I tried mixing a mix of bleach, soap and amonia in a garden sprayer and
shooting it into the hole the squirrels threw out my mothballs out of,
they just took a months vacation and came back, The pepper around the
hole and 2 gallons amonia inside the attic in a bucket did the trick. I
think I will build them a house of their own.
I have heard on the radio a book advertisement for a book about getting
rid of pests.
OIL OF PEPERMINT on cotton balls is a deterrant for rodents.
They are supposedly allergic to pepermint.
I have not tried this yet, but I am sure that the aroma of pepermint
leaking into my living space, kicks the crap out of decaying carcasses
of the consumers of rat poison I have left around to get them out.
:) OIL OF PEPERMINT on cotton balls is a deterrant for rodents.
:) They are supposedly allergic to pepermint.
:) I have not tried this yet, but I am sure that the aroma of pepermint
:) leaking into my living space, kicks the crap out of decaying carcasses
:) of the consumers of rat poison I have left around to get them out.
It seems to be as effective as all other repellents out there. There
will be a small percentage that swears by it, the same amount of people
that sees no effect. The times I have seen or used various peppermint
repellents I'll see a few days of quiet then they return. Actually a
container such as an old butter dish with ammonia and a piece of cloth
used as a wick seems to last longer than most. Maybe using PM oil the
same way may last longer.
For rodents, the best I've found are the old fashioned mouse and rat snap
traps. There are 2 tricks to using them, first is finding the bait your
like eating, and second is setting them so that they are hair-trigger. It
annoying to come in the morning and find the bait taken and the trap didn't
snap. Fortunately, mice are dumb and will keep coming back. Rats are
a bit smarter, but if you find bait that they really like, they will go for
even though they know the trap can kill them. I think they are inherent
and will figure they can get the bait away before the trap comes crashing
For squirrls, they are a bit smarter, the live traps seem to work the best,
and they will go for peanut butter.
Just make sure when you release them that you release them 5-10 miles
away or they will come back.
I had squirels eat through every one of my outside x-mas lights one
year, after that I just leave them on all the time.
They also chewed into many of the heavy guage aluminum wire that is used
as ties on my chain link fence, where ties to the top rail, now I have
to go an replace most of them.
chewed my cable TV wire up in several places.
I found the perfect solution and funtime entertainment
Pelet gun from my local Box-Mart store.
Now I can sit back on my front porch, sipping on some ice tea, picking
the little bastards off.
But just ain't as much fun as using my 44, niegbors don't like the noise
and sheerif gets really mad too :)
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