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I've got mice......need help to humanely remove them, please.


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Initial post: 23 Dec 2012, 09:08:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2012, 09:09:31 GMT
finny lul says:
Sorry about posting this on the cooking forum but it is food related.
For the first time, ever, I've found the results of having mice on my narrow boat. They've opened a pack of pasta, coffee, biscuits, sugar, sachets - can't tell you the mess - of tomato sauce, brown sauce, tartare sauce. They left the vinegar sachets - how do they know?????
They've pulled off pieces of my dog's sheepskin rug - I found some it of it made into a nest in a hole.
I don't know how many there are, but if anyone can help me to humanely remove them I would be grateful. I only go to the boat once a week and have now removed any foodstuffs that aren't in either a tin or a jar. I've left the sheepskin rug on the basis they won't start chewing at anything else???? I'm also sure they've stolen a sheepskin mitten as I can only find one!!! Help!!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 09:26:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2012, 09:31:24 GMT
pixie says:
I had them in my shed finny and I bought this....

ADVANCED PLUG IN - Vermatik 6 IN 1 Ultrasonic/Electromagnetic Rat/Mouse/Insect Repeller (AS SEEN ON TV) It wasn't this exactly but the same kind of thing...The DIY stores sell them and you can buy twin packs...

PestBye Advanced Whole House Rat and Mouse Repeller This one gives lots of info if you click on it finny...not harmful to dogs and cats or birds I think you'll find but not for gerbils hamsters etc..have a read.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 10:37:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2012, 10:37:37 GMT
You could offer to book them into a Travelodge for over Christmas? - perhaps even treat them with a gift voucher towards an All You Can Eat Cheese Buffet?.....I hope that helps, finny lul.....x

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 13:11:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2012, 13:11:54 GMT
Put a ferret on your boat for a bit. Either it will catch them or the very smell will drive them away. That's not a joke; the odour of a ferret makes the little pests leave.

Failing that, there are live-catching traps you can get and use. Of course that just gives the problem to whatever place you take them to dispose of them.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 14:44:42 GMT
finny lul says:
No electric hook up!!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 14:48:44 GMT
finny lul says:
Do you know of a place that hires out ferrets? Don't have a problem with disposal - I understand you need to take them further than two miles to stop them returning, so I'd bring them back in the car and release them locally. Problem is, as I'm only there on a weekly basis, I can't put the traps down and leave them to starve. I know, I know....................

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 14:52:15 GMT
finny lul says:
Tried the offer of a hotel, but I understand the food's not as good, and it's more expensive. Good idea, though, suzy, thank you for that one!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 15:18:23 GMT
HA HA HA!!! Sorry finny lul, but it was just way too tempting a post! :o>
It must be very annoying to keep finding damage like that - I hope that you find a mutually agreeable way to get them to leave. And I would be exactly the same - worrying about them starving to death too!

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 15:40:10 GMT
DarkFishLord says:
Get a cat. Perfectly natural disposal of mice. We had mice in an old student house. Borrowed a cat, it got rid of the mice and cat then stayed with me for 17 years....after you get rid of the mice, feel free to put up a post asking how to humanely get rid of a cat...

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 17:05:41 GMT
Aha, I bet I know?! - let me guess, Duncan?.....you get a dog?!! ;o>

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:11:52 GMT
"There was an old woman who swallowed a fly..."

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 17:13:30 GMT
"I don't know why she swallowed the fly..."

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 17:34:09 GMT
She didn't close her mouth when riding her motorbike.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 17:39:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2012, 17:50:54 GMT
Thanks Sam.....I'll sleep so much better now that I know! ;o>

(*thinks? - and he calls me 'bizarre'?!! - HA HA HA!!!*)

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 18:15:09 GMT
oof says:
I have heard that peppermint essential oil drives them away ~ put it on cotton buds near holes and tracks maybe

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 18:30:47 GMT
What? :-D

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:18:27 GMT
I think if there,s no food available they will leave of their own accord. I had cats for many years and never a mouse in sight. When I lost the cats the garage was overrun with them,nothing was safe, but I kept the bird seed in there and it got spilled occasionally. I cleaned the place out rigorously and chucked out all likely nesting material, they even chewed plastic bags and the yard brush to bits, Anyway, they seem to have gone now, as long as I am scrupulous about not leaving food in there, veg and the like. I live on a spinney and the cats always brought mice in the house for me so it was always a possibility that without the cats I would get mice. Did you know that they are incontinent and leave a little trail of urine wherever they go?????

Posted on 25 Dec 2012, 21:31:16 GMT
There was an old woman - who swallowed a mouse - she's in the nut-house
I would get a cat personally - and even encourage a feral cat - they can be vicious - but although they need to be respected - they are great hunters - and if you want something to Cuddle - they will not suffer it - but the mice will not be around long

Posted on 26 Dec 2012, 00:46:57 GMT
99%Vickster says:
Get a bowl with sloping sides (high sides). Put a dollop of jam in it, then put enough sunflower oil in to fill the base of the bowl. Mice get in, but they don't get out. They won't die either, but you will have to drive them miles and miles away, or they'll just find their way back.

Posted on 26 Dec 2012, 01:10:09 GMT
wobberoo says:
There is a shampoo that could work? The Dr prescribed me some, and I was riddled with them. It is best to use the shampoo, then brush through with what has become known as a 'nit' comb.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2012, 01:55:46 GMT
pixie says:
Yes Roo..and I bet YOU have one of those alright!!!!x

Posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:40:54 GMT
contact a professional pest control company they are qualified to deal in a humane manner with mice. I recommend Universal Pest Control, you can find them on the web.

Posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:33:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Dec 2012, 04:48:28 GMT
wobberoo says:
I've heard of these so called 'Pest Control' companies. In all honesty I'm not convinced as to how 'humane' their methods are. Do they truly deal with the problem in an objective way, or can they, at times, be indiscriminate as to what is their quarry? Some of us can't sleep easily, knowing they are 'on our tails'. Believe me, there is a lot of unnecessary suffering at the hands of people who simply see a profit. Many close friends of mine have been on the 'wrong end' of an anti-pest crusade. R.I.P Pepe.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2012, 08:27:36 GMT
Morning know how you feel we got a humane mouse catcher from Jepsons, a little plastic tube with a flip end the mouse goes in for the seeds at the dead end as soon as he goes through the end lid drops down thus encasing him then my husband ran 1/2 mile down to the woods near our home job done we only caught the one but that was within a couple of hours of putting it in place. Hope this will help you I'm sure most DIY stores will sell something like the one we have. good luck Scatty.dame

Posted on 26 Dec 2012, 12:41:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Dec 2012, 12:42:24 GMT
Cartimand says:
My daughter spotted a mouse in her house and wanted rid of it (the mouse) humanely. I bought her a trap from Wilkinsons for around a fiver. It's a ready-baited plastic unit with a clear top and a see-saw ramp at the entrance. The mouse gets in, but cannot escape. My daughter found the mouse the next morning, took the unit to a field a couple of miles away, unhinged the top and released it. Problem solved!
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