Best mouse trap.

Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
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Lorette Manitoba
Tin cat. It’s a metal box about 6 by 8 inches and two inches deep. Has a hole that allows mice in but a device inside that stops them from getting out. Wife put one in a horse barn and the first night she caught 13 and a half. Guess they got hungry.
 
Cant get more humane than the traditional little nipper, with chocolate spread or peanut butter.

Ideally find yourself a couple of young teenagers and pay them a bounty. Job done.
 

ewald

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Arable Farmer
Location
Mid-Lincs
Pitfall trap into a bucket of antifreeze solution works well - attractive to mice, but watch out for dogs
Don’t like poison in a grain store, glue boards are very inhumane, little nippers work well but need constant attention to reset
 
Sticky pads. Just place them on the paths used by the mice. You can "Promote" pathways using wood etc. If in doubt of where they are running use something like lime.

Pretty disgusting TBH but it works.

Use the rat version rather than mouse version.


Cannot leave them in place whilst handling grain - the dust nutralises the glue. When under control revert to poison.
 
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Turnip

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I wouldn’t be without the farmyard cat. Not infallible, and there is unfortunately collateral damage, but he does keep the background level of vermin down. He doesn’t have access to the grain store itself but patrols the yard around it every night and sleeps all day.
Yep, lots of organisations looking to rehome feral cats. I've always found that a pair works better compared to a single.
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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