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Advice for securing preps

Post by dollyndrew » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:36 am

Soo... How ones one protect preps from rodents when they are so determined that they chew holes through plastic buckets? Lost 80lb of Durham flour and 80 litres of Water plus some miscellaneous bits n pieces. Forgot to add, they also ate their way up through the workshop floor.

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Re: Advice for securing preps

Post by farmgal » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:32 am

regular bait traps and a good supply of blocks to keep mice-rats out and a good supply of de dirt to help keep bugs out.. its a never ending battle, but in a nut shell, you need to give them something easier then the buckets, sorry for your losses
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Re: Advice for securing preps

Post by PrepHer » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:04 pm

Ouch, sorry about your losses.
I keep my buckets of stuff, and even wrapped stuff not in buckets, inside an old non-working fridge or deep freezer in the garage (not anything that will freeze). These old appliances are all are surrounded by metal and so far no pests have invaded them.

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Re: Advice for securing preps

Post by helicopilot » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:11 pm

Time for a nice mouser kitty cat?

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Re: Advice for securing preps

Post by Denob » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:27 pm

helicopilot wrote:Time for a nice mouser kitty cat?
We have one of those...the only buckets we've had a problem with are in the outdoor feed bin near the chicken coop.
We also encourage the garden snakes on the property...seen a few field mouse butts hanging out of a snake mouth!

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Re: Advice for securing preps

Post by Jimbo Jones » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:39 pm

https://providentliving.lds.org/food-st ... lang%3Deng


if you look here you can purchase some items in #10 cans that are rodent proof

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Re: Advice for securing preps

Post by The Island Retreat » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:53 am

Secure all access to your storage area. Steel wool in small holes works. Rodents will not chew through that. Bait stations around your pails. Filled with real rat poison, not canadian tire-strength stuff. Buy it off a pest control guy.

A cat helps;)
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Re: Advice for securing preps

Post by Protector » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:05 am

We use galvanised steel garbage cans. Keeps everything out and gives us peace of mind. We like multiple catch traps with two one way doors. http://www.woodstreambrands.ca/victor-t ... dows-bm308 Some of them get Smart so you have to switch things up

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Re: Advice for securing preps

Post by Clarence » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:58 pm

Protector wrote:We use galvanised steel garbage cans. Keeps everything out and gives us peace of mind. We like multiple catch traps with two one way doors. http://www.woodstreambrands.ca/victor-t ... dows-bm308 Some of them get Smart so you have to switch things up
I Like the galvanized concept. harder to stack or conceal but they are mouse, squirrel, chipmunk safe.
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Re: Advice for securing preps

Post by scrounger » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:55 am

You can buy new paint cans at most diy stores. Pricey but can be useful. Camouflage them with labels from old paint cans if you need to.
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