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Small rodents in the shed

Post by flounder » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:34 pm

I'm starting to feel like David Attenborough! Birds in the greenhouse and mice in the shed icon_rambo
Had to get something out of the shed, opened the door and greeted with that tell tale smell of rodent urine. Also, droppings on top of my fishing bag and work bench. Don't get me wrong, I like wildlife in the garden and I suppose creating a jungle you have to expect the creatures that go with it(albeit on a smaller scale). This time though I've served the eviction notice....peanut butter :wink:
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by Andy P » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:23 pm

You need one of these. :lol:
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by flounder » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:20 pm

Another one. I'm not going to count them individually now, I'll do 'em by the pound :roll:
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by Barry » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:51 am

flounder wrote:Another one. I'm not going to count them individually now, I'll do 'em by the pound :roll:
Get a cat(our neighbours brought in a live rat a couple of days ago) although this may not be a good thing for the Robins :roll:


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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by kata » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:18 am

:( ....time to clear that shed,

I had the same trouble when I came here. Being a bungalow I dare not leave my bedroom window open at night in case any mice crawl up the wall and In through my window... :( Problem is even if window is on a first catch latch as mice have no backbone anywhere is accessble.

I found a family of them in my shed, I forgot there were fatballs stored in the shed for birds and peanuts at the hanger outside..I give them their due they are very clean mice here......... :lol: :lol: Peanut coats in one pile, fatball crumbs in another, they shot out when I opened the shed door, not been back since, but forever wary now.

Thanks your lucky stars you never had what I had next...flies...on walls, ceiling, my computer, doors, windows apparently they sniffed a dead bird body in the loft and came in after it. That was Christmas week so no callout from pest control. The bird had got in when a cage had fallen off the roof and it could'nt get out.

Just make sure you store the fishing tackle clean and free from smells flounder.

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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by flounder » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:38 am

Barry wrote:
flounder wrote:Another one. I'm not going to count them individually now, I'll do 'em by the pound :roll:
Get a cat(our neighbours brought in a live rat a couple of days ago) although this may not be a good thing for the Robins :roll:
I have a collie, brilliant at keeping the garden rat free....and cat free come to think of it :lol:
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by flounder » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:41 am

kata wrote::( ....time to clear that shed,

I had the same trouble when I came here. Being a bungalow I dare not leave my bedroom window open at night in case any mice crawl up the wall and In through my window... :( Problem is even if window is on a first catch latch as mice have no backbone anywhere is accessble.

I found a family of them in my shed, I forgot there were fatballs stored in the shed for birds and peanuts at the hanger outside..I give them their due they are very clean mice here......... :lol: :lol: Peanut coats in one pile, fatball crumbs in another, they shot out when I opened the shed door, not been back since, but forever wary now.

Thanks your lucky stars you never had what I had next...flies...on walls, ceiling, my computer, doors, windows apparently they sniffed a dead bird body in the loft and came in after it. That was Christmas week so no callout from pest control. The bird had got in when a cage had fallen off the roof and it could'nt get out.

Just make sure you store the fishing tackle clean and free from smells flounder.

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I've been meaning to clean the shed out for a couple of years now, might finally get round to it soon. Just wondering if the 10kg of dog biscuit that disappeared from the shed last november, might have something to do with it. Must get some buckets with close fitting lids :(
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by kata » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:59 am

If there is even the most remote chance of a crumb or shelter they will be in there,

I do have mice around because I rolled a fatball out of frustration at no birds eating them and that fatball landed under the Leylandi...lmfaooooooooooo Its gone so the mice ate it.

In the colder weather this year I was making something of a space in front of the garage and there was a mouse running through the soil.

They are around, always will be.

You should be ok in summer with food plentyful on trees plants etc.

Look what vanished when I went to look for it last year in spring 2012...I say mice, all that was left was soil on the shelf I kept it on.
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Wish I had one of these for them flies.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by flounder » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:18 am

Hmm, Houston we have a problem :(
11 in four days including two in the same trap :shock:
I need to lock a couple of cats in the shed methinks...hairballs I can deal with icon_study
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by kata » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:08 pm

:o :o A big family.... :lol:

Glad they're not in my shed. Something is beneficial to their well being in that shed of yours Flounder.

If the shed was mine and occupied I would empty it, brush every nook and cranny it then raw bleach it.
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by flounder » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:45 pm

Kata, you're more than welcome to come and do it for me. I'll supply the marigolds and tea icon_thumright
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by The Codfather » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:29 pm

Chocolate.....the little beggars can't resist it.
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by flounder » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:42 pm

The Codfather wrote:Chocolate.....the little beggars can't resist it.
The two best baits, chocolate spread and peanut butter icon_thumleft
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Re: Small rodents in the shed

Post by kata » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:36 pm

:lol: :lol:

If you have electric option in the shed what about mice and rat electric plugins, quite cheap. I have two in the bedroom one in the lounge and one in the hallway.

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