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John Fin found a complete dead mouse in his oil pan... a powerful argument against trying to kick off a motor that's been sitting a long time with just an oil change
 
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julie, you have a manual on RAT PELLETS???????????
Naaaaah It's in one of my old Motors Manuals. In the section under "Troubleshooting - Verman, Bow Weevel, Frog and Locust Intrusion" (Obviously the Midwest/Hills Edition)


I like the tip on the anti-freeze. We have Fruit Rats here that are size wise between a rat and a mouse. They normally live in the Mexican Fan Palm trees but come down to feed and will chew through stucco to get into a food source. Interesting thing is that the crows will pluck them out of the trees and eat them when they can. But when they breed and come down to feed, they are really smart and will avoid traps and bait!

I'll try the bucket with coolant.

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Bait your traps with peanut butter. Much more effective than cheese.
 
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i find tootsie rolls to be more effective. they can lick pb off trap without tripping lever. they must pull on roll, thus setting trap!
 
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Bait your traps with peanut butter. Much more effective than cheese.
Thats what i use and they just come running!

 
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i stuff dryer sheets in my tail pipes. I also leave my hood popped and put dryer sheets across the engine. In the interior I use bars of Irish Spring. Mice hate the stuff...weird I know. I put the bars inside knee high nylons and hang em all over the interior. Throw a couple of dryer sheets in for good measure and Im good. I use this on all my cars and I have never had problems with mice
 
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.............or that pesky static cling.......
 
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And you smell fresh when making those vroom vroom noises behind the wheel.
 
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But.....I bet it's real hard to get people to ride with you!
 
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Darn vermin here in PA use the Irish Spring as beds and cover up with the Dryer Sheets.
I use .22, .17 (Air), AntiFreeze, Oil (with pb on the rim of the bucket, and a pipe that I run from the Truck exh under the Garage Door (Unattch.).
 
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That's what you get for building a "rat rod".

My uncle lived on a farm, he always set a trap up by the air cleaner when the truck was sitting. They love the heat, And upholstery as well. Haven't encountered that problem..yet.

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we always have used a bucket of antifreeze. You have to be dang sure no pets can get to it 'cause once drank, it's a torturous and impending death. makes a bit of a mess as it really tears up their liver and causes them to pretty much hemorrage out every oriface. but it's quite effective. To preclude the mess, we used about 4-6 inches of a'frz in the bottom of a 5 gal bucket with something nearby to help them in. Once in, they can't get out. and we've always had some left over a'frz. As for what to do w/ the very used a'frz? not sure what the right way is, but you can guess what happens in the country.
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That reminded me of this build-it-yourself repeating mousetrap:

Build your own repeating mouse trap by Allen Easterly Issue #110

I saw the link for this on the H.A.M.B.
 
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My local hardware store sells these little units that plug into an electrical outlet that emit some high frequency that scares the mice away, at least that is their claim. I have one in my attic and haven't seen mice up there. I just put one in my garage to try to keep this type of problem from happening to me.
 
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they work for awhile, but either the mice got used to the sound, or I had a bunch of deaf mice, lol.
 
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Years ago when I working at a Cadillac dealership I had a customer come in complaining of poor power and wanting a tune up. I got the car in my stall and pulled the lid of the air cleaner off. The entire air cleaner, outside of the filter, was jam packed with dog food. I guess some critter, mouse or squirrel, was using it for their stash.
I emptied the air cleaner housing and drove the car, it ran great so I gave it back to the cutomer with the instruction that if it didn't run better to try Ken-L-Ration or Alpo and stay away from the cheap stuff.

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