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post #21 of 97 Old 08-11-2009, 02:26 PM
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We had a HORRIBLE mouse problem last year, got 3 cats and BOOM! No mice or birds! I would have the BO feed them less, we only feed ours a little twice a day. Maybe you could try those Space Bags for your saddle pads? Then they take up less room! Same with Polos..... Oh and if you ARE going to get a bridle and saddle bag, Bit Of Britian makes nice costum ones in your colors! I want to get them for all my stuff! Maybe fore Christmas this year.....

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post #22 of 97 Old 08-11-2009, 02:46 PM
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It could be worse! Before my barn got kitties, the mice were EVERYWHERE! One person put on there rubbe4r boots, only to find a mouse nest!
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post #23 of 97 Old 08-11-2009, 02:56 PM
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you should get a bunch of glue boards and place them throughout the highly trafficking area of the mice! there is pretty much no escaping glue boards and you dont have to touch the mice you just throw the glue boards away! this is the best method i have found to control mice!!!
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post #24 of 97 Old 08-11-2009, 04:21 PM
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Please don't use glue traps, they are very cruel. A snap trap is a quick easy death, glue traps are not. The mice can rip off the pds of their feet, chew off/break legs, or starve to death. It is much nicer to give them poison (not great, but usually fairly quick) or a snap trap
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post #25 of 97 Old 08-11-2009, 04:53 PM
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ugh that sounds awful. We have mice at our barn and I just try to keep everything in a sealed container. My JR gets a few and so do the snakes, but just can't seem to keep up. I don't like the sound of the glue boards though....
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post #26 of 97 Old 08-11-2009, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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yeah my mom used to use glue traps at her old house when she had a problem and I couldn't take it, I threw them all away after I once found a mouse still alive on one and it just looked so inhumane! his tail was torn off and his fur, oh gosh I felt SO BAD for the little guy! we switched to the regular mouse traps after that, very quick and much more humane (if you call killing an animal humane I guess!)

I'd prefer to just put something in there to scare them off if possible...

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post #27 of 97 Old 08-11-2009, 09:30 PM
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They sound HORRID!

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post #28 of 97 Old 08-12-2009, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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yeah they're not very humane, I prefer the regular snap the neck traps if I'm going to kill them at all. But I don't really mind mice except I don't want them in my tack! So I just need something that will keep them out of there...before they start chewing on stuff!

I'm going to try the dryer sheets and I'll tell everyone how that goes!

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post #29 of 97 Old 08-12-2009, 12:48 PM
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post #30 of 97 Old 08-12-2009, 02:54 PM
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I dont consider getting rid of a pest inhumane :) if they are destroying my stuff and risk spreading diseases to me or my animals I will do what is necessary :) Poision is no better...after the mice eat the poision they have to drink to activate the poision and then have to be posioned while dying so if you are worried about being humane that isn't a better route.
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