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Re: The Rodent Report......

To: "Chuck Rothfuss" <>, <>
Subject: Re: The Rodent Report......
From: "Peter Schauss" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 14:27:56 -0500
My father used to use sulphur for the same purpose.  I've no idea
how well it would work with mice and rats.

Peter Schauss
Long Island, NY
1963 BJ7
1980 MGB

----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Rothfuss <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 7:48 PM
Subject: RE: The Rodent Report......

> List,
>   Very interesting exchanges on this topic, so as a fella who had mice
> living in the headliner of his '72 Grand Prix I figured it was time to add
> my bit.
>   This was a trick my Dad used to keep the rabbits out of the carrot
> Don't know how it'll work for mice/rats but it sure scared them rabbits
> away.  He'd sprinkle dried blood around the perimeter of the garden every
> couple days. (since rain & dew would wash it away)  I watched a couple
> rabbits approach the garden, sniff the air, and then run away like...well,
> like rabbits.  Apparently the smell of what they must've thought was fresh
> death scared them.
>   That kinda makes me wonder how mice and other rodents would react to
> natural smells.  How about if you skipped the outdoor cat population and
> just put some smelly litter box samples from the inside cats around the
> barn.  Would that make the rodents think there were cats living there, or
> would they just think you had a smelly barn?
> Chuck "3 big tom cats and an old momma cat to keep mice out of the house"
> Rothfuss
> Pole Cat Hollow, NC

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