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Re: Humane Mouse Traps

From: Don R.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 7:26 AM
(replies will go only to organizer)

Here are a few more comments on live capture mouse traps. The first is from Lisa, who asked the question about where she could find a humane trap locally:

While the online stores for Lowes and Home Depot do not have them listed, I did find one at Home Depot on my lunch break!

So far, it appears I am ahead of my cat. If the trap happens to work out, I will write back with the brand and price in case any one else might need the information.

I truly appreciate everyone's help! It's so nice to have a resource to turn to that doesn't question why I prefer not to kill it. :)

Happy days to you,
Lisa

David writes:
Hi Don, Lowes carries Live Capture Mouse Traps. Cheers, Dave

Cindy writes:
I used to buy Hav-a-heart traps at the local TSC store (Tractor Supply Co.). So, I'd check the nearest "farmer" store.

Jiyce writes:
I live in a cottage with a small yard that is surrounded by open field and woods. I constantly have mice in my home! J A feed store at Rt. 40 and St. John?s Lane in Ellicott City (21043) sells them for just under $25 and they have them in stock. She should call Southern States Coops or Ace Hardware places in her area and see if they have any in stock. Both usually carry them. I use the small one daily but only when the weather is warm enough for them to survive when I put them outside. It is very effective with a little bit of peanut butter on the trip lever inside. Very effective! J

What I do to manage my year-round mouse problem, though, is use the traps spring, summer and fall only. For winter, I actually leave a few seeds and nuts and a plastic cover filled with water in the corner of an area where it?s warm and I don?t mind them being. I also make sure all of my grains, nuts and seeds are stored in glass or plastic so they are not tempted to go anywhere else. Then, I just clean up any droppings that I may find and just do a quick disinfectant spray and wipe using what I believe is an earth-friendly product called Germ Control Silver Formula by OdoBan. It is not too expensive, and I got it at Home Depot, I believe. It even kills MRSA, so I am sure it is good enough to take care of mouse germs; and I cannot bear to release these charming little creatures when it is freezing outside!

Joyce Johnson

Brian writes:
Ideally, I know she?d like to get one today, but if she?s patient, it?s possible to order such traps through PETA and even Amazon.com.

I have a humane mouse trip I?ve never used; it?s still in the box it came in. If she?d like to borrow it, she?s welcome; she can contact me to make arrangements. I could even bring it to the Meetup on Wednesday if she?s planning to attend that, but you?d have to let me know in advance so I remember to put it in the car.

Brian Petry

Marsha writes:
To Lisa:

I would like to know the type of humane trap and ,Lisa, what are your plans after you capture the little mousie ?
Do you have a safe field anywhere nearby, for release ?
For the animals,
Marsha

Tracy writes:
I have had a lot of success with the live traps carried by Target and Food Lion. They have a plastic trap door that secures the mouse inside and allows for easy release.

I bought these about six months ago they had yellow packaging and I believe were called Safe Release.

Hope that helps!

Tracy

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