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How to Catch a Mouse Without Killing It

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, mice )

- 1742 days ago -
If you've got a mouse problem in your house, but you're too much of an animal lover to use a traditional mouse trap that kills the mice it catches, give this trick a try:

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Past Member (0)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:07 am
Great idea - but make sure you release the mouse a mile away or it will find its way back to eat your treats over and over again - happened to me until I realised I didn't have many mice, just a dedicated group who liked my home and knew the live-trap was only a short-lived inconvenience in return for getting treats in my nice warm house in the mid-winter! I ended up releasing them in an abandoned barn 3 miles away!

Past Member (0)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:46 am
Interesting idea, thanks. Our cats have always found the mice and chosen to play with them rather than kill them. My husband simply takes the mouse away from them and releases the mice outside..not a mile away but hopefully the trauma of the experience will keep them from coming back. We have several out buildings where they can spend the winter and we have even seen some living in bird "houses".

Kerrie G (116)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:02 am
Noted, thanks.

Adena Z (19)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:25 am
Noted. Cool idea!

Ruth C (87)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:28 am
Good idea.

Abo r (107)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:50 am
Good Cher it is interesting , Thank you

Abo r (107)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:52 am
Good Cher it is interesting , Thank you

Richard S (209)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:59 am
Thank you Cher.

This is very helpful. Perhaps Care2 could do this as a daily action. I believe a lot of people, and of course mice, would benefit from knowing and using this information.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:44 am
Shall remember that.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:45 pm
Last winter there was a little field mouse who used to come and sit infront of me on the floor and ask me if i had anything for him to eat. We leave our kitchen door open so the dogs can go in and out, so he came in at night so he would have supper and was safe for the night...and i felt honoured.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:05 pm
No mice in the house; they're trying to get busy in the barn and food bins.
Jill's story made me laugh! I once did have a little mousie make his way into my pantry. Every day I left a cracker or a little cheese, some tasty morsel for him and he never once bothered any of my supplies. He visited for a couple months and then I never saw him again.

LaurenBackSoon K (173)
Friday September 13, 2013, 3:35 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks for posting Cher.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:40 pm
And that’s it – now you can catch and release your pesky rodent friend outside rather than seeing it killed.


Thanks Cher!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:54 pm
Interesting, but no mice have been paying me any visits. I'm not sure what the cat that owns me would do with a mouse if she found it before I did.

Suzanne L (99)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:25 pm
Good for the guys in the video. I find mice quite charming. None have visited our house intentionally, but we had a cat who would gingerly carry them in through the cat door and leave them unharmed in a shoe or slipper. If we found a mouse in footwear we simply took it outside. If the mouse left the slipper or shoe I found that patience and a tea towel were sufficient to relocate the lmouse to the outdoors.

Judy C (97)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:15 am
This is a good idea! Thanks, Cher.

Connie O (44)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:22 pm
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Sara P (54)
Monday September 16, 2013, 8:14 am
Yes,I think that this is a great idea too :) Thanks Cher.

Sandra s (130)
Monday September 16, 2013, 1:35 pm
This is such a simple idea.A much nicer way to get rid of field mice,:))
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