Mouse traps and other unwelcome guests in the garden

Mouse traps and other unwelcome guests in the garden

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The return at mouse traps confirms with pleasure (at least ours) the spread of organic gardens and vegetable gardens. In an organic garden, unwelcome guests cannot be removed with poisons or other chemicals, while the mouse traps are allowed. One because they do not pollute and two because they can be used without killing the prey, but simply to remove it.

That's why the traps for country mice they are easily found on the market and with a little practice and makeshift materials you can also catch the grillotalpas and harmful beetles. That when they are really harmful it is right to get rid of them, but if in some way they are useful to the ecosystem, the goal must be to keep them away from the garden and not to exterminate them. So it is good that the mouse traps are checked often, and that they are used only if necessary: ​​you could run into useful animals!

The traps for country mice and voles, which they said are easily found on the market (you will find indications below), must be used with knowledge of the facts and systematically for a specific period of time (usually that of reproduction). Only in this way can the number of harmful rodents present in the vegetable garden and garden be significantly reduced.

Another tip: if you want your action to combat the spread of country mice to be effective, get along with the neighbors. Rodents are very suspicious and do not take long to understand the deception. The risk of isolated actions with mouse traps the mechanical type is that unwelcome guests are only turned away and then return after a short time. Which does not happen if you give hospitality to a cat nearby, the oldest of the remedies for mice.

In addition to traps, which are used to capture animals and transfer them elsewhere, it works against country mice and voles to plant 'defense plants' such as: imperial crown, mange grass, dog's tongue, garlic, black currant. You can also use tricks such as: burying empty bottles in an inclined position (the wind blowing into the neck of the bottle produces a disturbing whistle); bury garlic cloves, walnut leaves, fish heads and elderberry leaves near the entrance to the burrows. Human hair is also excellent deterrent: insert a strand of it in a rat's hole and you will see that it will go away.

Among the non-natural active bollards the most used are the ultrasonic devices, which can be powered either by battery or with solar energy. It is likely that after some initial success, rodents will begin to get used to ultrasounds and give a thought to them. In this case it may be better to suspend the action for a couple of weeks and then start over.

Do you want to catch mice, voles and moles without killing them? Do it with the good old mouse cage trap

If the unwanted guest is a mole (read our voles and moles, how to distinguish them) you can use the mole trap

To chase away all the rodents at least for a while (because then they get used to it) there is the solar-powered ultrasonic rodent chaser

or it drives away rodents with battery-operated ultrasound

Video: The Craziest Mouse Trap Ever Invented. The Elephant Mouse Trap From 1883. Mousetrap Monday (May 2022).