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Old 8th May 2012, 12:23 PM
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A happy ending... I thought I was going to have to reprimand you DB!
We miss our friend mouse that we had in Unit 1 at the YHA Melbourne Metro this time around when we were at GAC 2012. He seems to have disappeared!
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Old 8th May 2012, 12:36 PM
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A happy ending... I thought I was going to have to reprimand you DB!
Actually I lied. Writer's licence. I don't have any poison under the sink, and I only have one curio antique rifle. I do have mouse/rat traps, but I use those for my "debunking creationism" lectures.
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I don't have a problem with mice; I use a trackpad myself.

But I remember those traps back in the day I was on biology field trips. We were supposed to trap, measure and release voles but those dastardly mice always beat the voles to the food. We used Mars Bars but peanut butter is supposed to be better.
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Old 8th May 2012, 02:13 PM
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I don't have a problem with mice; I use a trackpad myself.

But I remember those traps back in the day I was on biology field trips. We were supposed to trap, measure and release voles but those dastardly mice always beat the voles to the food. We used Mars Bars but peanut butter is supposed to be better.
The reason for that is that peanut butter has a built-in fun limit, wheras you can eat Mars Bars all day [and not do any science!]
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Puppy, you know he probably beat you back into the house dont youI too hate using baits. If anyone has ever seen the way something dies after it picks up a bait, they will know why. I lost a beautiful little dog to a fox bait last year. It was horrendous.Hell, I cant even spray the MILLIONS of icky black spiders we have at the moment. and the damn things just run straight back up to the windows when you brush them off.
We however had to bait about three years ago due to the amount of mice around. Our pussy cat had 11 stacked up in the lounge room one night when we came home. They were running across the floors in front of us, and chewing the electrical cables. But that was a plague. For the most part, I like the use of a small, inquisitive dog. He seems to be keeping them away, as I have never seen him actually catch one, so maybe they just dont like him being here, and stay away. He has also move the bush rats in the garden along. I also stuff steel wool and expanda foam into any obvious gaps under sinks and stuff.
hopefully there was just the one at your place
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Puppy, you know he probably beat you back into the house dont youI too hate using baits. If anyone has ever seen the way something dies after it picks up a bait, they will know why. I lost a beautiful little dog to a fox bait last year. It was horrendous.Hell, I cant even spray the MILLIONS of icky black spiders we have at the moment. and the damn things just run straight back up to the windows when you brush them off.
We however had to bait about three years ago due to the amount of mice around. Our pussy cat had 11 stacked up in the lounge room one night when we came home. They were running across the floors in front of us, and chewing the electrical cables. But that was a plague. For the most part, I like the use of a small, inquisitive dog. He seems to be keeping them away, as I have never seen him actually catch one, so maybe they just dont like him being here, and stay away. He has also move the bush rats in the garden along. I also stuff steel wool and expanda foam into any obvious gaps under sinks and stuff.
hopefully there was just the one at your place
Sorry about little doggie, fishie. But thanks for the hints.... I should have tagged Mr Mouse with a little paint, so that I will know if I am making progress.....
We don't have a mut or pussy in our unit.....maybe when we get a real house [with some land -green title]
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Old 8th May 2012, 03:15 PM
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Lots of green is nice Puppy. We have lots. We also have lots of mice and bush rats and spiders and slaters and millipedes and centipedes and spiders and roos and spiders, but mostly spiders, and they all like to come into the house. Well, not the roos.
Oh and possums, lots of possums, and they come into the house too. One got into the wall not long ago, and fried itself on the wiring. Now what would make a possum that lives on possum type food think that those white plasticy things would taste good?
anyway, we didnt find it for about 2 weeks, it was in a place in the building we dont often go into, whole big house thing, and by then it was a bit wiffy. Liquid possum is not something I would recommend.
And that is what happens when you bait mice. They die. Under the fridge and behind the stove and other places you cant get to easily.
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We got a unit because it was closer to work and cheaper than a house.....but w are working towards gtting a house.
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I have used these for years around my aviaries. They are very easy to use, taking the yellow end off and placing a tiny bit of peanut paste on the inner lip. The rat runs down the tunnel, and tilts it so the front pops up and closes the front end. You can get them from most hardware stores and they are only a few dollars each.


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Cool, thanks Annie!
Maybe Goolia will make them free in her generous, socialist budget tomight!
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