The cats and rats

mouse in a printer - a dead mouse in printer
India
April 4, 2013 5:43am CST
In most homes in my you can see so many mouse, on the streets cows, dogs and cats; the cows and dogs sit very comfortably on the streets, they don’t bother if a vehicle passes by or blows horns. The stray cats enter homes, drink milk and steal meat fish from kitchens; one cat even tried to drink milk that was boiling as it was kept for boiling. [b]It is said; cats close their eye while drinking milk; I have never observed this. [/b] I have fitted steel wire nets over all doors and windows to prevent entry. For mouse I have kept rat traps; just the cage type; it does not kill the poor chap; but once inside it can’t come out; we release them near the river. Today I am upset; I saw a dead mouse in my printer; it is too much; some have advised to keep rat-poison; I don’t like this, after eating they become thirsty and run for water even if you keep a bowlful near it. Next day your house smells so bad, it is a Herculean task to search for the corpse and dispose of it. [b]What you do to get rid of mouse? Please help me. Also do you find cows, dogs, cats and other stray animals on your streets? Do you ever found a dead mouse in your home, inside washing machine, tv, air-conditioner? [/b] Please respond comment and share your views. Thanks in advance. Professor Dr. Bhuwan Saraf. PhD. 4th April 4, 2013. Cheers have a lucky day ahead. [u][/u]
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
4 Apr 13
I glad i dont have mouse in my home here. I hate them. I do have a bog cat outside here, maybe thats why. Im glad. Not sure how you can get ride of them.
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• India
6 Apr 13
Yes rats are afraid of cat, more so big cats
• Mexico
6 Apr 13
cats love to play with mouses and then .. have them for dinner. Have a great day there.
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• India
16 Apr 13
Right
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
Hi Prof !I love cats , they are so cute and lovable. I haven't observed that cat closes eyes when drinking milk , thanks for the information i will try to observe this to my cat. My cats don't steal food , he waited until i gave. He knows how to disposed properly . So my area is not foul smelling. Seldom we have stray cats around because if there is we drive them or catch them. Rats are my enemies , they are so yaky , dirty and very dangerous to our health. One very good strategy to have a zero rat around is to have have plenty of cats. They are good catcher of rats. No need for rats traps or any pest control formula , cats alone solves this problem.
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• United States
4 Apr 13
They don't do it all the time. I've seen them squint rather than close them. Maybe when they are drinking like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QooxYZjnhk
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• India
6 Apr 13
Thanks for response Angel There are tons of stray cats, they catch rats, eat some and at times leave half eaten stuff in our homes. We have a say, when some one does some thing bad secretly, people put the remark, you are drinking milk like a cat closing eyes and think no body is looking at you
• India
6 Apr 13
Thanks for the video link, i have seen this, We have a say, when some one does some thing bad secretly, people put the remark, you are drinking milk like a cat closing eyes and think no body is looking at you.
@jaiho2009 (39013)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
hello dada, I don't have any trouble with rats in our house. I have a cat who took care of mice and our dogs chases the bigger rats. There are rats running around the ditches especially at night but don't come inside houses- and if ever a rat entered our backyard, our dogs will surely chase the poor thing. Hugs to you and maa
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• United States
4 Apr 13
There must be something up with the rats here. Even the big dog will not touch them. They will kill frogs and rabbits. Rats? Nope. They look at us like "Oh I don't wanna mess with that guy".
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• India
6 Apr 13
jane beti So you are safe and happy, free from rats Thanks for response Blessings from Papa
• India
6 Apr 13
@mammots (3271)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
hello sir! before we always had rats living in our oven. they would pull out the insulation and drag in garbage inside the walls of the oven. we won't be able to safely use our oven in the long run cause they might have done damage to the parts inside and our oven would smell awful. it was a major problem for us. now we have a very effective rat and cockroach control in our house. we have our two two year old dogs chase them out of the our new oven and out of the house. so far our two dogs are the most effective pest control inside the house.
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• India
6 Apr 13
Thanks for response, do you use any device that produces ultra sound waves to drive the rat and cockroaches My host in Cebu told me an interesting story about the rats in her house, she had gone to provinces and came via a boat, there were rats in the boat, some rats entered her bag some how and get multiplied fast.
• United States
4 Apr 13
I put down oil of peppermint an it keeps the mice away. if i don't have that I will put down rat poison. but,where I live no we don't have that problem.
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• United States
4 Apr 13
Didn't know this about peppermint oil. They were selling the plants at the store last time I went. I won't be ignoring them next time.
