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Old 08-19-2021, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Mice not waiting til Fall

Seeing signs of mice indoors and have adjusted the pest service accordingly. Anyone else having this issue? I know we had some cooler days/nights in July but things have warmed up since. Wonder if the amount of rain contributes to this issue?
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Old 08-19-2021, 04:26 PM   #2
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Not really early at all. daylight is dwindling and fall is just about here like it or not. Acorns and beachnuts have been falling for a good couple weeks now so mice, chipmunks and squirrels are very much into winter storage..............
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Old 08-19-2021, 08:12 PM   #3
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Default Rain & Mice

Recall the summer of 2018 -- very wet, resulting in a lot of food for the mice with lots of subsequent reproduction, followed by those mice seeking shelter when things got cool. Bait your traps and seal you holes now!
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Old 08-19-2021, 08:32 PM   #4
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About two months ago, I set up the bucket-of-water and spinning bottle with peanut butter trap, outside. I've caught 38 mice as of this morning.

However, the mink are keeping the population of small rodents down. I haven't seen a chipmunk in quite some time.
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...that's because all of your chipmunks traveled to my property!
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I'm looking for the old thread on mice that had pictures of the "bucket trap", and how to make one.
I think I'll be needing it!
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ps. I was going to start a new thread but couldn't remember how- help?
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Have been finding droppings around the engine block in the wife’s car. I spray with a water/cayenne pepper mixture and keeps them out


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I'm looking for the old thread on mice that had pictures of the "bucket trap", and how to make one.
I think I'll be needing it!
Thanks in advance.

ps. I was going to start a new thread but couldn't remember how- help?
Post # 21 here:
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...ht=mice+bucket
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Old 09-27-2021, 10:39 AM   #9
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I have seen a made set up on facebook marketplace.
See link
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...e-198418c57c68

i like this one the best:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...2-1d46e6f41343
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Old 09-27-2021, 02:30 PM   #10
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I'm looking for the old thread on mice that had pictures of the "bucket trap", and how to make one.
I think I'll be needing it!
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ps. I was going to start a new thread but couldn't remember how- help?
Look up Flip and Slide mouse trap on amazon. I'm going to try that this winter.
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Can you post solution recipe? My wife's car has the same issue.
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I just use two table spoons in a spray bottle with water. I spray the hood insulation and around the engine block, not the motor itself


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I fill the bucket half way and use peanut butter for bait. Caught 39 this summer. Just a simple metal rod through a drilled hole in bottom and top of plastic bottle...It spins when the mouse goes for the PB and drops into the bucket and drowns.
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Default Bounce sheets

One morning in October I started my car and when I turned the defroster on the dash vibrated like it was going to come off. Went to the dealer and they pulled about 2 lbs of acorns out of the vents. They told me to tie off some Bounce dryer sheets in the engine compartment. Haven't had a problem since and just need to replace them in the early fall.
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One morning in October I started my car and when I turned the defroster on the dash vibrated like it was going to come off. Went to the dealer and they pulled about 2 lbs of acorns out of the vents. They told me to tie off some Bounce dryer sheets in the engine compartment. Haven't had a problem since and just need to replace them in the early fall.
I had the same problem and now I place a screen over the air intake and remove the filter (which they destroy) when I park for any length of time.
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Default Another issue with mice and cars...

They like to eat wiring in newer cars because, it is my understanding...Educated by the mechanics at Irwin Toyota, newer cars have soy-based wires.

Starting in the early 2000’s, car manufacturers began using bioplastics* (e.g. soy based wiring) in cars. They state their reasoning was in an effort to reduce dependency on petroleum and to “go-green.” In reality, bioplastics are cheaper to produce.
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I fill the bucket half way and use peanut butter for bait. Caught 39 this summer. Just a simple metal rod through a drilled hole in bottom and top of plastic bottle...It spins when the mouse goes for the PB and drops into the bucket and drowns.
Very simple- thanks!
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