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Home made chipmunk traps?

One of my cat's brought home a chipmunk yesterday afternoon. It is now hidden under some furniture that is too heavy to move. How do I get it out of the house without killing it? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Jul 7, 2014 - 7 answers

Hose-cooling a dog?

It's super hot and my dog is getting old. Today I soaked her gently with cool hose water. (She doesn't love it but tolerates it well if I am gentle.) I figure it will help her cool off both as the water is running over her and later as the water evaporates. I am reading online that wet dog fur traps heat. What's the real story?
posted by Camofrog on Jul 6, 2013 - 17 answers

EEK A MOUSE!!

I am at the end of my rope with the mouse population in my apartment. Help me catch or repel them, humanely if possible. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jun 11, 2013 - 44 answers

Bobcat traps and human urine

What effect would a human peeing on a bobcat trap have on the efficacy of the trap. Would it tend to repel the bobcat, attract it, or neither?
posted by Manjusri on Feb 20, 2013 - 2 answers

Keep trying to remove the trap arm, cut it, or give up?

60-year-old house, trap arm and drain/vent are galvanized, trap arm is rusty and I want to remove it. Or should I cut it, or hire someone to do it for me? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Jan 17, 2013 - 11 answers

human fishtank on a budget

For an art project I'm looking to build a transluscent human-sized fishtank-like container. How can I accomplish this without spending thousands of dollars? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 17, 2013 - 10 answers

What the hell is The Bucket?

Some online mapping services (Apple, Bing, etc.) refer to an area of Northwest Portland as "The Bucket", but as far as I know, The Bucket doesn't exist. Is this an example of a copyright trap? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on Nov 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Get rid of rats, leave the cat

What's the bets method for getting rid of rats in a house that has a cat and small kids? Obviously snap traps are out of the question, as ius posion and probably glue, but are tunnel like electrical traps safe? How effective are the humane traps? (I do not, TBH, care that much about about being humane to rodents, but safety is a concern)
posted by Artw on Nov 1, 2011 - 24 answers

Rat!

Advice needed on trapping a rat. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Sep 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Something's been bugging me about that dirty hippie thing...

North American edible bugs? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 16, 2011 - 12 answers

I have the game Mousetrap, but not an actual mouse trap.

There is a mouse running around my house right now, and all the stores are closed. How can I trap it? [more inside]
posted by Ruki on Apr 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Be vewwy quiet...

How do I catch a rabbit? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Apr 15, 2011 - 15 answers

On not subletting to rodents

I'm about to leave my apartment empty for nearly a month. How do I keep mice from squatting there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Kill It! Kill It With Fire!

Adjacent to my kitchen, I have a huge closet packed full of boxes, spare appliances, old dishes and other junk. A mouse (hopefully just one) has found his way inside. What is the most efficient and effective way to get him out, dead or alive? [more inside]
posted by chara on Nov 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Dried Venus Fly Trap?

Where can I procure dried venus fly trap? Not extract, not the live plant - just the dried organic herb.
posted by watercarrier on Aug 18, 2010 - 7 answers

NewDogOwnerFilter: Kill the mice not the dog?

How do I kill/get rid of the mice without hurting the dog? [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank on Jul 21, 2010 - 17 answers

Ninja Mouse

I've got a mouse that is far too clever to fall for the usual traps. I need some tricks! [more inside]
posted by kamelhoecker on Apr 9, 2010 - 25 answers

Caught red handed in a Mefi-designed booby trap

Help me catch a thief in the act. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2010 - 32 answers

For a screenplay: what are some wilderness traps one could improvise to incapacitate another person?

For a screenplay: what are some wilderness traps one could improvise to incapacitate another person? [more inside]
posted by thejrae on Oct 8, 2009 - 20 answers

the bunny will be reassigned to an undisclosed location

how do I utilize my have-a-heart trap to get the bunnies out of my garden? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on May 25, 2009 - 12 answers

How long does it take to kill an ant?

How long does it take ant traps to work? I used Combat Traps that have the Combat Ant killing Gel inside them. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Aug 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Recommendations for "nokill" mousetraps please.

Recommendations for "nokill" mousetraps please. [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Jan 8, 2008 - 18 answers

How can I trap my wayward kitty?

How can I trap my lost cat? We know she's hanging out in a 2-3 house zone about a mile from us, but she isn't taking the bait in the Humane Society trap we set. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Lockjaw on Sep 8, 2007 - 13 answers

Test harness for SNMP traps?

Is there a freeware or light weight tool (e.g. perl script) we can use to show us that the SNMP traps are received successfully? [more inside]
posted by kaydo on Jul 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Stuck on you.

A neighbourhood vandal has stuck a "glue trap" to the middle of my windshield. How do I get it off? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mrmcsurly on Feb 19, 2007 - 22 answers

I need a humane mouse trap, that works on smart mice.

I was attacked by a house mouse. [more inside]
posted by brinkzilla on Dec 15, 2006 - 55 answers

Yarrr... I don't know what it is

What is this rusty nautical item? (image in the more inside) [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Apr 19, 2006 - 64 answers

CD Launcher?

Does there exist a CD Launcher? [more inside]
posted by DickStock on Nov 8, 2005 - 6 answers

Where's my ratty?

How do I kill a rat? [more inside]
posted by asok on Sep 20, 2005 - 45 answers

How do I catch a newspaper thief?

Every Thursday morning without fail, I get my newspaper only to find that someone has stolen the Food and Drink section. This is my favorite section of an otherwise worthless paper (the AJC) and I want to catch the thief in the act so I can dole out the appropriate punishment and prevent this from happening again. I live in an apartment along a long corridor and the paper is delivered directly to my door. How do I catch the thieving punk who ruins my Thursday mornings?
posted by TheGoldenOne on Mar 10, 2005 - 39 answers

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