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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 21 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Do you have wooden floors in the house? In the terraced house we used to live in they lived under there and ran along between all the houses.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 21 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

indoors is not an issue, only one wood floor indoors downstairs the rest is slab

never had a house mouse since tt moved in the 1980s
(there was a long tail sammi got a ride in a recycling basket and took 2 days to find the kitchen door )

a terrace i had in south yorks was a mousy interstate junction

at least the issues are external and i do get the feeling that there might have been a mass poisoning including sammison bycatch, daytime drinking rats is a big hint

a well-chosen and set trap is selective, toxic grain in a box is not

even after a few days of clearances etc i sort of feel ok and only managed to "kiss" a bit of guttering so i now am turning into a unicorn, well i have a perfectly placed mini horn bud

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 21 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

ps browns are unlikely to go upstairs, too warm and dry for them, blacks like attics etc

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 21 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

If there is sign of activity but no bodies or live ones, sounds as if someone has been poisoning them. Hope some of your Sammison friends survived.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 21 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Bizarrely enough, our house mice seem to have disappeared after the electrician lifted various floorboards to trace a wire. Before then, they were having loud parties every night.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 21 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

when i had a cat she would be given underfloor access if there might have been a problem

best was 6 squeaks and "i'm finished now"

the historic half wolf was horrified(not the black one who was 7/8, he was above vermin or verminators )

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8993
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 21 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hmmmm... I might have been wrong about the meece... I checked the trap underneath the loose floorboard and there was a maggot filled meece in it....

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 21 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



best to remove such things



under floor maggotymousery? not hard to decide

domestic slut silver medal maam.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 21 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i got a rural gold for "losing" a fenn and eventually removing a mummified rat, a 20 litre plastic tub can do preservation better than a pyramid

in warm weather the "ah bisto" moment passes in a few days and not finding one of many tucked into quiet corners is my only excuse

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8993
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 21 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:


best to remove such things



under floor maggotymousery? not hard to decide

domestic slut silver medal maam.


I feel like I need to give an award speech?

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8993
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 21 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
i got a rural gold for "losing" a fenn and eventually removing a mummified rat, a 20 litre plastic tub can do preservation better than a pyramid

in warm weather the "ah bisto" moment passes in a few days and not finding one of many tucked into quiet corners is my only excuse


dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 21 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 21 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

there was a stirring and a scamper of a binday rat

oh dear, it knows not where it is

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 21 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i have a newish fenn on the bench, polish is queen for a trap that never sleeps

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 21 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i know where it is

there are some tempting and antisocial options, i will be polite and hunt my fox in private

a thunderflash full of chilli powder is a bit bad at midnight

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