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Rats & Mice

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Gary:  Today on your Lawn & Garden we're talking about rats and mice, believe it or not when the cold weather gets here they're gonna start heading indoors.  What do you do about them? John has some ideas for you.

John:  That's right. The first frost they're knocking at the door, they wanna come in.  So if your house is off the ground take care of under the house, putting your baits out and things like that.  If you have animals it is still safe you can put your poisons, we have these bait boxes.  You put your poison in there and just the rat or the mice can get to it not the dog.  This works and is great and very safe.

We also the poisons.  I have the bars that come in large boxes, people that are on the barn, have feed rooms, stuff like that; this is what you want. What's good about it is it has a waxing coating around it so you can throw it outside in the rain or you can put it inside. We also have these chunks, same product just a little smaller.

Then we have old faithful, the old Victor rat trap.  Then they have these new ones right here, they're just easier to set, you don't get your finger caught in them, you just squeeze them back and they're set.  There's a little hole right here where you put your peanut butter or attractant in there. They set it off and you get them. 

This is I like a lot.  You can put this in your house, say if you just have one or two. Well, then you can put this around your baseboards, in your pantry, whatever.  It's two glue-boards in here, you put your peanut butter or a piece of cheese in the middle of it and thy just get stuck to it, you catch them and you throw them away.  Instead of poisons, which are appropriate for if you have quite a few, not just one or two.  You can get rid of them this way.

GARY:  You say the mice here knock at the door before they come in?

JOHN:  Yeah, definitely! (laughing)

GARY:  Smart mice. (laughing)

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