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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jambottle, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. jambottle
    Joined: Apr 11, 2003
    Posts: 559


    I had a few mice in my car storage building.I tried every kind of peanut butter,cheeze,honey soaked bread etc.a girl in the local convience store told that a few years ago the forgot a bunch of howeleen candy out in storage.when they finally found it,the only bags that were torn apart was TOOTSIE ROLLS!I tried some and my 3 traps were full the next day!I caught 9 mice so far this week.These are the old style wooden traps.Just chew it a little to soften it up and it sticks good on the little lever.
  2. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,073

    scrap metal 48

  3. GeezersP15
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 544

    from N.E. PA

    Thanks for that information. I'm going to try that idea. I have not had any luck with a the bait I've been trying. The little bastards are just to picky!:mad:

  4. Rick Sis
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
    Posts: 710

    Rick Sis
    from Tulsa OK

    They do seem to be more picky these days. The biggest problem I'm having is finding good traps. The new traps with the plastic bait/trip lever are worthless. I've tried adjusting these every way I can think of and it still would take a 3 pound mouse to trip it. I would like to get my hands on the genius that dreamed up that "improvement". Any tips on finding good traps?

  5. I just lost a package of Hersheys bars that I accidentally left in the garage a couple of days ago.
    It is kind of funny how the little bastards work, I leave a pair of leather work gloves on the bench in the garage and every morning when I go out there, there are droppings on the gloves. The gloves aren't chewed, just shat upon!
    I have never tried it, but a farmer friend told me that if you want dead mice, rats and pretty much any thing else, (dogs, cats, possums, etc) mix up fly bait and Coca-Cola into a slurry. He said animals will eat it until they drop right in the dish.
  6. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


    Go to UTube and search for mouse traps. All kinds of different engineered units :)
  7. hendo0601
    Joined: Aug 24, 2013
    Posts: 288

    from Tacoma, WA

    I have always had good luck using dry dog food...just wedge a piece of it into the little metal bait plate so they cant just come steal it and whamo!

    How do you know if your mouse trap is "traditional" or "traditionally styled" or even "kustom"?
  8. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,217


    Ok, but who's gonna re-chew that tootsie-roll after the first catch? :eek:
  9. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,485

    from Owasso, OK

    Whatever this guys is using...

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  10. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 3,478


    i use pepperoni sticks from the gas station, i cut a small chunck off and zap strap it to the trap, one piece can lasts years and keeps catching rats, once i left it to long and when i came back there was a rat in the trap with it's head chewed off by another rat just to eat the bait.
  11. KRB52
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,001

    from Conneticut

    Working in a hardware store, my personal second favorite is the traditional, old school Victor snap trap with the metal bait holder. The similar ones with the plastic holder are too slippery. The metal ones can be adjusted for sensitivity, too. The rest are (to me, anyway) just gimicks. My favorite mouse trap is a cat.

    I always had good luck with chunky peanut butter. The creamy they can just lick out and not trip it. A former coworker said they had a sweet tooth, so add a rasin to the mix. Oh, and place the traps near the walls. They usually will hug the walls when they walk/run.
  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,942

    from California

  13. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,464


    Plastic bucket,fill to halfway point with water.
    Sprinkle some talcum powder on the surface.
    Using a small aluminum foil pie pan,set your favorite bait of choice within the "boat."
    Lay a flat board leading up to the top of the bucket for a ramp.
    They can only swim for so long....
  14. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,329


    Mix some asprin in the peanut butter & leave it somewhere. Natural poison for rats/mice while harmless to everything else.
  15. Stroker McGurk
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
    Posts: 291

    Stroker McGurk
    from Canada

    Could try one of these, its pretty traditional

  16. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,050


    A little off topic here but, what do you have to get rid of squirrels. The red and gray kind, not the HAMB member
  17. .22
  18. Over the past 2 years, I've gotten more than 50 with a 22 rifle. They like to hang out under the bird feeder right outside my basement window. I'm a pretty good shot at 20 feet! LOL Closest neighbor in that direction is a 1/2 mile through the woods, so no worries.
  19. sasquatch12
    Joined: Nov 6, 2013
    Posts: 38


    I've caught a lot of mice using a raisin jammed onto the bait lever. They stick good, are kinda tough, so they have to chew/pull on it.
    Raisins are the best i have found.
  20. ironrodder
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 167


  21. Man,there are is one real war horses,,uh rat,, that has been evading every trap I have ever set!:rolleyes: HRP

  22. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,418


    Use preparation H . They pucker up and can't eat.
  23. 48jeep
    Joined: Apr 3, 2009
    Posts: 65


    I like the coke bottle idea. I used to trap a lot of mice where I worked prior to retiring. I always tied the traps off with light string. Sometimes little fellows would only be caught by a leg or foot and drag the trap off somewhere that you couldn't find them until they croaked. I also read where a guy glued a piece of dry dog food to the bait holder. Said it worked like a champ.
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 107


  25. fsae0607
    Joined: Apr 3, 2012
    Posts: 871


    Get a cat. My backyard is adjacent to a wash and there's tree rats everywhere in the backyard at night. We have a cat and there's never been a rat/mouse in the house.

    Oh and they're pretty low-maintenance pets, too. Just give it a little pat on the head now and then.
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 1,235


    Damn, I gotta make one of those Coke Bottle contraptions.

    Thanks Tony,

  27. Raven53
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 442

    from Irwin Pa

    I turned two 5' black snakes loose in my pole building and I can say I have not found any critters at all in there, just a shed skin here or there once in a while. Hell I only find one of the snake evry once in a great while. I don't mind finding them but it sure up sets my friends when they spy
  28. No no no don't like snakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd rather have the mice and rats!
  29. RussK
    Joined: Sep 19, 2010
    Posts: 119

    from Atlanta Ga

    This maybe how come I didn't find any mice or rats in this car when I brought it home

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