Removing rats and mice

A reader from Ohio writes: “My great grandmother used to know of a remedy to get rid of mice from the storehouse. Do you know of anything?”

From Hohman’s Long Lost Friend, we read the following:

Every time you bring grain into your barn, you must, in putting down the three first sheaves, repeat the following words: “Rats and mice, these three sheaves I give to you, in order that you may not destroy any of my wheat.” The name of the kind of grain must also be mentioned.

We have also heard others say this works with squirrels.

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