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Gdetrailer

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Posted: 02/09/21 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

profdant139 wrote:

When we had a mouse problem in a campground in Washington, we got one of these plastic humane traps:

Humane trap

It worked great -- no mess, no mouse guts or blood, no dead body. We took the trap far away from the trailer and released it.


There is no such thing as a "humane trap", a trap is a trap even if you catch and release.. Perhaps you should off the mice a blindfold and cigarette to ease it's pain?

In all seriousness, mice multiply at an incredible rate.

See HERE

"How the Numbers Climb Exponentially

Even with all that is against them at birth and infancy, enough mice survive to compound any pest problem you may have in your home. With a lifespan of about one year in the wild, common house mice may live twice as long in the comforts of your home’s walls or foundation. Also worth noting: In the wild, mice have breeding seasons in the spring and fall, but indoors they mate year-round!

Just consider the potential a pair of mice has to increase its numbers. Your original two parent mice may be around for two years and are able to produce as many as ten litters – approximately sixty mice – each year. And don’t forget, with every litter comes a new batch of mice ready to procreate after another six weeks. Unless you’re breeding them, these numbers show how a small mouse problem could develop into a serious situation in no time."


And yes, that is coming from Victor trap's point of view, but it IS reality.. By trapping a releasing somewhere else you ARE HELPING TO INCREASE POPULATION OF MICE WHICH DOES NOT NEED MAN'S "HELP".

Mice do considerable damage, they can carry disease, in some states like PA they are a great carrier of "deer ticks" (which carry LYMES DISEASE!).

See HERE (and YES, it IS another "pest controller website")

"ypes of Mouse Diseases
Mice are some of the dirtiest pests that infest homes. These rodents carry a variety of bacteria and other disease organisms, which they spread by leaving their feces and urine around houses. Residents should be aware of the following mouse diseases that are directly transmitted by mice: Hantavirus: This disease is generally a problem when the viral organisms causing Hantavirus are inhaled along with dust particles while cleaning up or when coming into direct contact with droppings and urine where outdoor rodents such as deer mice and white-footed mice have lived and built nest sites. Nest sites for these mice may be inside or outside. One of the more likely places to discover these mouse nests are inside outdoors storage buildings. Early symptoms of Hantavirus include fever, headache and muscle pain. If the disease goes untreated, more serious symptoms such as severe coughing, fluid in the lungs and possible death can occur.

Salmonellosis: This disease often causes stomach upset in humans. Contact with rodent feces or urine in food or on food preparation surfaces are the most common ways to contract this illness from mice.
Leptospirosis: Spread through mouse and other animal urine-tainted water, this disease may lead to kidney damage and liver failure without treatment.
LCM: This condition can cause anything from a fever and headache to brain damage. LCM is especially troubling for pregnant females whose fetus can develop birth defects or possibly die. The sources of LCM is from direct contact with waste or inhaling waste tainted dust, so people cleaning up mouse droppings without protection are at high risk."


To make you feel better HERE is link to CDC and what they say about diseases directly carried by mice..

And a CDC link HERE about diseases indirectly carried by mice..

A study of the connection of Lymes and mice..

HERE

"Mice and some other small rodents are the most effective sources, or reservoirs, of the pathogen that causes Lyme disease.

These smaller mammals can carry lots of ticks, and ticks that bite infected mice have a higher chance of picking up the disease than they do from other critters."


You may feel good that you didn't kill the mice you trapped, but in reality all you are doing is making yourself feel good at the expense of every other human beings quality of life, shortening their life spans, causing more disease to spread rapidly, costing lives and taxing the healthcare systems..

Yeah, I realize "Common Sense" is dead, was put to death by good intentioned but ill informed "Save the Planet" bandwagon and I keep poor "Common Sense" on life support in a vain attempt to bring him back to life..

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Posted: 02/09/21 08:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

udidwht wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

profdant139 wrote:

We took the trap far away from the trailer and released it.

So it would be someone else's problem.

Not to mention that it may violate state regulations. I know that in Tennessee, if you trap any kind of wildlife, TWRA regulations require you to either release it where it was trapped, euthanize it, or get a permit from TWRA to relocate it. That is to prevent the spread of disease from one area to another.


Animals are capable of doing that all on their own. A fine example of idiotic legislation. Same as agriculture checkpoints like in Ca.

Can't fix stupid. But we can eliminate it from the face of this planet.

The regulation is not to prevent the animals from spreading the disease. It is to prevent humans from spreading the animal's disease over a much wider area much faster. You can consider it "idiotic legislation" if you wish, but it serves a purpose, even if you don't agree with that purpose. At least this regulation does no harm, unlike legislation discussed in other threads on different government mandates.


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Someone suggested that I should have offered the mouse a cigarette as he entered the trap. I did, but he said he was trying to quit. [emoticon]


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How do you guys seal up your generator holes? Mine has lots of access points. Are people really stuffing things around the oil filter?

Had a mouse live in my genny. Hasnt run right since then. I think his nest pieces got into the area that creates the electricity.

Been over a year and several cleanings with compressed air and a vacuum. I will still see pieces of nest fly out.

I love animals and dont even smash spiders. Unfortunately we are forced to kill at times.

People often judge the value of life by how cute the animal looks. Row of ants?? Kill them all. Thousands at a time.

Cute puppy gets run over by a car? People feel sad.

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After our mouse invasion, I spent a lot of time under my trailer with spray foam, closing up every hole I could find. Pro tip: when you use spray foam while reaching above your body, wear a face shield and your least favorite clothes. And a tight fitting hat.

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after using mousetraps for a number of years i decided to get several tubes of caulk and crawled under my trailer sealing up any and every opening. i left the traps anyway and haven't had a mouse in 5 years. pay particular attention around wheel wells as a main way they get off the ground are the tires and anything else that touches the ground like jacks and cords.

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Posted: 02/16/21 12:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

donut dave wrote:

after using mousetraps for a number of years i decided to get several tubes of caulk and crawled under my trailer sealing up any and every opening. i left the traps anyway and haven't had a mouse in 5 years. pay particular attention around wheel wells as a main way they get off the ground are the tires and anything else that touches the ground like jacks and cords.


X2!

But when I mention that to folks on this forum I get scoffed at..

They would much rather continue to have mouse infestations and use traps, poisons and those so called "natural predators" that for me, have totally ignored the mice issue and attempted to feed on other things like birds..

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I once called specialists because I had mice in the basement and I could not get rid of them. They used both traps and some kind of chemicals. Sometimes one trap is not enough. In general, the pest control industry is now developing and is even overgrown with software ( ***Link Removed*** ), maybe soon something advanced for ordinary people will appear.

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