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Peanutbutter and Mice
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Week N Warrior (MS/MO)    Posted 05-30-2003 at 18:00:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The post below reminded me of something someone once told me.
He said to kill mice just put out some peanut butter. No trap. He said the peanut butter will clog up their system and kill them like a poison.
I've never tried this. Seems like I would just be feeding them. Has anyone else ever heard of this.


Peter    Posted 03-11-2006 at 23:43:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had a mice problem in my home. I put a spoonful of peanut butter on the trap but noticed the trap did not set off. I did notice the dead mice next to the trap. The sticky peanut butter must have clogged his throat.

Cathy in Oregon    Posted 05-31-2003 at 22:17:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have tried the plaster method it does work.
This works real well too... especially on rats. Get some cement mix. Mix it with cornmeal and put out a bowl of water. When they eat the cement/corn mix it will harden and kill 'em.
The problem is that they get "wise" to the fact that their buddies are dying and they won't eat any.

Though the 5 gallon bucket trap is very interesting. I will have to give that a go...
But, for now, I have 2 wonderful half wild cats that keep this place pretty cleaned up. It is amazing because with this huge old house and the amounts of barns it is quite a job!

Spence    Posted 05-31-2003 at 11:31:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Check the archives for this one, can't remember who wrote it.

Baking powder,flour,and a bit of icing sugar. They can't beltch so the gas kills them. They get all bloated up too.

Dave Smith    Posted 05-31-2003 at 03:37:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mix plaster of paris and flour or some other grain. After they eat it the plaster of paris hardens in thier stomach and kills them.

Jerry (KS)    Posted 05-30-2003 at 20:31:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just read today that someone used potato flakes (dry). They also said to put some water next to the potato flakes. They said that after eating the flakes and then drinking water the flakes swell up and clog their system. I've never tried it. I just buy rat poison and sometimes stick the old .22 out the kitchen window and pop one. I use .22 CB shells.

RayP(MI)    Posted 05-30-2003 at 18:07:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know if the peanutbutter will kill 'em, but my trap usually does. Mice are fools for it. Best bait I've ever used. One of my favorite traps is a 5 gallon bucket with a soda pop can suspended across the top on a wire. Can is horizontal, with wire running lengthwise through holes in the middle of top and bottom. I put a ramp up to the can, and coat it with the peanutbutter. When the mouse tries to get to the peanutbutter, the can spins dropping it into a couple inches of wather in the bottom of the bucket. You can catch several a night that way!

JanO    Posted 05-30-2003 at 18:04:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've used peanut butter as a bait on a mouse trap. They can't seem to turn their nose up to it. But as far as it reacting like a poison, I've never heard of that.

QHMom    Posted 06-01-2003 at 04:49:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry-peanut butter just won't kill a mouse unless it is applied to the bait cup of a mousetrap. Very oily it just slides right through their digestive system.

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