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The damage a little mouse can do

Discussion in 'Ringside Chat' started by MrC, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    Well I'm pissed :mad: and it resulted in this

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    So basically I had planned to go through my tack boxes and tidy some things up. Go to the first set ( red boxes) and pulled them out and notice a hole in the bottom one. The one that contained that last of my sentimental keepsakes :( so I found a hat that my Papa and Uncle bought me (both no longer here) absolutely destroyed, I no longer wore it as yes it still fine to ride in but not compete in but it had too much value to me to possibly fall off and have it damaged. Now it's going in the bin :( I honestly sat and cried :(

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    So I pulled everything apart and tidied the place up. The hat has gone in the bin and I'm afraid all the little mice I found had been disposed of permanently including a nest of babies. Yes you can call me harsh but I have very few things left that they have given me through theft and life taking things and vermin are vermin.

    On a good note I gutted the tack room, only the stuff at the back is mine but I swept the whole thing out and put people stuff that was on the floor back exactly where I got it (took pics before lol ) I then moved onto the area outside Kia's stable and then my feed area so that's me pretty much set for winter, all I have to do is put my hay pallets down and stack my hay when they come in and fill my feed bins and I'm good to go :)

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    And a massive bag of horsey washing to get rid of the mouse piss smell and piles and piles of poo.

    Don't let anyone keep feed in your tack room.......

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  2. Jane&Ziggy

    Jane&Ziggy Learning together!

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    Oh noooooo! Did the mice actually gnaw through your storage boxes? How awful! And they do stink...
     
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    Sad to read how much heart ache a tiny mouse can cause! Glad you carried on regardless & achieved what you set out to do , well done you.
     
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  5. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    Thank you, it's amazing the damage, I had to throw out a rug and a fleece numnah as well and I've a pile of stitching to do as they pretty much played house in the box and it's contents :(

    Yep they did lovely little mouse shaped hole, it could have been a crack before they set about it I don't know but everything was disgusting and I mean absolutely howling of piss. I was gagging packing things away to be washed :(
     
  6. Trewsers

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    Oh that's a shame you losing stuff you wanted to keep for special reasons. A few years ago I had similar at our old house. They attacked Joe's Newmarket fleece which reduced me to tears as I wa going to keep it and it was hard looking at it so I stashed it away. Mine had gnawed through one of the b & q heavy duty trunks.
     
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  7. newforest

    newforest Opinion, a view not always based on knowledge.

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    The blighters. Such a shame add they do cause havoc if they choose to make a nest.
    We periodically pull everything out and sweep.
    We had rats once. Fast and fat!
     
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  8. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    Yep I do for rugs and things as those are on the shelf as you can see in the photos bur for the things in boxes you think the buggers can't get in. So I threw out that box with the hole and I've taken the sentimental things home and just left the rest where they are. I hope they don't start chewing the bottom one again or I'll have to ask if I can out down traps :(
     
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    Bastard things :mad: they do so much damage for ones so small. I think I'm going to have to put some traps down in the arc as I noticed a few poops on my feed bin the other day even though I'm very careful not to drop any feed and sweep daily, I refuse to let them get a foothold in there.
     
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    The rats chewed one of my driving harnesses, which was hanging on the wall. They seemed to like the oiled leather. It now lives in my car to keep it safe from vermin. I have even seen them scale the wall vertically so nothings safe.
    I have to say my space in the tack room is tidy but my YO has rugs and bits all over the floor. The mice ran out from the rug the other day, so there probably nesting in that.
     
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    Yes they can scale a wall, the rats at our old house were a real pest!
     
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  12. MrC

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    Yep I don't leave things on The floor unless it's in boxes however that didn't exactly help me this time. :(

    Rats are a hellish nuisance those I hunt with a Vengeance and I don't stop until most of them are gone then I'll get the rest later. They love scrambled egg so it's easy to get them into traps or to eat bait with it, just have to make sure you have shut dogs and cats away.
     
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    Is it true that if you have mice, you don't get rats in the same place?
    Saw a lovely little mouse in the straw shed yesterday. Can cope with mice I think they're cute, but hate rats. Don't want to put poison down if it's only going to be mice in there.
     
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    I think you won't have mice with rats as rats will eat mice if they can get hem and certainly destroy a mouse nest full of babies, they will even take birds nests if they can Get them.
     
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