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IMG_7996.JPGThis works well. You could make them easily enough but I got mine at Amazon. It has a magnet and a screw adjustment so you can control the trigger weight. the water is required so that the mouse can't jump back out, and the little ***** can jump. Also they drown so we just dump them outside and put fresh water in the bucket.
 

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View attachment 56786This works well. You could make them easily enough but I got mine at Amazon. It has a magnet and a screw adjustment so you can control the trigger weight. the water is required so that the mouse can't jump back out, and the little ***** can jump. Also they drown so we just dump them outside and put fresh water in the bucket.
We’ve done these and a rod with a pipe over it that spins when they walk on it and get trapped in the bucket. Both were pretty effective in the chicken coop and the chickens didn’t bother the traps.
 

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In retrospect, the new fangled mouse trap was built for a mouse and not a shrew. I did find my older mouse trap with a metal paddle more like this than the one I posted on the previous page with the big plastic paddle. Playing with it today, it would activate the trap much easier than the plastic one. The shrew took advantage of this and got a good dozen plus free meals. I will be getting some peanut butter, and the next time I will use the old trap and some peanut butter.

All said and done, it was a interesting little diversion and the little bugger made a game of it. More so than Ohio State gave Bama, but that’s for a different thread. Oh no, there I go again. 😊

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Yes but the smell of a rotting mouse can be hard to locate.

The Princess purchased an electric mouse trap that electrocuted them. That worked to about $25/mouse.

I purchased a gross of old school snap traps. I'm still reusing my first dozen or so. Some of them have nailed 15 or so critters. I purchased a bunch thinking they would be a good barter item.

Willing to trade a good mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

I use maple syrup to get the trigger sticky and then smash whatever treat I have around onto the trigger. Chocolate chip cookies have worked well but chocolate brownies are performing rather well with only having to bait the trap once and scored 3 mice.

My mice are looking for 2 things. Food and water. The Princess has so much of the house filled that catching them going for food is an exercise in futility. But water is only available at the kitchen sink.

So I generally have at least one trap set in the corner behind the sink. I also habitually scan the surrounding counter for mouse-signs.

In our house I make claim to the title "Great White Mouse Hunter". I nabbed 15 one year. This year only 3 so far.

I recently quipped to The Princess that I should start collecting heads and hot gluing them to a wall mount. She was not pleased.

I don't tend toward killing things but mice and hornets/yellow jackets that threaten me and mine that is another story.


On that note let me share this video have watched repeatedly.


Revenge of the Electric Weenie.

Ben

Hubby used rat poison ONCE!Thats all it took to never use it again. It took us months to get rid of the smell.That smell is horrible.
 

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There are probably a bazillion more shrews out in the woods. I don't think one will be missed. Did the raven send you a thank you note?

We have been spared the small critters, but recently we did have to evict a raccoon who had gotten very comfortable living in the attic. Actually I don't think it was the attic. I was the crawl space between the first and second floor. We had it done professionally.
 

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Yes but the smell of a rotting mouse can be hard to locate.

The Princess purchased an electric mouse trap that electrocuted them. That worked to about $25/mouse.

I purchased a gross of old school snap traps. I'm still reusing my first dozen or so. Some of them have nailed 15 or so critters. I purchased a bunch thinking they would be a good barter item.

Willing to trade a good mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

I use maple syrup to get the trigger sticky and then smash whatever treat I have around onto the trigger. Chocolate chip cookies have worked well but chocolate brownies are performing rather well with only having to bait the trap once and scored 3 mice.

My mice are looking for 2 things. Food and water. The Princess has so much of the house filled that catching them going for food is an exercise in futility. But water is only available at the kitchen sink.

So I generally have at least one trap set in the corner behind the sink. I also habitually scan the surrounding counter for mouse-signs.

In our house I make claim to the title "Great White Mouse Hunter". I nabbed 15 one year. This year only 3 so far.

I recently quipped to The Princess that I should start collecting heads and hot gluing them to a wall mount. She was not pleased.

I don't tend toward killing things but mice and hornets/yellow jackets that threaten me and mine that is another story.


On that note let me share this video have watched repeatedly.


Revenge of the Electric Weenie.

Ben
That video is awesome. I use dawn and water in a spray bottle but I like there idea better.

Oh that's true. I've had a rotting one in the wall before and had to remove drywall to get at it. No fun.

Dang sounds like you have an all you can eat buffet were those little things are spreading the news. Lol.

Yup nothing beats the cheap old traps. I learned why they like peanut butter is because of the high fat content. Any food with lots of fat they will like. Man cookies and brownies would probably capture me if I'm hungry scavenging lolol.
 

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