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14 hours ago, Rougarou said:

Hired a roofer to repair a small hole in the siding near the edge of the roof we noticed a critter of some sort had gnawed

Hopefully it was with fiber cement or metal.

I can haz pic for purposes of shitting on your post?

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10 hours ago, ROFL BOX said:

Hopefully it was with fiber cement or metal.

I can haz pic for purposes of shitting on your post?

I don't understand your question? It was wood and something else that was chewed through and replaced with hardie board then some sort of siding

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Hopefully their repair was with fiber cement or metal.  Wood or Smartside LP ("the Masonite of tomorrow") is going to get chewed through again.

That's what I was saying.

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On 2/3/2020 at 1:35 PM, ROFL BOX said:

Hopefully their repair was with fiber cement or metal.  Wood or Smartside LP ("the Masonite of tomorrow") is going to get chewed through again.

That's what I was saying.

Hardie board, which i understand is cement?

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8 hours ago, Rougarou said:

Hardie board, which i understand is cement?

 A mixture of pulp fibers & mostly concrete, yes.

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Rat bastards # 5 & 6, both caught within the same 12 hour time span.

Resetting to the exact same spot.

This has been my more lucrative capturing location as the pantry was a frequent destination for the little shits. Having these sticky setups directly @ the bottom of the door seems to be the right trick.

My mom had all sorts of nibbled food items in here - packets of oatmeal, box of minute rice, bags of flour & sugar, dog & cat food, etc. & all had been chewed into. It was like a Hantavirus restaurant.

I cleaned every shelf & the floor with both a Clorox & an ammonia wipe but apparently that wasn't enough to throw them off the trail.

Here it is @ noon as I post this; will be back in 5 hours & see if someone else came out during the day.01a466ba0809b172cfe7380d9d0783ba.jpg42c0003d94ffa2be0beb1174c163d9c2.jpgf3ace557565b1bf9b42f558371b41ac9.jpg0ade9fcadcd280e12478934680ee0796.jpg

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26 Feb 20206291242b2ada1c44338eda1566d363b4.jpg

 

 

This set of stickies was all across the doorway, so I guess it had wiggled to this location while trying to get free.

 

Fuck 'em.

 

My only regerts is I couldn't un-stick it & feed one to a hungry snek.

 

 

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Geez dude you have a ton! That's kinda yuck, right?

Luckily I was able to eradicate the two we were hearing in the walls and I'm happy that there is a stray cat in the common area now.

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1 hour ago, ROFL BOX said:

26 Feb 20206291242b2ada1c44338eda1566d363b4.jpg

 

 

This set of stickies was all across the doorway, so I guess it had wiggled to this location while trying to get free.

 

Fuck 'em.

 

My only regerts is I couldn't un-stick it & feed one to a hungry snek.

 

 

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You need to set up bait stations outside.

If you catch 1 there are 5.  So your mom has an infestation going on.

 

 

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Rat bastards # 5 & 6, both caught within the same 12 hour time span.

Resetting to the exact same spot.

This has been my more lucrative capturing location as the pantry was a frequent destination for the little shits. Having these sticky setups directly @ the bottom of the door seems to be the right trick.

My mom had all sorts of nibbled food items in here - packets of oatmeal, box of minute rice, bags of flour & sugar, dog & cat food, etc. & all had been chewed into. It was like a Hantavirus restaurant.

I cleaned every shelf & the floor with both a Clorox & an ammonia wipe but apparently that wasn't enough to throw them off the trail.

Here it is @ noon as I post this; will be back in 5 hours & see if someone else came out during the day.01a466ba0809b172cfe7380d9d0783ba.jpg42c0003d94ffa2be0beb1174c163d9c2.jpgf3ace557565b1bf9b42f558371b41ac9.jpg0ade9fcadcd280e12478934680ee0796.jpg

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Can’t tell from your post, but don’t use Clorox and ammonia wipes together or while the surface is still wet from the first wipe. Hopefully everyone knows about not mixing clorox and ammonia.

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Can’t tell from your post, but don’t use Clorox and ammonia wipes together or while the surface is still wet from the first wipe. Hopefully everyone knows about not mixing clorox and ammonia.
This was not within even 20 minutes of each application, no.

As to the "set traps outside", we're on acreage - it is not my desire to trap thousands of acres of meeses.

Will report back tomorrow as to whether we nabbed more or not.

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I saw a youtube video of a guy who swears by mixing a 1:1 ratio of plaster of paris and flour together and setting it out.  He said a couple of days after doing this the rats quit eating the stuff and he hasn't seen signs of any more.  Has anyone done this?  Results?  I live in a wooded area and get them in the attic, too.  I have sealed holes in the fascia where they ate through but they still get in.  I need something with less work than a baited trap.

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our last home neighbored a large field.  once we caught sight of a mouse and the wife absolutely freaked out.  we set all sorts of traps everywhere, but it turns out, the single entry point was under the sink. 

plugged a motion-sensing IP cam underneath there and it was satisfying to get an alert on my phone with a vid clip of the little fuckers crawling out, taking the cheese bait, and having their necks snapped.

we had to put multiple traps underneath there.  after about 5 days and a body count of maybe 15 ?  we never found another. 

we never plugged the route - they were simply eradicated

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Been checking daily since my last sticky reset, no new tales to tell.

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# 8 Down.

This trap has been in the same place for close to 3, maybe even 4 months.

Finally did it's job.

Nothing on the under-sink stickies lately.34c61e6abe3123f9244cce14c6d86291.jpg76f7ce7869c90e808da67e944135c060.jpg

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