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  Reply # 1317557 4-Jun-2015 20:47
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Mitre 10 Mega Mouse trap and use peanut butter as bait.

I caught four in one afternoon. I was surprised at how quickly I got them all. Set the trap, had lunch came back to the garage. Wollop! Dead Mouse!

http://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/garden_centre/plant_health_pest_control/intruder_the_better_mouse_traps_138822/







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  Reply # 1317577 4-Jun-2015 20:59
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I caught another with peanut butter today, so it does work. I'm using peanut butter with the mouse bait right now. No idea how many of the little buggers are in the shed.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1317596 4-Jun-2015 22:27
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With the traditional trap, bend the catch to be more sensitive.  Might have to file the end of the pin as well so it does not hook onto the catch.  Or if the last ones are hard to trap, then switch to poison.  They will die outside, does not stay inside after eating the poison, so nothing left behind to clean up.




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  Reply # 1592965 15-Jul-2016 10:24
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Hi,

 

Resurrecting an old thread. We have recently moved home and this winter has seen an infestation of rats into the upper reaches of the house. So we have brought in pest control as the initial step. However, long term we were wondering over the efficacy of these:-

 

http://www.goodnature.co.nz/products/rat-stoat/

 

Would appreciate any feedback.

 

Thanks,


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  Reply # 1592968 15-Jul-2016 10:37
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Didn't check if this has been mentioned, but I have one of these and it works well.

 

 

 

https://pluginpestfree.co.nz/products/

 

 

 

Bought it when we had a bit of a problem at one place, and the mice disappeared after a few days. Plugged it in when I moved into my next place, not sure if there were mice around or not, and a year or so later the mice didn't seem bothered by it. I have since moved house again and will only plug it in if / when I get a problem.

 

Edit: Not sure if it's no longer working or if the mice had built up a tolerance to it. Oh well.


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  Reply # 1593277 15-Jul-2016 18:05
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cshwone:

 

Hi,

 

Resurrecting an old thread. We have recently moved home and this winter has seen an infestation of rats into the upper reaches of the house. So we have brought in pest control as the initial step. However, long term we were wondering over the efficacy of these:-

 

http://www.goodnature.co.nz/products/rat-stoat/

 

Would appreciate any feedback.

 

Thanks,

 

 

We were lent one of the possum versions of that trap. 

 

Worked very well, the possums literally climbing over the bodies of their dead friends to stick their heads in it..

 

Unfortunately couldn't justify the cost of buying & running them & have gone back to our Timms traps.

 

I'm sure the rat ones work just as well.

 

We use vitamin D rodenticide in in a series of external bait stations, blocks nailed to bearers under buildings, trusses in ceiling spaces.

 

Judging by the amount of poison that disappears we're killing heaps of them.


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  Reply # 1593432 16-Jul-2016 07:07
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cshwone:

 

Hi,

 

Resurrecting an old thread. We have recently moved home and this winter has seen an infestation of rats into the upper reaches of the house. So we have brought in pest control as the initial step. However, long term we were wondering over the efficacy of these:-

 

http://www.goodnature.co.nz/products/rat-stoat/

 

Would appreciate any feedback.

 

Thanks,

 

 

We were lent one of the possum versions of that trap. 

 

Worked very well, the possums literally climbing over the bodies of their dead friends to stick their heads in it..

 

Unfortunately couldn't justify the cost of buying & running them & have gone back to our Timms traps.

 

I'm sure the rat ones work just as well.

 

We use vitamin D rodenticide in in a series of external bait stations, blocks nailed to bearers under buildings, trusses in ceiling spaces.

 

Judging by the amount of poison that disappears we're killing heaps of them.

 

 

Thanks for the info. These things either work well, or they don't at all. It looks like the former is the case. SWMBO is paranoiac about rodents so the cost is not a factor !!!! 


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  Reply # 1593488 16-Jul-2016 10:56
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Bunnings and Mitre10 sell these http://www.productreview.com.au/p/nooski-mouse-trap.html

 

By far the best traps and the most humane...  Mice are not as dumb as people think and the way the poison works is pretty bloody awful.


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