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24-01-2020, 18:08   #1
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Rat or mouse

If anyone is able to identify a rodent in a trap by looking at the head could they pm me and I’ll send them the pic. Should have taken pic including the tail but have already disposed of the body thinking it was a mouse but have since been suggested otherwise.
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If anyone is able to identify a rodent in a trap by looking at the head could they pm me and I’ll send them the pic. Should have taken pic including the tail but have already disposed of the body thinking it was a mouse but have since been suggested otherwise.
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Im intrigued to know are you writing a head stone ?
As it's now deaseased why else would it matter as both are in the rodent category and the method for dealing with both is the same.
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Im intrigued to know are you writing a head stone ?
As it's now deaseased why else would it matter as both are in the rodent category and the method for dealing with both is the same.
Well if you have rats around the house they not as friendly as mice... More disease etc
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Well if you have rats around the house they not as friendly as mice... More disease etc
Ok,
Not looking to derail the thread but we had a rat once,

I had removed the downstairs toilet under stairs toilet and blanked the drain with a 4" rubber plug
It stayed like that for six months until the area was tiled and became a storage area,
I didn't know it had been there atall until I could smell the drain in the hallway and upon investigation to the area;
J found rat droppings and the entire rubber but chewed up in to pieces smaller than a grain of rice,

I then purchased an entire U-bend and cap to contain a reservoir of water, the toilet is fitted now again,
Was scary finding it all chewed and frightening to think it travelled through the sewerage system we live in a large town

Also saw one outside my local Aldi last Thursday morning while waiting for it to open; it was washing his face at a puddle in the car park, fairly big too.
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Yes same method to get rid but just was wondering which I’m dealing with. I couldn’t find many droppings (any basically) in the attic, must give it a proper search tomorrow. Would be great if it was a once off but chance of that is slim.
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Yes same method to get rid but just was wondering which I’m dealing with. I couldn’t find many droppings (any basically) in the attic, must give it a proper search tomorrow. Would be great if it was a once off but chance of that is slim.
If theres is more; your sure to catch atleast one in the coming days as the temperature is dropping lower;
Cooked bacon tied on with sewing thread is excellent bait
Cheese is off the menu with these new generation of millennial rodents
Also check for any obvious locations where there able to access your attic space.
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Have same problems. Thank you for answers.
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If theres is more; your sure to catch atleast one in the coming days as the temperature is dropping lower;
Cooked bacon tied on with sewing thread is excellent bait
Cheese is off the menu with these new generation of millennial rodents
Also check for any obvious locations where there able to access your attic space.
I’ll grab a few more traps tomorrow. The traps have actually been in the attic for a couple of years untouched! It was a rat trap that got him, I’ve 2 of them set and 2 mouse traps. I used to use peanut butter in them but I’ll give the bacon a shot too.
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Or melt some chocolate onto the trap, they can be very nifty at stealing the food from the trap.
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Get a Mars Ba ..... Oh, never mind
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I didn’t realize you can’t send the pic on pm, I’ll link it here,

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Definitely a mouse
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Mouse. No question.

On a slide note, what kind of a trap is that. It's like a guillotine
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