We owned and operated a seasonal fishing camp/resort out in the bush. Our cabins, lodge and washroom facilities were basic & simple. It was a summer business. In the fall we closed down, and in came the mice, although we lived year round on site with 5 cats! I tried everything to protect the cabins, house, etc. from the mice! Now you cannot mouse proof over 11 acres of resort out in the bush, can you? Thanks to a old timer bush man we did.
I'm going to try this since we have a problem with rats and mice.
Gives a whole new meaning to "gotta go"!
Thanks for the great tip! I won't use any kind of poison.
This is fantastic - I can't bear to kill anything, and I don't. Won't use fly sprays, cockroach baits etc, and we have had a mouse problem from time to time.
This has delighted me - I guess they get sore stomachs for a while, but they can go and live somewhere else, and they won't. I don't mind if they live in the garage or shed, just not in the house. I wouldn't even mind that if they didn't make holes in the flour bags etc. So . . . . . Exlax.
I shall make the trek to town, and bye, bye meece.
Thank you so much for this, it's just great.
Leah from Down Under.
I am giggling at the shear simplicity of this and how you explained how it works ;-) I'll spread the word :-) Thanks!
Hello, does the "Gastric Distress and Results" not smell bad insite the cabinets and between the walls?? I would hesitate about this because the "Results" might be on a plate or bowl. Yuck.
Thanks so much for the tip. My SIL is deathly afraid of mice (can you imagine a very pregnant lady on top of the washing machine screeching for anyone to save her from the little mouse that ran across the floor?). Today she lives in a retirement complex and has a gentleman friend set traps for her mice every night. This tip will be a great help for her so she won't have to see them in the trap or have anything to do with them.
Post By auntbaba (Guest Post) (11/12/2008)
Hello, does the "Gastric Distress and Results" not smell bad inside the cabinets and between the walls?? I would hesitate about this because the "Results" might be on a plate or bowl. Yuck.
I am giggling even more now. There's going to be this result whether or not there's Exlax so might as well have a couple Exlax moments and the critters then 'move away' because of the 'distress' rather than have permanent poopy continue in the walls and on the plates ;-) LOL !!!
WOW. I thought I had heard it all when someone said to put "GRITS" on "FIRE ANT" hills & once they carry them down to the Queen Ant they will explode as soon as digested...but this gives a whole new meaning to explode! Thanks for the advice, I will be trying it.
P.S. By the way..."GRITS" do work!
Too bad it doesn't work on snakes!
We have tried everything to get rid of mice, but nothing seems to work for long. We will be trying this.
When you mentioned "the bush" I immediatly assumed you were in AK...then I remembered they don't live up there!
It's one of the best things about AK is no spiders, snakes, or rodents. Well, maybe as pets but that is about it.
Mice and Rats have a one way digestive system, according to Mother Earth News. That is why feeding them cola will make the little tummies "pop". But whatever works is whatever works, huh? Good tip!
I think 'the bush' is in Australia ;-)