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Author Topic: Food Storage: MICE!!!  (Read 4583 times)
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« on: February 25, 2011, 03:09:33 PM »

Here, found a good vid on dealing with mice.

Neighborhood Survival Pt 61, Keep mouse traps set!


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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 11:12:44 AM »

Good warning. Check the Back Sides of packages. Everything "looks good", and you pick it up only to find mice AND food pouring out a hole in the bottom or back.  If you have a cat or two, leave a 4 inch alley between wall and shelf so cats can sneak back there. (Ok, 6 inches for fat cats)  If rats or possums or raccoons are frequent in your area be sure to examine even plastic tubs and containers. They can chew through thick plastic in a night.

If you have holes they can sneak into the house, like around water pipes, stuff it with steelwool. They won't chew that and pull it out. Powdered hot pepper in suspicious spots helps, though truth to tell, some rodents learn to like it. It's no guarantee.   
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 02:49:39 AM »

Thanks. That's an informative video. I'm a cat man. Feed and water them where you expect or notice problems and they generally keep the problems away.

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 06:33:41 AM »

im wondering; can i get a German Shepard and a cat, or do i need to choose?
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 01:57:31 PM »

Get them both, Atomic. Get them both young, and referee disagreements at first. They'll learn in a few days to get along, and sometimes become best buddies. Or, introduce a young dog to an older cat. The cat will try to destroy the dog, then learn it can't and leave it alone. The dog will always consider the cat the dominant animal just because it was there first.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 02:24:25 PM »

Get them both, Atomic. Get them both young, and referee disagreements at first. They'll learn in a few days to get along, and sometimes become best buddies. Or, introduce a young dog to an older cat. The cat will try to destroy the dog, then learn it can't and leave it alone. The dog will always consider the cat the dominant animal just because it was there first.

Cool thanks man. Cant wait till i move out and can get pets. ATM my mom is allergic to everything except those little hypoallergenic dogs...
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 10:10:17 PM »

Good topic.

I do all my dry goods in food grade buckets and dry ice seal them.
All my cans and Jars ashould also be covered with card board to try and keep the critters off my stuff.

I keep bait and traps in my shop too.

Always, Always keep your dry goods safe.


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