Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 12 Aug, 2010 10:42 am
@ossobuco,

we prefer the drive-em-out approach.
so far, so good -- haven't seen mouse(s) in a few days.
hopefully the ultrasonic gizmo will keep any future would-be settlers away...
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 12 Aug, 2010 10:43 am
@Region Philbis,
how do you get them into the car?

Rolling Eyes
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 12 Aug, 2010 10:45 am
@Rockhead,

(promising to take 'em to the cheesecake factory usually works...)
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 17 Aug, 2010 05:39 am

seems to be working.
no sign of critterly activity in the kitchen.

plus, the peppermint oil gives the place a more pleasenter smell...
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 17 Aug, 2010 06:08 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


seems to be working.
no sign of critterly activity in the kitchen.

plus, the peppermint oil gives the place a more pleasenter smell...


Yes...dog smell not great....
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 17 Aug, 2010 06:54 am
@dlowan,
I am think of adding the peppermint oil to the heating vents, as our lil friends have been known to use the duct work as a rodential superhighway. Then the entire house will smell like a candy shop.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Tue 17 Aug, 2010 07:07 am
@jespah,
They prefer the cold air ducts.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 17 Aug, 2010 07:08 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

I am think of adding the peppermint oil to the heating vents, as our lil friends have been known to use the duct work as a rodential superhighway. Then the entire house will smell like a candy shop.


Eek! A house that smells like a lolly shop!!!
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 06:57 am
@dlowan,
We are in the midst of The Tomato Test. Not the same as the Turing Test.

The Tomato Test consists of leaving a grape tomato in the middle of the kitchen floor overnight. No poison, nothing like that. Just want to see if it's touched, moved, bitten into, etc. So far, for two nights, the tomato has just sat there.

I am thinking we need to add salt, or a bit of lettuce and a tiny jug of vinaigrette.
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 07:16 am
@jespah,
You need to try peanut paste.

Apparently it is irresistible to meece.
Roberta
 
  2  
Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 07:23 am
My most recent mouses loved Dove's dark chocolate candies. I found the foil undone and little tiny gnaw marks in it. Actual mice teeth. I heard about peanut butter. Tried it once. Not successful. Never tried a tomato. I caught two mice by baiting traps with chocolate.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 07:24 am
@jespah,
You may get more action by leaving it at the edge of a wall. Mice, after all, go around the perimeter more than in the middle of the floor.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 09:16 am
@Intrepid,
True..
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 12:27 pm
@Intrepid,

we had some brave-souled critters that made themselves visible while we were walking around the kitchen at night.

the grape tomato was selected because we once had a mouse that was partial to removing them from the disposal and leaving them on the stove.

(might've been some sorta circus mouse; we were never able to confirm...)
jespah
 
  2  
Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 06:23 am
@Region Philbis,
Italian, making a very tiny pot of sauce.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 06:27 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

You need to try peanut paste.

Apparently it is irresistible to meece.

Also try chocolate. We use cooking chocolate not the good belgian wafers.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jul, 2013 07:47 am

three years later, haven't seen a single meece...
timur
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jul, 2013 08:02 am
@Region Philbis,
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NDnnWl1nyEo/UIFTrskK_0I/AAAAAAAAAAM/Diq0SPqQl90/s400/bookcover2.jpg
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jul, 2013 11:11 am
@Region Philbis,
I can feel the guilt from here, just eating you alive.
Region Philbis
 
  1  
Reply Sun 21 Jul, 2013 11:29 am
@roger,

nope, not this boy.
prefer humble home to be varmint-free at all times...
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