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TigerDat
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Mouse in wall
We have a mouse in our wall and nothing we do will bring it out to catch it.

We found where it ate into the wall and out multiple diff traps. Sticky traps, snap traps and poison. Even tried the little scent bags thsts supposed to keep them away. Nothing has worked.

Can heat it every morning in the wall between the bedroom and utility room.

Any other ideas to catch it?


CAD703X
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re: Mouse in wall
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We found where it ate into the wall and out multiple diff traps. Sticky traps, snap traps and poison. Even tried the little scent bags thsts supposed to keep them away. Nothing has worked.


Marty mouse is growing stronger.

Get/borrow a cat. Ours will sit in the darkness for hours waiting for a mouse to come out of hiding.
This post was edited on 9/14 at 8:51 am


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re: Mouse in wall
have you tried a mouse snap trap with peanut butter. Seems to work when other things don't


TigerDat
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re: Mouse in wall
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have you tried a mouse snap trap with peanut butter. Seems to work when other things don't


Yes peanut butter has been my go to but this one is stubborn.

Tried oeanut butter, cheese and chocolate


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gumbo2176
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re: Mouse in wall
Don't do poison unless you want to smell a rotting carcass in your wall for several days because they're not likely to die out in the open where they are easy to find.

I've never had any problem with snap traps baited with peanut butter and that is my go-to for rodents. I've caught rats, mice and the occasional squirrel that wanders into my storage shed using that method.

Oh, and some snap traps are better than others. I've found the old style ones with the metal bait holder to be much better than the ones with the wide plastic bait holder as far as actually catching mice.


GeauxBichGeaux
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re: Mouse in wall
its probably stuck in a void and trying to chew its way out. go into the attic and see if theres an opening into the wall approx where youre hearing him and drop some poison down there, then take this time to remind your wife this is why you dont kill harmless snakes


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CAD703X
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re: Mouse in wall
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Don't do poison unless you want to smell a rotting carcass in your wall for several days because they're not likely to die out in the open where they are easy to find.
this

the worst is when the mouse dies in a wall near your bathroom because it smells like straight sewerage for a couple of weeks.


baldona
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re: Mouse in wall
Good luck OP, I had a rat that sounded like a freaking raccoon that would get above our bedroom 1-2 times a week for months. I had over 20 traps set from the attic to outside to my garage. I don’t know how I didn’t catch that fricker sooner, a wife gets pretty pissed when she constantly hears it. Snap traps, poison, sticky traps, etc. and I’m good at catching them too.

It finally jumped from a whole in my garage ceiling drywall onto a sticky trap. I put peanut butter in the middle of the sticky trap and then put them on paths if it’s somewhere my kid or dog may go. Son of gun must Have jumped in the middle of it because he was bigger than a squirrel and nasty as hell looking. Oh yeah, I also had a trap under a tub that I had access behind the drywall to work on the tub plumbing. I mean I had multiple traps within 10-15 ft of it.

Long story short, just be patient with peanut butter. I’ve used cheese and beef jerky and other things but peanut butter always works best.
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TigerDat
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re: Mouse in wall
I've used poison in the past with good luck. Exterminator told us make sure to not leave any source of water open because if they can't find water they will leave looking for it after consuming the poison.

Didn't want to use it in this instance since it has got into the wall for fear ot would eat it and die in there but I've thrown everything at it I could think of.

Guess I'll just have to wait it out.

I agree on the old style snap traps. Those are usually the best


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NATidefan
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re: Mouse in wall
Get a cat, they are the bomb when it comes to rodent control
This post was edited on 9/15 at 10:32 am


Thecoz
Member since Dec 2018
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re: Mouse in wall
Unfortunately I have a lot of experience in this...
Use the poison...they will go outside looking for water...I know for a fact and found a dead one back by pool equipment the other day after hearing him in the attic...
If they die in wall mouse stinks a few days ...just burn candles....keep rat poison blocks in the attic for a nice treat for the rodents ...


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papasmurf1269
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re: Mouse in wall
If you are in Baton Rouge, Mosquito and abatement control will bring you free poison. They are the little packs that the mouse will chew through and then leave to go find water and die


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