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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2013, 09:46:06 PM »
Bob,

I did move the board over to where the wire coat hanger (cut) is, so the board lines up with the coat hanger wire. 

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2013, 10:00:41 PM »
Great...now as long as you don't have those real clever circus trained mice...maybe we'll get some action here!   ;D

Bob,

Since mice are primarily nocturnal animals, maybe overnight I might catch one, or more.   >:D I think my mice are just field mice, since there are so many farmers fields around where I live. 

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2013, 10:16:11 PM »
Bob,

Since mice are primarily nocturnal animals, maybe overnight I might catch one, or more.   >:D I think my mice are just field mice, since there are so many farmers fields around where I live. 

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Ok that sounds great Norma.....remember though, those little buggers can find there way back home even if you take them to a field a couple of miles away.  :o
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2013, 12:50:42 AM »
them little buggers are pretty accomplished jumpers, I think they'd spin on that can anywhere from the side of that bucket!!

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2013, 09:53:29 AM »
Ok that sounds great Norma.....remember though, those little buggers can find there way back home even if you take them to a field a couple of miles away.  :o

Bob,

I didn't know mice can find their way back home.   :o

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2013, 09:56:32 AM »
them little buggers are pretty accomplished jumpers, I think they'd spin on that can anywhere from the side of that bucket!!

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Jon,

I tried to make the can easily rotate if a mouse gets on it.  What do you, or anyone suggest next?  I know mice are pretty smart in that they can avoid traps sometimes.  I didn't catch any of those buggers last night and even moved the can and ramp into the bathroom closet.

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2013, 11:14:28 AM »
They'll find it sooner or later. Remember, place it around the edge of a room. They don't like it out in the open

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2013, 11:27:58 AM »
They'll find it sooner or later. Remember, place it around the edge of a room. They don't like it out in the open

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Jon,

Thanks for the tips!  ;) I know mice like to hug to the edges of a room.

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2013, 03:09:02 PM »
I have a dozen or so coming out. Attention all mice - come near my pineapples at your own risk!
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2013, 05:54:51 PM »
I have a dozen or so coming out. Attention all mice - come near my pineapples at your own risk!

Craig,

Your pineapple looks great!  Lol, about the mice coming near your pineapples.

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2013, 08:43:21 PM »
Norma,

I'm sorry to inform you, your cat ate your mouse  :-D

I've enjoyed this thread.  My 2˘ ... When I worked in a grocery store way back in the 70's, the most effective thing we found was the good old Victor traps using a Lemon Drop from the Brach's Pick -A-Mix display.
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2013, 09:45:02 PM »
Norma,

I'm sorry to inform you, your cat ate your mouse  :-D

I've enjoyed this thread.  My 2˘ ... When I worked in a grocery store way back in the 70's, the most effective thing we found was the good old Victor traps using a Lemon Drop from the Brach's Pick -A-Mix display.

Duane,

One of the cats could have caught the mouse, or mice, but I sure didn’t see any of the cats showing it off. 

I know those Victor traps work well, but I have problems setting them.  I didn’t know mice were attracted to Lemon Drops from Brach’s Pick-A-Mix displays.  8)  I did put some cheese on the ramp.  I also think I am going to put an empty paper towel roll on the ramp. 

Thanks for your tips!  ;)

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2013, 10:02:17 PM »
Norma,
I read a recent study that said mice don't like cheese no more...not American mice anyway. But who knows...they just might go for some of your special Detroit Style pizza cheese....  8)
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2013, 10:15:20 PM »
Norma,
I read a recent study that said mice don't like cheese no more...not American mice anyway. But who knows...they just might go for some of your special Detroit Style pizza cheese....  8)

Bob,

That's interesting that mice don't like cheese anymore.  Right now I don't have any of the Detroit style of cheese at home to try.

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2013, 10:24:52 PM »
Bob,

That's interesting that mice don't like cheese anymore.  Right now I don't have any of the Detroit style of cheese at home to try.

Norma
Oh that's Ok Norma....just put a couple drops of e.v.o.o. on the cheese you do have and stand back man!! That mouse is gonna go CrAzY!   ;)

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2013, 11:21:04 AM »
Interesting that this was posted recently... we had a massive mouse issue in our basement, and 7 mice killed later, we found the hole between the foundation and buildout that they were coming in from and have no problems there since.  (Walk out basement).

Unfortunately, last week a mouse got into my wife's car (Prius) somehow and had a field day tearing up tissue paper and pooping on the dashboard and seats.  This is a garaged car, mind you.  I left out poison, and it was eaten, and then we left for the long weekend with a peanut butter Victor trap, but no takers...

Now I don't know if the mouse is dead in the car, in the garage, or hopefully went somewhere else to die.

While it's a humane thing to take the mice somewhere else, they definitely are able to find their way back, much like any animals... you'll have to make a choice - do you kill them, find their entry source and close it, or hang out with some new friends?  ;)

@TXCraig - Pineapples???!! I had no idea you could grow them in Texas!  Good luck fending off the mice!  Perhaps it's time to get a cat?
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2013, 07:18:09 PM »
@TXCraig - Pineapples???!! I had no idea you could grow them in Texas!  Good luck fending off the mice!  Perhaps it's time to get a cat?

I'm not too worried, I've had over 100 pineapples in the last 7 years, and this is only the second I've lost to a mouse. This one was a one-off winter pineapple, and the other was from a plant located not in a pot but in a densely planted area.  That all being said, I will take some additional security measures this year.
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2013, 07:25:54 PM »
That all being said, I will take some additional security measures this year.
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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #58 on: March 25, 2013, 08:22:28 PM »
HA, was thinking about that same pic ^^^ He says they're good shots, tagging mice would make them even better!!

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Re: Effin' mouse ate my pineapple
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2013, 10:14:30 AM »
Craig,

You mean like this?

I was thinking more of perimeter security measures. Too bad mice can't read the little "Use of Deadly Force Authorized" signs I put up.  :-D
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