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Posted 01 May 2015 - 06:46 PM

How well do the tincat mouse traps hold up to wet sanitation? We need to find a replacement as the ones we were using are galvanized metal inside and are rusting away to nothing.

We've never had a mouse issue, but i still need a trap that will stand up.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 06:55 PM

 

We've never had a mouse issue.

 

IMEX, this is like a hole in one. AFAIK, Canada has no deserts ?. :smile:

 

May i ask what you produce ?. I predict not Shrimp.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 07:02 PM

We process whole poultry. The facility is on the same property as the farm, and we have the best pest control; A dog who will eat anything!!!!!! 

I think alot of the reason we don't have an issue is because we are in a rural area so the little buggers have more than enough to eat and places to hide. We just started operations in the fall (it's been a tough slog) and havn't had an issue yet, fingers crossed


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 07:03 PM

Oh, and yes we do have a couple of deserts, but generally speaking, they're of the frozen type  :roflmao:


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 07:07 PM

Hi scampi,

 

I believe field mice are exceedingly small. And regarded as edible in many locations. Possibly by chickens also.

 

Another "may contain ..." to think about for the future.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 07:16 PM

Lol Charles

Yep, very small and very aggressive too. Picked one up as a child and he bit me!  

I wonder what health canada would say about that "may contain",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 11:12 PM

There are plastic/poly alternatives to the galvanized tin cats. I guess you can call them "plastic cats."

 

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 06:42 PM

The Victor company offers a "Poly" Tin Cat.  We use these in our wet area (we do fresh produce) and they do well.  I've heard that some folks have had trouble with mice actually chewing their way out of these, but that hasn't happened to us. However, we usually don't see mice in our wet area.  That may be due to the effective bait stations we use on the exterior of the building (our wet area has an outside wall).



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