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Old 11-13-2005, 09:20 AM
Schneids Schneids is offline
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Default Re: Mouse in apartment, help??

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Doritos bag with crumbs.

Lights out.

Wait for the crinkly sound.

Release in local park or flush--little dudes are cute and can swim pretty well--like a floater with spunk. (I only flushed him cuz he got in my bed and nibbled my finger tip drawing blood...)

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this Doritos bag trap sounds like it'll work pretty well. I'd give it a try, Schneids.

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Seems like it would be able to escape the bag before you can grab it and close it on them... am i missing something? This [censored] was QUICK.
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: Mouse in apartment, help??

[ QUOTE ]
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Doritos bag with crumbs.

Lights out.

Wait for the crinkly sound.

Release in local park or flush--little dudes are cute and can swim pretty well--like a floater with spunk. (I only flushed him cuz he got in my bed and nibbled my finger tip drawing blood...)

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this Doritos bag trap sounds like it'll work pretty well. I'd give it a try, Schneids.

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Seems like it would be able to escape the bag before you can grab it and close it on them... am i missing something? This [censored] was QUICK.

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oh, no doubt they're quick. but I think if you can get him preoccupied with the Dorito crumbs way inside the bag you'll have enough time to creep up and close up the bag.


edit: this makeshift trap is just a suggestion though. you could just gamble by going to sleep and hoping it doesnt crawl up your ass [img]/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:28 AM
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He'll be too busy eating the crumbs at the bottom of the bag to realize he is about to meet his doom.

My sample size is small, but I knew his approximate location and he was in the bag within a minute or two after turning out the lights. Not even a mighty mouse can resist Nacho Cheesier! Doritos® Brand Tortilla Chips.
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:32 AM
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Default Re: Mouse in apartment, help??

I had a mouse problem in my practice space -

I took a shoebox, tied a piece of string to a straw that barely propped it up at one end (just like the stupid Bugs Bunny cartoons) but ran the string up and inside thru a small hole in the top so if something grabbed the bait, it could be triggered from in the box.

I then tied a chicken mcnugget to the string and waited - (I noticed in the practice space it had raided my leftover mcnuggets - I don't think they ever actually spoil or mold - LOL) -

if the mouse pulled the string, it pulled the straw inwards and the box fell flat trapping the mouse...again, like Bugs.

the first time I was gone and he chewed his way out thru the top.

second time the bastard got the string untied without triggering the straw

the third time I heard him and snuck up and just pushed the box down from behind the counter though I think it would have eventually triggered. I took the shoebox lid, slid it under, and opened it up outside and nearly had a stroke.

I had caught THREE mice, not one - guess they like chicken mcnuggets [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

behind my band's practice space is an African food market - I figured the little bastards came from there so I released them in the field we share and hoped they went for warmer pastures.

nice and humane. And DON'T tell me you're too big of a pussy to hold a box with a mouse in it...phuleese -

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Old 11-13-2005, 09:38 AM
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What Diablo is saying to me makes me even more scared:

d: your only worry is
d: if it is an outside mouse
d: and has rabies
d: otherwise, mouse no real worry
d: http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/co...ract/115/2/274
S: oh sweet i'm probably going to die tonight
d: does it seem like an outside or inside mouse?
d: if inside mouse, small chance of rabies
d: if outside mouse, large chance of rabies
S: i don't know the difference yet
S: it's pretty damn small
d: if small
d: it is prob outside mouse
d: inside mouse gets big w/ food scraps
d: outside mouse forages, little food
d: ugh
d: i assume you have not had rabies vaccine for any reason?
S: no other than the typical shots you get when you go to college
d: yeah
d: that's not rabies
d: man
d: rabies SUCKS if you get it
d: even if you possibly get it
S: i dunno, we know where it is right now
d: you gotta take like 30 shots in your stomach
S: to an extent
d: well, like i said
d: do not get your fingers
d: anywhere near it
d: it will bite, which wont hurt
S: alright so it sounds like we shouldn't try to catch it
d: but you will get rabies likely
S: yeah, we will try to shooo it out of our place
d: if it turns towards you, looks angry, disoriented
d: that is more likely rabid
d: if it is passive, not scurrying too much
d: prob not rabid
S: what do you mean by "not scurrying too much"?
S: in a lil over an hour, i've seen it run across the room once to go under the oven
S: and a second time he peeked his head out a few minutes ago and ran back under the oven
S: is that not too rabid?
d: well, the fact that he came out
d: after seeing you
d: is not a great sign
d: gl
S: i see. we have all doors closed off, are in living room, and have door to go out of our apartment open... basically watching that direction [kitchen] while TV on.... hoping to see it eventually leaves.
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:47 AM
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This is for all your greats posts that I have learned something from.

Go to home depot/lowes/etc. Buy a mousetrap.. don't be cheap. Make sure it is along side a wall and close to where you know it is or travels. Most will have instructions on how to place it. Any animal will do anything to free itself so it you want something it can't get out of. Bait it with something good.

P.S. It is probably a rat and has the bubonic plague. Rabies suck the black death blows.
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: Mouse in apartment, help??

if BOTW's Dorito trap fails, I took a few minutes to Paint a different, albeit slightly more complicated, setup




the lettered areas are pertinent action points. with any luck you can follow the diagram and have the necessary materials
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:09 AM
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Default Re: Mouse in apartment, help??

Haha, Diablo is winding you up. The only creatures that carry rabies are dogs (perhaps other canines too), bats, and squirrels. (Any mammal CAn get it, but it is very unlikely in mice.)
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:13 AM
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Default Re: Mouse in apartment, help??

Make one of those chlorine gas pits they used to capture King Kong.
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:14 AM
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Default Re: Mouse in apartment, help??

I seriously am still laughing out loud after like 5 minutes.

Easily POTD!
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