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Cindi    Posted 02-26-2003 at 21:37:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Today I started hearing mouse sounds again. Chewing sounds. Confronted hubby. He said the thing may take as long as four weeks to work. Just about long enough to get over the burn of spending twenty five bucks for a little box with a blinking red light on top, be my guess

Hubby got very indignant when I pressed for more information. Think the burn is just starting to set in. Just an ember now, but will be a full fledged blaze by this time next month if mouse sounds are still around. Pray for me.


Yankee in Ok    Posted 02-27-2003 at 09:37:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wasent yelling at you,stupid caps lock got stuck again and I dident see until to late.Sorry.


you bet    Posted 02-27-2003 at 23:11:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
i agree


Cindi    Posted 02-27-2003 at 09:39:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just assumed you were trying to MAKE A VERY VALID POINT>>>NO PROBLEM!!! Lol!


Yankee in Ok    Posted 02-27-2003 at 09:34:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey cindi,hate to say it but we have left it to the 4legged mouse traps.WE HAVENT HAD TO PUT THE SNAP TRAPS BACK OUT YET AND HOPE NOT TO HAVE TO.tHE KITTYS ARE DOING A FINE JOB FOR NOW AND KEEPS THEM BUSY AND THEY EARN THEIR KEEP.i HEAR YA WHEN YOU SAY THE SOUND OF THEM CHEWING DRIVES YOU NUTS AND YOU SHOULD SEE OUR CATS START LOOKING AROUND AND SLINKING AROUND LOOKING,COMICAL TO WATCH.Good luck.Maby a good set of ear plugs would work??!!?


Cindi    Posted 02-27-2003 at 09:37:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love it when they do that. We have one cat Havoc, who comes in the house occasionally and he does that. Looks so dam* serious, like he's solving the world's problems by rooting out this mouse. Okay, more cats, easy enough to do out here, there's only a million strays.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 02-27-2003 at 06:07:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just read an article about stating that all those electronic bug and mouse deterants are just absolutely a waste of time and money. We try to keep some rat poison under the house at all times. We get what the feed store has on sale at the time. We use the bar bait type, nailed down to a piece of 2x6 so it doesn't get carried off by a pack rat. We have had reasonably good luck with this. Be sure that pets can't get under the house to eat it.


Cindi    Posted 02-27-2003 at 09:40:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
See that's one of my problems, no underpinning, plus we're in sand, easy to dig under. Do the mice not crawl in the walls, etc to die? No stinkie problems?


Yankee in Ok    Posted 02-27-2003 at 10:40:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
The walls are like their little interstate highways.They move from area to area via the walle.If anything blocks their way they start to chew a hole.Stubbern little sob's will chew and chew and if they die another one will pick up the job.I have used steel wool all around my drain pipes and in holes they have completed to acess the house.They hate steel wool.Also the snap traps are on stand by if needed.As for gabby the mouth,cleo the snob,and old mom they provide endless entertainment and mouse control for now.


Red Dave    Posted 02-27-2003 at 05:25:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hate to tell you, but we tried those ultrasonic things here at work and they are a waste of time and money. They don't work. They were advertised as getting rid of all kinds of pests, including birds. We had pigeons that would sit right on top of the things while they were supposed to be on and working.


rhudson    Posted 02-27-2003 at 00:10:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Cindi,

i've missed any earler post about this problem, so forgive me if i'm off subject. i'm guessing you purchased an ultrasonic pest box? i don't know,,,,,i like the low tech method. black snakes. for some reason my wife doesn't agree with my logic. miceing is above the dignity of our two house cats. i have noticed that my wife has made grand sport of using the old fashioned mouse traps. she has bait selection down to a fine art. she gets way more excited by the snapping sound of a mouse trap than by anything else taking place in our house. i guess i had better go now.


Cindi    Posted 02-27-2003 at 05:06:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, that's it. I am so hoping that the thing works like it's supposed to, but I am dubious. I sat here last night listening to something chewing/scraping on the floor right under me last night. Sets my teeth on edge. I wouldn't mind the snakes, but don't know how the girls would feel :)


Stan ETenn    Posted 02-27-2003 at 06:52:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We use a combination of traps and the sticky paper(available at Walmart, $3 or $4). Take it as a challenge just like a big 41 lb. coon. I think it was the Chinese who had the curse "May your life be interesting". Rain, rain, rain, etc. Spring's just around the corner.


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