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we discovered some mouse droppings in the living room this morning, and we called the landlord, and he wants to set traps...both of us are opposed to this -- even if it is a mouse, it still shouldn't be killed just because we dont want him in the apartment. so...anyone have any ideas to get the mouse/mice out of the apartment without causing them harm? (and i'd prefer not touching them too. i mean, they are city mice and possibly dirty/diseased)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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What about those little live catch box traps? My family had mice too and they work great. It is a little box that tips and a door closeswhen the mouse goes for the Bait(fresh p.b. or cookie bits is ok) . All you do to release them is tip the box down and push a littl lever thingy. I hardly saw him go!Good luck
 

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What did you want your landlord to do about it? Just curious.<br><br><br><br>
Perhaps you could coexist with them? Or as Cat said, there are humane traps.
 

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Yes, those humane traps that are close as soon as the mouse enters. These work fantastic and very fast. I had a mouse, I thought, that turned out to be a family of seven! I caught 6 in 24 hours and the last little bugger a day later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">. I got an empty box (rather deep because they're small, but they jump!) and released them into it. You won't have to touch them. Then took them off to an open field area and let them all go together. I didn't want to break up the family! That's another reason I was happy with those traps. I caught them all in 2 days, so I was able to release them all together.<br><br>
They have them on line, but I found them at Home Depot (and they are at almost any similar store in your area, or even a hardware-type store) and they were SO inexpensive, about $5 for 4 traps.<br><br>
One of the best foods to lure them, believe it or not, is potato chips or salty corn chips. They love these and will definitely work. Peanut butter seems to produce mixed results; go with potato chips.<br><br><br><br>
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I used to have rats with poops bigger than piggie poops. I tried the traps on them because I didn't want too hurt the poor little things. And they work great, don't try to pet them thought they are wild animals and they might bite.
 
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