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Old 12-05-2012, 03:49 PM   #15
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I don't have cats and no neighbors do either. And my poison setups are in buildings where cats can't get at it, although the poisoned mice could get outside and be eaten by something. Since we are snowbirding it for three months I can't be managing traps. So between the choices of preventing damage, or saving some critter, I have to do whatever to prevent mouse damage to my stuff. Has anyone had any luck with the electronic repellers?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:55 PM   #16
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Try moth balls - put them in a open top container. Before you drive away, cover the top and store - preferably in the bed of your pick up or someplace you can't smell them.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #17
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I had a mama mouse get in our pop up. She must of had a couple generations of babies before she moved out because because she had one fine nest. She kind of laid off the upholstery after she found the paper towels and toilet paper. The lady that recovered was so good she was able to recover what wasn't damaged to repair what wasn't damaged so bad. And they just don't poop either.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #18
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Every winter when we go south we leave a car home. I put a bag of mothballs on top of the engine and a big pan of then on the floor under the engine. Have had no mouse problems since I started doing that. Had many problems before I started doing that.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #19
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I bet the moths leave you alone also
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:27 PM   #20
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Around here, its rats that are a problem. They are similar to mice, but bigger and smarter. I had one steal a half a subway sandwich from the front seat of my work truck. The entire thing was gone. The only remains were a few crumbs. They also chewed up a vacuum hose behind the dash. Why they were attracted by the vacuum hose I don't know, as they didn't touch anything else.

It surprises me that automotive manufacturers have not considered screening vent holes to prevent access. Raz, I see you are in Vermont. I do wonder if ice formation on those screens is a possibility.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:32 PM   #21
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I have not tried the electronic repellers myself...yet. A freind has just told us he has been using them for about a year now and they work real good for them.They live in the country by the river and have lots of all types of pest.He says he started with one in his garage(big 3 car size) and has since added another in there and all his outside plugs and in each room of the house.Our friend is real good on research before he suggest something to someone soooo if he says they work then I am no longer scared to spend the money for them. I have them added to our budget for next month. Will let you know how they work for us.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:13 AM   #22
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I do wonder if ice formation on those screens is a possibility.
I hadn't thought of that. Hopefully there will be enough heat from the engine to keep them clear.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:59 AM   #23
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Hi: P. Raz... Before I bought my arsenal from TSC Stores I left my rubber boots in the garage. Went out one day to empty the compost bucket and found the nest. Couldn't get my boots on!!!
We now have strategically placed packets of bait along with some sticky traps that they really like. They smell like peanut butter and once the mouse gets stuck they roll up. Still use the old fashioned traps too. Baited with a small piece of bacon rind... they're irresistible.
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A few years back the townhouse/rowhome I was renting we had no problems till the neighbor moved out in the late fall. They had mice and the mice just moved next door to our place. Tried snap traps and glue traps...just wasn't good enough.

A buddy of mine told us what he does in his cabin in maine when he leaves to come back to jersey. He has a kitchen garbage can with the "tippy" lid...if you drop something on it the lid turns inward and the garbage falls in. Well he put 2 gallons of anti freeze in it, a 1x4 piece of lumber as a ramp up to the garbage can and smears a thin trail of peanutbutter up the ramp and a big glob on the lid of the garbage can. The mice walk up the ramp step onto the lid for the peanut butter and get dumped into the garbage can, drown and the anti freeze keeps them from rotting.

Simple and effective

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Sooner or later they will learn to swim.....
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They get tired of swimming around and around and around.
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They get tired of swimming around and around and around.
I suppose you could put beer in the bottom. It would be a happier conclusion.
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