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Hello pet people,<br><br><br><br><br><br>
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i do not use mouse traps for mice {for them I use a live trap and then I take them for a walk and release them out in the wild where they should be LOL} I use mouse traps to keep my pets off of or out of areas that they should not be, like off my counters and out of my strawberry patch etc. They work like a charm and NOBODY gets hurt, it just gives them a scare and they soon realize that stealing food off the counter etc. is not a good idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br><br><br>
Hug your pets for me, DLS
 

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OK people,<br><br><br><br>
If you have a wee small pet and you think that they might be injured if they were caught in a mouse trap, well do not try it, or fix the trap so it does not close all the way. A good friend of mine has a ****-a-poo, who is a small dog, she placed several mouse traps around her flower beds, the dog never got caught in any of the traps but he was so surprised by the traps that he never went back into her beds again.<br><br>
This is just a method of keeping pets off of or out of places they shouldn't be, but please use your common sense, if you do not feel comfortable trying this, don't. DLS<br><br>
p.s. but if you are wondering if it hurts to get caught in a mouse trap, well stick your finger in one and find out. LOL
 

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I think that's a great way of catching unwanted rodents without hurting them. We have rats in our attic and sadly my dad uses the "bad" traps that kill them. It makes me so sad thinking about it, but I don't have a choice in it.
 

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My family had mouse traps and sticky pads around the house before I had moved. One night, I came home to find a trail of blood across my kitchen floor leading to a sticky pad with tiny hairs, an arm and a tail attached. I could not sleep that night and still become quite upset thinking of the matter. How terrible.
 

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This sounds pretty dangerous to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Keelin</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'd be terrified of broken paws or hurt noses.</div>
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The local humane society recommended that my mother place mouse traps upside down on counters and tables and place aluminum foil on top of them to train her cats to not jump up on the table. THe foil, I guess is supposed to keep the traps from flipping over and catching toes and noses.<br><br><br><br>
That being said, it's not really a method that I'd use to keep my critters out of area where they're not supposed to be because even with the precautions I'd still be nervous about injuries.
 

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I have no advise for counters other than training and a water bottle but for strawberry beds I have a dog that LOVES to eat strawberry plants so to keep him out of it I put my rosebush & blackberry bush clippings in there.<br><br>
Does not work for cats because they are small and just wind thier way around the briers but bi dogs who like to hop over the little fence learn a prickly lesson.
 

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apparently cats reallyreallyreally hate orange peel (and from shoving a bit under mines nose to check it works) so if i needed to keep the cats away from something i'd try that. citrussy!
 

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I have read that Ginger is also a good cat repellent, hmmmmmmmmm ginger-orange cat repellent, might be a market for it LOL
 
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