thanks pops – this is really helpful
Rats get through those heavy duty plastic buckets around here…
I won’t use poison because I need the owls / coyotes etc not to be poisoned by eating the contaminated mice and mess up the ecosystem even more, they do a much better job of keeping rats and mice numbers down than a few snap traps. We do use traps, but the thing is that they fill up quite quickly and we dont ever have a problem UNLESS we are storing food. It attracts them. I like the jars in totes idea but I feel like food sealed in canning jars is a different situation than say a bag of rice.
This is really helpful thank you.
Barn cats just feed the coyotes around here… but the neighbor idea is very helpful.