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Rodents suddenly all up in my hood.


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I’m constantly at war with rodents around here. One year I really went after them and wiped out over 35 mice, plus what dad got, despite two cats. Didn’t change a thing. They still get into stuff. Dryer sheets did nothing. Irish Spring soap and Lava soap got literally eaten by the little buggers. Peppermint works until the odor dissipates, but isn’t effective at making them find a new home, it just keeps them from setting up a new home.
 


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I’m constantly at war with rodents around here. One year I really went after them and wiped out over 35 mice, plus what dad got, despite two cats. Didn’t change a thing. They still get into stuff. Dryer sheets did nothing. Irish Spring soap and Lava soap got literally eaten by the little buggers. Peppermint works until the odor dissipates, but isn’t effective at making them find a new home, it just keeps them from setting up a new home.

It's a war you can't win if you live in the right location.


I really try not to be a judgemental person. However... all the old men who live up here and keep a bb/pellet gun/.22 handy to shoot squirrels on sight... oh yeah. They get judged. Don't tell me it's because they're a nuisance... you just wanna kill stuff. You've lived in the same house in the backwoods for 57 years now frank... you KNOW they're never going to stop coming.

Its not even the caveman desire to kill that gets em judged either... it's the waste of good ammunition that does it 😆
 

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We used to have mice - among other things.
 

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It's a war you can't win if you live in the right location.


I really try not to be a judgemental person. However... all the old men who live up here and keep a bb/pellet gun/.22 handy to shoot squirrels on sight... oh yeah. They get judged. Don't tell me it's because they're a nuisance... you just wanna kill stuff. You've lived in the same house in the backwoods for 57 years now frank... you KNOW they're never going to stop coming.

Its not even the caveman desire to kill that gets em judged either... it's the waste of good ammunition that does it 😆
Live in the woods with a stocked trout stream in the backyard. It’s mostly field mice around here, but they really like making homes anywhere. Even had the little buggers chew up a welding blanket. Found two mouse nests built out of that so far...

I don’t shoot squirrels except to eat them, and they’re really a lot of work for little meat, so it’s not very often. I never saw a reason to kill just to kill. The squirrels around here don’t seem to show any interest in anything other than playing in the trees and clean up under the feeders. Since they aren’t causing problems for me, they can stick around and fatten up.
 

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I came home once with 2 dogs and went back to TN with 3. Pulled up on the hill past the old barn and to the house and had a cat sitting on the porch. I said "if you can make it past 3 dogs you can stay". This was right after Y2K and I had taken the plunge into the computer world, and found it to be very intrigeing, and had gotten to know people all over the world,and forgot about the cat, till she emerged from under the bed with a bunch of tiny kittens,
I became almost over-run with them, once going to somewhere and as I started the truck two or three ran out from under the engine area, as I was getting up speed another came flying out from the pickup bed and took a flying leap into some shrubbery, it was in a totally non-residential area near the airport.
I drove across this 4 lane road that was always busy and into a Sonic for some coffee, and as I was sitting there another of the cats came walking past the truck.
I'd see that cat for the next two or three years going in there
 

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