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Old 08-21-2012, 07:32 PM   #61
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http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/easterly110.html

Hope the link works. I'll be trying this out soon. !@$#@%&*varmints!!!
Use an empty roll of TP instead of the plate. Grease up the ramp with old bacon fat to give them a trail to follow. Then a blob of fat on the TP roll, you may just catch the whole family overnight.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:20 AM   #62
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Kantuckid, is this what you are talking about? Never heard of this but I'm sure willing to try it.

http://www.amazon.com/Kness-101-0-00.../dp/B00004RA4D
Thats it. They come in a larger size, mine are both mouse size. I believe Harbor freight sells a Chinese version too.
I''ve had these for years and have emptied out a PILE! of mice at times when they were placed in an area that you couldn't smell them in decay process.Common to have to take a stick & sort of dig the bodies out! This is not to say we have lots of mice but rather to say they work well over a period of time. If it was in your home you'd smell them quickly.We live in the woods & they come to food or shelter. I just hose them out and reload PB on the touch pad. If we get a mouse in the house that's one of those hard to catch fellers with a small spring trap, I'll enlist one of the boxes on a piece of newspaper and usually takes 1-2 days.
I researched the electronic gizmos & don't feel they are really worth a try after my web reading.I did get on a "lifetime" junkmail list of the mfg's ! We have a log house & the bats cause too much noise for some upstairs sleepers so I gave them a hard look.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #63
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Check out post #59 on the PineSol thread. Apparently rodents don't like
the smell of Pine Sol.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:28 PM   #64
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Check out post #59 on the PineSol thread. Apparently rodents don't like
the smell of Pine Sol.
Or bleach...or laundry softener...or bounce sheets...or quick lime but all temporary at best.

Darn shop smells like dead mice, got a couple big fat ones when I was away. Dammit, just about hit one with the bike on the road today but avoidance conditioning took over.

I noticed lots of garter snakes around lately.....GOOD!
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #65
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Harris Hawks

We have a family of 3 Harris hawks flying around the last few months.
They seem to like it here and I haven't seen too many rabbits or rats .

I think I might build them a nest in one of the cactus.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #66
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Timely thread, battling fieldmice in my garage. Just ate the wiring and fusebox under the seat of my bike. Took me all week to re-do everything.

I'm doing poison, mothballs, drowning tanks, cats, snakes, nuclear weapons and Cher movies....something is gonna work.
Christ, Cher movies ? that's really despicable !
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #67
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Rats

Here in NW Montana - we are plagued by Pack Rats - miserable , stinkin , pissin things !!
We trap em , fight em , shoot em - wage war on them all the time .

One thing that does seem to help ......is to leave the hood open , or just up halfway .

Seems to help . I'm in the logging business and we always are on the lookout for the little bastards . I hate em .

This little trick does help tho ...... Good Luck
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #68
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I'll tell you what you DONT want to do with a pack rat. Tell your 12 yr old son to get his pellet gun and shoot it while you hold the flashlight.

He shoots the rat and it jumps and flips and then runs across the garage floor leaving a trail of blood behind him and then jumps up into my wifes XC90. Two hours of searching on, in, under, under the hood, everywhere we could think we lost his blood trail on the passenger side right behind the right front fender.

I was at a loss for where he could have gone untill he started to smell, then it was fairly easy to figure out where his death bed was. I had to pull the weather stripping that runs on top of the rocker panel beneath the doors and then I had to pop all the little clips that hold the plastic panel on and pull it nearly off the car to extract his rotten little body.

We cleaned everything with bleach and hot water and I hoped that would be the end of it, no such luck.
It has been two weeks and that car still stinks. Any tips on odor removal???
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:22 AM   #69
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Any tips on odor removal???
Charcoal absorbs smells. Wrap some in a bit of pantyhose and leave it near the source.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:54 AM   #70
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turned out to be Bartonella - was a very expensive lesson on cats.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:36 AM   #71
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i've been plagued with squirrel problems this fall..and i've found that leaving the hood open goes a long way in discouraging rodents from nesting. it seems that they don't like it to be open above their nests..something to do with predators flying over and picking off an easy dinner. leaving the hood open has moved them elsewhere.now all i have to do is repaire the vacume hoses they have eaten. i can atest that moth balls have no effect. my traping them have reduced the number of 'em that i see around here
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #72
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To the great disarray of my German neighbor I don't shoot the squirrels. Mind you I was away for a month and there seems to be less of them. Maybe this guy has something to do with it.....!

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #73
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Hoo woo! Today has turned out to be a red letter day! Two squirrels captured and exiled to the nicer side of town. They all come out of the trap like scalded..well, squirrels! I feel great!!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:13 PM   #74
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Kantuckid, is this what you are talking about? Never heard of this but I'm sure willing to try it.

http://www.amazon.com/Kness-101-0-00.../dp/B00004RA4D
We had 6 of those in the my dads hangar. every weekend we would go out and empty them. They would pack so full you had to dig them out with a screwdriver.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #75
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Honda auto dealers have a 3M electrical tape that is rodent-resistant/repellent.
It is p/n 4019-2317. It is aluminum tape with capsaicin.
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