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I have a mouse in my kitchen!!! help

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9y, 3w agoPosted 9 years, 3 weeks ago
My kitten caught a mouse the other day but decided to let it go in my kitchen, so i now have a mouse!!. I am looking on ebay to get a trap (one that catches it not kills it). Has anybody had any experience with mouse traps or any advice!?!
Thanks
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#1
let you kitten deal with it lol
#2
*sings* *There's a rat in me kitchen what am I gonna do?*

:giggle:
#3
You can buy the humane traps from most hardware stores, they are not cheap though, around £20 and yes, they do work
#4
Non-humane ones can be purhased for a few pounds from Wilkinson's. :)

The advantage over humane ones is that you hear a satisfying 'SNAP' when "Jerry" is dispatched to meet his maker. :thumbsup:
#5
i think you need a new cat
#6
thesaint
Non-humane ones can be purhased for a few pounds from Wilkinson's. :)

The advantage over humane ones is that you hear a satisfying 'SNAP' when "Jerry" is dispatched to meet his maker. :thumbsup:


set up some sort of webcam on it to so that patient people can see the exact time the mouse meets its maker
#7
You know what they say....
If you see 1 mouse.... he won't be alone!!!!
#8
They can get anywhere these mice.

Maybe even in your bed.
#9
jayhab
You know what they say....
If you see 1 mouse.... he won't be alone!!!!



Youre not cheering me up here!!!
#10
Istanbul_Kop
They can get anywhere these mice.

Maybe even in your bed.


Which is more than your gonna do after that remark :w00t: :whistling:
#11
jayhab
You know what they say....
If you see 1 mouse.... he won't be alone!!!!


Which is why the poisoned pellets are better - they take the poison back to the nest
banned#12
is it usb or wireless?
#13
Could be worse...

http://mr-23650.mr.valuehost.co.uk/mine/cd/DVD38/UB40/Rat%20In%20The%20Kitchen/00-oblozhka.jpg
#14
The pellets can take weeks to work(if at all), break their necks.
#15
Definately need a new cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://home.mchsi.com/~scott_lisa/122904PoohMice.jpg :giggle:
#16
kelly_o_fanatic
Which is why the poisoned pellets are better - they take the poison back to the nest


I don't want poison because of the kitten and my v curious 3 year old, i am not worried about a nest as my kitten brought it in and now its stuck behind the units in the kitchen. Also if i poison it, it will die behind my fixed units yuck!
1 Like #17
stand on a stool in the middle of the room - pull your skirt up to reveal your bloomers and shout 'THOMMMMASSSSSSSSS' :thumbsup:

might not actually get rid of the mouse but it'd be funny to see!! :giggle:
#18
the mouse traps sometimes make the mouse suffocate and it'll take a few hours and its very painful.

I suggest catching it and then letting it go outside somewhere like the woods ?????
#19
on the net i saw a trap that works by electrocuting the mouse when it comes into the trap for food and works about 50 times and it only costs a tenner. Can't remember where i saw it though
#20
davek
stand on a stool in the middle of the room - pull your skirt up to reveal your bloomers and shout 'THOMMMMASSSSSSSSS' :thumbsup:

might not actually get rid of the mouse but it'd be funny to see!! :giggle:



You been looking in my knicker drawers????!!! :)
#21
my mum had a mouse in kitchen,phone council they come and put some sticky blue stuff on the floor that mice stick to!
#22
Or you could get the bluetack yourself.
#23
Having 3 moggies....my experience of mice(and birds and frogs!) is that it will die of starvation,a heart attack or eventually be found minus it's head!:whistling:
#24
We had mice a while ago and the only real solution is an old fashioned mouse trap but if you really cant face killing it then there is an old fashioned non-lethal way...

Get a old style milk bottle (glass) and place a piece of chocolate just smaller than the width of the opening inside it. Place the milk bottle on it's side and leave it near where you last saw the mouse. The mouse will find it, climb inside and eat the chocolate. When it does it won't be able to get out the bottle. Take the bottle to a field and carefully break the end to widen the gap and let it out.
1 Like #25
There is a simple solution, and it doesn't involve killing the poor thing either, you rotten lot !! :giggle:


http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=20001&partNumber=121448


Only £3.99 and it does work as I had one last year and this caught it. If you put a big spoonful of peanut butter at the end of the trap (on the inside, obviously) the mouse will come out of his hiding place, if you keep the kitten away over night, and the lid will shut as the weight of the mouse shifts the balance of the trap. You then drive it at least 3 miles away to make sure he doesnt come back and let him go. :thumbsup:
#26
Charlie&Lola
There is a simple solution, and it doesn't involve killing the poor thing either, you rotten lot !! :giggle:


http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=20001&partNumber=121448


Only £3.99 and it does work as I had one last year and this caught it. If you put a big spoonful of peanut butter at the end of the trap (on the inside, obviously) the mouse will come out of his hiding place, if you keep the kitten away over night, and the lid will shut as the weight of the mouse shifts the balance of the trap. You then drive it at least 3 miles away to make sure he doesnt come back and let him go. :thumbsup:


