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Please help-----Has anyone used Dr Bronners Castile Liquid Soap-Peppermint for mice/rats/vole??

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I read an post on here on ridding rats from the chicken pen. Someone mentioned using Dr Bronners Castile Liquid Soap-Peppermint mixed with water. We have never had an issue before. We have had a pretty mild winter here in NY. The ground is certainly not frozen. I have been finding holes everywhere and poops in the nesting boxes. I'm scared and grossed out. 

We put water down the holes and the cats caught two....I know there are more. Any suggestions? 

Thank you! 

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Anyone have suggestions on ridding these beast?
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Do a search on rats......you'll find a lot of threads and ideas.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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I use tamper proof bait boxes and chunx poison. I put one right in the run next to feed or in a corner of run (where rats travel) and one in the shed that the feed is stored. I store feed in metal can but also take feed from run each night and put in shed. I set the feeder right on the tamper proof box in shed at night.

 

Been using this form of poison for three years now and not had any problems. Only once was a dead rodent on lawn, put in trash, and never had problem with the three house cats that regularly patrol outside.

 

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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