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DangerMouse
10-18-2010, 03:45 PM
Meet Mr. Jinks. He hates them meeces to pieces!
If you do not care how they die, as long as they die, here's a tutorial for you.

You will need the following items... (see pics)

Assemble them as shown, fill bottom of bucket with water to within a half an inch of the bottom of the rolling peanut butter covered container.

Use a stick to make a 'ramp' up to the hole for the little varmints to hurry along to their doom....

Dispose of drowned mice however you wish.

DM

downrightart
10-18-2010, 06:28 PM
:laughing: Will you get in trouble for killin' the sweet little mice?

Oh, I'm all for it DM. I'm a farmer's daughter, remember? However, have you ever used the phrase, "like a drowned rat" before? Heh.

DangerMouse
10-18-2010, 06:31 PM
No, she's finally fed up with all the mice in the chicken coop, so she's actually happy now!

Po)

DM

downrightart
10-18-2010, 06:45 PM
HA! I understand. Chicken coop? Is that how Barb got the idea of making her garbage bin?


:laughing: :laughing: (You know I'm teasing Barb!)

gma2rjc
10-18-2010, 06:58 PM
:laughing: Do you mean my "What's that?!"? That's what I call it sometimes, since it's been asked so many times.

Oh, but that would be a fun way to decorate it. Get about 20 rubber rats and stick them to the sides of it and some on top. ;)

With my luck, it would only draw real rats to my yard. :laughing:

DM, that is the coolest way to catch mice! In your diychatroom thread, are the mice in water? I might make one of those and put it out in my mom's garage. There's a mouse in there that gets up into the engine in her car when it's warm. He (or they?) has chewed on things which caused her to have to take her car to be repaired 2 times now.

Barb

downrightart
10-18-2010, 07:24 PM
Oh, but that would be a fun way to decorate it. Get about 20 rubber rats and stick them to the sides of it and some on top. ;)

With my luck, it would only draw real rats to my yard. :laughing:



HA! That would be my luck also! :laughing:

crafty28
10-20-2010, 04:59 PM
just to let ppl know that mice/rats can survive in water for quite a few days(experienced this myself). lately they seem to like making home around my chicken coop.apparently i have not only been feeding grain to my chickens,but seem too be feeding rodents tummies as well...i don't put out very much now.

anyways enough blah,blah blah....good idea on rodent trap..i will have to try this..

Briar Rose
04-02-2013, 06:46 PM
It would be nice of you to drill some holes in the plastic tube so that the mice can breathe. This way you can make
Have-A-Heart-Traps instead of letting them die a horrific and painful death!

gremlin
04-02-2013, 08:37 PM
I still like the good old fashioned snap traps. Of course, you can't use those around the chicken coop (or my bird aviary). I got me some Victor Tin Cat traps. The mice go in, but they can't get out. I bait them with peanut butter. Then you can either relocate them, or kill them. I empty the trap (which can hold quite a few mice at a time) into a garbage bag. I've turned them loose at the dog park (the dogs loved chasing them). I've given them to an acquaintance who had a snake (yummy!). I've turned them loose at the local park (the stray cats loved them - so did the geese, ducks, and grackles). You can put them in the garbage bag with a good dollop of rubbing alcohol (it will put them to sleep - permanently).

Yes, we had a real bad mouse problem for a while. Then we had rats. Rats will eat mice. I had to hire a company to come and get rid of all the rats. I think I prefer dealing with mice.

Briar Rose
04-03-2013, 08:04 PM
There are other ways to get rid of your mice. I live in the woods, so I know. I don't have any mice! When I first moved here I had lots of mice. Now I have NONE. And there is a reason why I have none!

I use a Have-A-Heart trap. It was empty this winter. Not a single mouse!

I keep my food cabinets very clean with no crumbs. Even if you think they are clean, food cabinets still need to be wipped down with bleach once a month. I wash behind the oven and underneath the frig. I clean out the sink at night with bleach, and I wash the trash pail with hot water and bleach. Also, mice HATE pepppermint essential oil- dab it with cotton balls and leave them on the floor next to your stove, or in your cabinets.

I have to take the time to do all this, but to me it's worth it.

There are other ways to get rid of mice other than horrific and painful ways to die. Please don't be cruel and antagonize me.

gremlin
04-03-2013, 08:13 PM
There are other ways to get rid of your mice. I live in the woods, so I know. I don't have any mice! When I first moved here I had lots of mice. Now I have NONE. And there is a reason why I have none!

I use a Have-A-Heart trap. It was empty this winter. Not a single mouse!

I keep my food cabinets very clean with no crumbs. Even if you think they are clean, food cabinets still need to be wipped down with bleach once a month. I wash behind the oven and underneath the frig. I clean out the sink at night with bleach, and I wash the trash pail with hot water and bleach. Also, mice HATE pepppermint essential oil- dab it with cotton balls and leave them on the floor next to your stove, or in your cabinets.

I have to take the time to do all this, but to me it's worth it.

There are other ways to get rid of mice other than horrific and painful ways to die. Please don't be cruel and antagonize me.

As I said in my prior post - I used a non-lethal trap and relocated the mice. None of the mice met a horrific or painful death at my hands. The ones that I did kill, were euthanized quite painlessly - they simply fell asleep and did not wake up. Even the ones that ended up as food for other animals died quickly and were actually fulfilling part of their purpose on this earth.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to keep mice away from outdoor aviaries or chicken coops. It is not practical (or possible) to keep an outdoor area spotlessly clean when it is the home of other animals.

I'm sorry you feel that we are being cruel, it is not meant that way.

pinokeeo
04-03-2013, 08:59 PM
Anybody who lives rural or has outdoor animals knows that bleach is the last thing you want around. It can kill beneficial animals.

Briar Rose
04-03-2013, 09:53 PM
even just wipping down the cabinets? I didn't know this.

gremlin
04-03-2013, 11:10 PM
Bleach is not good around animals. It is okay to use if you then thoroughly rinse it, but it really isn't all that safe. Also, the smell of bleach (especially in a closed in area) can kill birds and small animals. Think about how light-headed you get when you are breathing the fumes when you use it. Animals lungs are much much smaller and it affects them more.

A little history note - Miners used to take canaries down into the mines with them. The canary would react to any poisonous gases before the humans would be affected. If the bird died, the miners knew it was time to get out quick. Sad, but true.