Getting rid of mice.

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Re: Getting rid of mice.

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Aardvark, your problem with moles, farmer next door told me to put short lengths of bramble upside down in their holes and runs (if you can), they don't like it, as they are haemophiliacs they cannot afford to get cut so they move on, did it all over a patch where they were rife in early July, fingers crossed they have packed up/died or moved on.

We had a mice problem in the loft, they were tap dancing in the early hours of the morning, could even hear them yawning, threw about 20 sachets in the loft where we heard the noises coming from, baited the garage where I think they were accessing the house, they moved the sachets around in the garage for a few days then they were gone... so were the mice ! Saw a couple of groggy ones wandering the garden and cat prescence from the neighbourhood was intense, so much so a war was waged early one morning, it sounded like children screaming, looked out of the window and saw 5 cats in a stand off, crept to a window above them and dropped a waste bin full of water on them, cats dispersed crying and not to return. :good:
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Re: Getting rid of mice.

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Aardvark wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:16 am
A friend of mine discovered that mice are quite partial to a Mercedes wiring loom.
Been there, done that. In our case it was the wiring in our old-ish Porsche.

I put four sachets of poison out last night, in two different locations and yet again they have all completely vanished. In the past, using a differnt poison (U's own) it seemed the mice had eaten the contents and left the actual sachets. I only bought this brand of poison (KB) because U's own was out of stock. Is it possible the mice are dragging these KB sachets away to eat them elsewhere at their leisure? Maybe the little sods like the taste of the KB sachet and polish it and the contents off in one go.

I think I'll invest in a couple of new mouse traps and try a variety of bait, including Waitrose peanut butter as there's almost a full tub left, and when U's Souricide becomes available, buy some of that. At this rate it'd be cheaper to bring in Rentokil.


Thanks everybody for your suggestions - keep 'em coming, but confine them to mice - so far moles are not the problem!

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Re: Getting rid of mice.

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If the sachets are similar to those I've used, you will probably find the instructions mention it takes several days (or possibly a lot longer) for the contents to take effect.

However, I've now found electronic mouse traps are very efficient with a teaspoon of fruit muesli as bait https://goo.gl/PDm7u5

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Re: Getting rid of mice.

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Annabelle's Papa wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:30 am
Aardvark, your problem with moles, farmer next door told me to put short lengths of bramble upside down in their holes and runs (if you can), they don't like it, as they are haemophiliacs they cannot afford to get cut so they move on, did it all over a patch where they were rife in early July, fingers crossed they have packed up/died or moved on.
I tried that years ago but then discovered it is only an urban myth. They're not haemophiliacs. You do score points for being able to spell it!
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Tom, previous page - we had a family of mice living permanently in our Berlingo van.They can get in through the tiniest of cracks.
I actually saw one squeezing through the crack between the tiles and the floor in our bathroom. Then disappeared through the crack below the bath.
We had to resort to a strong poison (blue sachets.)

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Noisette wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:10 pm
The last thing you need is cats, Syd! We didn't have a mouse problem at all until we got felines who hunt all night, bring the catch home and mostly let them go all over the house :roll:
Yes, quite.
I have two cats, one an aged thing like me who sleeps a lot, and a one year-old feisty moggie named Tachie.
I've taken to shining a torch out the door before I'll let Tachie in after dark (it's mostly after dark when she brings in her 'find'), so I can see if there is anything else apart from herself she wants to bring in.
The last offering was a pigeon - daylight gift this time.
Thanks, Tachie, for ridding the world of at least one of those irritating-noise-producing vermin, but I don't want it in the house, thank you.
What I don't understand is, she is mostly white in colour, with a few black patches (hence the name) - so how does such a visible hunter manage to creep up on, and kill, anything?

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They are very partial to raisins and a snap trap. Our dog was also a lethal weapon when it came to them but he is no more and our duck swallows them whole if she catches them.

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Re: Getting rid of mice.

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Aardvark wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Annabelle's Papa wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:30 am
Aardvark, your problem with moles, farmer next door told me to put short lengths of bramble upside down in their holes and runs (if you can), they don't like it, as they are haemophiliacs they cannot afford to get cut so they move on, did it all over a patch where they were rife in early July, fingers crossed they have packed up/died or moved on.
I tried that years ago but then discovered it is only an urban myth. They're not haemophiliacs. You do score points for being able to spell it!
:lol: :lol: I can't spell haemophiliac- spell checker did that for me :lol: :lol:

When the farmer told me I googled it as he has told me utter rubbish in the past, what I found supported his suggestion-

"Something sharp!
The mole is a haemophiliac and will bleed profusely if cut, bitten or punctured. This is the principle many have used to try to deter or be rid a mole. The mole lives in an environment of low oxygen levels and has a large amount of red blood cells to provide its body with the life giving oxygen required to survive".

in my haste I ran out to stick brambles down all the holes, if I had followed what my English teacher had said at school "read thoroughly all of the question bfore you attempt to put pen to paper"

If I had read on it continues to say that it is unlikely to work as the mole has very dense fur and are very agile and that it was an urban myth :roll:

Wonder why I don't have any sign of moles now, maybe I just made it thoroughly unpleasant for them or could it be because the ground is so hard it was like concrete, so they might of moved to his neatly ploughed field next door. :good:


Sorry for discussing moles again :oops:

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elsie wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:54 pm
If the sachets are similar to those I've used, you will probably find the instructions mention it takes several days (or possibly a lot longer) for the contents to take effect.

However, I've now found electronic mouse traps are very efficient with a teaspoon of fruit muesli as bait https://goo.gl/PDm7u5
I've been placing these sachets for several weeks with the results I described earlier. Your link to the electronic mouse trap is really appreciated - many thanks for that. I had no idea such things were available, but will certainly order one and pick it up in a few days when we're in England. If they are anything like as good as some of the reviews then I will be delighted.

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Re: Getting rid of mice.

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Annabelle's Papa wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Aardvark wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Annabelle's Papa wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:30 am
Aardvark, your problem with moles, farmer next door told me to put short lengths of bramble upside down in their holes and runs (if you can), they don't like it, as they are haemophiliacs they cannot afford to get cut so they move on, did it all over a patch where they were rife in early July, fingers crossed they have packed up/died or moved on.
I tried that years ago but then discovered it is only an urban myth. They're not haemophiliacs. You do score points for being able to spell it!
:lol: :lol: I can't spell haemophiliac- spell checker did that for me :lol: :lol:

When the farmer told me I googled it as he has told me utter rubbish in the past, what I found supported his suggestion-

"Something sharp!
The mole is a haemophiliac and will bleed profusely if cut, bitten or punctured. This is the principle many have used to try to deter or be rid a mole. The mole lives in an environment of low oxygen levels and has a large amount of red blood cells to provide its body with the life giving oxygen required to survive".

in my haste I ran out to stick brambles down all the holes, if I had followed what my English teacher had said at school "read thoroughly all of the question bfore you attempt to put pen to paper"

If I had read on it continues to say that it is unlikely to work as the mole has very dense fur and are very agile and that it was an urban myth :roll:

Wonder why I don't have any sign of moles now, maybe I just made it thoroughly unpleasant for them or could it be because the ground is so hard it was like concrete, so they might of moved to his neatly ploughed field next door. :good:


Sorry for discussing moles again :oops:

Oi, enough already. Go start your own topic!

Syd.
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