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FF:NZ What to do when you hear a mouse trap go off.

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SWNZ, Jun 4, 2001.

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  1. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    OK i'm sitting at my PC minding my own business when I hear one of the mouse traps go off. They are new and have been there about 2 hours now.

    Do I:

    A) go and investigate a potential mess.

    b) wait a bit for the kicking to stop

    C) go to bed and worry about it in the morning.

    d) run around the house yelling and screaming.

    This is an honest post.
  2. Obi-Jace Jedi Knight

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    May 20, 2001
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    I lived in a flat right beside a smoko shop and there were thousands (literally) of mice, your better off leaving it till morning. Let the little bugger out now and he might recover.
  3. SWNZ Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
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    I'm drawn to the potential mess but I don't like killing things and don't particulary want to clean anything up.
  4. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 12, 1999
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    C

    i find dead mice are better delay with the next day, as an example

    although last time a similar situation on happened to me i went nuts
    i went to my bedroom about 1am (this is about 3 years ago)
    and a mouse followed me in and hid under my bed, so itotally tore
    up my room trying to get rid of it, and then it left, and i blocked the door, cos damm they can fold into small spaces.....next day i went and purchased
    a heap of traps, poison and other nasty stuff
  5. Obi-Jace Jedi Knight

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    May 20, 2001
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    Then you are definately better off checking it tomorrow. At least the blood, brains, etc. will have dried and it will come out in one peice. Try it now and yuck! Sticky messy gunk all over the trap.
  6. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Tell you what the little buggers are checky. They squeeze into your room at night under the door. I have caught the mice in my room 3 times now. One little bugger got onto my bed while I was asleep. It's revenge now I tell you. We caught 2 mice in 2 days with boxes trapping them in the lounge but enough is enough.
  7. Obi-Jace Jedi Knight

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    May 20, 2001
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    I found poison to be a waste of time. It will kill a few at the start, but they seem to get resistant to it. At my old flat they were eating all the poison I could put out. Thats when I discovered that they don't have any resistance to hammers.
  8. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 12, 1999
    star 5
    you have to stop up your door, use some books, does the trick, and befriend a cat, plus do some research, they have certain transit points they prefer,
  9. Obi-Jace Jedi Knight

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    May 20, 2001
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    Thats what I had to do. Trap them off I mean. They had a routine to work around the staff at the shop next door. When the staff arrived at 6 in the morning, I'd hear them all scurring through under the back door (my back door was joined to the shop) so I got up really early one morning and nailed a plank to the bottom of the door. TaaDaa not my problem any more!

    P.S they don't seem to like the smell of dead mice either!Like an omen for them.
  10. SWNZ Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
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    Yeah I block off my door with pants and towels. Does the trick. No more adventures for Hercules at 4am
  11. Obi-Jace Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2001
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    Watch you don't end up with holes in everything. They only need a space equal to the width of their skulls. Less than a ten cent peice!
  12. SWNZ Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
    star 4
    Yeah I have a post card of mouse whacked by a trap on the fridge as a deterent.
  13. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 12, 1999
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    well i guess it is winter, they want to be somewhere warm as well
    got to watch the open doors during the day too, the cheeky buggers

    anyway, night lads

  14. Obi-Jace Jedi Knight

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    May 20, 2001
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    I don't know if thats the same sort of deterent as the smell of ground mice, but hey you might have genetically altered super intelligent mice, they could understand whats going on.

    EDIT: night John Boy uhh I mean Humble Extra!
  15. SWNZ Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
    star 4
    Yeah buddy I'm heading in that direction myself now. Can't say the mouse is going to have sweet dreams though he looking at the blender in the morning :D
  16. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    EDIT: Double post! There goes my 3 month unbeaten run. It was the mouse I tell you.
  17. Obi-Jace Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2001
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    The mouse or the Mice?

    EDIT: P.S when blending throw in some garlic, then left over mice can be used hot on toast. Lovely with a garnish!
  18. SWNZ Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
    star 4
    Tomatoe... Tomato
  19. Obi-Jace Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2001
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    Potatoe Potato, whatever you can do I can do better....Come on everyone(break into chorus)
  20. mutley Jedi Master

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    Nov 13, 1998
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    If I had to I'd wait till the next day, however I have a cat who is a fantastic mouse chaser so I never worry about these things :)
  21. SWNZ Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
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    Well I got the little bugger, he's in a pretty bad state, the trap got 'im good.

    [face_devil]
  22. Norrad_Roff Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2001
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    NORRAD ROFF'S GUIDE TO MOUSE CATCHING

    i) Hear mouse trap go off.

    ii) Go to mouse trap.

    iii)Watch liitle bugger squirm until last breath.

    iv) Open door and throw outside to your useless cat that just sits there and stares at live mice.

    v) Cat devours dead mouse.

    vi) Go back inside and reset trap.

    vii) Go back to bed.

    THIS IS A TRUE STORY.
  23. Obi-Jace Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2001
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    Norrad, you wouldn't happen to be a member of the SPCA would you?
    Society for the Pummeling of Captured Animals

    P.S. it that how you spell 'pummeling'?
  24. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    double "L" I believe.

    Thats my contributuion for tonight, gotta run. the audience awaits.
  25. Humble extra Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 12, 1999
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    oh, my cat is a great hunter too, but she is an elitist, see she lives on the farm with my parents, they have wild rabbit, ducks, small birds, and rats in abundence, she doesn't "do" mice :( .....believe me i have tried locking her in the affected rooms for ages, she won't have a bar of it
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