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Old February 16th, 2020, 11:41 PM   #21
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I have read that Irish Spring soap is a repellant. I cut it up in smaller pieces and noticed a slight difference in not as much traffic. But something is carrying the pieces off when I put them next to the outside basement door.
Mothballs is supposed to work to. Decon works best along with peanut butter and traps. I have the bucket with the spinning can and usually get one or two in it then nothing.
Every year just before winter they find a way into the basement. I have went all around the exterior and looked for any entrance point. Filled the area where AC lines, dryer vent with steal wool and caulk but they still have an access point. I'm thinking under the porch along the top plate and block wall might be where they are getting in. This spring I will crawl under there and inspect. May as well look in the crawl space as well. I hate going in those small places. Full of cob webs and dust.
Hope you fix your rodent problem. They can be so destructive.
Irish Spring is a old wives tale. They will gnaw on that too.
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Old February 23rd, 2020, 07:41 AM   #22
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I too am fighting mice, my barn has at any given time 16+ traps set. they can go days without tripping any, then boom I get 5 in a night. If you have animals or keep dog food in the garage use a steel can to store it in. I had a customer years back who learned the hard way. kept coming in with the car air box and snorkel packed full of dog food.
as for the nesting in the engine... they won't stop. use spray cosmoline or anti seize under the intake to detour the chewing.



as for mice in cars. make a nice board up with 4 traps facing each other. bait and set then put in your car on the floor by the dash. the best bait is melted jolly rancher. it's Mouse crack
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Old February 24th, 2020, 06:41 AM   #23
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if you don't have pets Golden Malrin and coke work the best... but you'll get dogs, cats, rats, mice, coons, possum, etc...
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I have a mouse update: I had one this morning by the back door inside the barn. there are traps set every foot in front of a 12' door. this one mouse got caught in one trap and dragged himself into 2 more traps before he stopped
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I use the large rat glue traps. Those things catch anything. I had one completely covered in wolf spiders, took care of my spider problem on the outside of my house.
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Old February 25th, 2020, 06:59 AM   #26
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Old February 25th, 2020, 07:18 AM   #27
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I have a mouse update: I had one this morning by the back door inside the barn. there are traps set every foot in front of a 12' door. this one mouse got caught in one trap and dragged himself into 2 more traps before he stopped
Staple gun fixes that.
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I once had a mousetrap with only a face in it. Some poor little bastard got sprung, didn't die, and managed to drag himself out sans face. I imagine it died shortly after, but just imagine laying under your vehicle and seeing skeletor the super rodent running around your garage. No thanks.
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1/4” skewer through a corn cob that is coated with honey and bird seed. 1/2”water in bucket so they cannot jump out.
Eight KIA first night.

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Nice!. I'll have to remember to get an ear of corn next time I'm at the store.
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Nice!. I'll have to remember to get an ear of corn next time I'm at the store.
Night two, the water froze and they were able to jump out.

Night three with RV antifreeze.
The green antifreeze has a sweeter smell to it and may lure them better.
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I use the large rat glue traps. Those things catch anything. I had one completely covered in wolf spiders, took care of my spider problem on the outside of my house.
I can personally attest to that.

Those things catch humans, too. They're also very hard to get off of a hand knit wool sock.

We were using one in the laundry room at our cabin up north. The hardware store was out of the smaller ones for mice so we used one of those. I was lighting the hot water heater and my foot made contact with it.

We did catch mice.

I've got a rat terrier who will find a mouse anywhere. She has also caught chipmunks.

I do need to figure something out, too, since I'm going to be bringing my dad's Buick home this spring. My mom needs to have it relocated so I'm taking it. We're all attached to the old thing since it was the last car he bought before he died.
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I have been running a 3-10 for about 5 months I have got about 14 red squirrels baited with (field corn black walnuts and peanut butter)





best trap I have found
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Good, red squirrels are a goddam menace.
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