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Offline Jean

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #144 on: Sunday 22 January 2017, 0021 »
I wonder how much Primark were asking for it?

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #145 on: Friday 27 January 2017, 1401 »
Not much probably -- if it was made in China.

Myself I'd wait for a possible BOGOF offer.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #146 on: Saturday 28 January 2017, 1250 »
I think that's a given with these products, Tref. Still not caught mine (I've been away all week). There's probably hundreds up there by now.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #147 on: Saturday 28 January 2017, 1253 »
Update: got home yesterday after a week away working. Rat traps have arrived. Eagerly unpacked them to find.......mouse traps!  >:(

Blydi idiots!  ::)
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #148 on: Saturday 28 January 2017, 1416 »
Just come back in from the garage, where a carelessly closed drawer had resulted in ... a nibbled bag of flour.

I suppose I ought to check the rat bait boxes again ...

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #149 on: Monday 06 February 2017, 1710 »
Who keeps bags of flour in the garage these days?
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #150 on: Monday 06 February 2017, 2329 »
People who haven't got much space in their kitchen cupboard.

Fortunately, it wasn't a very big bag of flour ...

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #151 on: Wednesday 08 February 2017, 0936 »
Another update! Found out where they've been getting in - an old field drain that disappears under the house. I've extended it and caged the end over. Seems Julie was out at the time because the following morning there was digging all round the pipe, but she eventually gave up and didnt get in.

Been quiet in the loft as well so hopefully there aren't any others up there. I'll chum the area again and see if any of it disappears or not.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #152 on: Thursday 09 February 2017, 2017 »
Or you could try this -




Go get Julie, Fido ...

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« Reply #153 on: Thursday 09 February 2017, 2225 »
When I was young I used to help out on a farm. I witnessed the sheepdog taking care of a rat that had found its way into the chicken sheds. It didn't last very long!

Unfortunately, the corners of my loft are a bit too small for a sheepdog. I did think of borrowing the girlfriend's cat, but the dozy thing is so soft and useless that it will probably poo itself if it meets a rodent.

Heard more scratching tonight. The live cage has been set up for the last couple of days, but no takers. I'm afraid its time for the big guns. However that may leave me with a large hole in my roof and a carefully worded explanation to the police, so it'll have to be the snap traps instead.
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #154 on: Sunday 12 February 2017, 1022 »

I did think of borrowing the girlfriend's cat, but the dozy thing is so soft and useless that it will probably poo itself if it meets a rodent.


Sometimes even the smell of a cat is enough to frighten rodents away.  How about getting something that the cat's been sleeping on, and putting it in the attic?  After all, the rats don't know about this particular cat's pusillanimity.

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« Reply #155 on: Sunday 12 February 2017, 1311 »
Is that word in the cyclopedia?

Last night on my CCTV, I watched the little basdud walk between the cage and the snap trap to collect a couple of bits of rabbit food I had left loose on the floor. She completely ignored the bait (same stuff) in the traps. Who told her eh?

As regards frightening her away, to the best of my knowledge she can't get out now - although she may be able to manage the gutter outside to get a drink yeah.
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« Reply #156 on: Sunday 12 February 2017, 1535 »
Is that word in the cyclopedia?

It's not a special HH word, so probably not ...

to the best of my knowledge she can't get out now

I hope Mistress Julie isn't in an interesting condition, otherwise there could be problems later on ...

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« Reply #157 on: Sunday 12 February 2017, 1928 »
My thoughts also!

If that turns out to be the case, I have a plan 'C' in mind. Apparently the most humane way of despatch, and the way the pros do it (for things like snakes and birds-of-prey feed etc). is to gas them with CO2. I'm told its totally painless, it literally puts them to sleep.

So, letting go with my welding bottle into the eaves of the loft may be worth trying.

Problem is, will it do the same for bears?
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #158 on: Monday 13 February 2017, 1352 »
My thoughts also!

If that turns out to be the case, I have a plan 'C' in mind. Apparently the most humane way of despatch, and the way the pros do it (for things like snakes and birds-of-prey feed etc). is to gas them with CO2. I'm told its totally painless, it literally puts them to sleep.

So, letting go with my welding bottle into the eaves of the loft may be worth trying.

Problem is, will it do the same for bears?

I found this PDF (and ) on CO2 and rodents ...  Problem is, the authors seem to think that you would have caught the rodent first.

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #159 on: Monday 20 February 2017, 1249 »
Any news of Ratty ?

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« Reply #160 on: Monday 20 February 2017, 1409 »
Any news of Ratty ?

Who? That guy who used to live by the Plas?
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« Reply #161 on: Monday 20 February 2017, 1518 »
It's been quiet all weekend!

I spoke to the neighbour yesterday (Semi detached houses yeah). He put a couple of snap traps and some poison down last week. He thinks the poison has been disturbed but he hadn't checked the traps for a couple of days.

I'll leave it for another couple of days then, if all has remaned quiet i'll go and investigate under the rockwool in the eaves where Julie had been doing loads of scratching.
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« Reply #162 on: Thursday 23 February 2017, 1045 »
Is it still quiet up in the loft ?

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« Reply #163 on: Thursday 23 February 2017, 1239 »
It was until Monday, when I went up to check the bait, which hadn't been touched. I moved the live cage, and a bit of food fell out, which I left there.

10 minutes later, noise from the loft. Turned on the CCTV to see Julie munching on said bait. She then went to the side of the cage and sniffed the rest of the bait inside, but didn't bother to look for the entrance. She's either very clever or very dozy!

I've actually got some Peanut butter to try now. I'll put it up there later. - Ridiculous, I was stood in Tescos actually contemplating whether the stupid rat would prefer smooth or crunchy!  :-\
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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #164 on: Thursday 23 February 2017, 1401 »
 :) :), hope she likes peanut butter

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #165 on: Thursday 23 February 2017, 2133 »
There's been no noise at all from our attic ... but there is a funny smell in the garage that I think bodes ill ...

Have you thought that Miss Julie might prefer a peanut butter and jam sandwich, Nooks?

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Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #166 on: Sunday 19 March 2017, 0947 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-39314680

Maybe you should get a cat into position to chase Miss Julie, and then release the footage, Nooks.

You could be famous ...

Or, at least, the cat and Miss Julie could be ...

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« Reply #167 on: Sunday 19 March 2017, 1159 »
It's been very quiet all week. Do rats hibernate?

Might borrow the girlfriends cat and send it up there on a fact finding mission.
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