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#81 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 01:35 PM

Our house on the water in Hampton, VA had not been lived in for several years before us.  The first winter there the mice and rats came in from the cold.  They were completely brazen bastards.  It was not  unusual to open a kitchen drawer to see a rat looking up at you, before leisurely walking away over the back of the drawer.  Or open a cabinet door to see one sitting there eating a box of mac and cheese.  I poisoned them.



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 01:50 PM

Our house on the water in Hampton, VA had not been lived in for several years before us.  The first winter there the mice and rats came in from the cold.  They were completely brazen bastards.  It was not  unusual to open a kitchen drawer to see a rat looking up at you, before leisurely walking away over the back of the drawer.  Or open a cabinet door to see one sitting there eating a box of mac and cheese.  I poisoned them.

Yeah, that would be a huge issue, clearly. Not even just for my wife... for me too. I know I mentioned this before but when our dishwasher was replaced there were torn up Tootsie-Roll wrappers underneath the old one which means they went to the pantry to get the candy and then hung out under the DW to eat it. Oogie. That's one reason I'm declaring war all across my vast kingdom. Death to tyrants! And mice. :P
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 09:24 AM

There has been some mice activity already.  When I placed my trail camera out in the corner of my yard (small shed out there, stacks of firewood under tarps, etc) I saw quite a few mice on camera.  There are traps in that shed as well as a bucket trap and I have 4 traps in the garage and 2 in the basement.  In the past month or so I have caught seven mice.  One in the bucket, one in the shed, one in the garage, one in the pool and three in the basement.  That's a good amount of activity.  The trap in the basement is up above a door on a short length of wood so it can span two spots.  When the trap snaps, it's usually so violent that the trap ends up on the floor.  But I went down there this morning and there was a stink.  Apparently this time it snapped and came back down and landed on the piece of wood so I didn't know I had a customer.  For the love of man did this thing stink.  Fabreze me!  My original thought of "what's the point of catching them in a trap" might be wrong.  If they're dead they can't make more mice.  :D


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:18 AM

Tell me your bucket is filled with lye

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:26 AM

My bucket would be filled with whiskey.

 

 

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:43 AM

Similar to the worm in mescal. I bet if you eat the mouse you get real messed up
Or all those snake wines in China

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:49 AM

Similar to the worm in mescal. I bet if you eat the mouse you get real messed up
Or all those snake wines in China

The american market for putting animals in booze is wide open ...


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:58 AM

Just don’t add flavors. That shit will kill you

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:04 AM

Just don’t add flavors. That shit will kill you

Gods no. Colors, we only add colors. 

 

 

And lightning. 


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:07 AM

In some cases I throw the dead mouse in the "pit" that runs through the back of our yard (gravel-filled drainage). When I go back the next morning it's gone so someone is dining on dead mice. Also, some videos show how to make a bucket trap and say to take the caught mice and drive them somewhere to "relocate them". BAH! :lol: My bucket is filled with water.
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:12 AM

Similar to the worm in mescal. I bet if you eat the mouse you get real messed up
Or all those snake wines in China


You spelled SE Asia wrong
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Posted 04 November 2019 - 08:05 AM

Mice update:  This project I had in the corner of my yard is done and I got rid of the stacks of wood and used a big plastic trunk instead.  There are two big bricks on the top to keep mice from squeezing through the opening and I also outfitted the box with some metal flashing around the bottom so they couldn't get underneath it.  I set up the trail camera back there and saw that there is a lot of mouse activity in this corner of my yard.  I share a property line (maybe 20') with a woman behind me and she is older and I don't think she's all there.  She has a detached garage in her yard that may be 5-8' from this corner of my yard.  I'm going to guess that her garage is a Taj Mahal of mice.  In some cases the camera picked up 3-4 mice at once.  So I ordered more JAWZ traps and I placed some out there.  I also have more in the garage, basement and the two sheds.  What I noticed is that the traps outside on this new patio are getting A LOT of activity and the rest of the traps have none or almost none.  I moved more traps out there just to see if I could make a dent in their population.  This morning I went out and there was a dead mouse in all four traps.  Also, the camera has been picking up cats that climb over the fence and prowl around in the area.  No idea if I could decimate a mouse population this way but it seems to be keeping mice from getting into the house and garage which is good.  Currently there are 17 of these JAWZ traps deployed!  :D


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