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• India
6 Apr 13
hey gifts Pepperment oil works, i have it, will try. Thanks for response
@mensab (4207)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
i remember my old place when i was just renting a room. the place was old and quite dirty. i had problems with rats there. what i did was to dispose all the unnecessary things inside the house and cleaned the house. then, i tried to cover all the visible holes in my room to disallow the rats to enter my room. after four months, i was able to have a free-rat room.
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• India
6 Apr 13
I am happy you got rid of them by closing all visible holes, but what if they enter through the door and windows, ventilators. Thanks for response
• Toronto, Ontario
28 May 14
Its not rat who irritated me. Squirrels i hate that creature who destroys many crops in my farm. I search many methods to control it, but no one results. But recently i got some writings regarding this topic and i tried Wildlife Trap method. It really work out.
Control methods for squirrels (black, red grey) include live trapping, physical capture, shooting and relocation of the animal.
@KrauseHome (35528)
• United States
5 Apr 13
Well, a couple of yrs ago, we had issues with mice in our house, and wish we would have had cats in the house to help get rid of them. But since they left, things have been OK.
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• India
6 Apr 13
Thanks for response, you are free from them now.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
lol i don't want to stress more as to how to get rid of the rats at home as one of my discussions before was deleted because how i told people here how i eliminated the rats..but they can really be pests...munching on clothes and boxes and papers and yes it can be a Herculean task to find the rotting rats..and boy do they smell that bad! But lately i have just been using those stick pad like, its the size of a letter paper which is very stick, its like very very thick honey on it and i place it on places where rats usually pass ( as for me at the back of the cabinet.. i placed it there and voila, i found 4 of them lol stuck on the pad.. and lately no rats. wow you have cows on the streets? we only see cows here on the pasture.. but not in the streets here in the city... but we do have cats and dogs everywhere. At home we have two pet dogs and none of cats as we are asthmatic. The dogs are not that hairy so no problem at all.
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• India
6 Apr 13
jazel I have heard of such sticky sheets for house fly; never for rats, will search lol Yes many keep cow as pet for milk, hindus don't eat beef, killing a cow or selling beef is punishable But some release the cows on streets. Thanks for response
@rubyroy (824)
• India
5 Apr 13
Make your house clutter free.Kill the rats you trap and ensure waste is not thrown around.Make a residence association and keep your residential area free of waste.Burn all unwanted waste at once.This will reduce the problem of mice.
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• India
6 Apr 13
Thanks for the advise of making residence association, i live in my own house not in apartment or rented house.
• Japan
4 Apr 13
I have seen cows, monkeys, cats and dogs on street when I was in my home country. Here many friends ask me about that. For most of them stray animals on streets is a thing of past. Here, it is unlikely to see a stray dog or cow, but I have seen cats on streets. Rats at home is not a good and healthy living environment for humans. It may not be the case that we do not care, all the people living in a village should observe cleanliness and drive a cleaning campaign periodically. Same is the case with cockroaches. We may clean our house, but rats and cockroaches will come from neighbour's house. Rats will start living in a house where they do not find scarcity for food. Since they are scavengers, try to destroy rotten food, and avoid hidden dark places at home. Unknowingly we create hidden places at home. Back side of tables, cupboards etc are suitable for rats to make their hiding.
• India
6 Apr 13
Thanks for the detailed response, yes in many countries cows, dogs are not seen any more, but cats, rats, cockroaches, ants are omni present.
@mawee79 (404)
• Italy
4 Apr 13
aw I hate mice.. I know they are just animals like others, but they are too disgusting..:S
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• India
6 Apr 13
Yes they are disgusting.Thanks for response
@marguicha (100027)
• Chile
4 Apr 13
I have seen a couple of mice outside my house and another couple of small mice inside my house in 20 years. So, it is not a problem. My neighborg`s cat keeps them away. And while it is true that sometime the cats mess with my plants, I prefer that to mice.
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• India
6 Apr 13
Sister, you are lucky the neighbors cat helps. Thanks for response
• Canada
4 Apr 13
Hi Professor I am very lucky to say I have not had to deal with rats (which I have a great fear of) mice yes but where I live especially farm areas people will have a cat which will rid of the mice. I am not sure how I would deal with a rat I would probably pass out from fright aha it is nice you do not want to see these rodents suffer but honestly if I had rat problems I would seek to get poison. I have heard that rats can carry disease's which would be my main concern.
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• India
6 Apr 13
Yes rats can carry and spread deadly disease like plague Thanks for response
@prashu228 (25613)
• India
4 Apr 13
Hi I used to see more cows and dogs during my childhood. But now i rarely see them on roads. May be the population has decreased. Rats are see here at nights times. They bite and eat the car wires from down near the bonnet. As of now no remedy for this.
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• India
6 Apr 13
Thanks for response, in many places cow population decreasing, because they are killed and eaten and sold by a particular community, this has to be stopped.