Re: semi-OT: deterring critters in the obsy
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Myth. Mice really don't care about perfumy odors, or any other as far as I can tell. They also don't mind living in close proximity to rotting fellow dead mice. I have a blueberry farm and with massive quantity of fruit comes lots of rodents. Wire mesh is about all that deters them. There are some good traps available as well. If you poison them you will also be poisoning critters that eat the dying mice, and they have a knack for finding a place to crawl into while dying that produces maximum odor if they have gotten inside anything.
On Sun, Sep 26, 2021 at 9:51 AM Christopher M <mirfak@...> wrote:
Apparently (haven't tried it but have heard) that regular Irish Spring soap shavings or pieces, placed in ziplock baggies with holes poked to let the scent out, placed around the inside base of the observatory, will keep mice away.