Mt Dew will kill coons

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  1. bob clark

    bob clark A man's man

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    we have been having a terible time with coons this summer. a guy told me that if you take a pound of fly bait and mix it with Mt Dew that they will die when they eat it


    so I got 2 pounds of fly bait and 4 cans of pop and to ice the cake for them I busted a dozen eggs into a feed pan last night

    this morning there were 4 huge coons not ten feet from the pan.

    I wish i had had this info 30 quail,23chicken and countless rabbits ago
     
  2. Highground

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    That's good to know, but I think I'd trap them first. What if they eat that stuff and crawl under the house before they die?
     

  3. bob clark

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    I was old by the guy that give me the info that in all the years he has been doing it he has never seen one get more than 15 ft from the pan

    I tryed traps to no avail. Ive got the beard but i am no grizzly adams

    you all should know that this could also kill anything else that eats it.
     
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    Yipes. :(
     
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    Lets get thew Facts straight and lets not just say that Mt. Kills coons. That is misleading as heck. Mt. Dew attracts the coons because of the sweetness and it is the Fly Bait and or over stuff you put in the drink that Kills NOT the Mt. Dew itself. Lets be fair in these titles to the posts~! :(
     
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    Does this work with squirrels?
     
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    My Dad is a "Mountain Dew" fanatic......has to drink it ALL THE TIME.....but so far, he hasn't fallen over dead from drinking too much of it......though his teeth rotted out and had to be pulled many years ago......juries still out on whether it was "THE DEW" or just his sweet tooth that was responsible. :shrug: :nono: :nono: :rolleyes:
     
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    what kind of fly bait?
     
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    It was blue and crumbly. it comes in yellow as well.

    sorry it was in bulk and didnt have a lable. I think about any crumble bait would work
     
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    Awsome there has been rabies spreading like crazy in our county so to say the least I dont want coons hanging around especially after one killed my pet duck.thanks
     
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    I will wait to put it out until after I have locked the poultry away for the night. What if the coons are sloppy and spill some on the ground....will I have to cordone off that area or can I just dilute it with a good hosing?
     
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    I sure am glad you posted this. I will make sure to be more mindfull in the future :p
     
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    I bet it would as long as the squirls "Do the Dew"
     
  14. bob clark

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    Im not sure , thats a good question
     
  15. Stephen in SOKY

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    Blue Streak Fly bait. Must have the active ingredient in Blue Streak, but any brand would do, there are however 2 types so get the correct active ingredient. Available @ TSC and feedstores everywhere! Just make it strong enough to do the job quickly. A little dry cat in the mix helps as well.
     
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    how do you keep your cat dry when you add the Mt Dew. wouldnt the cat just run away? :p
     
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    Stephen...did you mean dry cat "food" or am I supposed to dehydrate our Boo?
     
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    Okay, I need to proof prior to posting! I suppose one could suspend the dry cat slightly above the wet poison & hope for the best. No offense intended towards felines or those who love them, just a typo. I have used this concoction for years with Coca Cola (Notice I didn't say coke) and it kills EVERYTHING that eats/drinks it. Never had much luck with diet drinks (Duh, real sugar is always best). Do be careful, this is pretty serious poison, all pets, even your neighbors will be found dead if they're allowed access to it. Thanks for catching that Bob. Stephen
     
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    IT IS ILLEGAL TO USE ANY INSECTICIDE/PESTICIDE PRODUCT AGAINST THE LABEL.

    There is a reason why these products have labels...to make sure the product is used correctly and safely on the target animal.

    :nono:
     
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