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Angelika Maier
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I have a mouse/ bushrat problem. They are eating seeds of peas corn pumpkin etc. Can I coad the seeds that they don't like it anymore? What don't they like? chilli, vegemite, salt any ideas?
 
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Angelika Maier wrote:I have a mouse/ bushrat problem. They are eating seeds of peas corn pumpkin etc. Can I coad the seeds that they don't like it anymore? What don't they like? chilli, vegemite, salt any ideas?


Where are the seeds when they are getting eaten?

If they are on a shelf in the garage, coat them with a glass jar...

If they are in the ground, stomp the seeds into the ground really well when planting...

If small plants are getting eaten, try transplanting larger plants instead of direct seeds\ing...
 
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In the ground. Transplanting is not practical for me. Today I tried soaking in a mixture of mint oil and water.
 
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mouse trap solution - i thought up

our 1857 farmstead has way too many mice

so.... i invented a technique to foil their
knack of robbing the mouse trap bait.

What i do is to carefully slide sideways a pistachio nut
shell's edge onto the copper coil of the bait holder
making it impossible to remove it without
twisting it off and 98% of the time it works!

last night i set three traps and got three mice.

i also dab on a tiny bit of peanut butter (for smell) that
they are welcome to eat...because afterwards ....
they WANT THAT Pistachio Nut Bad!
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