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Are these inside or outside cats...that's impressive stuff.

Our neighbor has a cat that hangs around outside, I love seeing it prowl around my garage
Yup all our cats are in and out..we live in the mountains in the middle of forest so we even get wild cats here too...nowadays our cats kill the siebenschlaefer;-) which we have plenty in our walls and ceilings....but none in the garage......

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The pic below is of what is definitely my favorite mouse trap, even if not the most effective. This is a pair of exhaust megaphones off my racecar, standing upright against the wall in my garage. One day last year I picked them up from the same spot, and a dead mouse fell out the bottom. Apparently the dastardly critter had managed to scale the megaphone, fell in at the top, and then couldn't climb back out. I assume the soot on the inside made it slippery

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In addition to traps, I put an open box of Kleenex tissues in my cars and travel trailers. If mice do get in, they will go for the tissues as bedding material in preference to anything else. The open box also provides a visual indicator if any mice have invaded. This has saved my cushions and headliner more than once. Still a mess to clean up, but not nearly as expensive. Fred
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Spent the weekend taking my Kitchenaid oven apart so I could replace the control board the mice ruined. That $112 board could have cost a lot more if I called an appliance repair guy to fix it. Glue traps work somewhat, but I've switched to the bucket method to protect my appliances at this point.
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Mice have my enemy for years too. Thousands in damage and countless hours wasted. I've tried everything including bucket traps, snap traps, high frequency sound machines, etc... Poison has worked better than most of the traps for sure.

One very counter intuitive thing I have learned is that closing up my cars is much worse than leaving them wide open. I plug the tail pipes but open all the trunks, windows, hoods, and expose as much as possible. Sucks from a cleaning standpoint - I would much rather leave car covers on, but within a few days of closing and covering, I'll have a mouse house.

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Mice have my enemy for years too. Thousands in damage and countless hours wasted. I've tried everything including bucket traps, snap traps, high frequency sound machines, etc... Poison has worked better than most of the traps for sure.

One very counter intuitive thing I have learned is that closing up my cars is much worse than leaving them wide open. I plug the tail pipes but open all the trunks, windows, hoods, and expose as much as possible. Sucks from a cleaning standpoint - I would much rather leave car covers on, but within a few days of closing and covering, I'll have a mouse house.

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Karl has it right. Mice prefer dark closed spaces to make their nests. When the car is parked, the heater levers are up, but the frunk and hood are kept open, with windows cracked. No longer use my car covers.

When I stored my outdoor chairs under black plastic garbage bags, rats made a nests. Now they live under clear plastic bags Same goes for my BBQ cover, was black plastic with rodents, but not no more. My mice buckets live in dark corners next to their runways.
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Let’s play “spot the rat killing device”

I’m !?@& tired of being outsmarted!!!
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what is that white stuff on the ground?
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that looks like a snow;-) or?
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Hi to snakey..

Think I'll have some of that foam and go make sure that he is on the job and hasn't been abducted by an orange haired baboon with bad intent. He is a very young snake..
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It's that white triangle Doo Dad next to the garage door guide rail.....what did I win
The rat robbed that one too.

I'm thinking of hitting it with the fire extinguisher...

...I need another beer. Maybe a whole case.
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Let’s play “spot the rat killing device”

I see a few! Good to have backup ...
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It outsmarted me again!
Stole my peanuts out of the electronic zapper!!
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It outsmarted me again!
Stole my peanuts out of the electronic zapper!!
Time to give him a tummy ache! This stuff has never failed me, seems they can't resist it! I just wiped out a whole family in my garage in a couple of days, a little odor for a day or so, then found their dehydrated shells out in the open.


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Time to give him a tummy ache! This stuff has never failed me, seems they can't resist it! I just wiped out a whole family in my garage in a couple of days, a little odor for a day or so, then found their dehydrated shells out in the open.


Uh huh, tummy ache.
More like bleeding from every orifice.
Doesn't matter. One less rodent in the world.
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Tonight I’m going to remember to turn on the power to my zapper this time.
Maybe that will work better
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DRAT!!!

Foiled again...

The dirty rat sent one of its field mouse minions into the zapper to disarm it!

When I arrived there was one dead field mouse and NO PEANUTS!!


I may have to resort to using the axe!
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