Getting rid of mice.

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We did once have a car brought in as a non-runner caused by a mouse. Turned out the rodent had eaten some of the air filter thereby weakening it and both were then ingested by the turbocharger, jamming and damaging the aluminum compresser blades. A really expensive mouse trap which gave rise to plenty of workshop comments about cats and squeaks. However that was no joke for either the unfortunate driver or the poor mouse.
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Earlier this week I was told about an electric mousetrap which works on the same principle as the 'ultraviolet light' fly traps, in that it attracts rodents and when they come in contact with the elements it causes them to explode. I haven't yet found details of it online but it occurs to me that it's likely to make a nasty mess in the area in which it is situated. Does anyone use such a trap and, if so, what is their experience of it?

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No but it sounds like a lotta fun. :lol:
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One of the electronic traps featured in the link Elsie kindly provided had excellent reviews and mentioned a line of 6 or 7 corpses lined up in the trap. Nowt about exploding mice.
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pomme homme that sounds extreme!
The weirdest we've had was a mummified family of mice inside my piano, in a cosy nest made of some felts.
When one of them dies and decomposes somewhere there's a horrible smell, like a gas leak.

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I've been told that its trade name is x-plodarodent but googling that has drawn a blank.

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Got rid of mine with the black easy to set spring traps baited with Skippy peanut butter. They went for it every night until I cleared the lot. The skippy variety of peanut butter has a delicious and very inviting odour.
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george wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:20 pm
Got rid of mine with the black easy to set spring traps baited with Skippy peanut butter. They went for it every night until I cleared the lot. The skippy variety of peanut butter has a delicious and very inviting odour.
Our mice are obviously a bunch of philistines who don’t appreciate Waitrose peanut butter. Now all I need to know is where to get Skippy peanut butter. Please tell me it’s not Australian.
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Crazy Diamond wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:38 pm
george wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:20 pm
Got rid of mine with the black easy to set spring traps baited with Skippy peanut butter. They went for it every night until I cleared the lot. The skippy variety of peanut butter has a delicious and very inviting odour.
Our mice are obviously a bunch of philistines who don’t appreciate Waitrose peanut butter. Now all I need to know is where to get Skippy peanut butter. Please tell me it’s not Australian.
Bon weekend,
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Skippy is American (junk food type treat) I used to get it in my local Carrefour where they stocked a very small amount so you may have to search a bit, although if you have access to one of those huge Carrefour stores, it may be readily available. Good luck
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This gadget is probably no good for rodents indoors but ideal for moles.
https://youtu.be/_3qOEFQfezA
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