Friday, 15 April 2011

Rat Trap

No pictures today and no babies either.  The weather has been absolutely dire so we're quite pleased that nobody gave birth otherwise we would have had to rush them into the barn to keep warm and dry.

'Ben' has been running round in my head all day.  By that I mean the old Michael Jackson song and it is getting really annoying.  We attended a talk on vermin control last night and obviously the main thing that people wanted to know about was how to keep their local rat populations under control.  I have never seen so many different traps but when the guns came out all the men in the room sat up and were mesmerised. 

The pregnant girls who are due to give birth during July and August have been moved from the Cafe Bar, so that we can reseed the bare areas, to Sunset Strip with beautiful lush bright grass.  I tried to make things more interesting by giving the paddocks names because it got confusing when one of us referred to the top paddock when there are actually three up there.  I love the way they get all excited when they are moved to fresh grazing, they run around before deciding where to graze first.  They must all be looking for the one really sweet blade of grass as though they have been handed a box of chocolates and can't decide which one to choose.


  1. What to use for bait it also key. Most people believe cheese to be the best, but unless you're trying to catch Jerry, use peanut butter on mouse traps; Fig Newton's work great too. Using raw hickory smoked bacon has proven to work great for rats

  2. Mouse and rat control is a lot easier than most people think. Preventive maintenance such as keeping lids on trash cans, eliminating entry points into your house and most importantly, sanitation, are crucial to controlling these pests. Uneaten pet food and piles of debris in and outside the house are havens for rodents. Sometimes elements outside your control, like having slobs for neighbors, or new construction in the area can easily attract rats and mice