There's a mouse in my piano

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  1. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Well, there's a mouse in my piano. It's beginning to be destructive.

    Can anyone think of a way to get the mouse OUT of the piano without harming the piano? Killing the mouse is an acceptible option but only if it is not stuck somewhere that it cannot be accessed.

    I can provide any and all necessary information about the piano and/or methods used as of now.

    PIANO:
    Made by LESTER in Philadelphia, PA.
    Probably 80+ years old
    NOT a grand piano

    DAMAGE DONE:
    Some kind of elastic from inside the piano was chewed. No food has been harmed yet.

    METHODS USED:
    My dad set up a lone mouse trap near the nest. I do not know if it is working or not because I think I heard it go off, but my dad says different.

    RULES FOR PRACTICAL IDEAS:
    I have 2 dogs that are often in the same room as the piano. Poisons are out of the question at this point.
    The piano cannot be harmed more than what the mouse is capable of
    Thanks to someone named Lyle, I have a broom at my disposal. (Lyle put his name on the broom... I think he left it here if/when he worked on our pool)

    The mouse has not "played" the piano in just over a day. I am not entirely sure it is still in the piano.

    Thanks for the help
    SB
    -is asking because his dad won't do anything about this and he doesn't really want mice in his house
     
  2. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Get a cat.
     
  3. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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  4. BigPrime3000

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    My advice would be to leave the mouse alone and just hide any trace of his existence. Doing so would have a positive, two-pronged effect. For the first you would need to get some recording equipment and just set it up near the piano, if the mouse happens to produce some amazing piece of music you can have it recorded and sell it.

    The second effect comes into play whenever you have guests over. The mouse starts playing the piano and you freak out and start yelling "NO! NOOOO! IT'S BACK! THE GHOST IS BAAAAAACK!!!"
     
  5. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    The dogs think "cat" and "food" are synonyms
     
  6. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    I agree completely.
     
  7. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    hmmm...you could try just banging out some really loud music on the piano for two hours straight....other than that i dont really know what to tell you. that sucks ass man.
     
  8. MegaMoonMan

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    WTF is a mouse doing living inside the piano? There's no food in there.

    Here's my idea - set up a perimeter around the piano that is made of cardboard or something. This purpose of this will be to keep the dogs away from the delicious mousetraps that are set with cheese all around the piano - no poisons.

    Wait one night.

    If there's a mouse in there, it will be dead in a trap the next morning. If there is no dead mouse, he must have moved into your fridge.
     
  9. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    ah you always make me laugh. but that guy in your avatar is distractingly ugly.
     
  10. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Please don't hurt the mouse. :( 
     
  11. Omnius

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    Electricity!
     
  12. Ironhide2005

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    Grap a pair of gloves grab the damn thing and fling it out of your house(this is the best idea I can comeup with since no poison can be involed)
     
  13. Spartan Prime

    Spartan Prime is an apathetic douchebag

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    fuck the mouse. lazy ass rodent needs to move out and get a job.

    hippy mouse...
     
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    ok if you have a dog, he might be able to scare the mouse out of there. Or maybe you know bang the piano, not smash or damage but tap around and maybe he will come running out.
     
  15. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Kill the bastard!
    Put down lots of Traps with cheese.

    You dont have to kill it, you could use a humane trap. but that doesnt show it whos boss.
     
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    You have to sit down at the piano and play Merry Go Round Broke Down. Eventually, he will pop out to challenge you, then you can grab him, put him in a box, and set him free somewhere.
     
  17. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Play some Rachmaninoff.

    Fortissimo.

     
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  18. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Indeed!
     
  19. Hotspot17

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    Man, some of the response are just :rolleyes2 

    But then again, you're asking advice from a toy forum.

    Seriously, use a havaheart trap. Just leave it in there for a day or two. It's a humane trap. Check every now and then.

    Here's a link to some humane traps: http://www.havahart.com/nuisance/critters/critters_mice.asp
     
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    Yeah, I know. Mice don't respond to music, jeez!
     

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