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Mouse trap

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:07 pm

I have a mouse in the garden and need to get rid of it before it bites the kids or.dogs. needless to say I can't use poison bait or a spring trap. Where can I get one of those old.school traps that has a one-way in and no way out?
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Re: Mouse trap

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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by Rotor kop » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:15 pm

Theuns v V wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:07 pm
I have a mouse in the garden and need to get rid of it before it bites the kids or.dogs. needless to say I can't use poison bait or a spring trap. Where can I get one of those old.school traps that has a one-way in and no way out?
Let a baby python go in your yard 8) i had a thatched roof house at Moholoholo that was full of black house rats. I could not use poison because of owls and slam traps because of nagapies, so one day i was called out by Klaserie Nature Conservation to catch a huge python. On digging her up i had to take the 63 odd eggs that she was incubating and incubate them myself. I released 36 of those babies in my house after hatching and my rat problem disappeared. Unfortunately i lost a few nagapies too though. The great thing about using nature to sort out the problem is that when their is no longer a food source they will move out =D>
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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by Rotor kop » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:16 pm

Fransw wrote:
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https://www.rentokil.co.za/blog/create- ... ouse-trap/

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That will work but the muts might tip the bucket over to get the problem critter.
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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by Fransw » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:25 pm

Take no prisoners Theuns! :evil:
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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by Jack Welles » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:00 pm

We have the occasional rat in the yard and use a dedicated box which only allows rats & mice to get in with poison inside. They gobble it up only to wander off and die somewhere else. This box (obtainable from any hardware store) doesn't allow kids, dogs, birds, cats or anything else to get in.

Or do you object to bumping them off?
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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by Theuns v V » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:06 pm

Both of the.grenade and snake will work very well however the landlord and neighbor might be less than happy
I googled the rolling log bucket setup and will give it a try. Let's hope its.not an intellectually sharp mouse!
I recall on my grandfathers farm he had a metal cage that had a wire funnal shape enhanced where they could climb into the cage but this was situated 1/2 up the one wall....could not climb out again. The old.folk were pretty clever I think

I.am.worried about the dumb dogs getting hold of.either the poison or dead rat...they both are resque dogs.and.one use to live out of.dustbins.so be will chow anything!
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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by 87Juliet » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:08 pm

You might get some tips from this guy:
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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by Rotor kop » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:02 pm

Jack Welles wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:00 pm
We have the occasional rat in the yard and use a dedicated box which only allows rats & mice to get in with poison inside. They gobble it up only to wander off and die somewhere else. This box (obtainable from any hardware store) doesn't allow kids, dogs, birds, cats or anything else to get in.

Or do you object to bumping them off?
That is a HUGE problem. The rat dies somewhere else and the wild owl eats it and dies. We wonder why the wild residential owls are non existant or scarce....the answer is above.
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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by JCA » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:18 pm

You must buy the Three Day Mousetrap. It consists of tunnel with a razor blade at one end. Beyond the blade is a small area where one places the bait. The bait to use is Lindt Chocolate. You put a piece on the bait area each day for two days. The mouse reaches over the blade and snatches the chocolate. On the third day you put nothing. The mouse reaches over the blade, sees that there is no chocolate, and shakes his head. Voila!
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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:24 pm

This 1 looks effective
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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by Piggy-Hawk » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:47 am

If you want to keep rats out of your yard, convince your neighbour to plant a Macadamia or Pecan tree.

I have both, and the buggers caused R60k damage when they chewed the car's wires.

I then ordered an A24 rat trap from Good Nature.

The bait is not poisonous and you can mount it in various out of reach places for small fingers and pointy dog noses (on flat and round surfaces).

It kills instantly - no suffering, slow dying animals...

For best results, replace the coconut, peanut buttery, chocolate bait with wet biltong.

For a cheaper option, buy a rat zapper, which also works well and kills instantly. I had one of these, but they're not quite waterproof and ants trigger the zapper.
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Re: Mouse trap

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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by Theuns v V » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:58 am

Thanx for the feedback . I think I will try a rolling log trap for now to see if it works. I will put it out after dark so the dogs cant get to the peanut butter :lol:

Wish I had a pecan or macadamiy tree. I just love the nits and these days they are just un affordable in the shops :roll: :roll:
In Nspt we had a pecan tree, during Autum raking up the leaves was a PITA but it had the sweetest best tasting nust I have ever had, I got a few checkers bags full of nuts every year :)
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Re: Mouse trap

Unread post by Tomcat1 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:42 am

If my boys hadn't just eaten over the weekend I could have brought them over, one of them I'm sure would have nailed the critter, more than likely my Corn snake :wink: 8)

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