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    Default How to catch a mouse

    A mouse has managed to get into my flat & it doesn't want to leave.

    I went down to the warehouse to get a mousetrap, but they don't seem to have any. Where would I get one from?

    If the mouse is too smart for the mouse trap, do you have any suggestions on what to try?

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    Default Re: How to catch a mouse

    A mouse trap will get 'em most times. Try a hardware store.

    Failing that, if no kids/pets use a poison that dries them up so they don't decompose.

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    Default Re: How to catch a mouse

    try your supermarket, or even those $2 shops that are spinging up everywhere. If you get a mousetrap tie the food down with a bit of string.

    I have seen a mouse caught in a cockroach trap
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    Default Re: How to catch a mouse

    Get a cat

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    Default Re: How to catch a mouse

    Borrow a cat maybe.

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    Default Re: How to catch a mouse

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Get a cat
    Sorry Speedy.

    I have two cats at home and one mouse which stays on my desk.

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    Default Re: How to catch a mouse

    There are some very good automatic setting mouse traps available in New World Supermarkets, they cost about $5 and are made of white plastic with red writing on them, plastic, so washable, you don't have to touch the caught mice, and you WILL catch them, very easy to set, the best I have ever seen and I have used quite a few models over the years. Worth the extra dollars, the 2 dollar ones are shoddy.

    Bait the traps with a touch of peanut butter, never fails, they can't resist it and have to gnaw of every last bit so always setting off the trap sooner or later.

    We catch heaps of them with this type of trap.

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    Default Re: How to catch a mouse

    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    There are some very good automatic setting mouse traps available in New World Supermarkets, they cost about $5 and are made of white plastic with red writing on them, plastic, so washable, you don't have to touch the caught mice, and you WILL catch them, very easy to set, the best I have ever seen and I have used quite a few models over the years. Worth the extra dollars, the 2 dollar ones are shoddy.

    Bait the traps with a touch of peanut butter, never fails, they can't resist it and have to gnaw of every last bit so always setting off the trap sooner or later.

    We catch heaps of them with this type of trap.
    We had a small mouse problem earlier this year. Bought 3 of these traps. Within 2 weeks, no more mouse problem, caught 3 mice all up (one in each trap)
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    Default Re: How to catch a mouse

    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    There are some very good automatic setting mouse traps available in New World Supermarkets, they cost about $5 and are made of white plastic with red writing on them, plastic, so washable....

    Bait the traps with a touch of peanut butter, never fails
    Another vote for Zqwerty. Place the trap beside a skirting board such as beneath a kitchen cupboard. Mice run around the perimeters of rooms so the trap needs to be in their path.

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    Default Re: How to catch a mouse

    Trouble with my cats is they are the ones that bring the mice IN to the house - and then either eat them or let them go.

    Mousetraps are cheaper and more reliable.

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