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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
Sorry we kinda went OT earlier but try dishwashing liquid to get the oil out. Dishwashing liquid is desigend to wash off oil.
Will I need to give him another bath with his cat shampoo then after the dishwashing soap? Or will it be ok to just wash it out? Just curious cuz I dunno if itd be good for him to lick that off his hair afterwards....
post #32 of 43
It should be fine to just wash him in the dishwashing liquid. It wouldn't hurt to wash him twice though-once with the DWL and once with the kitty shampoo. Some breeders use DWL to wash thier cats for cat shows because it gets all of the oil out of the fur.
post #33 of 43
If you are intent on killing mice and you want a quick kill, set out a small saucer of instant potato flakes and near it fresh water. The mouse will eat the flakes, go drink the water, go back to his nest, and go to sleep and not wake up. Set it out of the way of your pets. You can do the same thing with quick cooking grits and water.

There was a mouse under our hay barn and he was gigantic. I used this method and he is now gone. He was scaring my horses (and me) by going into the stalls. He was to large even for the barn cats to get him, plus I don't want them getting tapeworm. I read about this method and tried it and it does work. I found his body and buried it the other day.
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by hissy
If you are intent on killing mice and you want a quick kill, set out a small saucer of instant potato flakes and near it fresh water. The mouse will eat the flakes, go drink the water, go back to his nest, and go to sleep and not wake up. Set it out of the way of your pets. You can do the same thing with quick cooking grits and water.

There was a mouse under our hay barn and he was gigantic. I used this method and he is now gone. He was scaring my horses (and me) by going into the stalls. He was to large even for the barn cats to get him, plus I don't want them getting tapeworm. I read about this method and tried it and it does work. I found his body and buried it the other day.

Gosh.......why does that work???...How bizzare
post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by joecool
"and stop them from getting back in."

I meant he should block up the holes so the mice could not get back in. But what if he is not there to moniter each glue trap? The mice would suffer then.
post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by Nebula11
Gosh.......why does that work???...How bizzare
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That's awesome! Hopefully readers will try that next time instead of glue...?
post #37 of 43
You can kill ants much the same way- once they eat the food, and then drink the water, the food swells in their stomach and they just die. There is a great book out by Jerry Baker called Bug Off and I read about it there.
post #38 of 43
woah...remind me not to eat instant potatos or grits....geesh
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by joecool
"and stop them from getting back in."

I meant he should block up the holes so the mice could not get back in. But what if he is not there to moniter each glue trap? The mice would suffer then.
a mouse can fit through a hole the size of a ballpoint pen. how many of them do you think you have around your house that you havent noticed yet?

i've heard that cat urine is meant to be a rodent detterent, not sure if thats true though. if it is, you could always lay dirty litter or the litter tray around where you saw the mice.

glue traps are also unsanitary to humans as they often cause the mouse to pee and poo themself in terror increasing the risk of diseases that are carried in their waste.

i like Hissy's idea best as at least the animal gets a good meal before it dies.
post #40 of 43
2nah, Just so you know, anything Hissy tells you is very good advice.
post #41 of 43
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten

i've heard that cat urine is meant to be a rodent detterent, not sure if thats true though. if it is, you could always lay dirty litter or the litter tray around where you saw the mice.


This is true.....My parents had a horrible mouse problem beofre they got their shealter kitty Gus......After about a month they never saw a mouse again...and Gus never caught a single mouse...Besides one who he viciously drowned in the dogs water dish....lol
post #42 of 43
I also read somewhere here recently that Bounce sheets (I can't remember the exact kind but they were the spring scented I think) will deter mice. I bought a box and put some sheets around in various places in the basement. I don't know if they work but there is no sign of mice.
post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
i've heard that cat urine is meant to be a rodent detterent, not sure if thats true though. if it is, you could always lay dirty litter or the litter tray around where you saw the mice.

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I don't think it works because my cats are in an enclosed patio and they pee (spray) out there and I see mice run past there all of the time. Actually the cats love watching the mice run by-they only wish they could catch them!
Fortunately none (mice) have come into our house (well this house, the previous house had a horrible rodent problem)
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