I ordered a "trip trap" mouse trap (looks v similar to this one) i will try the peanut butter tip.
Thanks
#27
*scooby*
I ordered a "trip trap" mouse trap (looks v similar to this one) i will try the peanut butter tip.
Thanks



The first attempt, I put too much peanut butter in and it tipped the trap too easily so didn't catch the mouse, but second attempt worked and it was caught within 2 days. Apparantly, they have a weakness for peanut butter. And we've all been brought up thinking mice love cheese :-D

If you don't get any movement on the trap within 2 days, I'd suggest it's already dead and it's time to play hunt the dead mouse, but I hope it's still alive as it's easier to deal with. Good luck :thumbsup:
#28
Charlie&Lola
The first attempt, I put too much peanut butter in and it tipped the trap too easily so didn't catch the mouse, but second attempt worked and it was caught within 2 days. Apparantly, they have a weakness for peanut butter. And we've all been brought up thinking mice love cheese :-D

If you don't get any movement on the trap within 2 days, I'd suggest it's already dead and it's time to play hunt the dead mouse, but I hope it's still alive as it's easier to deal with. Good luck :thumbsup:


I have found poo so it seems to be alive but if it dies from shock (my kitten), it is hiding behind the cupboards which i can't get to. Fingers crossed. Thanks
#29
Bit shocked reading this, infact the only reason i've signed in after being away for months, pleased I decided to log-in now....... people seem to forget this guy/woman has a kitten....

Do not use the "snap" traps, a curious kitten could break their leg/severely injure themselves, Poison....hmm same issue, I don't think a cat is stupid enough to eat pellets but a curious kitten might......

It'd more or less impossible to keep the kitten out of the kitchen, more so when its where most people have the cat bowls, if you've placed the trap under the kitchen cupboard it only takes a quick swipe to snap the trap. (while the cat is looking to find the mouse) :-(
#30
I have found they jelly tots work too! I think that anything sweet will attract the mouse.

The humane mouse traps look like they work and you can give the mouse another chance (Hopefully your Kitten won't bring it back to you lol).

Chris
#31
Humane traps are ok but our dog got to the trap first and released the mouse.
got kids and pets so poison wasn't an option in the end we went back to old fashioned traps. these are only pence from hardware shops.
not humane i suppose but better than mouse urine and droppings in the house.
please set the traps where the kitten can't get to, they are good at squeezing behind cupboards.
#32
a piece of mars bar or chocolate spread is what i was told to use when i had mice in a house i bought.i used traditiona snap traps and also green pellet baits. caught 4 in traps and the rest died of dehydration aftr eating the pellets.i blocked up any holes on external brickwork to stop anymore getting in and to stop them getting out.house was totally clear of them with about 10 days.no more black poo after that lol
#33
i put a piece of cheese out for the mice and it didnt seem interested

its still in my bedroom but i cant see or catch it just hear it haha
#34
thesaint
Non-humane ones can be purhased for a few pounds from Wilkinson's. :)

The advantage over humane ones is that you hear a satisfying 'SNAP' when "Jerry" is dispatched to meet his maker. :thumbsup:



:shock:






:cry:
#35
There seems to be loads of mice about at the moment.

I have three super-fast mouse catchers at home (one is my avatar - she is so fierce!!!) and I get so upset everytime I try to rescue them from their jaws and find them past saving. So, to save my tears I have bought a live multi-mouse trap from B&Q this afternoon - it cost 4.99 and is pre-baited so my boyf can keep his peanut butter!

It is an A5 sized box and has a special ramp/door contraption that will allow up to 4 mice to get in but hopefully none out! Fingers crossed we don't have super-smart-trap-avoiding mice on Canvey Island!!!
banned#36
I have a storage room at work with a load of my stuff in, so far I have killed 14 mice they just keep coming. Only one failed to kill the mouse straight away, I believe it starved as it's leg was trapped not it's neck. I left them live baits but they just eat the food out of them then move on to the death traps. I've also used a .177 air pistol, but that was quite erm messy.
#37
kelly_o_fanatic
Which is why the poisoned pellets are better - they take the poison back to the nest


They don't take the poison back but eat it on the spot. Then they bleed to death somewhere nice usually under your floor boards and consequently stink for a few weeks. For a little mouse brought in by the kitty a live trap or snap trap is as good as you will get.

Some tips: Mice like to feel something next to themselves so they run round walls. Place trap adjacent to the wall and running parallel with it. Some nutella is a favourite for mice ... any chocolate actually. Remember don't release it too close to your neighbours back door ;-)
#38
UPDATE

Its now been 2 days, i have cleared the cupboard that the mouse is getting into and had the door wide open (so my kitten can get in there) i call him a kitten but he is 8 months old!?!. Ozzy is showing no real interest in the cupboard so i don't think the mouse has been in there. Also there is no poo.
I have made sure that there is no food (inc cat food) around, so hopefully it is dead (behind my cupboard yuck!!!).
#39
thesaint
Non-humane ones can be purhased for a few pounds from Wilkinson's. :)

The advantage over humane ones is that you hear a satisfying 'SNAP' when "Jerry" is dispatched to meet his maker. :thumbsup:



jerry
:shock:






:cry:



Not you! :giggle:
#40
thesaint
Not you! :giggle:


mornin:oops:

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