we used live traps with peanut butter...then relocated them about a mile away...my daughters did not want me killing them...because they are soooo cute.
Thanks but I can't get myself to even face a dead one let alone a live one!
The glue traps work for those that are squeamish...you just toss them in the trash.
thanks - I have a pest control company and they set bait traps; but part of me wonders if that's what is bringing them in?! I've asked my neighbors and a few of them say they don't have a problem. I've not seen any come into the house; just "evidence" (droppings and over the last 10 years maybe a total of 5 field mice dead). Either my neighbors don't realize they have an issue or they mice love coming to my garage since it has the bait! And if I don't keep up the bait traps, my fear is they'll come into the house - egads! So I thought maybe this product would discourage them from coming in
one more thing - I don't have much in the garage. My neighbor on one side has a huge veggie garden and the other side of me doesn't seem to have much in their garage either. My backyard has a cinderblock wall as it faces a street and beyond that is open field of a school
A good percentage of mice are not so much interested in the "food" part of visiting and living in homes as the "shelter" part. In the wild finding a warm and dry home is more of a challenge. They will forage wide and far for food.
Yes, we use Fresh Cab and it works great! We have them in the RV, and even in our vehicles, it's a nice smell for us, they hate it.
Su, get someone to look at the seal on your garage door. My parents had mice for years in their garage and a handyman tested it by gluing brillo pads to the bottom of the door. Suddenly, not a single mouse, ever again. So they had the seal replaced and have been mice free for years and years.
get a mouser aka a cat, if you weren't so far away, I lend you mine, nothing to dispose of ;)
Sorry. I don't understand, What is Fresh Cab???
Yeah, what is Fresh Cab? Glue traps sound like the worst choice to me. The mouse's feet are stuck to the thing and he is alive and you throw him in the trash? I think the old fashioned mousetrap is better because it gets 'em really quick (or they outsmart it) & they never know what hit 'em.
@ Jane P - I think I will try to go to a home improvement story and see what I need to re-seal. Thanks for the idea.
@ Dianna and Kate - its a natural repellent - "Fresh Cab is a natural blend of plant cellulose fiber (corn cobs), and essential oils of Balsam Fir, Lavender, Spanish Rosemary, Cedar, Orange, and Lemon." They come in pouches.
where do you get them?? Sounds like a good thing
Dianna - www.earthkind.com is what i found in google and i think you can order there or amazon and other places. Haven't checked to see who has the lowest price yet
I agree with Kate...the old fashioned spring traps are better in that they provide a quick death when used properly...the glue traps results in a slower death generally.....with our live traps I had to check them once or twice a day...most people do not want to put that much time into the project.
The best I've found that works is sticky pads. Traps sometime. But their smart & traps not always works.I've had them eat the food & never set off traps. Mouse multiple like roaches. Catch them early. Otherwise they leave a terrible smell & into everything including electrical wires. Chewing. They seem to have bad eye sight so they follow their own paths along walls to guide them. So they accidently walk on sticky pads. Be careful to keep dogs & children away from pads. Cause my dog got it on her paw & I had a terrible time removing it.
I will try Fresh Cab this year. Sound great & simple. I tryed using mint tea bags cause they hate the smell. But I'm allergic to mint & after a while headackes got to me. We have fields all around us & they where looking for shelder / water & our dogs food. Only caught 4 , but that was a big job cleaning out every drawwer, cabinet, couch, every nook & craney. I also called exterminator. He refused to charge me $100.00 cause he said I was doing the exact thing he would do . So I had to battle it out. A week I was going crazy. I'm getting ready early this year. Laying out the sticky pads. I kill them before throwing them in trash. They bring disease. Germs.
I use Fresh Cab in my garage and in my camper and it works great! I hated killing mice and was worried about disease and other options since I have pets & kids. Fresh Cab works great and I don't have to worry about my family's safety. www.earth-kind.com. I also found it at my local Ace Hardware.
Su, have you started using Fresh Cab yet? It sounds like it will work very well in your situation. Please contact us if you have any questions on use. Also you can visit our website to find it in a store near you. Best of Luck!
Earth Kind - I will definitely order some and give it a try. My thought is to try Fresh Cab along with my continued pest control for a one-two punch! Will definitely post my results!
Excellent, 1 word of advice: you will most likely still catch mice if you are using a baiting trap along with Fresh Cab. If the rodent is hungry enough, they will tolerate the smell of the Fresh Cab long enough to get to the food. In the process, getting stuck in the trap. You wondered if baited traps were actually luring them in, the answer is yes. You can use traps in conjunction with Fresh Cab, but do not be surprised to find rodents caught in the trap even if there is a pouch nearby.
You can read more on our FAQ page if you are interested: http://www.earth-kind.com/faq/
Thanks and we look forward to reading your results!
The Fresh Cab Team
Earth-Kind - makes sense - and I had thought that was the answer. The suggestion from the pest control company (comes every other month) was that if I didn't use the bait/poison, that I might find them coming into the house (which I have not had that issue ever!) so I was worried that if i stopped the bait, that would occur. The mice are definitely eating the bait since I see the droppings are the green color of the poison. I've just submitted my order for Fresh Cab.
We found Fresh Cab at Menards, I think it was around $12 per box of 4 pouches.
ordered a 3 months supply on line and will try Fresh Cab along with resealing the garage doors - crossing fingers!
Sew a walnut or pecan to the mousetrap (where you would but the bait). Gets even the smartest of mice
thanks Cindy V - I've purchased the Fresh Cab, but want to give a thorough cleaning of the garage and seal up the garage as best as possible - hopefully when I have time this spring. crossing fingers.
A simple solution to rid any kind of animal and most bugs from a garage is to place moth balls in various areas. They really don't like the smell and tend to stay away.
Exactly what do these nuts do to the mousetrap.