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Old 09-02-2021, 04:15 PM
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This is a slightly disturbing, but legitimate discussion.

In my hoop style greenhouse, we have problems with rodents; primarily field mice, deer mice and southern lemmings. The latter have eaten $3-4,000 worth of Cymbidium, Paphiopedilum & Cattleya over the past year.

The mice readily go for small snap traps.

The much larger southern lemming will occasionally go for peanut butter in a rat size snap trap. I have also caught another few in buckets (baited with slices of apples), but neither method gets to the bottom of the problem.



I would prefer something humane (quick), but I can't afford to keep the lemmings in food. Any other suggestions?

PS. Cats are not the answer, as I am not at the greenhouse every day.


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...Carbon monoxide....
Properly tuned cars with functioning catalytic converters produce essentially no carbon monoxide, so using automobile exhaust to kill rodents is not practical.
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...As a sidenote, I have more than 1 mouse. Still to be determined how much of a problem but my plan of relocating might be off the table if this turns into a mouse plague problem.
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This is a slightly disturbing, but legitimate discussion.

In my hoop style greenhouse, we have problems with rodents; primarily field mice, deer mice and southern lemmings. The latter have eaten $3-4,000 worth of Cymbidium, Paphiopedilum & Cattleya over the past year.

The mice readily go for small snap traps.

The much larger southern lemming will occasionally go for peanut butter in a rat size snap trap. I have also caught another few in buckets (baited with slices of apples), but neither method gets to the bottom of the problem.

I would prefer something humane (quick), but I can't afford to keep the lemmings in food. Any other suggestions?

PS. Cats are not the answer, as I am not at the greenhouse every day.
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Take some time to go around the greenhouse/home and look for any crevices or holes where the invaders are entering. Plug steel wool in all of these gaps. Nothing will chew through that as it hurts their gums. Trap out anything that is already inside. Good luck!
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