Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
We used to have a rattlesnake den at one of our remote sites. They had moved into a squirrel hole under the building. We put up a warning sign about the snakes and pretty much left them alone because we didnít want the squirrels back.
Then one year I decided to spruce the place up a little by bringing in a couple of truckloads of ĺĒ rock not even thinking about the snakes and that was the end of them. Soon afterward the squirrels came back and we ended up with a new problem, MICE. The mice got into the building and destroyed everything. We only go there once a month so they had plenty of time to make it their own. I now have poison and traps everywhere, but the stench from the dead mice is overwhelming not to mention the new Hantavirus threat.
It takes me an hour of cleanup each month with bleach and to air the place out before I can do my actual work.
Iím a die hard DIY guy. Donít tell me to hire someone for what I can do myself.