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Mice issues

Is it just me or do other people have mice nesting in their trucks? I pulled nests out of the cab corners in the 48 and 50. Also a big nest out of the tool tray in the 50. I previously had a nest in the heater in the 53. I am starting to wonder if the poison and glue traps are doing any good at all.
 
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:57 PM
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I'm convinced dcon is just a mouse superfood they store for lean times. glue traps just catch crickets and dust. No problems in our new shed, but it's built pretty tight. Our old shed used to be a mouse refuge till we got two barn cats... ugh and lee. Now it's only a refuge for smart mice. Battle on!! Larry
 
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Mice ....... I wish it was just mice!

Mother & kids moved in after mice & rats moved out. Part of the mice & rats deal was I had to store the car off site and where it was they had 2 dogs and would feed then close by the car.
Any thing pushed out of the bowls the mice & rats would get and take "home" to eat.

Now I have not tried this but I hear if you put dryer sheets inside the car / truck will keep them out. It will also smell pretty inside when you go to use it.
What I have used when that car above was moved into the garage built as part of the house, I would let my 2 cats into the garage to "hunt".
They never came out with anything but when I moved I did find signs of chewed paper towel roll but that was it, nothing in the car.
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I have put dryer sheets in my trucks in the winter for two years now and have had no signs of mice in either. But I have had no mice in my truck before that.
 
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I keep one of these plugged in my garage and one in my shop and never get any mice. I also keep a trap set up just to make sure they are working and never anything in a trap..
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I have 2 cats in the shop. Never a problem
 
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I hate cats though...lol
 
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I'm not sure if the dryer sheets really work. Years ago mice kept building a nest in the heater ducting of the Gleaner combine so we tried the dryer sheets and the mice just added it to their nest. It was the Bounce brand and not a no name one.
 
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I hate cats though...lol
honestly I do too but they earn their keep.
 
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I'm not sure if the dryer sheets really work. Years ago mice kept building a nest in the heater ducting of the Gleaner combine so we tried the dryer sheets and the mice just added it to their nest. It was the Bounce brand and not a no name one.
I had a friend tell me the same thing about the dryer sheets, no experience myself..
 
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My 38 Studebaker was in a barn for 42 years in northwest PA up on blocks with a car cover. When the cover was taken off the car still had hundreds of moth ***** in under and around it.not a single mouse or cat. The owner said every few months they would throw another handful in the windows and under it. It did take three or four bottles of Fabreeze to get rid of the moth ball smell but the original seat covers were still good. They were so dry they would literally fall apart as you moved but NO mice. Might be worth a try.
 
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I was told steel wool would keep them from coming in through small openings. So I go to get my steel wool and there was a nest in that package. I have very dedicated mice
 
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I use the Raticator- Works flawlessly every time, Bait with a few pumpkin seeds, and, ZAP, they are gone!!

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I had a friend tell me the same thing about the dryer sheets, no experience myself..
i had mice eat up the wiring in the control panel of my Skidsteer; after it was replaced, I stuffed dryer sheets in the openings and haven’t had any issues since then (maybe eight years now).

There is a product called “rodent tape” that you can use to wrap wires that repels them. Never tried it myself though.


 
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I had signs of mice issues before i brought it home but none afterwards perhaps because this was always near it.

found him coiled by the back tire after i was under the truck about 30 mins.
 

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