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Old 07-16-2017, 09:24 PM   #1
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Well since my F150 is no longer my daily driver it stays parked under a cover and under my carport for weeks at a time. Couple months ago I spotted a mouse near my truck. I didn't think much about it because we have woods behind our house. Well the next time I brought the truck out I was wiping down under the hood and saw a pile of leaves and **** on the intake manifold.

That tells me that this MFer is living under my truck some where. I cleaned it all up and set about 8 traps around the truck and house. Only caught 2 tiny ones and thought that was it. Recently I been seeing little turds under the carport and along the house in my backyard and never knew what they were from, well I just seen that MFer again so it's on now. Other than trapping to kill him, is that anything I can do to prevent them from coming back?

Mothballs, etc?

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Peanut butter with poison on crackers
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I find the poison packs work better than traps of any kind.
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X2 on poison bait blocks in pet/kid safe enclosures. I have 7 vehicles, boat, and camper. I have never had a sign of a mouse in one.
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I second the cat. I need another one myself.....
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X2 on poison bait blocks in pet/kid safe enclosures. I have 7 vehicles, boat, and camper. I have never had a sign of a mouse in one.

this.. My dad uses chunks of old PVC piping about 1' long with poison in the middle. works very well. They also use dryer sheets (bounce to be exact) in their camper when its stored all winter long. Haven't had a mouse in almost 20 years in their camper
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I have a similar problem with my truck when parked in my driveway. I've seen the "ultrasonic" devices that hook to the battery. Only draw very little current and won't kill battery.

Around $20 or so, but haven't ordered one yet. If they work seems to be best/cleanest option.

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Mothballs in a net bag under the hood, or you will find gnawed wires. Ask me how I know.
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Mothballs sound very workable.

Do they realy work, are they corrosive in any way, what happens if they get wet, is the dripping water corrosive ?

Probably just using an old sock, and tieing a couple under the hood.
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