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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Protecting Yourself & Your Food Storage

I spent a glorious summer many years ago working in the Waterton National Park. A local family graciously offered me an opportunity to live in a cute little homestead house on their ranch at the base of the mountains. It was a dream come true…. until the second night. I was sitting on the couch enjoying a quiet evening and a good book when I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye. I quickly set down my book and quietly observed to see if it would happen again. I was a little shocked when a mouse scurried along the wall, rounded the corner and headed into the next room. As my first official mouse encounter living on my own – I didn’t quite know what to do.

I came to the conclusion that I was brave enough to be in a house with a mouse and if he would keep his distance, we could co-exist in peace. Wow – was I ever naive! Our co-existing peace lasted all of 1 day before ‘Mickey’ started to cross comfort lines and invited friends to the party. It then became clear that the mouse and his friends had to leave. I set up traps, laid out poison, googled and found lots of ideas on ice cream bucket traps (among others) and enlisted every way I could come up with to wage war on my unwelcome roomates.

Looking back on that summer I sincerely wish that a product like HighTail had existed! We caught and killed 21 mice inside our little home within 2 months. I started having intense, consistant nightmares about them at about the 3 week mark when I discovered that they were in my bed and clothes. It is one thing for a mouse to be scurrying along the wall in a room, it’s another for them to be in your food, clothes and bed! Out of complete desperation I went and got 2 kittens to come live and sleep with me just so I could have the peace of mind in knowing that the mice wouldn’t come into my bed in the middle of the night. What I would have given for something as simple as HighTail!

The traps were a nightmare. It was always bitter-sweet to catch one. Wonderful that there was one less rodent creeping around the house – bitter in that someone had to see it, touch it, and dispose of it. There was even one night at 3 am that a trap snapped in my bedroom and was followed by a horrible squelling and rattling noise as the mouse pulled the trap around my room with it (not to mention my light switch was on the opposite side of the room from my bed).

When we stumbled upon a product that was a natural, eco friendly, repelled mice/rats and was not a poison - I was very interested due to my previous encounters. When you invest money into food storage and gear, the last thing you would want is for rodents to invade and destroy it. The odour given off by Hightail is intolerable to rodents, creating an invisible barrier that repels them from the area. No disgusting traps, poison that poses danger to pets and children or decomposing rodent bodies in your wall. Simply set out a jar of Hightail, open the lid and your local mice will relocate to a new home. Love it!!!

My summer on the ranch would have been completely different if I could have had a jar or two of HighTail. I have personal experience of how stressful a little mouse in the wrong location can be and am excited to offer you the BEST option out there for protecting your family and belongings.

Visit our website to learn more and watch a video of HighTail in action!

This post by Kristen from Briden Solutions - Proudly helping Canadians obtain high quality Survival supplies. 

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