Karl Magdsick wrote:
>> Now that winter has decended on new england, the mice are comming indoors.
> It seems that I am never able to set the traps enough askew that the very
> small mice I have set it off. I'm using the smallest victor traps made.
> Hereing the mice in the walls at night sets my mind working. I don't want
> to use poison because the mice crawl away and die in the walls after a few
> days. They will rot and create quite a stink. I seem to remember hearing
> that nicotine is fairly toxic. I assume death is by anurism or cardiac
> arrest. How long does it take for an accute overdose of nicotine to kill?
> I could look up the oral LD50 of nicotine in mice, but this gives me little
> help in my situation. How can I estimate the dose requred give, say a 90%
> mortality rate within 30 minutes?
[technical bloviation snip]
If you have a mouse problem and you don't want poisoned vermin dying in
your walls, you don't use spring traps or chemicals, you get a ball
bearing mouse trap. The things are fantastic! Silent, deadly,
effective, no little bodies left lying about.
Ours is a Ruddy Abyssinian tom named Flash.
Uncle Al Schwartz
UncleAl0 at ix.netcom.com ("zero" before @)
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