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Offline HB of CJ

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How Big Are Your Rats?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2013, 11:29:15 PM »
I used to catch big garter, king, gofer and bull snakes and let them loose underneath the armstrong solar cabin years ago.  Had a very positive affect on the mice and pack rat problem.  Even the big pack rats would rather not tangle with a 60" bull snake.

But...the snakes had the nagging ability to crawl up in bed with you when it got cold inside.  Cute fellows; we never had a problem with any biting us.  Another idea is to borrow someones ferrets and let them run around inside your Bus Conversion. HB of CJ

Offline RJ

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Re: Rat Headach in the Bus
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2013, 02:34:14 AM »
Interesting that this topic has come up again, as it should, periodically.  (Just like the oil debate??  Hehehehe)

Anyway, was talking to a pest control guy the other day while we were both in a customer's back yard.  I mentioned this thread, and he made what I thought to be a thoughtful observation:

Once you've trapped a rodent in a spring trap, and you reuse the trap, after several visitors, the rest of the clan can "smell death" and will avoid the trap.

I don't know how accurate this is, but he's been in the industry 25 years, so there's probably truth backed up by experience in his comment.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Rat Headach in the Bus
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2013, 11:45:24 AM »
Poor Chip, there he was, excited and just waving to his buddies letting them know he was going to go for a bus ride, and you thought that he was mocking you. ;D
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