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Old 20-05-2021, 09:56 AM
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It seems the Mice are becoming Cannibals!

https://www.news.com.au/technology/s...57feedac0af60a

And as if the Internet or mobile service was not bad enough, those pesky Mices are eating the cables too,

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-...-nsw/100150206
They sure are. Often when I empty corpses out of my traps I find some have been chewed on.
They arenít news worthy bad in my spot, but enough to see them frequently running around.
Not as bad as some places I work at all around the north west where home office desks are covered in poo and wee. Be hard to live with that.
Makes me shudder to think about what they are doing to wiring inside houses.
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Old 20-05-2021, 11:35 AM
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Shortage of Carpet Snakes.
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Old 20-05-2021, 11:43 AM
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We had Mice or Rats eat a hole into our plastic bucket of Rat Baits.
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Old 20-05-2021, 12:48 PM
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Shortage of Carpet Snakes.
I think they may all be full, even the browns, blacks and even lizards. They can only eat so much.
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Old 21-05-2021, 07:04 PM
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OK an idea....
What strength "glue" is needed to hold a mouse? Something like a heavy grease?
We have fly paper catchers....what about something similar for mice?


Say 150mm wide strip and laid say 1- 2mtr along the perimeter and a coil at either end.
The feed out being sprayed with the glue, laid out and connected at the other end to a take up spool.
Monitored by a IR camera....when the body count is good, the strip is wound on to a new section and the "filled" coil dumped in water.
A possible automatic system and subject to the glue could be cheap and effective.
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Old 21-05-2021, 08:29 PM
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The undead will run across the backs of the first layer Ken ( world war Z )and they cant be stopped or reasoned with and they will not give up .
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Old 21-05-2021, 08:43 PM
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Someone needs to call the Pied Piper Pest Panacea to permanently eradicate the pesky little vermin
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Old 21-05-2021, 09:54 PM
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Or just offer them a great career opportunity at Pfizer
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I'll be in dubbo on Tuesday.

Staying at the RSL
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Old 22-05-2021, 02:45 AM
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They have a new receptionist, now accepting cash, credit card and cheese.
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Old 22-05-2021, 12:48 PM
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I'm sure PETA will accept them with open arms and accommodation with lots of cheese. Send them to their members in the cities and wait for the results.
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Old 22-05-2021, 01:18 PM
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OK an idea....
What strength "glue" is needed to hold a mouse? Something like a heavy grease?
We have fly paper catchers....what about something similar for mice?
There are such traps. The are called, funny enough, mouse and rat glue traps. These can be found in $2 shops.

Peel, set and then you need to appropriately and humanely dispose of the trap with animal.
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Old 22-05-2021, 03:03 PM
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Canberra has the plague

Hello,

I'm in Canberra one of the first houses in from the bush/rural paddocks. We counted 5 mice jump out of the Ratsack box (1 kilo)when we walked into the garage the other day.

About to buy our 2nd kilo bag, traps and smaller single baits are just not cutting it.



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Old 22-05-2021, 03:52 PM
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Do mice develop a tolerance for Ratsack? Can they build immunity?
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Old 22-05-2021, 07:45 PM
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Poisoning mice and rats is problematic in that the rodents become toxic to all the wildlife that eats them once they become sick or die. Poisoning rodents results in catastrophic deaths and decline in numbers of native rodent predators such as raptor birds, kookaburras, butcher birds, pythons etc. anything that eats a rodent that has been poisoned with current technology poisons will die and once the rodent infestation is over there will be no natural ecochain predators alive to deal with the reduced numbers of rebreeding rodents and there will be another infestation until predators rebreed. Which takes years.

Even farmerís cats and dogs will die if they consume poisoned rodents. This is why the NSW Farmers Association yesterday asked the government to rethink its strategy of rolling out many thousands of liters of rodent poison to farmers in NSW. The farmers association requested the NSW Government to at least consider less toxic poisons such as the lower toxicity warfarin based rodent poisons to protect the natural wild life.

The warfarin based poisons are not sold at Bunnings. If youíre buying Bunnings based rodent poisons like RatSak then you are potentially killing our native wildlife or your Neighbourís pets. Please at least research something called secondary poisoning before you buy rodent poisons.
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Old 22-05-2021, 10:02 PM
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Perhaps the NSW government could cut a deal with Elon Musk to supply a quantity of his Flamethrowers to farmers battling the infestation.

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/1...ethrower-price

At $500 USD a piece, it is cheap by farm equipment standards, and would not poison the native predators. Of course, in the wrong hands, it is incredibly dangerous.
Still if your hay crop is infested, burning it might be an option, as it has no other use if infested. Perhaps it could be a job for the Army.

I imagine a scene from the movie "Fahrenheit 451", where the firemen show up to burn things.

Still Australia's recent bush fire traumas may make this solution too much for even ScoMo to pursue.
Light 'em up Scotty.
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Old 22-05-2021, 10:22 PM
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I'm looking at the cargo capacity of SpaceX's Starship (something like 150 tonnes) and how many tonnes of mice we have to get rid of ... just wondering if we can put these two things together.

Seems fitting to propose that here, you know, because this website is called (M)Ice In Space ......
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Old 23-05-2021, 01:41 AM
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The undead will run across the backs of the .....
Oh no, this is next level stuff, zombie mice now?

Have been through a couple of mouse plagues, no fun when they're running all over your bed when you're trying to sleep at night.

Cheers -
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Old 23-05-2021, 05:47 AM
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Now that we are in Ballarat until the end of the month, I admit i haven't seen any at all.
But i have to say it has been bitterly cold the last few days with daily frosts of up to -3 maybe that dose help.
When we were in Mundarlo NSW however they nearly carried us out of the flat.

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Old 23-05-2021, 08:47 AM
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Well, well, well, the local Sydney media has finally announced that the plague has reached Sydney. Finally!

Haven't seen where the hotspots are though.
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