Rodents

Re: Rodents

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:26 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:does the word Boa or Python have any say in this fight???

rattler , diamond back, ....... :roll:

Gartner, or Milk Snake!
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:24 am

HAHAHA I bet my reptile loving nephew could set me up with that. I haven't heard any activity this morning, yet, will continue the war of attrition by acquiring more ammunition ( moth balls) today. I also saw some mouse attractant gel, TomCat brand; which I'll try on the regular mouse traps. They sure didn't go for the peanut butter.

I actually considered hooking up the tailpipe of my GMC to the crawlspace, closing off the living area, and let it flood the place with CO for a couple hours!!!! I know how I could do it with little effort. I could set it up so the exhaust permeates the crawlspace, shop, and all the spaces above the ceiling, and hopefully the walls. I would throw all the living space windows open. Then after a couple hours, carefully open the garage doors and let everything air out!!!!!!
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: ken On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:30 am

I have a couple milk snakes in the basement. They live on the top of the foundation ledge. My walls are stone 16" thick. The mice tend to run the same route. :D I haven't caught or seen a mouse in years.
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:05 pm

The best bait I have found for mouse traps is a piece of bacon pinned to the trap and then singe it with a match so it will smell, they can't resist it.

Bk
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:15 pm

Mouse bait gel works good.
T-rex traps good too.
Odor issues
http://www.pestproducts.com/odor_elimination.htm
Good site for info
http://www.pestproducts.com/rodents.htm#Trap
Another good site for purchasing product
http://www.epestsolutions.com/Rats_Mice.html
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:18 pm

Each year around this time I would have an invasion of field mice all over the barn.I tried the electronic noise makers,poisons,and what actually did the best was something called a "Tin Cat".It is a catch live device and did a decent but not a complete job. Enter a skitterish skinny stray kitten thrown out of a car that wandered up on our porch.She has grown and has been to the vets etc,.The full sized cat now lives in the barn and has decimated the mouse population.I think the secret is to lay that population down all year long to where they don't have enough volunteers left in their army to torture me in the cool of the fall and winter anymore.I like and take good care of the little white exterminator. Mike
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:18 pm

I was awoken by scratching last night!!! I am shocked!! It was coming from an internal wall!! I combed my house really well, and I cant for the life of me find any kind of openings on the outside of the house! The soffets are all sealed, the chimney is capped, and the hose spicots are all tight. ( no gaps by the pipes) any suggestions?? It doesnt sound like a large animal. I am stumped :?: :?: :?:
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:48 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:I was awoken by scratching last night!!! I am shocked!! It was coming from an internal wall!! I combed my house really well, and I cant for the life of me find any kind of openings on the outside of the house! The soffets are all sealed, the chimney is capped, and the hose spicots are all tight. ( no gaps by the pipes) any suggestions?? It doesnt sound like a large animal. I am stumped :?: :?: :?:

If theres wiring in that internal wall, theres a hole large enough for mice to get in it. Possible sources where mice get into my house, are the garage. Even with the garage doors closed, they chewed thru the rubber seal at the bottom of both doors. Once in the garage, they chewed under the sheetrock in one corner of the wall, and went up from there. Once in the attic, Yes they made it to the attic, they can get into any wall in the house. I chose to put Sticky-pads for mice, in the garage, attic, utility room, any room other than bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen. The advantages of these sticky-pads is they also catch spiders, Camel crickets, centapedes, and other creepy-crawlers. Yes, they catch mice very well. Had 4 mice on one pad :!: Also found a bird on one pad in the garage. I was able to free it, and it flew away. That would be impossible to do with poison baits and the spring traps. :D
My wife gets the Sticky-mouse-Pads at Walmart, in the Mouse-Trap isle.
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: Razzler On: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:50 pm

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Re: Rodents

PostBy: bear creek burnout On: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:41 pm

I saw a bucket similar to that. This one had a string threaded through a coffee can with the cover still on it and the string is tied off to the brim of the bucket. All you need is a hack saw kurf 1/2 deep or so 180 degrees apart. The mice walk up the ramp and jump onto the can. Once thier weight is at the top of the coffee can it starts to roll and down they go into the water. You can catch dozens at a time and it's easy to clean too.


I do the same except I use a beer can strung on a wire from side to side with peanutbutter smeared on it and I fill 1/3 of the bucket or so with antifreeze....with this setup you can keep it outside in winter and have no fear of it freezing....Or if you keep it indoors the antifreeze keep the smell of dead rodents to a minimum. Rub some peanututter along the ramp to entice the little b%#@$%&s...... :blowup: or you can blow em up......
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:00 am

stovepipemike wrote:I like and take good care of the little white exterminator. Mike


That sounds a lot like how we got our cat. He was on the side of the road, a kitten weighing 6 oz. We took him to the vet and pulled off some ticks. Now that cat's 18lbs and bringing me presents all the time. We keep a supply of basic food and other stuff in the garage but since Goldie arrived, no mice. He also has gotten rid of all the moles in my yard. I think I'll keep him a while longer - he earns his keep. Lisa
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:02 am

Like tvb said...... :D

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Re: Rodents

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:26 pm

Ewwwwwwww! Thats icky... :roll:
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:51 pm

Cut off the head, then the tail.....wipe their behind......little honey mustard dressing.....makes a great sandwich!




(if you are a cat) :idea: :P
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Re: Rodents

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:53 pm

whistlenut wrote:Cut off the head, then the tail.....wipe their behind......little honey mustard dressing.....makes a great sandwich!
(if you are a cat) :idea: :P

What a wimp! Ours leaves the tails on, to use them as dental floss as they slide by the teeth toothy
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