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Old 10-09-2013, 09:59 PM
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car storage, I hate mieces to pieces

Best stuff to put around vehicle to keep them from thinking "this be a good new home"..
I know mothballs, think somewhere I read dryer sheets.. anything else..??
Normally don't have any issues,, but because this one will be in one of those tent garages all winter, I'd rather do everything I can to make the biggest not welcome sign/statement I can

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oil of peppermint, supposedly.
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There was a tread on here a little while back that surfaced a few solutions. Do a search! ...one was some sort of 'soap' IIRC.



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Never mothballs....unless you want your car to smell like gammas closet
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A cat

I also had a problem years ago with mice and the solution to my problem was as simple as getting a cat!!!!

Every morning I would enter the shop to find the cat sitting there waiting for me to show me what he caught.

It only took about one week and that was the end of the problems with mice.

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Never mothballs....unless you want your car to smell like gammas closet
Not just the smell of Grandma's closet...It takes to long, I once spent over 3 years collecting male moths to get enough balls to do any good...LOL

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Never mothballs....unless you want your car to smell like gammas closet
mothballs would be outside it, not in it.. I know better than that
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I also had a problem years ago with mice and the solution to my problem was as simple as getting a cat!!!!

Every morning I would enter the shop to find the cat sitting there waiting for me to show me what he caught.

It only took about one week and that was the end of the problems with mice.

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enough cats on street,

we have one, wife won't let her outside...

and if I got a yard/outside cat. wife would have it inside and get the same treatment, no outside.. lol

this mice thing is most likely a none issue.. but I just want to go that extra mile.. as it'll only be one winter that this vehicle won't be in the stick garage and in the more open tent type.. as next spring (unless I get dam lucky and we have warm weather until mid nov.
the tent will have a concrete floor and steel replacing the canvas/vinyl .
I was going to add on to the garage and make it 2.5 car in size.. but just found out this year that the lots are reversed to what I was told when I bought the house..
One lot full of tree's was said to be the extra buildable lot, deeded separately.. well, that land is part of the house lot, and the garage is half on both, so if I ever want to sell that lot the garage needs to go.. and that made my will to spend any big money on it. nill.
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There was a tread on here a little while back that surfaced a few solutions. Do a search! ...one was some sort of 'soap' IIRC.



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here is the link to that thread.

how can i get rid of the mice in my car?
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I am definitely getting one of those bags. Excellent idea and great price. I live in the Willamette Valley farm country of Oregon, and store my car in a steel building with concrete floor. It rests there from the first rain til the last rain each year. Haven't got the building's front sealed up yet. The doors are just laying against the back wall now. It keeps the car out of the rain but not fully protected. I do have cats that live in and outside but I still had a mouse get into my car before. I sealed up the opening that I think they got in through but I'm still concerned that they might get back in. Think I might get some Irish Spring too.
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Not just the smell of Grandma's closet...It takes to long, I once spent over 3 years collecting male moths to get enough balls to do any good...LOL

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Now THATS funny, Ray. !!


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When I bought my Falcon back in March this year, it had been stored in a metal pole barn for about 20 years! I was nearly knocked out by the smell when I opened the door to look inside, and spotted a mouse nest on the back floor that took up one whole side between front and rear seats!
I spent several days with a respirator on trying to vacuum up all the nesting material from floors, seats, trunk, headliner, door panels. They'd moved into every nook and cranny in the car, and when I finally finished I'd dumped my 5 gal. shop vac six times! I had to put a wire wheel on my angle grinder and strip all the metal on floors and inner roof, and then coat everything in black Rustoleum to seal the smell.
I ended up replacing all the seats, door panels, and headliner, plus sound mat on the floors. Still need to do carpet sometime, but the smell is finally gone.
The Falcon will also go back in an enclosed canopy over the winter, and I need to ensure that not even one mouse finds it's way in again! I don't ever want to have to clean up after mice again!
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Mice

The AMISH use pure oil of peppermint around there stores and don't have the mouse or rat problem. I use it on a soft sponge or cotton ball in my 55 chevy, and put one on the breather also--NO mouse problems.
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I've heard it mentioned too about putting steel wool in the exhaust. More than once I would start up in the middle of winter and blow birdseed out the pipes. Kinda humorous...... Mice like to "store" DECON in all kinds of fun places......
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Not just the smell of Grandma's closet...It takes to long, I once spent over 3 years collecting male moths to get enough balls to do any good...LOL

Ray
it is funny how everybody knows the smell of moth balls!! i want to know one thing how did you get those little legs apart? LOL!!
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