Re: Equipment for an observatory
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As noted, rodents are a potential problem. But please don't use glue traps. They are horribly indiscriminate and will kill creatures that will happily eat mice, or a least won't bother your equipment. In addition to mice that might chew a wire every now and then, in that part of the country, pack rats (Neotoma sp.) are a very serious threat if they set up shop. They did $500 worth of damage to my newish car (not covered by warranty) last year in one night during a trip to Arizona. The mechanic said I was lucky. If a service is available, contract with a pest control operator about excluding rodents and periodical service checks....just no glue traps, which probably won't work on pack rats anyway.
On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 8:02 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <email@example.com> wrote:
Chris Carlton, Ph. D.
Director, Carlton Astronomy Campus
Professor of Entomology, Emeritus
Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA USA 70808