Posted by Kevin A on 21:23:54 10/23/2008 from 184.108.40.206:
In reply to: Re: Trap for rat (etc.) posted by John Fasoldt on 10:47:32 9/28/2008 from 220.127.116.11:
Just to close out the case. I have (hopefully) taken care of the basement. The first day I "set" the traps (rat "snap" traps) I caught the biggest white footed mouse I've ever seen -- a female. I suspect she was the one that had shaken off the glue traps.
Over the next two days I caught five more white footed mice, all about adult size. I suspect it was a family.
Since that time the traps and baits have been undisturbed.
I did get a UV light. It's a compact fluorescent that fits a standard socket. I put it in a drop light fixture. It found a spot where my dog apparently had an accident, so I'm assuming it's the right wavelength. I haven't found any obvious trails, but I picked up a little yellow glow on the traps.
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