Damnit! There's a dead mouse in my basement

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  1. RambleOn

    RambleOn Senior member

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    There's a dead mouse near the furnace in my basement, and I'm not sure what to do about it. I'm squeamish about stuff like this, and so is my girlfriend. Maybe I can grab a shovel, scoop up the dead bastard and throw him outside.......... I'd almost rather leave him there than have to deal with getting rid of his body, but I doubt my girlfriend would put up with that:) I didn't even know we had mice until this. How would you go about with getting rid of it if you were in my shoes?
     
  2. RambleOn

    RambleOn Senior member

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    Now I'm starting to worry that my home has a big mouse problem. Isn't it believed that for every mouse you find, there are 6 more lurking around that you don't see??
     
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    meh, our 102 year old house has mice too. they don't bother us and we don't bother them...not really a point in wasting our time since they're going to be back anyway.
     
  4. murphy55d

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    You know those sticky traps?? Get a couple of them and put them in your basement. I would say generally when there's 1 mouse there's a few, so this may do the trick.

    BE WARNED... these traps do not kill the mice, so if you DO trap any, they will be live and you will need to dispose of them somehow. If you'd rather go with old fashioned snap traps, at least they'll be dead when you find them. Above all, do not use poison unless it's the ones which claim to kill the mouse before they go 5 feet from the trap, or you'll have dead rodents underneath things and it'll start to smell.

    I'm the same way, I want nothing to do with any sort of rodent, dead or alive.
     
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    don't you feel like a lamer telling your girlfriend you are afraid to pickup a dead mouse??? quit being a puss..... :)
     
  6. Kay0909

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    i say that you RMA it to MS ;)
     
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    I've got 2 or 3 in my attic. They've been dead so long they're nothing but skeletons. It's kinda cool, in a sick kinda way.

    Here's how to get rid of it: wear a plastic bag like a glove. Grasp the carcass with your hand, using the bag as a "yuck barrier." Pull the bag down off your wrist and turn it inside out (right side out?) and dispose of in trash.

     
  8. murphy55d

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    If it's already dead, you can use a shop-vac to vacu-suck it up. Just make sure you take out the filter first. (serious)
     
  9. Zim Hosein

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    Serioulsy, sweep him up and use a dust pan, that way you don't actually touch him.
     
  10. b0mbrman

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    Just grab it and throw it out. Wash your hands after and it's done
     
  11. luvya

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    this is where you show your gf that you are a man who will take matter into their own hands:)
     
  12. Russ

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    << BE WARNED... these traps do not kill the mice, so if you DO trap any, they will be live and you will need to dispose of them somehow. >>



    Phone book.

    Russ, NCNE
     
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    I use a two cat system of mouse elimination and prevention :D
     
  14. RambleOn

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    I refuse to pick it up even with a "yuck barrier" in place! I'm probably going to go with the sweeping into a dustpan method, or shoveling him up and disposing of his carcass in the far corner of the yard.:)
     
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    << I refuse to pick it up even with a "yuck barrier" in place! >>



    RambleOn,

    Are you a girl?

    Russ, NCNE


     
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    << BE WARNED... these traps do not kill the mice, so if you DO trap any, they will be live and you will need to dispose of them somehow. >>



    Phone book.


    You're a wuss, Russ. I prefer #00 buckshot. ;)
     
  17. Russ

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    << I prefer #00 buckshot. >>



    Xerox,

    I'm inside the city limits. They have some dumbass law against that.

    Russ, NCNE
     
  18. RambleOn

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    <-------- wuss when it comes to dead rodents. I also hate insects and snakes. :eek:
     
  19. Eli

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    LOL... This reminds me of ..

    Well, see.. My girlfriends mom.. had mice living in her house plants. They were digging out the dirt, and making homes inside the pots. There were piles of dirt all around all of the pots, lol.. You'd hear them at night, scratching around... her, and all of the other kids are like deathly afraid of them, and would go running and screaming into the other room whenever they heard anything. We'd just be laying there going.. ugh.. turn the lights back off and let us go back to "sleeping". :D lol..

    We eventually just took the pots outside, mice and all. Dumped them out. Some had babies in them. It was sad.

    She doesen't have anymore mice though. lol

     
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    <<

    << I refuse to pick it up even with a "yuck barrier" in place! >>



    RambleOn,

    Are you a girl?

    Russ, NCNE
    >>





    Hey,best watch out how you speak of us girls buster!!!!!


    <--not afraid to dispose of dead mice that the 2 cat system has been known to present to her as gifts !
     
  21. dionx

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    ive got a dead mouse in my bedroom. its one of those huge grey ones. but no need to worry since ill eventually find the time to call MS and RMA the sucker for a new intellimouse explorer :p
     
  22. RambleOn

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    This is an ugly brown one.:) Probably a field mouse.......... I'm still grossed out thinking there might be more lurking around. I wonder why he happened to die right out in the open in my furnace room?
     
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    << I refuse to pick it up even with a "yuck barrier" in place! I'm probably going to go with the sweeping into a dustpan method, or shoveling him up and disposing of his carcass in the far corner of the yard.:) >>




    You f-cking pussy. Find your nuts and do the bag thing. Do you kill spiders or are you afraid of them too? Jeezus [​IMG]




    :)
     
  24. Russ

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    RambleOn,

    You'd fit right in at the office of one of my clients. A couple of weeks ago I was over there working on a network problem, and they're all standing around the front desk googly and whacked out. This office is all women - well, there is one guy, but his screensaver is men in bikini swim trunks, if you get my drift.

    Turns out there's a huge dead rat out on their front lawn, and I mean HUGE. This thing was the size of a poodle. "PLEASE, Russ, can you get rid of it for us?" You should have seen the look on their faces when I walked outside, picked it up, carried it over and tossed it in the dumpster. One almost threw up.:)

    Russ, NCNE
     
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