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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 06:03 PM

I spent 3 weeks away from my cabin since I haven't been working out of town much lately. Well this week I have to spend all week down here. I walk in and there is mouse dropping over where. I keep no food here just bring what I need and toss what I don't eat.

I had to go get cleaners, mop, bucket, bought a shop vac, new blankets, pillows, garbage bags and mouse traps. Cleaned it all up and have caught 4 mice in 30 minutes already. Greasy little fellas.

I threw out everything made of fabric and washed everything down. What a pain.
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Posted January 04, 2016 - 06:10 PM

Get some Tomcat mouse killer! I put one of the disposable baits out in the garage and haven't seen a mouse out there all summer. Had a bunch of mice in here when we moved in. put some of them out and the mice are gone!

Then find out where they are getting in and close the holes!


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 06:39 PM

I have a litter of mouse exterminators I could give ya they are the best deterrent you could ever hope for! Just put in a cat door with collar activation and let them come and go as they please, you will never find another mouse unless they want to gift it to you.
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Posted January 04, 2016 - 06:59 PM

If you want a little sport, get one of those blow guns with the wire darts.
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Posted January 04, 2016 - 07:01 PM

You know how they say fabric softener sheets will repel them from making nests in small engines, so I wonder if you scattered a few sheets around the cabin if it would help keep them out?

  As to traps, a "repeating live trap" might be the best so you won't have dead stinking mice in traps when you arrived.  They would live quite a while in those kind of traps, then you could relocate them or dispatch them.


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 07:13 PM

If you want a little sport, get one of those blow guns with the wire darts.

6 months ago I kept hearing squeaking going on. I couldn't sleep because of it. I got up and seen the little sucker eating crumbs by the door. So I did what any sane person would I picked up my 10/22 beside the bed and shot the mouse.

yes it was worth it. I was so tired and that little greasy mouse was keeping me up

I would get a cat but I'd worry about it when I'm not here. I may go weeks without being here.m

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 07:19 PM

I'll second the Tomcat.  It'll desiccate the little buggers so their corpses don't stink the place up.

 

Many years ago a deranged associate and I killed a winter afternoon by taking 2 lawn chairs, a BB gun and a strip of bacon into the garage.  Took turns sniping them when they came out for a taste of bacon.


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 07:29 PM

A cat with access to the outdoors through a cat door doesn't need you around they will be just fine on their own.

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 07:33 PM

A cat with access to the outdoors through a cat door doesn't need you around they will be just fine on their own.


You are probably right. Place is unheated though when I'm not here.

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 07:57 PM

I think your underestimating the cat, they are the most resilient and intelligent creatures you'll ever meet. We have a cloiter of cats outside in central Wisconsin they live outside in below zero weather, and if they have a collar activated door to get in your cabin they will just love that. They don't require any heat just enjoy a place to get out of the wind and rain/snow sometimes. After a thousand years of training people to give them stuff they have the upper hand, just remember they domesticated themselves not the other way around!
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Posted January 04, 2016 - 08:29 PM

I've got this mouse feeding and swimming pool out in one of my sheds. Several corpses floating in there now. No smell with it.

 

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 09:05 PM

I think your underestimating the cat, they are the most resilient and intelligent creatures you'll ever meet. We have a cloiter of cats outside in central Wisconsin they live outside in below zero weather, and if they have a collar activated door to get in your cabin they will just love that. They don't require any heat just enjoy a place to get out of the wind and rain/snow sometimes. After a thousand years of training people to give them stuff they have the upper hand, just remember they domesticated themselves not the other way around!

You are probably right. Our cats were always spoiled and spent their lives sleeping on cat beds mounted by the windows and ended up fat and lazy lol

honestly I'd feel super bad if something happened to it...

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 10:06 PM

I've got this mouse feeding and swimming pool out in one of my sheds. Several corpses floating in there now. No smell with it.
 
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I know lots of people with the same model. They seem to work well.
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Posted January 04, 2016 - 10:52 PM

I think your underestimating the cat, they are the most resilient and intelligent creatures you'll ever meet. We have a cloiter of cats outside in central Wisconsin they live outside in below zero weather, and if they have a collar activated door to get in your cabin they will just love that. They don't require any heat just enjoy a place to get out of the wind and rain/snow sometimes. After a thousand years of training people to give them stuff they have the upper hand, just remember they domesticated themselves not the other way around!

Yeah most of them anyway. I don't think this one would make it long outside---

 

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Posted January 04, 2016 - 11:36 PM

You might be right about that one, looks like me after Thanksgiving diner. Maybe you should invest in a cat treadmill! Well at least if you need some extra weight for the tractor you could build a box on the back and put a bed in it, should be no lack of traction then.
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