My wife always says I’m a bad communicator, they didn’t knock it out over night but it was actually more than one bag over a couple weeks time from purchasing and getting to the bottom of the stack.How sure are you that your varmints don’t have striped tails and masked eyes? Having a hard time imagining how many mice it would take to eat 50 lbs of feed in one night.
many years ago one of the neighbors about a mile from me got the bright idea to start mixing his own feed - grains and round bales in a giant mixer then dump it on the ground for feeder steers. The land he was leasing was not cleared - lots of cover.
And, he did not bother to fence out or barricade the grains. At first, the wild hogs trailed behind the cattle while he dumped out feed. However very quickly they found the buffet source and the wild hog population exploded. He finally figured it out and started using the hay bales to block access to the grains. The good news - the hogs stayed out of our place until he went out of business 2 years later. The bad news - that's when they became my problem.
Cats and traps are the most effective on rats. Bigger traps and dogs are more effective on larger vermin.
I've seen this posted for years and have tried it more times than I can remember. I've yet to catch any sort of rodent in the bucket.5 gal pale 1/4 filled with water. Throw some sunflower seeds on the water and lean a stick or board against the pale for them to run up. They jump in and drown. If you don't have other pets to worry about use antifreeze instead of water, it acts like embalming fluid.
If you want to get fancy, attach a wire across the top of the pale and put an empty can in the middle with the wire running thru holes in the top and bottom of the can. Cover the outside of the can with peanut butter. Mice run out on the wire onto the can, then can spins and drops them into the drink.
I think I'd rather have the mice then the owl $hit on everything!Ive always heard a well fed cat will kill more than a hungry cat. They have energy to waste hunting and chasing. But who knows.
I'm needing a cat or 3 as well. Our dogs will kill them in short order im thinking though. Gonna have to try something.
During the summer we have barn owls. One momma who raises her young in our shed. But they leave by fall. They kill all kinds of mice and rats. Wish they'd stay there year round.
I would much prefer the owl poop to regular bird poop. The owl drops solid terms. About the size as a mouse. They have been really decimating the bird, mice, and rat populations. Got bird **** on everything!!! Its nasty. Have tarps everywhere. Gotta do something this year to stop their nesting.I think I'd rather have the mice then the owl $hit on everything!
I would much prefer the owl poop to regular bird poop. The owl drops solid terms. About the size as a mouse. They have been really decimating the bird, mice, and rat populations. Got bird **** on everything!!! Its nasty. Have tarps everywhere. Gotta do something this year to stop their nesting.