four mice today !!!

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    After servicing my batteries i had a look at the various glue mats.

    Three meeces stuck to the one under the bathroom sink cupboard (seems to be main access point but cant get access to seal it) and one stuck under the kitchen sink.

    Suitably disposed of....carrier bag > landfill wheely bin.

    First ones we've had this winter.
     
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    Nightmare :eek:
     
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    Poor Joy (Movan)has got rats in hers she is not impressed, hopefully they have not chewed through anything but one had got inside her wellys :Eeek:
     
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    Been inundated with the dam things all winter, I've resorted to the glue traps as well. Caught 6 last week I put bait down as well now they are eating the bait and ignoring the glue traps. Also have rats in the chicken run.
     
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    Apparently it's been a really bad year for rodents, as in plague proportions, I have this on good authority from my window cleaner who also doubles as my pest controller. We have rats in the attic and mice! Clear at the moment, but it has been awful. Especially when you hear them scratching and squealing! Ugh!
     
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    I sprayed my van all over the Well arches with peppermint essence and we haven't had one yet in the same storeg site one van is over run
    it rely is thare own fault as they did not clean there van right when they stored it
    we vacuumed all the food storage arias in the van and then cleaned with Dettol
    bill
     
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    We have rats in the garden, suspected them for a while as the dogs have been going mad and we had them a few years ago.
    I actually saw a huge one on the patio just before we came away and having a look around the garden I think I've found where the burrow is.
    Hopefully, they seem to be keeping away from the van but we are careful about what's left in there.
    Need to work out how we are going to get rid as soon as we get home on Monday.
     
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    I picked our MH up from storage the other day after a 7 week interval. All the bait blocks I'd left in an upturned ice cream carton behind the front wheel had gone, as had the block I left in the engine bay. There were signs of gnawing on the insulation of my temporary split relay charger circuit that I use to keep the cab battery healthy. Inside there were mouse droppings etc on the dashboard, signs of a gnawed entry in the front passenger foot well (their usual route), and all three bait trays I left in the habitation area had been nibbled. More droppings on the habitation area floor, but no sign of a deceased rodent anywhere, so maybe that's a little surprise for the future.

    Not as bad as it's been before, probably thanks to my laying more bait on the outside, but the little buggers don't give up. I'm going to have to do something about the front foot well.
     
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    As one who works in an old large wooden building in a rural location with a pond nearby I can certainly vouch for an increase in rat activity during last year. They were scoffing the bait as soon as we laid it and were coming back for more.
     
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    We had mice in the garden at our static last year, I caught 22 one weekend. One got in the van a couple of weeks ago and threw itself on a trap. I found out how it got in and covered the tiny tiny hole in the main bedroom on suite. Good luck peeps.
     
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    I know only tooooooo well how bl**dy annoying it is to have rats in the attic ... we've had at least one all winter and can't get rid of the little b*gger! We've tried all sorts of bait but the little swine ignores it ... I heard him again last night having a gnaw at the rafters ... just hope we don't get inundated whilst we're away for 6 weeks in Spain from Tuesday! :eek:

    It wasn't helped though by the next door neighbour feeding a feral cat by leaving a saucer of food outside for it ... fortunately she's stopped now so if it does deign to eat the rat bait it won't be 'diluted' with other food so might kill the little sod once and for all. :mad:
     
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    Eeeew yuck, horrible things. We have been lucky with our mh so far.
     
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    Not as cute as my pet rats though when I had them .... they actually make excellent pets (different strain of rat than the wild ones I hasten to add!).

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    Been trying to get some of that here , or peppermint anything, as I've been having a war with one around the car !!
    He's winning at the mo ! (n):D
     
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    is it only one hose pip in thug window it it only one that should sort it out
    bill
     
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    the only good rat is a dead rat
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    That's a very interesting first post.................imo of course.
     
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    At the risque of being repetitive:whistle: Wild Mint does it for me(y)
     
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