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Spade Cooley

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I left my travel trailer at a repair shop for a couple of weeks in order to fix some scrape marks I put on the left rear side. When going into my compartments I found evidence of Mice, Turds and a couple of broken wild nuts. We never leave any food in the trailer when not in use. I have had bad luck using glue traps because I've never been able to get them to work. A neighbor came by with the larger rat glue trap and said this is the way to go. He told me the small glue traps are too light and they will not get the job done. Just put one tiny dab of peanut butter in the middle of the rat glue trap, that's all. I baited two of them along with two more regular traps baited with peanut butter. Two days later I have not caught anything but after cleaning up I do not see any turds. I know others who swear baiting with a small bit of flower. Now all I have to do is figure out how they got in. The weather warmed recently and I figure they left the
trailer no doubt looking for food. What do yo use?

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A glue trap is not very humane in my opinion. How would you like to be trapped by your hair. The best trap is an old-fashioned bang on the head baited with peanut butter.

However, I use the green poison bait that you can get at Lowe's or Home Depot. This is basically a blood thinner. After they eat it they get thirsty and go outside in search of water and die. The bait is a green cake about an inch long that I throw behind the drawers underneath the couch by the water heater any place out of sight.


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Spade Cooley wrote:

I left my travel trailer at a repair shop for a couple of weeks in order to fix some scrape marks I put on the left rear side.

When going into my compartments I found evidence of Mice, Turds and a couple of broken wild nuts. We never leave any food in the trailer when not in use.


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If you found shells from nuts it wasn’t a mouse, it was a squirrel.

The little green rodent blocks work very well, the rodent eats from it then goes to find water and dies upon drinking, away from where you placed the bait. No need to dispose of a body and reset trap either.

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JaxDad wrote:

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If you found shells from nuts it wasn’t a mouse, it was a squirrel.



Not necessarily. We had mice issues at our old place and they would gather acorns just like squirrels. They eat them differently as their mouths are smaller, but they eats nuts and we found plenty of shells in mice nests.

To the OP, we used to use live traps and I would then let them go about a mile or so from the house. That or a snap trap. Glue traps are cruel and poison always adds the risk of them dying in a wall somewhere and then you have a different problem.


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Peanut butter on a simple snap trap will tell you if there are mice in there. If they are getting away, “glue” a chocolate chip to the trip mechanism with Karo syrup. The mouse will have to work at it and even the sneakiest mouse will be caught.

I maintain bait stations all over the farm and around the house. Never had a mouse die inside something. I’ve heard they seek water when the poison takes effect which causes them to go outdoors. I have no idea if this is true or not, but since the poisons cause internal bleeding it would seem reasonable.


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I prefer the Tomcat brand snap traps. Foolproof and easy to set


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A Rat Zapper, while expensive, also works.

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I think the $1 traps at the local hardware store are the best value. keep setting them until no more mice. a dab of p butter works well.
DO NOT POISON them. they will go into crannies to die that you will never be able to reach and the smell will be with you for a year or more.


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