the other day i was really looking forward to having a nice yummy chocolate orange digestive. i make my cup of tea and go to the cuboard only to find that something had been nibbling them (its not dp as his mouth is 2 big and doesnt particularly like the taste of the packet) this morning i hear a noise and go through to the kitchen i open the door and nothing. keep hearing it but everytime i look the same. just had another look and there are crumbs and bits of biscuit packet nibbled again. have moved all the yummys out the cuboard now just need to get the mouse. dont really want to hurt it so any1 got any ideas on how to get rid (nicely)
what do you mean by humane ? The normal traps are human in that they kill them very quickly. Others that trap them live mean you have to take them somewhere far away to stop them coming back - which means they may end up dying in some other way - just that you don't get to see it and feel guilty .
Honestly - it is not a time to feel squeamish - you will regret it.
Also you can use poison - but many mice are immune to it now, and you can never be sure where the dead mouse went .
tried loads of things but they didnt work now i have set some traps really didnt want to kill it but it has obviously been in crib as found mouse poo have washed them all but this means war now. still have 1 humane trap hoping it will go for that first but other ones in the bedroom as will not feel so kind if its there again anyway. hope it likes nutella
We used humane mouse traps, baited with peanut butter, and they were really effective - got rid of the mouse problem totally! And the mice were really cute in the little boxes - we just released them in the garden and they stayed out there.
I used humane traps (rentokil ones from homebase & Robert Dyas), but we had so many. I used to empty the traps every morning (they LOVE chocolate) but one morning they had eaten their way out. (They were nesting in a converted bungalow roof space - just off my bedroom!) I gave in a bought a "Little nipper" killer trap plus a plug in buzzer thingy. Caught 2 in the trap & haven't seen any since - still leaving chocolate out but no signs of any sort in any of the main places where we used to get droppings (around vegetable rack etc).
I think the buzzer thing did the trick. It says allow 3-5 days to work, and i got my last 2 mice the first 2 nights.