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Old February 20, 2018   #16
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Seems like a solid plan.
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Old February 20, 2018   #17
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Well, the traps were reset. If I have learned anything from Country Life. For every mouse you kill, theres about 10 others to take his/her place..

See what the morning holds.
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Old February 21, 2018   #18
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Dwarf sunflowers. I plant a couple seeds in the four corner cells of every tray.
It is a higher value treat for mice. Diversion tactic. As soon as I see a nibbled
sunflower, I set a couple traps.
Not lost a pepper or tom yet...

Just put up a fresh sticky trap so I can monitor tiny pests.
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Old February 21, 2018   #19
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Well, the traps were reset. If I have learned anything from Country Life. For every mouse you kill, theres about 10 others to take his/her place..

See what the morning holds.
I stepped out into the garage with bare feet the other morning.
Why is there a sock on the floor?
I looked down and it was a ((gift rat)) from my cat Smokey.

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Old February 21, 2018   #20
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I stepped out into the garage with bare feet the other morning.
Why is there a sock on the floor?
I looked down and it was a ((gift rat)) from my cat Smokey.

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Ha! Our cat dropped a mouse into one of my Wifes Boots one night. It was found the next morning. Wife was none to pleased.


Anyhoo... another dead mouse was found this morning.
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Old February 21, 2018   #21
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Dwarf sunflowers. I plant a couple seeds in the four corner cells of every tray.
It is a higher value treat for mice. Diversion tactic. As soon as I see a nibbled
sunflower, I set a couple traps.
Not lost a pepper or tom yet...

Just put up a fresh sticky trap so I can monitor tiny pests.
This brings up an interesting issue that I havent thought about. Im just about ready to move around 72 pots of Dwarf Sunflowers out to the seedling house...

Might have to keep them on higher ground. Cause contrary to what the Mousers might think, Im not running a Buffet.
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My mice seem to prefer the sunflower shoots....the smaller sprouts.
Once the sunflowers are up and established, 3-4 weeks, they are aphid
magnets. Sturdy little plants can take a sink or hose sprayer.

(I need to set a few traps in the garage where, no doubt, they will be visiting
seedlings soon)
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My mice seem to prefer the sunflower shoots....the smaller sprouts.
Once the sunflowers are up and established, 3-4 weeks, they are aphid
magnets. Sturdy little plants can take a sink or hose sprayer.

(I need to set a few traps in the garage where, no doubt, they will be visiting
seedlings soon)
Oh Lord, aphids. I got a nice little infestation last year in one of the Greenhouses. Least they didnt spread. So theres that.

Traps have been set again. Will see what the morning yields.
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Well, no victims to be found this morning. I still plan to keep setting the traps for now.
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Well, no victims to be found this morning. I still plan to keep setting the traps for now.
thats good news.
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Old February 25, 2018   #26
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Well Houston, we have a problem.

Ants found my Peanut Butter laced traps. My first attempt at remedy was to hose down the area the traps was, flooding the area to hopefully make the Ants rethink living there. I throughly washed out the traps, and reloaded.

No luck. Ants were back at it, cleaning the traps out.

Last night I switched out to Parmesan and Feta Cheese.

Guess what, all the Cheese was gone this morning, except for one trap that had a few crumbs, and the Ants were working on that.

Now Im thinking some Grains of some kind? Oatmeal? Sunflower Seeds?

Anything Ants wont eat?
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Mix some of that Mule Team borax into the peanut butter. The ants may still eat it for a couple of nights, and then they'll be done.
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Glue dog food to the trigger.
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Old February 25, 2018   #29
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Thanks for the suggestions. Earlier today I baited the traps with Sunflower Seeds. After a couple hours I checked in on them. A few ants were wondering around, and 1 or 2 were actually on the traps, but they werent bothering the seeds at all.

This might be a solution.
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