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If you can't fix it with a hammer and a roll of duck tape, it's not worth fixing at all, my old mate said minutes before that nasty business with the hammer and a roll of duck tape. Tell us of McGyver-like repairs and whether they were a brilliant success or a health and safety nightmare.

(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 11:58)
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Rats
I get rats (an old house). Found they were coming in through a gap in the kitchen floor. So I shoved a tea towel in the gap. Job done!
No.
Tea towel is not a good rat keeper-outer, however stuffed in it is. So for some reason I emptied a can of febreeze in to the gap and covered it with stones. No vermin since. I think it was the spray what did it.
(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 22:18, closed)
Best rat keeper outer
Block any hole.you find with steel wool. They won't chew through it as it would cut their noses to bits.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 0:16, closed)
also get flour and cement powder
mix 1/3 cement, rest flour.
Leave it out next to a bowl of water. Rats eat the flour mixture and drink water, cement sets in the stomaches and they die.

Don't moan this is cruel - there's no pesticides for other animals to eat and there are millions of rats so fair play.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 7:35, closed)
^^ This
Should go in 'top tips'
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 8:31, closed)
Variation on that theme
Plaster of Paris instead of cement, it is an old trick. Maybe mixed with peanut butter? Rodents love that stuff, it is still the best bait for mouse traps.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 14:24, closed)
Naaah
You have to use a wedge of holey cheese (which, incidentally, is nothing to do with the Pope's foreskin), strategically placed underneath a handy ACME anvil you've strung up. You can also try and shoot at the vermin with your Blunderbuss. Foolproof.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 20:27, closed)
Thanks for all the tips.
I may well have to try them all in time. No doubt i'll have the opportunity in the summer. The little (big) bastards always seem to find a way in.

The best thing is a cat. But unfortunately i'm allergic to 'em. Very annoying as I love cats and i'd love to own one. When i'm rich i'll get one of those Siberian hypoallergenic ones.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 20:32, closed)

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