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Friday Favorites: Mice Cubes

November 7th, 2014

You’d think with all the cats around there wouldn’t be mice in the house, but they manage to get in and keep away from the cats. The cats know they’re there and stalk them, but the mice seem to know a few routes in places where cat claws cannot reach them, mostly in the walls. For the most part I don’t see mice, we hear them every now and again. Last week I closed the door to the pantry and a mouse decided to take advantage. As a result I put out the mice cubes , which I should have done a long time ago.
mice cube 1
These things are great, they work very well and you don’t have to worry about finding smashed mice in a trap. My mom started using these many years ago and has always caught any mouse that made it into her house. They’re also nice because they aren’t the spring loaded types, which I don’t really want to have around with the cats.
mice cube 2
I now have four of these things baited with peanut butter spread throughout the house in spots that the cats can’t reach. Hopefully they will keep any future mice from feasting on any items in our pantry. Of course the pantry door will stay open now so the cats can patrol that area as well.

Do you ever get mice in the house?

9 Comments to “Friday Favorites: Mice Cubes”
  1. Tami on November 7, 2014 at 5:45 am

    This is SO weird that you wrote this post. Last night, I dreamed that there was a fat mouse running around our bedroom. A real cutie (in dreamland anyway.) For some reason I was freaked out that he’d get in my hair while I was sleeping so I laid strips of duck tape sticky side up on the floor hoping to catch the mouse.

    I woke up thinking “What the?”

    Then I fell back asleep and dreamed about cats (which we don’t have)going after the same fat mouse and getting freaked out that the cats would get stuck on the duck tape.

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  2. Rhonda on November 7, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I haven’t found any or any evidence of any in the house but we sure have them in the garage which is connected to the house. Sometimes one will get trapped in a bucket and die. It’s always surprising to me how such a tiny creature can stink so bad when it dies!

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  3. Henry on November 7, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Mice… we had a difficult year with mice this year so far. We had lots in the garden despite patrols by our cat who is an excellent mouser. And now we have mice in the rootcellar. ARGGG

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  4. Nebraska Dave on November 7, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Susy, in almost 30 years, I’ve only had one mouse in the garage and none in the house. The one in the garage I saw scamper through the open garage door when I was getting ready to back out my car. I set out a trap and caught him/her the next day. I left the traps loaded for several weeks just in case he/she had friends but never caught another. It could be that the mouse population isn’t a problem because of the dogs that patrol their domains on both sides of my house. In one of my church group meetings the conversation came up about how they were being invaded with mice this year as well so I know they are out there. They just don’t come inside my house.

    Now spiders? That’s another story. I don’t mind spiders because they eat other bugs but I just don’t want to see them. If I see them, their dead. I don’t have a big infestation of spiders but I find maybe four or five through out the year.

    Have a great successful mouse catching day.

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  5. Robin on November 7, 2014 at 10:05 am

    We haven’t had as many mice this fall as usual, at least not yet. I put snap traps in the drawers where the cat and dogs can’t get to them. Some day I’m going to have new cupboards and drawers the mice can’t get into. They love our 100+ year old, easy access kitchen now.

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  6. bonnie knox on November 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I haven’t had any lately, but we do get them occasionally. I use snap traps.
    What do you do with the mouse once you’ve caught it in the cube?

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    • Susy on November 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      I usually let if suffocate then put it in the compost pile and reset the trap.

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  7. SARAH on November 7, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    No mice here though I had them in NYC. So far we’ve just had roaches, ants, and lots and lots of spiders and caterpillars. If we can ever afford to replace our windows, it should help with the last two.

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  8. Mich on November 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Yes I’ve had a few pesky little rodents in my utility room, they have now gone thanks to a rather neat mouse trap that zaps them dead! Runs on batteries & has enough oomph for a 100 kills. ( hoping we don’t need the trap that much!)

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