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obgraham

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ppine wrote:

A hungry cat.
Or even a not-so-hungry cat. They love to torture mice, evil critters that they are (the cat, that is).

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obgraham wrote:

ppine wrote:

A hungry cat.
Or even a not-so-hungry cat. They love to torture mice, evil critters that they are (the cat, that is).


yep when I read abut poisoning, I immediately thought of ole Socks (our beloved cat). He is over weight, but still has room for an occasional mouse. [emoticon]

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obgraham wrote:

ppine wrote:

A hungry cat.
Or even a not-so-hungry cat.
Hunger not required. My 10yo female brings me gifts all the time. Eats some, but mostly likes showing me what a good hunter she is. She came in with a rat in her mouth.. about 1/3 her size..still kicking. I begged her to take that thing back outside...don't drop it in here!!

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Please do not use poison. Eating a poisoned rodent is one of the main causes of death for raptor-type birds. It might also be found by a dog or cat who is someone's loved pet.

I prefer the snap traps.

Possibly the mice are long gone. Just keep an eye out.


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Bobbo wrote:

A Rat Zapper, while expensive, also works.

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My choice too. As a kid I was in charge of the snap traps, but I got tired of them snapping (on me). This thing works as advertised.

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coolmom42 wrote:

Please do not use poison. Eating a poisoned rodent is one of the main causes of death for raptor-type birds. It might also be found by a dog or cat who is someone's loved pet.

I prefer the snap traps.

Possibly the mice are long gone. Just keep an eye out.

That was true in like the 1970s /1980s times and posions have changed.
Poison them, keep the poison in the hard type case so cats dogs can't eat eat it. Ive never had a dead rodent in my wall, and even if you did the smell will go away in a week or so, there small. I put out traps, poison and use like ortho home defense. Adding Irish spring or whatever they says works. Why take a chance.


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Female felines before tossing a litter can be hunters without parallel. The trick of course is finding one. I had WW III one night in my kitchen between a bobtail "manx"? And a pound and a half rat (the norm down here). Nose to tip of tail 13" and they eat tomato.

Crash went the coffee grinder and coffeemaker. Pots and frying pans fell from the wall (not in the rig). Cat hisses, rat hisses and bodies tumbling. I was a little antsy so I put on my boots. The cat had the rat by the neck but the rat was struggling so hard it shook the cat. I opened the kitchen door and the cat with rat shot out into the night.

That occurred early on. I rat proofed the kitchen and when the 8 foot long Mexican whip snake took up residence on the roof all rodents fled.

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coolmom42 wrote:

Please do not use poison. Eating a poisoned rodent is one of the main causes of death for raptor-type birds. It might also be found by a dog or cat who is someone's loved pet.

I prefer the snap traps.

Possibly the mice are long gone. Just keep an eye out.


X2 because as noted you potentially introduce a poisoned mouse into the food chain


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I used an old fashioned mouse trap baited with peanut butter just today. One dead mouse.


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I set a trapline each spring and fall with snap traps and peanut butter. The best ones are plastic with names like Jaws. No poison.

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