We’ve had a huge crop of acorns this fall, and that translates into lots more mice. Acorns are also favored by a lot of other wild critters, including squirrels, jays, pigeons and ducks. And of course, turkeys and deer love acorns too.
We have a bunch of apple trees all around our house and usually deer eat them as they drop off the trees. One fall, Linda piled up 100 apples in a corner of the yard and the next morning they were all gone.
We’ve had a tremendous apple crop this year, but have seen no deer out there eating them. I am assuming that the big crop of acorns has something to do with that.
I also haven’t seen turkeys on the lawn like I usually do, so I’m assuming they’re finding plenty to eat in the woods, including acorns.
One winter I caught 38 mice in our house and that’s the year that Linda first called Modern Pest for help. Since they took over it’s very rare to catch a mouse in our house. I’m sure our cat isn’t happy about this, but we are.
Modern Pest puts small containers of food all around the outside of our house and in the basement. Mice go into the containers to eat the food which makes them thirsty so they leave the house looking for water and they die outside.