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Old 07-17-2017, 10:38 AM   #11
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For getting rid of a lot of mice, this works pretty good. Since you're storing it outside I'm not sure how practical it would be. I've stored a car over the winter, outside for at least 5 years now with no issues to speak of. I have used bounce sheets and moth *****, I'm not sure how effective they really were though. For the moth ***** I just toss them in the engine bay and they'd end up either on the ground or on the belly pan and they disappear over the winter. I think my success comes from parking the vehicle late in the season when it's already bellow freezing and the mice have found homes.

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You'll never kill all the mice or packrats that are vexing you, but you'll probably kill some owls or hawks by poisoning their food. I have had very good success with this at my wilderness house outside of Tucson.

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DO NOT USE POISON!

I've seen several people use poison on rodents that were making nests in their vehicles only to have the things eat the poison and then crawl into their vehicle and die. One of my co-workers had the gut the interior out of a car to find them all in the HVAC ducting and on top of the headliner.

The smell of rotting mouse is horrible and one unfortunate lady had to spend over $1000 to get her car completely rid of the smell after months of trying to clean it herself or have detail shops deal with it, the worst part is she wanted to sell the car, but with that kind of odor it was un-sellable.
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DO NOT USE POISON!

I've seen several people use poison on rodents that were making nests in their vehicles only to have the things eat the poison and then crawl into their vehicle and die. One of my co-workers had the gut the interior out of a car to find them all in the HVAC ducting and on top of the headliner.

The smell of rotting mouse is horrible and one unfortunate lady had to spend over $1000 to get her car completely rid of the smell after months of trying to clean it herself or have detail shops deal with it, the worst part is she wanted to sell the car, but with that kind of odor it was un-sellable.
Exactly my thoughts as well, we poison them at our shop, and at least twice a year we get stunk out of the parts room due to this very issue. A cat or trap is the best solution.
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The poison kills them when they go back to a water supply for a drink. It happens quickly then. There is no water supply in my vehicles, boat, or camper. You don't have to worry about them nesting if you poison them before they ever build a home.
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Don't get me wrong, I'm all for killing every rat I see (even mice are just small rats in my book!!), but I do know for a fact that the Bounce dryer sheets works to keep them away. I'm not sure why, but they will not come near them. Stuff some mesh bags with Bounce sheets then work the bags into the pockets in your engine bay, just make sure you secure the bags so you can pull them out to replace the sheets every now and then.
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I second the cat. I need another one myself.....


Cats work great until they get fat and lazy.


Poison blocks also work well until the rodents learn what they do. You have to alternate tactics to keep the pests guessing.


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We have a cat, but he's stays inside for the most part, and never around front where my truck is parked.

I did try taking some of his "soiled" liter and spreading it under my truck. Not sure if it did any good.

I think I'm going to order one of the sonic devices and wire it to my battery.
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I have seen people mention on other forums that they tried Bounce drier sheets in their campers and found mice had made beds out of them in the spring.
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Tom Cat poison bait is a strong attractant for mice. Twice I have had them eat a hole in a sealed bag to get at the stuff. It has been working well for me for over 10 years. Prior to using it, every fall I went through the peanut butter and trap routine over and over when I saw signs of mice in my garages and did it until they were gone. Since using the poison, I have not seen a sign of a mouse other than seeing where they nibble on a block every now and then.

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