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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    We had an ant problem last year. The traps with dry bait did nothing - we could hear the ants laughing at them (little, tiny hehehehes).

    The we tried the traps with liquid bait.

    No more ants.
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkfeathers View Post
    My yard is full of the little tiny ones. There are hills and holes all over. They haven't been in the mailbox this year so far, thank goodness, but I've already gotten rid of one colony that was coming in the back door. I use those Terro bait traps.
    We had a wasps nest in our mailbox one year. I'm embarrassed to think how long that went on before we realized. I felt kind of bad for our mail carrier. But then I found out that we are not the only ones on the street who are not thrilled with our mail carrier.

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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Last year we had spiders, then ants and out of nowhere, we had mice! This year I'm spraying for spiders! It took me the whole of the summer to get rid of the ants and the mice came with the cold weather. I think the neighbors outside cat departed.
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    We always have some balance of the three. I think we would have to completely tear down our house and start over with pest control in mind to get rid of all of them. Might be worth it to get rid of the mice for good. I'm not sure it would work, though, because I think everyone in our neighborhood has all of them. I could live with the ants and some of the spiders, but the mice are disheartening. Right now we have no outward signs of mice, but I know better than to believe it. Cats and a dog did not help.

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    I think I've cleared the mice. I think, I can handle the spiders, and the ants I can tolerate but for some reason the mice really bother me. I had mice as pets so you would think this wouldn't not be a problem. Nope! It absolutely infuriated me the first time I walked in my kitchen and saw one cheeky enough to be on my counter.

    I went the natural mice deterrent route in the beginning but when it just left like they were taunting me I changed tactics.
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    My dad used to put out a jar lid full of Pepsi or Coke instead of poison for mice. He claimed they couldn't belch and I guess sorta ruptured inside. All I know is that it seemed to work, and was safe around kids and pets.
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    What a fantastic idea!!!! If we get more mice next winter I will go this route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalynraye View Post
    What a fantastic idea!!!! If we get more mice next winter I will go this route.
    Try sealing up your house too, so they can't get in. See if there are any holes in the foundation, I think you can seal the siding, etc. There was something we put in the base boards any time they made a mouse hole that deterred them from using that spot again, if I remember right. The reason you want to use poison instead of something like pop is that the poison causes them to rapidly dehydrate, so when they die in the walls they don't stink up your house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahaku View Post
    Try sealing up your house too, so they can't get in. See if there are any holes in the foundation, I think you can seal the siding, etc. There was something we put in the base boards any time they made a mouse hole that deterred them from using that spot again, if I remember right. The reason you want to use poison instead of something like pop is that the poison causes them to rapidly dehydrate, so when they die in the walls they don't stink up your house.
    They come in through the dog door!! They don't have to sneak in they can walk right in. I love having the dog door cause then the boys can go out whenever they need to. Except when we aren't home cause then they bark and the cops get called...cause who knew dogs barked but that's a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalynraye View Post
    They come in through the dog door!! They don't have to sneak in they can walk right in. I love having the dog door cause then the boys can go out whenever they need to. Except when we aren't home cause then they bark and the cops get called...cause who knew dogs barked but that's a different story.
    Maybe one of those locking dog doors that have a signal on the collar that unlocks the door?
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