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    Sorry, couldnt find my original thread.

    Apparently mice dont like mint!
    The article suggested mint plants be put around the boundaries of the house.
    I got some mint essence and put it on cotton wool and placed it in micey areas.
    I havnt checked yet today but Im gona look at the traps in a mo to see if the chocolate is gone and the traps empty, like they usually are lately, sneeaky littel squeakers.

    Anyhoo, just thought Id pass on the info.
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    Mint? that's useful to know. I think I've become quite attached to our uninvited little mouse as I've named him Harry (Houdini as he's as sneeky as yours Seahorse) and the other day I remarked to hubby that we hadn't heard him for quite a few days and I hoped he was ok.
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    • #3
      Ahh, youve named yours.
      My dads named mine too, but its not for the ears of a lady.

      apparently they dont like mothballs either.
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      • #4
        My rats love mints! They look quite cute nibbling at a polo!
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        • #5
          The mouse we had in our house once was partial to mint! It definitely didn't mind the mint chocs that it found - ate half the box!!! Rodents will eat most things.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by indri View Post
            The mouse we had in our house once was partial to mint! It definitely didn't mind the mint chocs that it found - ate half the box!!! Rodents will eat most things.
            I can certainly vouch for that!
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            • #7
              I checked the traps to find both bits of choccy had gone, so your right, the mint did nothing.
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              • #8
                Are you trying to lure them into a humane trap or bait one of those ones that snap?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ladyrat View Post
                  Are you trying to lure them into a humane trap or bait one of those ones that snap?
                  Humane traps so far but the snappy ones are becoming more appealing.
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                  • #10
                    Tie some raw bacon in there..they have to tug at it to steal it takes them more time and hopefully get them in the trap
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                    • #11
                      Weve caught them....10 of the blighters, then get rid of them outside but they come back, we cant work out how they are getting in!!
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                      • #12
                        Oooh that would be hard to find..they can get into the smallest of gaps!
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                        • #13
                          If you're using human traps I hope you have something for them to nest in so they don't die of exposure and when getting rid of them from inside your property take them for a long drive a couple of miles will probably do it, but I'd aim for at least 5 miles!
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                          • #14
                            They aren't so keen on cats.

                            HTH.
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                            • #15
                              I know this is tempting fate but was captured a mouse last week and went on a trip and let it loose a fair way away, as we did with a couple previously.I havnt heard scuttling since!!Maybe they are gone forever!!

                              Now sadly I have to deal with squirrels, they are always after thenuts I leave for the birds so I boughta globe plastic feeder last week which is meant to be squirrel proof...unless of course they manage to unhook the whole thing and send it crashing to the ground so it crack and all the nuts come out, like it did this morning!!
                              Ive just bought yet another feeder, Il have to see how this one goes.
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