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mice/moles

Postby OGrubber » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:04 pm

Just cleaning up my desk area and discovered a note I'd made to myself about rodent control [must have read it somewhere, sometime through the winter months].

I usually use snap traps baited with peanutbutter which works pretty good, except I have to cover them with big upside-down flower pots weighed down with bricks to keep the dogs and the cats from getting accidentally "snapped". Which means the pots are scrap after that, since I have to cut holes into them so the rodents can get in there. And, I have to set up quite a few - a lot - of trap stations, especially in the greenhouse.

Anyway, was wondering - before I dash out and buy a bag of cement - whether anyone had tried mixing dry cement with cornmeal to leave out as bait for mice/moles and how it had worked for you.
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Re: mice/moles

Postby BBQ » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:34 pm

Look at this link Inge. Sounds easy enough - and you're not queasy with the resulting bucketful of drowned mice! Could be put into a closed-off area that the mice/voles can still access easily but not your cats or dogs.
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Re: mice/moles

Postby OGrubber » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:26 am

Hey, Brenda!
Great to see you.

Yes, we use that system in the barn. Not too grizzly if you check daily.
Was kind of hoping for a "set it under a bench and forget about it" option, which is why I asked about the cement bait.
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