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Cheese vs Peanutbutter in Mousetrap!(16 posts)

Cheese vs Peanutbutter in Mousetrap!the bull
Jun 25, 2003 5:31 PM
I am setting them up tonight to catch a mouse in the kitchen.My visiting mother says cheese I say PB!
What do you guys think? Also can vote for a no catch!
re: Cheese vs Peanutbutter in Mousetrap!km-c
Jun 25, 2003 5:43 PM
peanut butter will work....but take some of it have too much on there.
I vote for peanut butter...The Walrus
Jun 25, 2003 7:23 PM
...something else that's really effective is that sticky paper that's scented like peanut butter. Only drawback is that it doesn't kill, so you're left with that aspect. But, hey!--that shouldn't bother somebody named "the bull"!;-)
The little bastard has balls!the bull
Jun 25, 2003 7:47 PM
I went back down to check and both traps were clean!
I put pb in both and a small amount this time.
Hope to hear a snap soon!
I wanted to use the old fashioned kind guess itd=s all the Tom and Jerry cartoons I watched as a kid.
What's really galling about this...The Walrus
Jun 26, 2003 10:38 AM that not only didn't you get the rodent(s), but you provided a high-protein snack for them. I hate it when that happens.
"Don't kill me!" Use a Have-a-Heart live trap and relocate it128
Jun 26, 2003 4:32 AM
Don't use that glue trap lest you be punished in the after life. Better to use the snap trap if at all. If you find it alive, drown it asap. Hey, even a mouse needs a home! (get a cat...from the shelter.) GO MOUSE! "Thanks for the snacks Mr. Bull!"
About glue trapsKristin
Jun 26, 2003 6:37 AM
My ex-roommate was terrified of mice, so when she saw one in the living room, she ran out and bought 10 glue traps an placed them around the house--WITHOUT TELLING ME. I stepped in one when I got home from work and it took weeks to get all the glue off of my foot. Also, they are toxic, so if you have kids, they are a definate no no.
PB. agree, use less. nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 26, 2003 5:31 AM
PB. use less, and smash it on so...PdxMark
Jun 26, 2003 5:52 AM
the critter has to tug and pull to get it off... and spring the trap. Or he might have a friend and let his friend eat first, like a mouse we had once did. The friend gets smacked, and the first mouse has a relaxing snack with his dearly departed friend.
re: Cheese vs Peanutbutter in Mousetrap!BIGBOB
Jun 26, 2003 6:56 AM
PB when mixed with a little flour to thicken works wonderfully. Gives enough texture to stay on the trap. I just knead a little together between my fingers and apply.
PB/oatmeal mixtorquer
Jun 26, 2003 7:44 AM
We cured a mouse infestation late last fall baiting no-kill traps (sort of mini Have-a-Hearts) with oatmeal and peanut butter rolled together in a ball.

Give the no-kill trap some consideration; besides a less messy clean-up, on our best night we got four of the little critters in one trap. And the look of thanks in their beady little eyes when you set them loose in the park is priceless!
Location matters as much as baitcory
Jun 26, 2003 8:11 AM
I did a mouse-control story a couple of years ago when Reno was overrun with 'em, and one of the things I found out was that the location of the trap is at least as important as the bait. Mice don't go far from home (I've forgotten the specifics, but it was only a few yards from the nest in their entire lives), and they tend to follow established paths. A couple of rodent-control experts told me it's more effective to put the trap where they'll be than to try to lure them to the trap. For instance, if they're going along the baseboards, put the trap with the trigger end to the wall, so they have to climb over it to get by, and you'll catch some even with no bait at all.
As for bait, the consensus was peanut butter, and one guy said he wraps a little thread loosely around the trigger, in with the bait, so they can't just ease it off--they'll pull on the thread and get caught.
(If anybody remembers, I know I vowed not to post in non-cycling until June 30, but I'm making an exception for issues like mice, Donald Rumsfeld and other rodents).
Snap!the bull
Jun 26, 2003 7:45 PM
Ahh! peanut bu....
Look at his cute little buLGing eyes!rwbadley
Jun 26, 2003 11:00 PM
So I guess we believe in capital punishment after all.

Why couldn't we have done the same with Hussein? Imagine, a touch of peanut butter on a trap and POP! goes the weasel...

Not to make light of the rodents demise, I agree they can't be tolerated in the abode.
Poor l'il blighter. nmSintesi
Jun 28, 2003 5:29 PM
Weapons of Mouse DestructionAlpedhuez55
Jun 30, 2003 9:05 AM
We had some mice that would be able to eat the peanut butter off the traps without setting them off. I set up some glue traps in the mouse travel lanes. They were using the heater vents to go between a couple of bedrooms. I also set some around the kitchen and pantry. In total I caught 15 of the little buggers and now the only creatures stirring in our house are on two legs!!!

Mike Y.