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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 19, 4:41 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping the mice out !

Looked through most all the forums here and this is about as close to my problem as any of them. I went to my local big box farm supply store today to buy the mouse repellent pods made by Victor. Could not find anything in the mouse trap /poison isle. So I went home got on line and every site that carries it when you click on to the page will say "out of stock". I strongly suspect that it is a discontinued item for whatever reason. I need to find a replacement as those peppermint pods worked great in my car and after I started using them had no trouble with mice. My question is : what is everybody using ? I live in the Midwest and our winters are bad enough that mice will crawl into anything to get out of the cold. I have toyed with the idea of getting a small container and putting soaked peppermint cottonballs in it trying to copy what the pods did,but don't know if it would work. Any thoughts ?


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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 19, 5:43 PM
 
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Bounce sheets. Been using them in my boat for years. Also - if your baiting mice, put the bait outside, nothing near the vehicle / boat.
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Re: Keeping the mice out !

I throw some of those sticky traps without bait in the car and put some with bait near the wheels. If I catch one I go into predator mode. If you suspect a mouse in the car already, bait one of the sticky traps with peanut butter and he'll be stuck to the trap within a night. They really work. I have them in many places in my garage and storage.

Video on u tube shows mice and rats eating Irish Spring soap, so that wive's tale is bogus.

This video is for the drier sheet guys...sorry.



I personally like the guillotine mouse trap. It rocks! But don't click the video link here if you are squeamish.https://www.bitchute.com/video/oEgVovQDDAbf/)

The canon mousetrap is a real knee slapper too.

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Re: Keeping the mice out !

Dryer sheets in the trunk, car floors and engine compartment.

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With peanut butter smeared on both the top and bottom of the latch, as well as stuffed inside the round part, and place one at each wheel, and also scatter them around the garage.

Check every now and then, add a little more peanut butter periodically to freshen the smell, but they even go after the old stuff especially in the dead of winter.

The little buggers are a PITA if you don't keep on top of them.

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I throw some of those sticky traps without bait in the car and put some with bait near the wheels. If I catch one I go into predator mode. If you suspect a mouse in the car already, bait one of the sticky traps with peanut butter and he'll be stuck to the trap within a night. They really work. I have them in many places in my garage and storage.

Video on u tube shows mice and rats eating Irish Spring soap, so that wive's tale is bogus.

This video is for the drier sheet guys...sorry.



I personally like the guillotine mouse trap. It rocks! But don't click the video link here if you are squeamish.[IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/Chevelles_2016/smilies/tango_face_devil.png[/IMG]https://www.bitchute.com/video/oEgVovQDDAbf/)<img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/laughing.gif" border="0" alt="" title="laughing" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/laughing.gif" border="0" alt="" title="laughing" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/laughing.gif" border="0" alt="" title="laughing" class="inlineimg" />

The canon mousetrap is a real knee slapper too.<img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/laughing.gif" border="0" alt="" title="laughing" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/laughing.gif" border="0" alt="" title="laughing" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/laughing.gif" border="0" alt="" title="laughing" class="inlineimg" />

Yea but that test is with food.
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Re: Keeping the mice out !

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Yea but that test is with food.

The mouse I went to war with thought my cowl induction hood seal was food. He's NOTW any more.

He didn't test Bounce sheets..........so you might be good to go.

The OP's original choice of mint oil seems to repel mice. You can have a minty smelling car and engine bay.

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Dryer sheets work very well.
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Re: Keeping the mice out !

People say "I use dryer sheets or mothballs or whatever and the proof that they work is I haven't had any mice"

Well I haven't either using NOTHING. (knock on wood)

OH, I forgot, I did have mice chew on wires under the hood many years ago but only the black wires ???

I hate them meeces to pieces
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Re: Keeping the mice out !

I dont have any pets so I keep baits in Pie tins in the corners of my shop and under my work benches . A while back I had an infestation of the little Basterds and I was putting out baits daily . I chop up the green bait blocks and stir in some cheap BBQ Sauce , mixing it well . I have not seen any trace of mice since but still keep baits out . I also keep a small pan of Anti Freeze for them .
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Re: Keeping the mice out !

Used irish spring soap a few years back and the mice
seemed to enjoy them. They ate 2 bars.

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Re: Keeping the mice out !

About 10 feral cats, I feed them every once and a while by the car during the winter so they hang out near it. Keeps them out of the house too.
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Re: Keeping the mice out !

I feed a local feral cat almost daily (5 times a week) and haven't seen any mice since but the neighbor behind me has a peach tree that the local wildlife love and now I have a possum problem instead of mice.We always had possums in the area but now with that F'ing tree right behind where my cars are parked I see way too many of them.I've had to remove the ones I catch with a havaheart trap,I've deported at least a half dozen in the last year.
Reading about them online and maybe they're not so bad but if there are way too many then that's a bad thing so I see more deportations in the future.
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opossums are your friend.
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My biggest problem is Groundhogs , they want to burrow under my shop . I trap and shoot them constantly .
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Re: Keeping the mice out !

I've never had good luck with glue traps. They always seem to get away leaving a little tuft of hair, to show they've been there. I love the old fashion snap traps (not the ones with the fake plastic cheese looking trigger). Baited with little chunks of marshmallow. It's the best producing bait I've found. As someone said, outside the car, not in. The mice, can bleed or rot or whatever, leaving a liquid mess which you don't want in your car.
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