My target is behind my shed/workshop. Most of the time my selfbow and quivers are hanging on a peg in the shop. I usually keep my glove and arm guard hanging on the arrows. It's been at least a month since lve shot. For some reason I laid the glove and arm guard in an opened desk drawer and a pair of work gloves had gotten thrown on top of them. Decided I would shoot today and found that the mice thought those were tasty . Well, it gives me a reason to try something new.
Post by Rick Barbee on Jan 11, 2022 17:12:48 GMT -6
Mice & rats give me fits around here. Luckily they stay out of the house, but in my shops they are chewing up everything.
They won't touch poison (which I don't like using anyway), and most traps don't work. But, recently I have been catching them by the barrels full with a 2 litre soda bottle on a spindle, and attached to the barrel.
(1) I put an old arrow length way through the bottle & bottle cap, and make sure the bottle spins freely on the arrow. (2) Then I attach it across the center of the barrel opening. (3) Stand it at the edge of a work bench, or place a board ramp from the floor up to the barrel top. (4) Slather the bottle with peanut butter. (4) fill the bottom of the barrel with about 12" of water. (5) Go empty dead mice & rats from the barrel occasionally. (6) Rinse & Repeat.
I hate mice and field rats! I also hate using poison, but it works. I spend around 300 bucks a year on poison. I use 3 different kinds and rotate them. I raise the hoods/covers on all my tractors and implements to discourage any warm hiding places. I'll tell you this, I had something eating all the poison pouches I put around the perimeter of the outside of my barn, so I put some cameras up....possum. That thing eats those bags like they're candy! I have to hide them under stuffy it can't get to!