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Juli



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: I have mice  Reply with quote

Everyone here has mice - this is an agricultural Moshav.  

So I don't leave food out.  Only prepare food on specific boards for specific food.

So I have learned to live with the mice.

But.

Even though I have screens on every window, the mozzies come in when the door is opened for Pereg to go out.

And I do not like mozzies although they seem to adore me.

My largest bite is now 4cm diameter.

Anyone got any suggestions please?

Ta muchly.

Juli
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need some poor beggar like me living with you. Mozzies fly right past Kaz and totally ignore her just to sink their fangs into me. Whenever we go abroad, I get 'tatered' with bites and she remains unscathed.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, I've always said that if I was in the middle of a thousand people and there was just one mozzie, it would zooooooom towards me.

Think I got done when I took Pereg out just before dusk.  I think.  

See once upon a time, maybe until a few years back, the Local Authority used to come and spray around all the little homes here.

And then they stopped.  Didn't reduce L/A taxes though, did they.

Pshah.

Biggest mozzie bite now 6cm diameter.

Ooh, wot fun it is to measure these lumps and bumps.

Umm - is this the Forum to discuss mosquitoes?



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate it when you're just going off to sleep and suddenly you can hear that whining little hum and you've just GOT TO get the little blighter  -but first you've got to find him.
I suppose our cold winters do have some advantages.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I can't hear the whine any more 'cos I's deef.  Well OK, so I'm only deef and not Deef and when I lay on my good side, the one wot 'as the 'earing aid in, then I can't 'ear de whine.  Because I don't wear it at night, do I.  Stupid I might be but dat stuupid I aint.

And if I lay on de uvver side I can't 'ear anyfink can I.

Sorry, wot woz you saying only I don't think I heard you.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marmite,
mosies dont like the b vitamins so the more you eat the less they will bite, if you cant get marmite try a b vitamin supplement.
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Juli



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't get Marmite here because it isn't Kasher but I do take a B Complex tab daily.  But the blanking Local Authority haven't been spraying and I am getting bitten more and more because the mozzies like me.

And if the L/A don't start spraying again I ain't gonna pay my L/A tax.

Right?

         
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:19 am    Post subject: Re: I have mice Reply with quote

Juliette wrote:
Everyone here has mice - this is an agricultural Moshav.  

So I don't leave food out.  Only prepare food on specific boards for specific food.

So I have learned to live with the mice.

But.

Even though I have screens on every window, the mozzies come in when the door is opened for Pereg to go out.

And I do not like mozzies although they seem to adore me.

My largest bite is now 4cm diameter.

Anyone got any suggestions please?

Ta muchly.

Juli
make a trap like this
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Them's rats not mice and it's mozzies wot 'ave bitted me.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Juliette wrote:
Them's rats not mice and it's mozzies wot 'ave bitted me.
sorry just read i have mice.and they are mice not rats.
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Juli



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I say dem's rats dey are rats.

And it was mozzies wot bit me and sorry but need to sleep bad bites.  Very ill can't spell sorry forgive
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Juliette wrote:
If I say dem's rats dey are rats.

And it was mozzies wot bit me and sorry but need to sleep bad bites.  Very ill can't spell sorry forgive

  no there mice. here are what we call rats  in france.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We saw some of them on the fishing ponds when we use to take our then kids on camping holidays to Brittany. They are pretty impressive creatures when you get up close to them.
Better point out that thats a coypu by the way. We wouldn't want to confuse it for a mouse.
Nice picture Weasel.

It reminds me of one particular camp site that we went to a couple of times a few miles outside Roscoff. They had a small fishing pond that I spent many hours by the side of, with a rod in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. One particular year when we were there, the place was infested with rats. They were actually running over your legs in the daytime as you fished. When one of the campers complained about their furry playmates, they were told in a French accent that they were not rats but were infact ' Night Squirrels'  
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Juli



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knew dat woz a coypu.  I ain't dat stuupid.

I just have mice.

And mosquitoes.

I think.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone any idea for the dimensions of the mouse trap with the lobster pot type entrance? drop to the floor distance etc?

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