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Old 10-12-2015, 04:59 AM   #1
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Getting near time to store the '40 coupe in the barn for the winter here in the Northeast. Looking for experiences in keeping those pesky rodents out of the '40. I have used mothballs, and dryer sheets, and the stink is worse than rodent urine. How about those electronic noise generators. Any other ideas ? Hope all of you that got to Hershey this year enjoyed the beautiful weather and found the parts you needed. Thank you Fordbarners.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:16 AM   #2
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Bait e'm! Start now(no traps,etc!) get the good stuff,not Decon! You will be pleasantly surprised!
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:23 AM   #3
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They don't like mint, I put some under the seat and dash and no mice.

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Old 10-12-2015, 07:26 AM   #4
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Bait e'm! Start now(no traps,etc!) get the good stuff,not Decon! You will be pleasantly surprised!
What's the good stuff? Walt
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:43 AM   #5
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I'm with Walt. What is the good stuff?
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:01 AM   #6
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Best idea I can come up with is I'll pick it up on my way south to Fl. I promise to exercise it regularly, take in all the cruise ins and shows. I'll also get a Cigar City Flatheads decal from Vic and a T-shirt in your size. If it has any overheat issues I'm not far from GM and Skip so no worries there! In April I'll drop it off at yer door with a full gas tank. I'm lovin' this already.... Bill
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:09 AM   #7
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I have not found anything that really works as a deterrent for mice. Best plan is to keep the population down with poison. I have "blue blocks" in pretty much every building on the farm and it is rare to see a mouse since I have used it. The occasional dead one . Obviously if you have pets or kids to consider the poison blocks need to be located with safety in mind.
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:55 AM   #8
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I place cakes of Irish Spring bath soap in the car it seems to help Better Luck
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:36 AM   #9
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i got one of the bubbles that you blow air into all the time. Works for me and have not had a mouse in the car since i started using it. I have been running it for 3 winters with no issues.
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:06 AM   #10
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At our cabin, I've found that keeping the vegetation down to the dirt all around the building about 3' out helps. The mice don't like to expose themselves.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:03 PM   #11
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The good stuff is Jaguar bait chunx,although its pricey @ 132.00 for a 18 lb pail.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:12 PM   #12
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Mothballs. A friend has a problem with rodents eating away at his RV wire harnesses. Got some panty hose and mothballs. Made little bags of them from the panty hose and hung them like Christmas ornaments in his engine compartment.
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:17 PM   #13
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What you need is a good mouser!
I had a Persian that would bring home every shrew, mouse, bird and the occasional snowshoe hare. Now that he's gone their taking over again.
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Old 10-13-2015, 04:18 AM   #14
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Ralph,your a1000% right ,but a good cat is part of the family ! If your not there all the time,baiting is the best option!
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:03 AM   #15
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The newer baits do not use the anti-coagulant, they use a nerve agent. It can effect humans. Wear gloves! and wash after. I just put out Tomcat I outdoors, the II stuff is for indoors only, it is a brick that gets installed into plastic containers only small rodents can enter the container. I do not have any experience with either of these products, hope they work.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:49 AM   #16
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I heard of using steel wool in the exhaust pipe to keep them from filling the muffler with nuts and seeds. I use moth balls on the inside.
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I am sure the old fashion kitty cats work the best, but for not having one, I have used large glue traps,with great success........They measure 5 1/2" wide X 10" long, just under 1/2" thick.....(two per box). I had a mouse, that had placed only one foot onto the glue, and didn't escape.....The brand was "Real Kill", manufactured by United Industries Corp. in St. Louis Mo. This is the only determent that I use now.......
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:21 AM   #18
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Glue traps work great.... Although you are then left with a live mouse you have to "Dispose of".
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:02 AM   #19
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seeing that i grow mint in the garden , each fall when i put the 36 away i put a liberal amount of sprigs all inside the cab of the pickup-- never a rodent problem , although last year the buggers made a nest in my machinist tool box, seems they liked the felt liner.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:14 AM   #20
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Put small containers of Decon around the shop on the floor. I have done this
for over 30 years. With corn fields right behind the garage and 8 cars all I ever
find is dead mice on the floor, never saw any signs in the cars. G.M.
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