|King Vole of vermin @ 4Shoes today.|
A vole has a shorter, blunt-tipped tail & smaller ears than a mouse.
I do not think voles OR mice are cute, but I understand that they make excellent snake food. In the summertime, the enormous numbers of red-sided garter snake help keep vermin numbers down, but it is still a couple of months before the snakes come out of their dens.
I take a pretty common farm wife view of vermin - they are rodents & they must be destroyed before they over run the whole farm. This is not an over-reaction; voles & mice reproduce at similar rates - left unchecked, a population explosion is guaranteed.
I know there are some folks with extra-tender hearts who think that vermin should be trapped & released... To those few, I'm sorry I cannot make this any easier for you; this afternoon I had to stomp a vole to death.
|Exceptionally well fed barncat #1.|
In the barn, vermin are kept under control by our 2 alarmingly large & vicious barncats. Super vicious if you're a leaky, 4-legged plague vector; otherwise they are just big, purring pussycats.
Sometimes I go into the barn & find numerous dead voles, displayed with military-like precision in rows of 3's.
Always rows of 3's.
What's up with that?
|Exceptionally well fed barncat #2.|
And, to fill their food bowl.
For whatever reason, the cats do not eat the little turd-machines. I probably feed those cats entirely too well. Not probably, definitely.
The boys have repeatedly volunteered to go 100% Full Metal Jacket on those beady-eyed moochers in the rabbit house, but I don't think Floki & his girls would be comfortable living in a military state, so that's not a real option.
|Super effective & easy to set.|
I straight up mercied that little mofo.
No Z Nation fans out there?
If there are any PETA reps lurking: please remember I am talking about rodents here, not lab monkeys or endangered whales. I actually did read your article "Living in Harmony with Mice & Rats". A quote,"Mice and rats deserve our compassion and respect, so it’s essential that we use humane methods to solve perceived problems with them."
Um... Perceived problems? You're kidding, right?
Pretty sure my perception is bang on here.
The rabbit house is for rabbits, not vermin. Traps & desiccants are just effective tools in the eviction process. Also, get real & get a life - it's a mousetrap not a bloody harpoon.
Or you could call the Intruder people, maybe picket their head office? Either way, I'm sure they'd be more than happy to listen to your solutions with a sympathetic ear.
|Hey Mickey, good luck with that.|
But in the meantime, unless & until those vermin receive a shipment of helmets & body armour, it's all out war.
BTW, in case it's not clear: Better Mousetrap by Intruder is the BEST(!) mousetrap that we've ever tried & we highly recommend it.
No, I did not get any free Better Mousetraps to say so. But I wouldn't turn them down either. Just sayin'...