Another Rodent Population Explosion

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by centrarchid, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    I am experiencing an outbreak of rodents, mostly White-footed Mice and voles. They are moving into barn in large numbers causing damage quickly. No evidence of breeding. They all over the place, even well away from where chickens are kept. Breeding raptors do not even have to fly far from nest to catch what they need so they are overwhelmed. What I did is do a prescribed burn to expose areas already denuded at ground level by the rodents. Will see if the little guys move out.
     
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I hope you can get rid of them
     
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  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    :sick it is tough when they have a population explosion. .. it takes so long for the predators to increase enough to take them out.
     
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  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Predators that would get them on my property are largely excluded. Only GHO and cat is able to come in and they can not eat enough.
     
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  5. Robonuggets

    Robonuggets In the Brooder

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    Water bucket traps
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Did they show up in the barn after the burn?
     
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  7. centrarchid

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    They showed up a week or so before.
     
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  8. GldnValleyHens

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    A whole bunch of glue traps, water traps, and more cats perhaps?
     

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