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CO2 in a sealed jar.. small piece of dry ice.. should be very painless, mouse would go unconscious before dying. The NIH abstract listed here agrees CO2 is an effective and pain free method: Helium would also work, bit harder to dispense from balloon to kill jar.


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Wear a thick glove, the gardening kind is preferred. Flip a Ziplock or similar plastic bag inside out and cover your glove with it. Firmly grab the mouse (and its associated trap) with your gloved, "plasticked" hand and with your free hand, roll the Ziplock back out so you can seal it completely, with the mouse trapped inside. Lay it on the floor, ...


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According to Cait McKeown (a National Mice Club (UK) member and judge), the most humane method of mouse euthanasia is chloroform. Unfortunately, the chemical is hazardous (even deadly in high dosage) to humans as well as mice, so it's difficult to obtain. Also impractical for most people, veterinarians sometimes use halothane or another anesthetic gas. ...


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You are correct that the glue board traps are not a humane way to address vermin. The best the mouse can hope for is to have it's nose stuck in the glue and die. If not, they tend to keep pulling and tearing until there is blood and it is a mess to look at. First, find a better trap. Snap trap or something like: Easy to clean, reusable, and fast kill. ...


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Maybe I can post some pictures later but I have 3 very large oaks next to my house - one is absolutely huge and 10 feet away. There are tons of limbs directly over my roof. Do I care? Not really. I asked my insurance company and they don't care nor do they offer discounts for trimming them back. Pros: Tons of shade when you are out Definitely lower ...


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This isn't an answer to the OP's question but I can't add a comment to either of the answers above (so, please don't down vote me!) Regarding cockroaches: "The large, outdoor cockroaches breed prolifically in pine straw mulch and poorly in gravel or on bare soil." Although the tree above is not a pine, I would still take care not to leave excessive ...


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Does the tree spread over the house? It's impossible to say that the tree will or won't cause problems - it might, or it might not. Many problems can be mitigated if you like having a tree in your yard - no point in mitigating them if you don't. For instance, if it does spread over the house, you can trim it so it does not. It can also cause benefits, such ...


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It's hard to tell from the photo, but to me they look like either Coccinellidae ("Ladybird" or, "ladybug"), or Harmonia axyridis. Ladybugs are considered to be lucky, and killing them brings sadness and misfortune. So squashing them may or may not be a good plan, depending on how superstitious you are. Prevention The best way to prevent them from ...


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Most commercial live traps are made of metal or plastic materials. If you have concern about the scent of previous animals keeping others from entering the trap you always have the option to wash down the unit with a bleach/water solution. This could be applied with a spray bottle and then washed off with the garden hose. My past personal experience with a ...


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Is it possible that these are not your regular house flies but instead something called a cluster fly? I've seen these flies make a nuisance of themselves in the ceiling of one house of a friend. He had to get it fumigated. After that, no problems. Is your carport right next to your house? is the light attached to the carport or to the house? Could ...



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