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Old 08-07-2018, 04:20 PM   #1
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Has anyone got a sure fire way of keeping rodents outside the car when it is not used for weeks
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:30 PM   #2
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Get a cat to live in your storage.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:33 PM   #3
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Ask Elon Musk to temporarily park it in a near earth orbit. Jack E/NJ
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:42 PM   #4
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has your storage got power if so get one of those plug in rodent deterents from the hardware store
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:59 PM   #5
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They are not fond of the scent of moth balls.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:29 PM   #6
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2X on moth balls
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:06 PM   #7
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Put lots of mothballs and Irish spring soap in it.

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Old 08-07-2018, 06:44 PM   #8
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I'm not fond of mothball & irish spring stink either. But admittedly more tolerable than rodent pee & turd stink. Jack E/NJ
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:14 PM   #9
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Puits lots of mothballs and Irish spring soap in it.
put a pan of anti-freeze in the garage.....where pets can't get to it,
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:41 PM   #10
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I keep the blue blocks of rat/mouse poison in every shed on the farm. Of course they have to be inaccessible to pets. They keep the rats down to zero and mice thinned out considerably.
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Some use clothes drier sheets
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:06 PM   #12
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I use Decon.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:28 PM   #13
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Get a Jack Russell Terrier and it will solve the problem . Way better than a cat. Mine has caught two rats, 2 squirrels and a possum. in the last two months.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:39 PM   #14
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I'm not fond of mothball & irish spring stink either. But admittedly more tolerable than rodent pee & turd stink. Jack E/NJ

I put a bar of Irish Spring in my truck and the meeces had a picnic on it. Over half the bar was eaten in a couple of weeks. I'll bet that washed out their digestive systems if nothing else.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:40 PM   #15
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SIlYiiCGLI


If you have mice you have to keep at it.


You can make this same setup with a pop can on a 1/4" rod or coat hanger, and some peanut butter.


***Granted it's going to stink to high heaven if you don't dump it out in a coupe weeks.

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Old 08-07-2018, 11:02 PM   #16
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Look up “Fresh Cab”.....It was And is designed tractor cabs...Really smells good in my car and haven’t seen a mouse in my motor home since I put it in .....
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:12 PM   #17
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If you have mice you have to keep at it.


You can make this same setup with a pop can on a 1/4" rod or coat hanger, and some peanut butter.


***Granted it's going to stink to high heaven if you don't dump it out in a coupe weeks.
I like that idea. Very simple and effective.
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I like that idea. Very simple and effective.

In the video he mentions you don't have to use water if you want to release the mice later.


I'm not sure why you would want to release or relocate them . Plus a mouse could easly jump out of a bucket without water.


Little antifreeze for the fall months.
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The mice in Minnesota like to eat Irish Spring as well. I'm wasn't kidding about a cat. "TJ"s suggestion of a Jack Russel Terrier is kind of impractical. The are much more expensive than a cat and much higher maintenance. An old barn cat will just hang around and take care of business. Plus, the mice know when there's a cat around and make themselves scarce.
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Home depot has a mint type sachet that is supposed to work like mothballs. At least it smells better.
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