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    08-10-2009, 12:04 AM
You have too much crap in there girl! Your saddle pads are like a pillow top mattress for them! Minimize the saddle pads and/or put them in a storage bag. Cover everything in plastic or keep them in plastic boxes. I live in the country with my barn 100 ft away... I should really be the spokesperson for tupperware because everything is in plastic containers. Ask the other boarders to do the same! I'm sure they find it annoying as well.

Traps work but I HATE TO TOUCH THEM! YUCKY!! Nothing like handling little wooden death sponges with mouse guts on them.
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    08-10-2009, 08:17 AM
Green Broke
Yes, I do have a lot Although it's nothing compared to the other boarders (they're rather large cubbies!) I do want to get a big tupperware but then I'd need to put it in the tack room and I kinda like having all my things in my cubby locked in...I trust the other boarders, but sometimes the lesson people that come in I don't know, and I don't like the idea of my stuff just sitting out for them to take.

Hmmmm does anyone know where I could get a very large tupperware container for a good price?
    08-10-2009, 01:35 PM
Green Broke
My tack truck is a huge plastic storage bin. Haha.

I think you should try the moth ball thing, but they may make the whole barn smell like them, and they will make your tack smell like them. Its not a bad smell, just a really distinct smell. Try them out though!
    08-10-2009, 02:27 PM
We had a mouse problem one time and tried EVERYTHING!!! Nasty little buggers... The best thing we found was to leave as many lights on as your electricity bill can afford and dryer sheets...for some reason they wouldn't go near Snuggle dryer sheets.
    08-10-2009, 04:20 PM
Green Broke
Dryer sheets, really??? Well maybe I'll try those first since they smell better than moth balls I'm sure!
    08-10-2009, 06:35 PM
They are pesky!! I would say get a big tack trunk or just a sturdy big plastic tub with lid at walmart or target, its foolproof
    08-10-2009, 06:59 PM
Ya know the space saver vacuum bags? They won't take up any space but will protect your saddle pads. They make lockable grooming totes too that are pretty handy. Mice ate a few of my brushes! Anything that they can chew attracts them. I would get a bridle and saddle bag to cover your tack in. Yes they can chew through it but at least its a barrier before they get to your tack. Hey and its an excuse to get new custom stuff!
    08-10-2009, 07:16 PM
Green Broke
Lol oh I never need an excuse to buy more stuff if it has to do with my horse!
    08-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Green Broke
We had mice! Oh my god theyre terrible! They nest in my saddles! AND eat my grain and tear up my saddle pads.

Saddle pads need to get out of your box, hun. Lol!

We actually left cats out, but none helped, so a little garder snake showed up one day and BAM no more mice!!

More cats I would suggest, keep 'em skinny (not starving!) so they work for their keep lol!
    08-10-2009, 08:56 PM
Are the barn cats fed well? If they are fed regularly/well they will be less likely to catch mice as much as a rank, nasty, feral cat that wants nothing to do with people.

Chickens are good mousers, though can be messier.

Snakes are also great for mice, though many people are horribly afraid of even the most harmless of snakes. Chickens will also eat snakes.

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