Bus Conversion Magazine Bulletin Board
June 18, 2018, 12:45:26 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: 500 Members as of May 5th, 2006.  Smiley  4,812 Members as of August 9, 2016 Cheesy

   Home   Help Forum Rules Search Calendar Login Register BCM Home Page Contact BCM  
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Down
Author Topic: Rat Headach in the Bus  (Read 6415 times)
HB of CJ
Hero Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 1763

« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2013, 04:29:15 PM »

I used to catch big garter, king, gofer and bull snakes and let them loose underneath the armstrong solar cabin years ago.  Had a very positive affect on the mice and pack rat problem.  Even the big pack rats would rather not tangle with a 60" bull snake.

But...the snakes had the nagging ability to crawl up in bed with you when it got cold inside.  Cute fellows; we never had a problem with any biting us.  Another idea is to borrow someones ferrets and let them run around inside your Bus Conversion. HB of CJ
Angola Coach Conversion "Aesop's Tortoise"
Hero Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 3567

« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2013, 07:34:14 PM »

Interesting that this topic has come up again, as it should, periodically.  (Just like the oil debate??  Hehehehe)

Anyway, was talking to a pest control guy the other day while we were both in a customer's back yard.  I mentioned this thread, and he made what I thought to be a thoughtful observation:

Once you've trapped a rodent in a spring trap, and you reuse the trap, after several visitors, the rest of the clan can "smell death" and will avoid the trap.

I don't know how accurate this is, but he's been in the industry 25 years, so there's probably truth backed up by experience in his comment.

FWIW & HTH. . .


RJ Long
PD4106-2784 No More
S13406 1978 MC-5C Converted
S14947 1980 MC-5C Shell
Cheney WA
Ed Hackenbruch
Hero Member
Online Online

Posts: 2711

« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2013, 04:45:24 AM »

Poor Chip, there he was, excited and just waving to his buddies letting them know he was going to go for a bus ride, and you thought that he was mocking you. Grin

1968 MCI 5A with 8V71 and Allison MT644 transmission.  Western USA
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!