If you don\'t react to touching PB, would you risk it?

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This question for those that don't react to touching PN or PB....would you use PB to bait a mousetrap? I have a mouse in the house! The best bait for a mousetrap in my pre-PA days was peanut butter. I'm not contact sensitive. Am I taking a risk if I use PB to bait the trap? Many thanks?

On Jun 18, 2005

Adele, You should avoid PB at all costs. Even a mouse nibbling at your toes. Consider PB a very very dangerous substance and keep it out of your home. Who knows if you will be touch sensitive, do you really want to find out? Try cheese, apple slices, anything yummy, the mouse will come. And then you have to deal with the horrible sight of a mouse in a trap! Good luck. No PB ever please. Peg

On Jun 18, 2005

I agree with Peg, I would not risk using peanut butter at all.

We have had good luck catching red squirrels and chipmunks in Hav-A-Heart traps outside using soy nut butter. I would try that on your mousetraps instead of peanut butter and see how it works.

On Jun 18, 2005

Thanks Kim & Peg... Hmmmm - I wonder if this mouse likes marmite? Will try some of your other suggestions and will toss what is left of my pre-PA PB. The only thing I used it for was to bait mousetraps and havaheart traps. I never cared much for it....except when I was pregnant! Fortunately, my son isn't PA. Much appreciated! Cheers, Adele

On Jun 18, 2005

This is really interesting timing. I just had a guy out here to set traps for rodents, because I have an opening in the bottom of my house that needs to be closed up and also I have heard a running sound in the attic and I have a small hole in the roof that I did not know about. So we arranged for him to come last Monday, and he comes in with this jar of Skippy! I was horrified, and had no clue that peanut butter is used for traps. The attic is actually right over dd`s room. Anyhow, I told him no way, and offered him soy butter, but he said soy butter would not have the strong smell that peanut butter has. He ended up using apples and chicken. Boy, was that scary, in fact I almost posted about it. Had I not been curious to see where the attic was, I would not have even been watching! He has been to my house a zillion times, for ants and for moths. I never knew I had an attic, and just wanted to see where it was, so I was watching him. Had I not been watching him, he would have put pb in the attic over my pa dd`s room as well as in the crawl space under my room. Scary.

On Jun 18, 2005

I was also going to suggest the soy butter. It smells strong enough, IMO. Just not exactly the same as PB. The good thing about a paste is there is no crumbs. I was going to suggest seeds, but there is the chance the rodent could wiggle them out if the trap if clever. becca

On Jun 18, 2005

Adele, there are a few older threads re this as well that you might want to check out.

Me, when I lived in the old barn house last year and had the mouse problem, I used cheese to bait the terribly inhumane glue traps.

I hate mice and I let them die a cruel and horrible death.

Kim M., GREAT to see you! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jun 19, 2005

A few years ago we had some mice take up residence in our garage. My husband initially used the PB [i]VERY CAREFULLY[/i] but we maybe killed one or two mice but it did not ultimately make a difference because the mice figured out how to lick the PB off without making the traps release.

What worked best was the little packets of poison. A few bites of that irresistable stuff and they were GONE! I know it's not ideal when you have children around but this was in our garage where our kids would never have been without us being there watching. Plus, once we used them, it only took a day or two until the mice were gone (so we threw them away). The mice poke holes in the bags to eat the bait but I never saw any residual on the ground afterward.

On Jun 19, 2005

My MIL had a mouse "problem" in her apartment building this year, which she has never had before (she was totally freaked - however). The pest control came and gave each apartment several glue traps (not as big and sticky as the ones I personally use) and they were set up unbaited where they thought the mice were coming in.

I forget how many MIL got rid of, but she did.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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