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Offline wheelbuilder_25

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Mice !
« on: June 05, 2015, 06:13:31 PM »
Is there a best way to get mice that are trying to creep in on my Legacy's block ?  I've cleaned off crap, food, etc 2 days in a row.  I want them gone before I'm missing wiring.  I was going to slap some d-con up there when the engine is cool, and hope I remember it before work again.

My Dad suggested mothballs, but is that OK for the aluminum ?
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Re: Mice !
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2015, 08:06:03 PM »
Those scented dryer sheets are supposed to work. Also, make sure there's no pet food, grass seed, etc. anywhere  near your car (if you're in a garage).

My cat likes to hang out by my truck. Chipmunks like to get under the hood, inside the fenders, etc. They ate through my truck's brake hoses; guess they were setting me up for a fatal accident.  :-)

Mouse traps on the block will do it, too.
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Re: Mice !
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2015, 10:45:55 PM »
Thanks, I'm raiding the dryer next.  I think I can fit some traps on the underguard so they don't end up in the belts or exhaust.

I hate mice.
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Re: Mice !
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2015, 11:22:27 AM »
Put some poinson traps around, they eat it and die
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Re: Mice !
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2015, 07:39:00 AM »
Also you ca get peppermint oil from the grocery store, and spray it around the garage corners of the walls. Mice hate scents that aren't mouse piss... And if they can't walk along the walls, they will probably leave. Plus between peppermint oil and dryer sheets, your garage will smell pretty fresh :-)
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Re: Mice !
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 08:20:30 AM »
+1 for Wintergreen or Peppermint oil.  Plus, oil of wintergreen is supposedly a bad-ass penetrating fluid. 
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Re: Mice !
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 10:32:43 AM »
+1 for Wintergreen or Peppermint oil.  Plus, oil of wintergreen is supposedly a bad-ass penetrating fluid.

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Re: Mice !
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 12:20:45 PM »
Is there a best way to get mice that are trying to creep in on my Legacy's block ?  I've cleaned off crap, food, etc 2 days in a row.  I want them gone before I'm missing wiring.  I was going to slap some d-con up there when the engine is cool, and hope I remember it before work again.

My Dad suggested mothballs, but is that OK for the aluminum ?

I would suggest making a bucket trap (if you are in a garage).  Couple of ways to do it, but I use a soda bottle and drill a hole in the middle of the cap, and one in the bottom. Run a wire through it, and suspend this in the middle of a 5 gallon bucket.  Coat the bottle in peanut butter.  Put a few inches of water in the bucket.  Leave a stick or a ramp for things to climb up to the rim of the bucket.  They will jump onto the bottle, it spins, they fall in the water and thats that.

No resetting needed, and it wont kill bigger animals.  If you need to leave it in the garage, put in a little bit of used antifreeze and the mice can hop in there all winter long. 
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