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In the late 90s l saw houses in my neighborhood going for $750k, I closed on mine in late ‘96 for $200k, and thought this couldn’t last. Those houses are now getting dangerously close to $2 milliono_O
 

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Noticed a ton of seed like droppings on our patio. Quick google pointed to field mice/some type of mouse. Great. One trip to the local Menards and a bait station later and set it our yesterday. Holy crap, they ate the shit out of it. Hopefully helps to solve the outdoor mice issue. Last year we had 2 get in the house so maybe outdoor poisoning will help alleviate.
 

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Too late now, but poison outside is terrible for local predator populations. Tons of deaths from eating poisoned rodents :-(
 

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Noticed a ton of seed like droppings on our patio. Quick google pointed to field mice/some type of mouse. Great. One trip to the local Menards and a bait station later and set it our yesterday. Holy crap, they ate the shit out of it. Hopefully helps to solve the outdoor mice issue. Last year we had 2 get in the house so maybe outdoor poisoning will help alleviate.
Too late now, but poison outside is terrible for local predator populations. Tons of deaths from eating poisoned rodents :-(
Also not a good idea: poison inside if you've got a problem with squirrels getting in your attic. They just climb up there, eat the poison, die, and then start to stink in the heat. Oh well, that was a $75 lesson I learned as a new homeowner. I'd rather pay the pest control guy to climb around in the sweltering maze-like attic in August and look for the dead squirrel(s) than do it myself.
 

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We would get 4-5 mice a year at our old house. I would just setup old school wooden snap traps with PB and some bird food and would catch them.

My crazy MIL uses these super sticky glue traps then drowns them in a bucket...
 

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We would get 4-5 mice a year at our old house. I would just setup old school wooden snap traps with PB and some bird food and would catch them.

My crazy MIL uses these super sticky glue traps then drowns them in a bucket...
I had voles and chipmunks tearing up my plants outside and built a trap with a bucket and a spinning platform. Fill the bucket with water, cover with sunflower seeds, critters go to investigate, *plunk* into the water.

Not exactly humane, but it worked.

Only problem was the squirrels could get in and out.
 

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Yeah, don't poison the food of other animals. I have a bunch of good old snap and kill traps around the grounds of the Piob Palace, particularly in the outdoor kitchen area. They like to get in under the counter areas and I pull them out on a regular basis.

If that damn setback was a mile of undisturbed habitat...
 

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maybe a cougar if you're lucky
We get mountain lions, but almost never see them. The bobcats and bears are much more open.

Yeah, don't poison the food of other animals. I have a bunch of good old snap and kill traps around the grounds of the Piob Palace, particularly in the outdoor kitchen area. They like to get in under the counter areas and I pull them out on a regular basis.

If that damn setback was a mile of undisturbed habitat...
100%. I dont use poison on gophers etc because dont want to kill stuff up the food chain.

I have a thing called a Gopher Hawk which is a pretty handy kill trap.
 

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Yeah, don't poison the food of other animals. I have a bunch of good old snap and kill traps around the grounds of the Piob Palace, particularly in the outdoor kitchen area. They like to get in under the counter areas and I pull them out on a regular basis.

If that damn setback was a mile of undisturbed habitat...
Lol @ self-rodent killer
 

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