Anti-Freeze and Mice : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I have thought of doing this for several months, and was wondering if anyone else had tried this idea? Before you start I will place the anti-freeze where cats ,dogs, and any critter other than mice can NOT get to it. OK anti-freeze will kill and animal dead, and apparently there is something in it that makes cats and dogs "lap" it up ;given a chance. I have a mouse problem, ( I feed my cats too well)! So I thought of placing some anti-freeze in a dish and see if the little mice would go for that trick. Thanks for any thoughts or ideas an a mousy problem. BTW My mice "store" d-con and other store bought mice killing products! ddt

-- ddt (, July 22, 2001


anti freeze tastes sweet,, thats why cats, doge, kids, ect, like to drink it. Not sure if the mice will,, dont see why not,, but then something will eat the dead mouse and might die also. What about mouse traps?? not working? try a peice of meat for bait,, seem to like that better the cheese or peanut butter around here.

-- Stan (, July 22, 2001.

We had good results with peanut butter, styrofoam and baking soda mixed in a bait. The little critters aparently can't belch or poot.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, July 22, 2001.

Try calling your county extension agency on this. They are a wealth of help and information on this kind of stuff. I hope this helps.

-- Gary in Indiana (, July 22, 2001.

I tried the anti-freeze trick with rat problems and they wouldn't touch it. I used a poison called Just One Bite (which they also make for mice) which worked to perfection.

-- Sheryl in ME (, July 22, 2001.

What do you do about the mice that die INSIDE the walls, etc.? PEE- YOO!

-- Joy F [in So. Wisconsin] (, July 23, 2001.

Someone on here suggested mixing flour with cement powder, not concrete, about half and half. Apparently, the mice get a terminal case of constipation. My mom had mice and rats a few weeks ago. I told her about it, and she tried it. Now there are no signs of unwanted critters, and she saw a couple of mice who looked like they really needed to "go" but couldn't. Seems like an unpleasant way to die, but it's effective. If a dog or cat eats the critter later, he just gets a little extra roughage from the cured cement, and it passes right through, from what I remember.

-- Laura Jensen (, July 23, 2001.

How about going to the shelter or newspaper and adopting a couple of extra cats ? Our first year here we had only 2 and mice every where .Year 2 we added 4 more cats {ok sucker is written on my forhead} and no more mice.

-- Patty {NY State} (, July 23, 2001.

That cement idea sure gives new meaning to " passing a brick".

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, July 23, 2001.

I used battery acid. I put it so only the mice could get to it in the barn. No more mice.

-- Mel Kelly (, July 24, 2001.

I have tried the antifreeze method and it has always worked for me. However, someone suggested using dishes of plaster of paris. They say the little critters eat it and then look for water. If you know anything about plaster of paris you know what happens when water is mixed with it.

-- sandi grund (, July 27, 2001.

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