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I hate mice.





Anyone know what I can use to keep them out of my van? Do mothballs work for repelling rodents?
 

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I hate mice.
Anyone know what I can use to keep them out of my van? Do mothballs work for repelling rodents?
I had to make some doors in the sheet metal around my lawnmower motors. When I put the mower away I open them to keep the stupid mice from building nests inside the motor. Before I did this the motors would overheat and blow head gaskets if I didn't clean them out. I real pain.
Moth balls might work. I've tried it on squirrels but I think they eat them.
I've had mice run back and forth across the dash while I was plowing with my old jeep.
The best mouse story is the Plymouth that belonged to my son. It would fill the car with burning grass smoke when you ran the heater fan on low. When you run the fan on low it uses a piece of resistance wire to lower the voltage. The problem is they put it in the air stream to keep it cool but that's where the mice build their nests. It would start the grass burning but running the fan on high was no problem. Took a while to figure that one out.
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Nice story.
Yes, mothballs help, especially with bigger rodents, like squirrels and chipmunks, which I would bet are what cached the acorns in your airbox.
I've also heard that mice will use mothballs in their nests, which is discouraging.
I've learned to not cover things, because the cover is just what the mice and chipmunks are looking to get under. Unfortunately, cars provide enough cover and hiding places that are irresistable to 'em, so moth balls are the next best thing. And traps, if you remember to check 'em periodically.


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shove a cat in there.

just thinking about what id do.

thats pretty hilarious.

my dad had a '64 ford pickup. when you opened the door to get in, you had to wait for the mice to run out of the bottom of the bench seat. or theyd be running around inside the truck while you were driving.

jc



Edited by - joe c on Jan 07 2007 11:24:17 PM
 

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My first bike came with no front end and a frame fulla' puppy chow.

I heard somewhere that dryer sheets (like Bounce) will keep the little buggers out. Don't know about that one.

When I worked construction we'd stuff squirrel holes with steel wool (I've seen guys stuff it into exhaust pipes for winter storage too).

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Unfortunately, the best ways to keep mice out of places are very smelly. Using mothballs, spearmint oil or leaves work best. However, the fabric softener trick also works. If your vehicle is parked, try setting up a large quantity trap, such as a bucket trap (if it doesn't get cold out) or a store bought drum trap.

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balled up screen mech will let the air inand help block the path in your intake snout.
I have found those high frequency anti mouse plug ins work .They make no noise a human can hear and keeps mice at bay.and you can get them at home depot or a hardware store for about 13dollars they do work.

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Hey...you have a chimpmunk problem not a mice problem. Chimpmunks are the culprits when you see acrons in the nest. And Chipmunks have a freakin bad attitude at all times. Kill every one you ever see, go out of your way to kill them....they would kill you in a heartbeat if they could...they are very hostile. And...they'll tear your house apart if you let them.

Frank,
My GTO did the same thing...turned on the heater, some mouse nest got blown against the resistor coils and almost set the car on fire.

By the way...that Cub Cadet you sold me...had to pull the sheet metal off the engine and blow out all the fins to keep it running cool. Used it to mow this winter....you'll be happy to know it's Mary's mower....Little Yellow.
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Hey...you have a chimpmunk problem not a mice problem. Chimpmunks are the culprits when you see acrons in the nest. And Chipmunks have a freakin bad attitude at all times. Kill every one you ever see, go out of your way to kill them....they would kill you in a heartbeat if they could...they are very hostile. And...they'll tear your house apart if you let them.
Yeah, in true redneck form, I've been shooting the chimpmunks from my bathroom window. Nice little Ruger 10/22. But that was to stop them from building a nest under my hottub. Maybe they're trying to get revenge.

Ok, It's WAR now.
 
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