Oberon46 said:The traps we use are little white plastic sort of half round things. You bait one end and set the trap so when the mouse walks in it smooshes him flat against the opposite side. Works better than conventional traps, not dangerous to plants or pets (unless you have mice for pets). A little spendy but we wash them in hot hot water and rebait. We average about three mice every day or so using about four or five traps.
foraygardengirl said:You are all so kind to the ants. I, on the other hand, pour boiling water into the mounds if they are in a place I don't want them. If they aren't hurting things in my garden, I leave them alone.
I use a funnel to direct the boiling water specifically into the ant colony so that I don't cook my plants in the process. Occasionally I dig up a plant or two, treat the colony, then replant after.