The thing with the string is to cut through the wax so it can be removed like the little baby snack cheeses. Pull the string, separate the wax, then unscrew the lid
With a houseful of cats I better not have mice or rats! Think maybe this canning season I may try one or 5 jars this way and just see what happens down the road.I'm thinking beeswax may work better than paraffin? I suspect the string might tare thru the paraffin.
There are other hazards to canning lids this might help provide some protection from. One winter at our then new to us homestead, we had an infestation of rats. I think mice do it to. Nasty things. As they move they pee. Their pee can eat thru canning lids if not washed off. They have to washed off not just a quick wipe with a wet cloth. Found that out the hard way.
Another hint: put chickens feed away at night. Chickens roost at night and don't feed till morning. Rats eat all night long and you end up with lots and lots of fat rats and wasted feed.
In my experience, dogs are better at rodent control than cats. If the cat is hungry, they do a good job but, like me, a full tummy means nap time. Now a bloody-minded Terrier....well, that's a whole different matter!No rats in the 'hood other than the usual colored ones that we've seen. I do have a min schnauzer that would be on them in a minute.
Thread drift - sorry!
Zed has an even quieter method. Just like the paper bags, it will be revealed a little later“Jesse, you are sending mixed signals. ‘we don’t need to drop the trees’, but ‘we don’t want to make sound’ so if it’s bad enough we don’t want to make noise, I think we need to drop the trees. I have a way around the noise as well.”
Axes are nearly silent unless you are very close.
CCG,Zed has an even quieter method. Just like the paper bags, it will be revealed a little later