has anyone tried the "electric mice control ?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MamaChic21, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came across this electric mice traps that they call it, that should drive away mouse, rats and rodents. Has anyone gave this a try ?
    Here are some links for more info ;
    http://www.victorpest.com/store/rodent-control/electronic-mouse-trap

    http://www.accuracypluscalifornia.com/pest-control-blog/electric-rodent-repellers-do-they-prevent-mice/2010/12/

    And
    here are links for people like me (not too experienced with mice and rodents)
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5625954_rid-rats-shed.html

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/chicken-predators/dealing-with-rats-mice-in-a-hen-house/
     
  2. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    My victor electronic rat trap did nothing, but that's all my experience.
     
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:Ditto. I had a different brand that worked GREAT for several years until it died. I replaced it with the Victor brand I saw at Walmart. Less than a week after plugging them in, I watched a small (cute, actually... ) brown mouse run over the top of it, stop, change directions and run back onto the top of it like it was a ladder. Didn't seem to be phased by the vibration/noise whatsoever. [​IMG] [​IMG] I don't even let the cats kill them if I find them with a live one; I take it far back into the field and let them go, but I really don't want them eating the labels off the cans in the pantry, or eating through flour/meal/etc. bags & packages. [​IMG]

    ETA: DH says only 2 or 3 of these 8 cats are earning their keep..... [​IMG]
     
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  4. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cntrlovr, you're too funny [​IMG]

    I have 2 cats at home. I wouldn't know how to take care of them outside. Do they live inside with the chickens ? Do I feed the cats ? How would they go out of the chicken coop or run ?
    If it worked for couple of years I'm ok with that [​IMG] Do you remember what brand was that ?
     
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  5. babalubird

    babalubird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried those and never caught a single mouse.
     
  6. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    I have the Victor electronic mouse trap and it works good. You get a green light when somebody has checked in. Then ya can just flip the lid open and drop the guest into the sanitation containment receptecle.
     
  7. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eww ! I can't touch it or see it dead or alive [​IMG]
     
  8. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    Well ya don't have to just hold the trap upside down over the trash can and open the lid it will fall out and ya go on yer way.
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    We don't have a problem here with electric mice. [​IMG]


    Seriously, I tried the sonic things, didn't work at all. We just got traps for the rare house mouse and cats for the barn.
     
  10. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Our 8 cats live in the house with me, the DH, and the 45 (give or take a few... !) inside birds. The 3 youngest cats are the best mousers (understandable, since the oldest cat is 18 1/2, the next 2 older ones are older than 12, and the middle ones are between 7 and 10 yrs.) They occasionally go outside when it's warm, but I've been keeping them in b/c it's been quite cold for here, and after dashing out for a few minutes while I'm schlepping water out to the ducks & chickens in gallon jugs until the temps come up and my hose thaws, the cats are MORE than ready to come back in when I'm done. [​IMG] They (the cats) are all rescues or strays that know someone with a soft heart (or soft head; I haven't decided!) lives here...
     

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