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Re: Mice, .....again
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2009, 06:39:54 PM »
I have a few barn cats myself. They are worth their weight to me, I saw one with a snake not long ago.
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Re: Mice, .....again
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2009, 06:48:03 PM »
Radar is right, they can be beneficial, but also very smelly.
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Re: Mice, .....again
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2009, 07:38:30 PM »
Neighbor has a couple of cats. He says they are not pets, they are "employees", if they get lazy he "fires" them. :o
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« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2009, 08:37:35 PM »
Every once in a while we seem to get invaded with mice!
So, I have a mouse trap in the cellar that I'll set with a smear of peanut butter on the pan.
On average, I get a mouse every night until they're gone.
Usually 6 to 8 mice will come in and I catch one each night, then when I don't catch one for about 4 days, I'll spring the trap!
If more come in, we'll hear them in the attic, then the next morning I'll start setting the trap until they're gone again!

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« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2009, 09:21:38 PM »

 Barn cats  ::)   Git Joan up there and geeve er a .22  ;D   ;)
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« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2009, 09:48:57 PM »
We had one of our 7 MP's (mouse patrol ) come back after a 2 week absence, it had been shot in the back of the neck, a misplaced head shop, the bullet came out the front, I could look in side the cat, dark and green around the edges.  She survived with no vet.  One eye is sensitive to light and the pupil is just a slit most of the time.  I talked to the closest neighbor and friend and asked for better aim, they don't take kindly to cats, which is understandable.  Some times I wonder what is worse, mice or cats. 

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« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2009, 12:18:48 AM »
  I talked to the closest neighbor and friend and asked for better aim, they don't take kindly to cats, which is understandable.  Some times I wonder what is worse, mice or cats. 

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« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2009, 12:42:33 AM »
"they don't take kindly to cats, which is understandable."

Huh? They shot your pet and that is understandable? I don't get it.

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« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2009, 06:25:56 AM »
Given the chance my sons shoot any cat thats around the house and in the paddocks, the cost of leaving cats alive to keep the rabbits, rats and mice down IMO doesn't warrant the damage inflicted on the native wildlife and our caged birds etc. This is my opinion and not my wifes she'd like a house cat but so far we remain cat free.
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Re: Mice, .....again
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2009, 07:35:05 AM »
"they don't take kindly to cats, which is understandable."

Huh? They shot your pet and that is understandable? I don't get it.

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We do care for our animals, if they travel 2 miles or more and get eaten by a coyote, or some other creature, or even shot, it is out of my control.  I would not pick a fight with the coyote or the neighbor, I don't believe it is worth the grief.  These are outside cats, all friendly, they have a wonderful life, much better than numerous cats all living in a house trailer and no litter box, I have seen it as a boy delivering newspapers, what a mess.  In this case mice would be more sanitary.

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Re: Mice, .....again
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2009, 09:50:42 AM »
Mice and rats are a little problem here in the Barn. I used to have about 12 cats in the barn, until a possum got into the barn, and killed them all off.
Now I just use a tin pie plate full of rat and mouse bait, that it is inside a tin for the bottom of an oven. In this tin, is Dyfonate (for corn root worm). A rat especially, is continuous of it feet being kept clean, and when it licks the Dyfonate dust off it's feet, well it doesn't take too long for them to be it for them. Mice the same.
Rat and mouse bait goes a lot further, than a bag of cat food, and is a lot cheaper too. Bruce.
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« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2009, 04:42:36 PM »
this reminds me, last week, I opened the bottom drawer of my tool box last week, & saw a bunch of fluff (out popped a momma mouse with 4 babies attached, grabbed her & tossed out side where she was dispatched, come to find out it was the inside lining of my HOT WORK gloves that she shredded :(, little while later after cleaning up the mess of a nest I kept hearing a squeaking. seems one of the babies fell off on way out of the shed...   tossed it out with momma where it quited right down.   seems local cat or?? found the remains as it was all gone next AM.
 few years back the mower wouldn't start/run right opened hood, I pulled off air cleaner to find mouse had made home there, ate hole and shredded air cleaner, which was sucked into mower carb... GRRR  since then I keep screen over intakes more often..

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« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2009, 05:54:05 PM »
not as bad as mice. but dirt daubers can be a pain. a friend gave me an impact wrench that he said did not work. i found that a dirt dauber had stopped up the air intake.i have had that happen more than once. i found a big dirt dauber nest in the intake of a car engine that had been sitting for a couple of years.

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« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2009, 05:58:17 PM »
well i have had alot of the same things happen to me also :-[.   but a few years back had the service truck in the shop for new transmission when to pick it up on a cold afternoon wait for it to warm up while driving down the road temp gauge started to read some movement hit high on the fan switch and got a face full of chewed up sound deading from under the dash smiley_furious.  the worst was my new truck and i where fixing to go on a road trip and loaded up and headed down the road and less than a mile it was just like it just died . so poped the hood started looking around open up the airfilter box and seen the air filter chewed up and i guess it took speeding up to get on the main road to suck up the chewed up nest to be shucked in the intake ah ain't life just grand.


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