So I have been feeding birds in my back yard for quite awhile now. Squirrels have been deterred with a squirrel baffle, which works great. But birds are messy when they eat and seeds are still falling on ground under feeder. I used those trays to catch the falling seeds, well that allows the dove to decimate the feeders in 3 days!
So my wife and I are getting notifications on our outdoor spotlight cameras of activity at 2a.m. 3, 4 a,].m. Etc. Usually it is a fox, possum, bobcat or coyote. No biggie, nocturnal wanderers, it happens because of the dry creek that runs through our backyard. I look at it as, Hey nature was here first. Plus My pup, Justace can handle himself with any of those confrontations and has he has proven that more than one occasion with a couple altercations already.
The opossum killer (below)
So with these notifications being more frequent I dove into the activity and saw several mice/rats climbing on our back patio post and patio. Then scurrying along the fire pit rock floor. Now my wife is a camper, but not a true outdoors person like myself and freaked The F out on the rats/mice. It really did look a Disney movie a couple nights ago with them scurrying around all on the patio In the middle of the nighttime.
So I have decided to put out a couple of traps. I do not mean spring loaded traps, mainly because of Justace running into one or grabbing one already tripped and eating their dead rodent., but the kind of trap that makes our penal institution in the great state of Texas proud! It is called the Rat Zapper! 100% Kill rate. Butt], there is a small problem it only Kills one at a time,...Rats!
Here is the Texas Rat electrocution device below!
So since only one kill a night (possibly) I have a back up plan, the old peanut butter on a spool trick. More along the lines of Guantanamo Bay action.(water boarding). I know a stretch but what the heck.
The Guantanamo trap says 4" of water in bottom. Maybe used motor oil would be more efficient? I am kidding, water it is. Now time to build me some ramps on both sides...gonna be great!
This hopefully will do the trick.
Tonight is operation "Rodent Control"
I will report back in a.m..