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Fisherman

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Posted: 04/14/22 07:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great LOL. Now his mice will be running around the RV 6" apart wearing little surgical masks while facing the possibility of being locked down by Dr Mauci.

That has to top the hilarious sarcasm if I ever read one.

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Posted: 04/15/22 02:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo wrote:

Wade44 wrote:

StarkNaked wrote:

Here are the recommendations from the CDC for cleaning up after rodents.

CDC Cleaning up after rodents


Great LOL. Now his mice will be running around the RV 6" apart wearing little surgical masks while facing the possibility of being locked down by Dr Mauci.


Wow, that is a lot of work to cleanup! I wonder how people who live in the country survive with all the mice, squirrels, chipmunks and other rodents around.


We've always had a lot of cats running around. CDC? ROFLMAO. I had better start sterilizing barns and out buildings with flamethrowers. The urbanites crack me up. My wife gets madder than hell when I sneak into the kitchen to grab a cold one without taking off my boots that most likely have some manure on them......Ewwwwwww!


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Posted: 04/15/22 08:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For protection against mice, glue traps baited with a bit of peanut butter are very effective. You might put a few out during the next winter. Check them once in while and replace bait if it is too hard.

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Wade44 wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

Wade44 wrote:

StarkNaked wrote:

Here are the recommendations from the CDC for cleaning up after rodents.

CDC Cleaning up after rodents


Great LOL. Now his mice will be running around the RV 6" apart wearing little surgical masks while facing the possibility of being locked down by Dr Mauci.


Wow, that is a lot of work to cleanup! I wonder how people who live in the country survive with all the mice, squirrels, chipmunks and other rodents around.


We've always had a lot of cats running around. CDC? ROFLMAO. I had better start sterilizing barns and out buildings with flamethrowers. The urbanites crack me up. My wife gets madder than hell when I sneak into the kitchen to grab a cold one without taking off my boots that most likely have some manure on them......Ewwwwwww!


We definitely have a broad cross section of society on this forum, that's for sure!
I gotta give props to one mouse in particular though, a few years ago.
Always stored our TC in the shop. It was totally sealed to rodent intrusion except the electrical cord and little plastic door cutout I found out.
We don't have many rodents because we have a killer cat. So that helps. He keeps our place and the neighbors (10 ac total and half dozen buildings) about 95% mouse and rat free...if I could train him to hunt moles and mountain beavers I'd feed him lobster!
Prior to recognizing and rectifying this I found light evidence of invaders once spring. Just a few random turds....until I opened a small drawer we used as the spice rack. What I found was a completely eaten packet of powdered dressing mix and a drawer full of un-eaten goat feed!
This may not seem significant until I explain, the goat feed was in an attached side shop that only had mouse access up and over the wall and though the old location of the "eaves", up top. Total round trip travel distance from the feed to the camper drawer , including up and down the tight rope (power cord into the camper) was probably 100 yards! Idk how many pellets of feed a mouse can haul at once, but there was a good pound of feed in the drawer!!
I honestly would've given that mouse a pass if I caught him, just for his persistence. (And the fact that he was kind enough to not chew up anything, didn't p iss anywhere or mess anything up and frankly impressed the hell out of me!)


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Posted: 04/17/22 06:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had good luck using a 5 gallon bucket with (2 holes) drilled near top of it 180 degrees of each other. Run a small stiff wire (hanger type) with a small diameter PVC tube over it so it spins freely just slightly smaller than width of bucket. Then drill some small holes in the 'center of the tube' that spins and smear peanut butter into them.

Now use a wooden yard stick and attach it to the side so mice can travel up bait it a little if you like with peanut butter.

Mice will go up and when they venture to the center of the tube it will spin dumping them in the bucket. Oh...add a few inches of water to drown the little critters. The best thing about this trap is you set it and forget about it. It catches over and over and over and over and over...

Total cost $5 bucks or so. Works indoors or outdoors. I have my sitting at the back of my RV in the storage yard where I park. Helps not only me but the other owners there as well. LOL! No poison involved.


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Posted: 04/17/22 07:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Michelle.S wrote:

Well growing up in the sticks where mice were a part of life, I guess I should have died many years ago.


This ^^^^^

Clean up your stuff with hot soapy water and you are good to go.


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