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Harbo

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I have been doing some work with brass in my shop. A few days ago I noticed some small patches of black corrosion on it which I cleaned off.
Today I noticed some more and
some on the steel engineers square I had left out. Then I saw the droppings!!
Mice - so out with the traps with everything put under cover.
No food in the shop - must be coming in for warmth and shelter.
Just wish their waste products were not so corrosive?

Rod
 

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Make sure its from mice and not their larger relatives Rod . Rats p can be very detrimental to health if touched
 

Harbo

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Pretty sure it's mice - the droppings are too small?


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Mars bar as bait in the traps is supposed to be even more tempting than cheese.

P.S only a little bit is required in each trap... don't use a whole bar :D
 

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Yeah, I think it's pretty well known that mice don't actually like cheese. Chocolate is good though I'm told.
 

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Jensmith":2s3hwwt5 said:
Yeah, I think it's pretty well known that mice don't actually like cheese. Chocolate is good though I'm told.

They are not too keen on my cat either :)
 

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Yep, mice love chocolate. I caught over twenty in our home in traps using chocolate spread. :D Got fed up with catching them in the end and put down poison....they all dissapered then??? :lol: We do have a golf course at the back of the house and I think that is where they were coming from.
 

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Field Mice - caught two last night.
Wonder how far I have to take them so they don't come back?
Their urine is pretty powerful stuff!

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Rod - if you were nearer you could hire my cat for a very reasonable rate - he's a great mouse catcher :D Problem we have is that he catches them from the field behind us then brings the pippers in the house to play with :evil:

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Thanks for the offer - some neighbours have cats - perhaps that's why the little blighters take shelter with me?

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Karl":qp3mdqom said:
Problem we have is that he catches them from the field behind us then brings the pippers in the house to play with :evil:

Cheers

Karl
And it's not a myth about them running up your trouser leg attempting to escape.

DAMHIKT :oops:
 

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Hi, Tony

Not so painfull as a kiten runnng up the back of your leg in the morning as you stand there in your underpants :shock:

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Peanut butter will work as good as chocolate, I believe its what the pro's use.
 

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Half a Malteser - never fails!

Some years back, although I didn't know it, there was a tiny hole around the waste pipe from our sink. The mice literally poured in through there - we caught 18 in about a fortnight, and our elderly, totally blind, cat accounted for another two. The hole can't have been more than about 5mm across, but stopping it up finally cured the problem.
 

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Raisins or sultanas are my bait of choice in the "Little Nippers". Less messy than peanut butter.

SWMBO won't let me use chocolate!

Oz
 

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