No mice this year..so far..

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Tomtint

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So it seems like every year ..in one machine,car or something else... I need to clean out and de smell something from mice... I have not used my skidsteer or MiniX in several months and feared they would be the recipients of vermin. I had to grade my road today and somewhat dreaded getting into the skid..for the fear of getting hit in the face with mouse smell.... much to my surprise..and delight..no mouse.. no nest..no smell. ... Then went to the mini.. no sign or smell of mouse.. being this late in the season and already having a hard freeze.. I hope I'm over the hump this year.
 
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Interesting thing is that I haven't had a major mouse problem this year either. Thought there may be a weasel around usually have to set traps a few times. Had a pair a couple of months ago but nothing since. I wonder if something is up with them. We had the bats all but disappear a couple of years ago but they seem to be coming back. interesting observation Tomtint.
 
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They all are up here, vacationing. We have a bumper crop this year. I had to pull the blue Styrofoam out of my crawl space, I never knew that mice would burrow into the stuff but they destroyed it. My neighbor has killed over a hundred mice in just one of his buildings. Sometimes when I go up to check on my turkeys I see one of the little buggers climbing in to get some feed. Downstate my mother has been catching them all fall, last week I made her a bucket trap but they had finally tapered off about a week earlier.
 
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Out here, in the sticks, I've ALWAYS had mice. They will build nests in the engine compartment of my vehicles. I've found that by leaving the hood on the engine compartment open - they no longer enter or nest there. However - I continue to catch mice in all my traps in all my buildings. I've run a mouse trap line now for over 35 years. There, very simply, is a never ending supply.

The "rule of thumb" - - for every mouse I catch in a trap, there are two more out in the brush waiting to "come on down".
 
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Y'all sent them my way :mad::hissyfit: Been in the process of remodeling my house. Pulled the baseboards. Then replaced the flooring and baseboards. Wht I didn't realize was garage door was open underneath it where it met the slab. So the little turds had a causeway into the house from the bottom of the door, through the side of the door casing :rolleyes:

Realized the issue when I was putting the baseboards in. It was all out war for a month till I finally got them all. Still occasionally catch my wife with a forgotten trap :eek:
 
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Yes there all up here, it's been non stop this year for me, catching 2-4 mice/week with Hoont mouse trap. They been in my two sheds, they just love my riding mower, this fall I sealed up one shed to see if they will my mower alone, now if can just find out how there getting in my house.
 
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I've been having a competition with my cat. I'm ahead by 3 right now.

Contest ends Dec 31st.

Halftime entertainment is the squirrels in the attic.
 
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^^^
I will take 3 mice over a squirrel any day. Even worse is flying squirrels, I had one land on my head one night in my camp. Not the way I wanted to be woken up. :thumbdown:
Then there was the night I was cooking supper. It was a nice night with no bugs so I had the door open. Two weasels came strolling in to see what was going on. I managed to numb one of them with a half full canned beverage... never spilled a drop. (I dumped it out anyways.)
 
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^^^
I will take 3 mice over a squirrel any day. Even worse is flying squirrels, I had one land on my head one night in my camp. Not the way I wanted to be woken up. :thumbdown:
Then there was the night I was cooking supper. It was a nice night with no bugs so I had the door open. Two weasels came strolling in to see what was going on. I managed to numb one of them with a half full canned beverage... never spilled a drop. (I dumped it out anyways.)

A friend of the family rented a an old mobile home back in the early 80's. First night there, the heat wasn't working and it was winter time. He and his wife went to bed. Woke up in the middle of the night to the cat cuddling up to him. Then it dawned on him that they didn't own a cat :eek: Flipped on a bed side lamp and it was a possum :D
 
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^^^^
That's the kind of thing that makes a good story later. If she laughed through that, she's a keeper.
My uncle used to hunt and fish out of remote camps, often nobody set foot in them for months. He learned to put crackers and peanut butter in the corners of the room; he said that it's better than having them run across your head in the middle of the night.
 
 
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