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Old 10-04-2018, 08:12 PM   #1
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Infestation

I have been plagued recently with a serious infestation of Mus mus. In our neck of the plains, these critters can carry the dreaded hanta virus. I've set out bait blocks, but these wee beasties are ignoring them. I'm going to set out traps. My brother recommended setting out blocks of Irish Spring, claiming that they don't like the smell. We'll see.

Any other recommendations, besides finding a cat?
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:35 PM   #2
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What in the hell is MUS. MUS?
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:58 PM   #3
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A Mus mus is the scientific name of a small rodent, a pest, what the Romans called "Little thief", aka, MOUSE!
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I'd vote for the cat cure.
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Try the Irish Spring and let us know if it works!
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:23 PM   #6
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Well what a coinkydink. As I was reading this thread I got an email from Pinterest. Logged on and one of the top pins was a story on the Irish Spring trick.

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Two Men and a Little Farm: IRISH SPRING SOAP FOR MICE
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Traps with peanut butter is what I use. I now have baited traps in the bus at all times. They crawled up through the brake and accelerator pedals and nested in the Hurri-Hot heater.

I call it mouse pressure, they're always around trying to get in. I also keep a rat trap set too, but I trapped out the ones here, and haven't had a problem since my neighbor stopped raising ducks.

I heard that if you get the hanta virus before puberty all you get is a funky cold/flu thing, then you're immune to it. I sure hope so. Living in the country I have had to deal with many pounds of piss soaked mouse poop and stuff.
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Buddy takes care of our mouse our mouse problem... and glue traps in places he can’t hunt.
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Traps with peanut butter is what I use. I now have baited traps in the bus at all times. They crawled up through the brake and accelerator pedals and nested in the Hurri-Hot heater.

I call it mouse pressure, they're always around trying to get in. I also keep a rat trap set too, but I trapped out the ones here, and haven't had a problem since my neighbor stopped raising ducks.

I heard that if you get the hanta virus before puberty all you get is a funky cold/flu thing, then you're immune to it. I sure hope so. Living in the country I have had to deal with many pounds of piss soaked mouse poop and stuff.
In that link I thought putting traps with peanut butter kind of defeats the purpose of the Irish Spring. The mice will overcome whatever negative it has to get to the peanut butter every time.
I had a mouse problem here at the house one year. My cat would sit and watch them run across the room, not interested at all. Since then she's had 2 litters and I brought another kitten home from Fla. a year ago. I have 5 now and haven't seen a mouse on the property since. Have seen a pile of entrails on the kitchen floor every now and then.
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When the bait is fresh it might draw them in, but after a while not so much. In the winter here the mice will eat almost anything, probably even Irish Spring, because they are starving.

The trapping has worked well, and I'm not wanting to deal with a herd of cats.
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