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Unwanted mouse on board

I have found that I have an un wanted guest on board my boat in the Caribbean. I have tried glue traps but he seems to get around those and go about his way chewing on in non varnished teak and through some speaker wire. I do not want to use poisen as he may die in some hard to reach spot and stink for weeks. I will try the basic mouse trap and someone said just put a cat on board for a week and that should get him. Any other suggestions? I also have noticed more ants and bugs so I may try bombing the boat with a pest bomb.
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Well here is the cure to get the guy get a bucket of water half full, put it in the middle of the floor, cut a broom handle to stick about two inches on each side, cover the middle of the handle with peanut butter, then lay it accross the bucket, when he climbs on to eat the peanut butter he falls in the bucket works every time. Don't knock it its a proven trap
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The water bucket and stick works. A farmer told me to try in in my barn. The first night I found 6 mice floating in the pail. I did not use peanut butter, but it is a good idea.

There is almost never just one mouse.
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Open your seacocks and start filling the boat. Once the water gets about three feet out of the bilge you should be able to see him swimming and be able to either net him or, for certain large varieties, gaff him.

On steel hulled boats, or Catalinas, a 12 Gg. shotgun on full choke may be effective.
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Unfortunately, there are probably more mice than the one you saw...
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Use a basic spring type mouse trap and use peanut butter.
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Well here is the cure to get the guy get a bucket of water half full, put it in the middle of the floor, cut a broom handle to stick about two inches on each side, cover the middle of the handle with peanut butter, then lay it accross the bucket, when he climbs on to eat the peanut butter he falls in the bucket works every time. Don't knock it its a proven trap
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Well here is the cure to get the guy get a bucket of water half full, put it in the middle of the floor, cut a broom handle to stick about two inches on each side, cover the middle of the handle with peanut butter, then lay it accross the bucket, when he climbs on to eat the peanut butter he falls in the bucket works every time. Don't knock it its a proven trap

Somebody here has a dirty mind...where are the moderators in this site??

I have a bunch of 10 year olds that I reference to this site...do you think they will like to see the animal cruelty you are proposing???
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I have a bunch of 10 year olds that I reference to this site...do you think they will like to see the animal cruelty you are proposing???
I was looking at it as swiming lessons for mice.
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I hope you'll be providing an proper fitting PFD. Do mice like manual or auto inflate?
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