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I think the Field mice are eating my lettuce. Here is some ideas I've found does anybody have any suggestions to add ?

My theory is they have gotten attracted to my garden area because of the compost bin.


Carbonated Soda


Put sweet, carbonated soda in a saucer and place where the mice can drink from it. The carbonization kills the mice; that way you won't have to use poisons or traps, especially if you have small children around.


Instant Potatoes


I have a rather frugal option for getting rid of field mice that an old farmer told me about and it really does work: Use instant mashed potatoes; they are much cheaper and alot safer than rat posions. Place a few tablespoons where the mice are seen most often; try to keep them out of reach of the dog, just to be safe. The mice will eat the instant potatoes and die because the potatoes will expand in their stomachs before they can fully digest them. Most likely, the mice will die in the house if that is where they are living, but it's better to have dead mice than live ones! As for the dog and his/her intolerance of a cat: you may be very surprised! We now have 5 cats (1 indoor, 4 barn cats) and I would have never thought my dog would tolerate cats. She actually enjoys them and plays with them for hours. Since getting the cats, my mouse problem is over!

Glue traps


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I shut off the motion sensor sprinkler which usually keeps the cats away from the garden and my cat Simon took care of all of the rodents in about a week. We found him tossing around mice for several days. So Simon will be rewarded with premium canned cat food.

 

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I'm going to turn the motion sensor sprinkler on again. They're pretty well trained now they don't attempt to do their business in my garden anymore.:)

I highly recommend the motion sensor sprinkler for anyone having trouble with animals in their garden.
 
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