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