and drawing pictures of them, no doubt.manticle said:I'm a live/let live kind of guy -relocate spiders, etc (except whitetails & mosquitos) but this particular mouse takeover gave me the worst gastro I have ever encountered and we were overrun. Could hear the bastards pissing in the pantry and taunting me at 2am while I popped another panadeine forte. I felt like my insides had been taken out, washed, oven baked and dried on the line, then put back in in the wrong orientation.
No cats at that time. Took me weeks to get over the symptoms but on the upside, I did start making sculptures from mouse bones.
Circle of life Yob, circle of life.Yob said:Our cat "ghengis" doesn't give them much quarter, I often feel quite sorry for them... Hell of a way to leave the earth,even if they are a pest..
Should have called in the Arbitration Commission.TommyC said:Our cat must be a weak thing....only likes birds. We had a mouse caught at the bottom of our stairwell, stuck between a door and the stairs. Sent the cat down, he looks at it and turns around and runs back up the stairs. Wasnt interested at all. Sent the dog down, she smelled the mouse, looked up at us as if to say "its a cat job". Ended up having to deal with it myself.
Calling it Ghengis kind of set the tone from the beginning. Should have called it Mercy or Charity or somesuch.Yob said:Our cat "ghengis" doesn't give them much quarter, I often feel quite sorry for them..
I use 50 litre new plastic rubbish bins with "clip-on" lids - $10 and so much easier than sacks when weighing out grain, with the use of a rigid plastic container as a scoop.Newts said:Cheers for the replies. Was expecting a "use the search button" reply but I couldn't find anything.
They only chewed the corner of the bag and looks like they've eaten it as it's come out. I poured a bit out the little hole they made and all the grain in the bag seems to be intact. No strange smell or anything so guess ill use it and see how it goes.
I got the grain from the city 600km away so it's not like I can go get more anyway.
I was thinking that as well. Surely the grain facilities would have mice come through.
Have to figure out how to mouse proof all my grain and extract now. Hopefully these plastic containers and a higher spot do the trick.
And I've been chasing these buggers out of the brew area all these years. I'm retiring my Dettol sprayer.real_beer said:Why use cats any more? These are free and there's billions of them
When we got him, it totally fit his character, is was that or Vlad... And that was toward humans, he should (in that light) be called fluffy hugsy bunkins..manticle said:Calling it Ghengis kind of set the tone from the beginning. Should have called it Mercy or Charity or somesuch.