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. Proactive bug protection?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Head Hunter, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Head Hunter

    Head Hunter Member

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    I had friend that called tonight. He has several mounts in his house out in the country. He is only there a limited amount of time and some of the mounts are several years old. He wanted to know if he should spray them with anything to keep any bugs out of the. Any experience or advise?
     
  2. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    Most hardware stores have products for this job. Best ones contain CEDAR oil like the protection you get from a cedar closet. If he wants to really get into protecting his mounts tell him to wrap them up in a good...airtight plastic bag after he gets them sprayed. Now protecting from mice is another matter. I would use a 5 gallon drywall bucket with six inches of water in the bottom and a couple of handfuls of sun flower seeds floating on the water. Put the bucket along the base of a wall . Mice will check in but they don't check out. Can be a bit smelly but it works the best. Good luck...JL
     

  3. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    A simple thing to do is for him to invest in a few No-Pest strips and hang them near his mounts. Replace them at least twice a year. They will prevent problems if the mounts don't have bugs yet. If they do, a No-Pest strip enclosed with the mount inside an airtight bag will kill any bugs that are in it without leaving any residue. It needs at least a month to be sure to get the adults as well as any eggs that hatch. No need to keep cold or freeze - in fact it works faster if it's warm.
    If he's going to be gone for a long time he could keep the mounts in bags with No-Pest strips and they would be safe, as well as free from dust.