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RATS/MICE your reactions? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3626772

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An inevitability when living in the countryside surrounded by farms. Usually put poison and traps down in October when the field mice start looking for a cosy spot for the winter.
Got one in my greenhouse at the moment and it defies capture
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We are countryside dwellers and used to rodents.
At our last cottage we had them in the attic. A had a deal with the council last control called a 'pestport' where we paid an annual subscription for unlimited visits .
Here the problem is squirrels who nibble at things including roof flashing.
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RATS/MICE your reactions? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3626894

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Have encountered both rats and mice, both in the home and at work. The ones at home where nothing compared to the ones at work. At work they can do a lot of damage to plant and equipment, rats have been known to ear through high voltage cables on more than one occasion. Regularly had field mice get into the house when I lived out in the country down in Essex in the 90's. Most recent encounter was in the shed on the allotment a couple of years ago when they made their nest in a wheel barrow.
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RATS/MICE your reactions? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3626971

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I've never seen either one up close. Saw a rat once, some yrs. ago, from across a street, he was busy escaping into a sewer drain.
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RATS/MICE your reactions? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3626976

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Aida wrote: We are countryside dwellers and used to rodents.
At our last cottage we had them in the attic. A had a deal with the council last control called a 'pestport' where we paid an annual subscription for unlimited visits .
Here the problem is squirrels who nibble at things including roof flashing.


Many around here have chosen this option to stop squirrels pinching all the food, not sure if they do it so the birds can feed or for their own entertainment?

Squirrel vs Slinky
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RATS/MICE your reactions? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3627065

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Vienna wrote: Had several unpleasant encounters with rats and mice.

Was severely bitten on the thumb by a mouse that i tried to rescue from two of my cats - thought I was going to die from pain and fear :lol:

Mummified mice underneath my fridge (no idea how long they were there) thanks to my tabby who brought them into the house still alive through the cat-flap!

Yes had a bloated stinky rat brought in by my cat a few years ago ... It's just life! .. challenges to be dealt with .. a pristine perfect situation without insects or vermin etc would not be perfect x I agree though stockroom vermin an absolute nightmare , a thumb bite, actually had on of those by daughters cling on hamster not great ... Nature has it's own agenda I guess xx

Rats scurrying across my feet in a dark and damp basement stock-room of a shop i used to work in years ago..

I could go on but it will give me nightmares..wink.png

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RATS/MICE your reactions? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3627098

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On a less jocular note. That may be of interest.
My impending infestation was controlled by. "Roshield Safe Bait"
Reasonably priced sets of black plastic, key locked boxes, containing a cube of apparently perpetual bait. Presumably deadly. No entrapment or corpses to deal with.
Mice get the message and disappear, to somewhere unknow, to either reside or snuff it!
Job done.

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RATS/MICE your reactions? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3627207

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That's why there are hawks, owls, snakes, cats (domestic and wild), some kinds of dogs, then traps.

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