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Hey badsix, Are you still facing rodent problem. There are various methods to minimize rodent damage. There are some steps that one must follow in order to control it like Prevention, Rodent Traps, Rodenticides, Ultrasonic Traps, or calling Professional Pest Control Companies. There are some exterminators like Pest Control Westport CT(http://www.yalepest.com/westport-pest-exterminators) that use eco-friendly chemical solution that won't even harm your dog. You can find one near by you by before hiring look what type of chemicals they are using and it won't harm your dog as well.

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janstey58 wrote:

Cats are great except for the expense to feed, vets, etc....

My Peppermint oil costs me less than $15 and it also works.


Not a rodent problem but Peppermint oil is recommended for other stuff. and my current cat is immune to catnip (a relative to Peppermint) unlike the other cat I had who is now deceased so it might work, Plus I like the aroma.

So, now the question: Where do you get it?


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davidreynolds wrote:

Hey badsix, Are you still facing rodent problem. There are various methods to minimize rodent damage. There are some steps that one must follow in order to control it like Prevention, Rodent Traps, Rodenticides, Ultrasonic Traps, or calling Professional Pest Control Companies. There are some exterminators like Pest Control Westport CT(http://www.yalepest.com/westport-pest-exterminators) that use eco-friendly chemical solution that won't even harm your dog. You can find one near by you by before hiring look what type of chemicals they are using and it won't harm your dog as well.

Thanks I don't really have a rodent problem yet I just want to prevent the problem before it gets to be a problem. i do have a few cats in the area must belong to the neighbors. that's good they can feed them and let them catch mice over at my house I do have to get back on my prevention task though.
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For every person who swears by peppermint oil and dryer sheets, there's another whose oil soaked cotton balls were urinated on, and dryer sheets were used as nesting material.


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Skip the poisons . A hunger cat is what I use in the shed where I store my camper. I just don't feed it much. That may not work for you but a bunch of snap traps and sticky traps will work.

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I have a hungry cat who brings me mice all the time. I help him out( (he's 12) by putting trays of poison where he can't get to them every fall before it gets cold. In the woodpile, the shed, and the crawl space. I use rat poison because we got rats (well not any more [emoticon] ), and no mice either.

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I use this for rodent control......

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I've live here in the country for almost 20 yrs and Peppermint doesn't work for me nor cats that brings fleas. Here's what I use outside, a couple near the MH and it works great using peanut butter for bait.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGD4OWC0GZI

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Turtle n Peeps wrote:

Poison or traps are you best option. Rodents can cause a LOT of damage.

Learn to make your own bait station or buy one like this. The dog won't be able to get at the bait and your RV will be safe from big damage.


A bait station will keep a dog from getting at the bait - BUT: these new "2nd-generation" rodenticides not only kill the mice/rats (takes several days to do so) but also kills anything that eats that rodent, either when dead or just before it dies. So you could be killing neighborhood pets/hawks/owls/foxes, etc....

My dog ate a piece of bait that a mouse had carried out of the bait station. Thank God I saw him chewing something and saw the crumbs. Eight weeks of Veterinary treatment saved his life.

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Deb and Ed M wrote:

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

Poison or traps are you best option. Rodents can cause a LOT of damage.

Learn to make your own bait station or buy one like this. The dog won't be able to get at the bait and your RV will be safe from big damage.


A bait station will keep a dog from getting at the bait - BUT: these new "2nd-generation" rodenticides not only kill the mice/rats (takes several days to do so) but also kills anything that eats that rodent, either when dead or just before it dies. So you could be killing neighborhood pets/hawks/owls/foxes, etc....

My dog ate a piece of bait that a mouse had carried out of the bait station. Thank God I saw him chewing something and saw the crumbs. Eight weeks of Veterinary treatment saved his life.


Yep. Two thumbs down for poison. Use traps.

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