Controlling Vermin!

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DonJon
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Controlling Vermin!

Post by DonJon » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:21 am

Not the two legged vermin, that's a different thread.

Nasty, disgusting mice! Destroying your food and stinking the place up! Plus disease, fleas and property damage! Poison and glue traps cost money and the stores to resupply them might even be gone. Cats are not always effective either, poor kitty.

Here's the perfect mouse trap that keeps working non-stop and its free and easy to build! Use indoor/outdoor, doesn't matter.

http://youtu.be/1PLO3a9QQQI

more...
youtu.be/aSk79YcuIRQ
youtu.be/JFVPM5-pM8g
youtu.be/HL90_X2ms88


(for some reason I can only post a single link? Just copy/paste those other YouTube links into your browser)

Don't forget to put a few inches of water in the bucket, you wouldn't want your vermin getting thirsty. Seriously though, mice can jump REAL high! You don't want them being able to jump, you want them floating.

youtu.be/AG1CDiLcznc


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DonJon
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Re: Controlling Vermin!

Post by DonJon » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:29 pm

Here is another version of the bucket trap, a bit easier to make.

http://youtu.be/87DYuOAXpDs

More effective if the peanut butter/bait is smeared just along the edge of the disc so the mouse have to fully commit to get at it.

This version is unproven but looks quicker to make.
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http://fastinghelp.org
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techman
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Re: Controlling Vermin!

Post by techman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:48 pm

Thank you for the ideas. I will be making one of these soon. I have such a huge problem with mice. Its horrible. One if trying to get into my patch up job right now. The cat is waiting patiently for it to stick its nose through as it chews its way inside.

I need to stop these monsters outside before they come near my camper.

Thanks.

happyhippy
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Re: Controlling Vermin!

Post by happyhippy » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:41 pm

I have a few mice that like to run through my veggie patch and chew anything in there, lost a few cucamelons to the swines!
Lately, as its nice weather, I sit near there with an air rifle - no greater pleasure than popping them out of my patch!

May not work if you have lots but this way keeps my air rifle in action and my eye in........

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Re: Controlling Vermin!

Post by techman » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:23 am

Toy rubber snakes from the dollar store keeps the mice and chipmunks out of my garden. It is working nicely. Of course the electric fence helps keep out larger things like squirrels for me.

I heard that marigolds deter squirrels, deer and chipmunks too so I planted them all over the place and have had zero damages since then.

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