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Old 11-18-2023, 09:48 PM
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Been studiously avoiding replacing the gasket on the wood stove door (It's been missing about a 3" section where the ends meet ) wood hit $300 /cord this year for poplar we aren't even talking hardwood. So, it was time Those Norwegians at Jotul ought to be damn proud of the job they did they flat glued the fuck out of it the gasket comes right off the glue not so much. I bought a gasket rope several years back. The "Mutant Mountain Mice" chewed it into 4 pieces in a closed toolbox drawer and built a nest WTF ????? I thought mice would not mess with Fiberglass. Still trying to figure out how the little bastards even got in the drawer. So, Mama picked up a new kit from Ace the install is curing a little and a fire is forth coming at which point the gasket cement is going to cure quick.
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Old 11-18-2023, 10:05 PM
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I had to replace those every few years when in Onterrible, as my main heat was wood. I always had to fight a while and scrape out the old glue too.


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I had to replace those every few years when in Onterrible, as my main heat was wood. I always had to fight a while and scrape out the old glue too.


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Old 11-19-2023, 11:14 AM
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I've yet to do anything to our stove, but I have been fighting the mice already. This season started out really early as we had a good, solid rain storm one night that seemed to drive them all inside. Dug the traps out and got the death dealing started real quick.

After the first week, trap results had dropped. None were being set off, the weather warmed and I thought they'd been handled. Then I found a big hole eaten in the end of the bougie-prescription dog food bag. At $48/9# bag, it quickly got it's own plastic tub and I reset all the traps with the food instead of peanut butter. Caught a couple and then it stopped again.

Last night the dog was absolutely wound up in the utility room about something, and Dot2 went exploring. I had picked up a bag of grass repair seed/fertilizer mix last fall on clearance that I never got around to tossing out in the lawn. It got removed from the overhead cabinet to the floor while someone was "looking for something" and never replaced. The mouse/mice had eaten a small, quarter-sized hole in it and proceeded to push the contents out to fill a foot and a half area against a wall, about 6" high. There was more out of the bag than remained in it.

Cleaned up the mess with the shop vac and set a new trap in the area. No activity this morning. Honestly not sure what I'm gonna have to do to get rid of these smart sunsabitches this year.


But...I did finally spread the grass stuff in the yard when I dumped out the shop vacuum. That's something I suppose
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Old 11-19-2023, 11:48 AM
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Now if the birds do not eat the seed before in sprouts .
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. Honestly not sure what I'm gonna have to do to get rid of these smart sunsabitches this year.
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Still have a few packrats and kangaroo rats in the area around the shop. Peanut butter was the go to bait, but quite often the bait would be gone and the traps not sprung. I switched to raisins pushed over the bait anchor and have only found one trap where the bait was gone but not sprung.

The neighbor cleaning out his garage a few months ago and another neighbor building his shop really started the rats moving around.
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Old 11-20-2023, 10:56 AM
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I switched to raisins pushed over the bait anchor and have only found one trap where the bait was gone but not sprung.
I'm gonna try that for sure. The PB doesn't seem to be doing a whole lot. It used to be a pretty well guaranteed bait of choice.

New traps were added yesterday afternoon of all different styles. Nothing to report this morning...
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I've yet to do anything to our stove, but I have been fighting the mice already. This season started out really early as we had a good, solid rain storm one night that seemed to drive them all inside. Dug the traps out and got the death dealing started real quick.

After the first week, trap results had dropped. None were being set off, the weather warmed and I thought they'd been handled. Then I found a big hole eaten in the end of the bougie-prescription dog food bag. At $48/9# bag, it quickly got it's own plastic tub and I reset all the traps with the food instead of peanut butter. Caught a couple and then it stopped again.

Last night the dog was absolutely wound up in the utility room about something, and Dot2 went exploring. I had picked up a bag of grass repair seed/fertilizer mix last fall on clearance that I never got around to tossing out in the lawn. It got removed from the overhead cabinet to the floor while someone was "looking for something" and never replaced. The mouse/mice had eaten a small, quarter-sized hole in it and proceeded to push the contents out to fill a foot and a half area against a wall, about 6" high. There was more out of the bag than remained in it.

Cleaned up the mess with the shop vac and set a new trap in the area. No activity this morning. Honestly not sure what I'm gonna have to do to get rid of these smart sunsabitches this year.


But...I did finally spread the grass stuff in the yard when I dumped out the shop vacuum. That's something I suppose



Might want to try the electronic devices. Guaranteed to drive them out..
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Might want to try the electronic devices. Guaranteed to drive them out..

Sometimes they can affect pets, and even occasionally people too, be mindful of that.


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