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Use the life traps, they work just as well as those that break their necks. Release the critter somewhere in the woods (far from boats and houses) and let them live their little lives. I am no softy but why kill if not necessary?
I toss the dead ones in the woods behind the house, and within a few hours, they're gone. We have lots of critters here that love to eat mice, owls, hawks and snakes do a number on them, but a good, outdoor loving cat will really take a toll on their population. When we had cats, they spent most of their time outside, basking in the sun, snoozing on a deck chair. They frequently wandered around the perimeter of the house, and once in a while I would see them pounce on something. They never toyed with a mouse - they ate them. Now that the cats have passed away, and we no longer have one at home, the mice have once again began invading out attic. Decon Mouse Proof, which is very effective, keeps them at bay. They eat it, then go back outside for water, where they quickly die from hemorrhagic shock.

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If my cat found a mouse on the boat or at the house, he'd just stare at it. Goofy cat. if my dog found a mouse, he'd try to be friends with it. Kind of like Lennie from Of Mice and Men.
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Re: Mouse on the boat?

I worked a solo night shift in an office for a while, and when I complained about mice everyone said nah, there couldn't be any.

So I used peanut-butter baited mouse traps, and after the first one snapped, I just put a red plastic cup over it. Waited to hear the shriek from the day staff when they moved the cup. And when they asked why, I said why what? There couldn't be any mice, they TOLD me so.

The old spring traps work very nicely. Just be frugal about the bait, so they have to trip the trap.
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We get mice in the house sometimes. Once inside, the cat seems to think they're pets. Tried the humane traps once. Same mouse came back (released it 500 yds or so away from the house).

I killem now. Just wish the cat would too.
That's why I said 'far way from houses and boats.' I used to just put them in the garden and they were back by dinner time.

Now I take them with me to my workplace and release them in the bushes next to the parking lot. Easy enough.
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I got one of those too. LAME Cats! How come cats are efficient for about 2 years of their life and spend the rest of the time expecting three squares a day and all the softest pillows?
I suspect our cat to bring in mice as toys when he gets bored.
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Cats that are well fed usually wont kill/eat them in my experience. They will however catch them and play with them to death, at least mine did.

I purchased and used this recently and it solved my mouse problem without violence. I did have to tape a coin or two to the trigger plate though as the little suckers weren't heavy enough to spring it.

http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Mouse-Tr...art+mouse+trap


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Re: Mouse on the boat?

Hey I happen to like Jif
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Hey I happen to like Jif Ok you definately don't want a dead mouse, or anything else for that matter, somewhere you can't get at. Had a dead mouse in the basement for some time drove me nuts trying to find where the smell was coming from.
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Re: Mouse on the boat?

You might need to put a stopper on your dock line
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