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Old 07-07-2013, 09:58 AM
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how can i get rid of the mice in my car?

ok enough is enough i have had this car for nearly 30 years and 2 weeks ago for a quick ride a mouse ran across my dashboard and stopped looked at me and asked were we were going? i have tried dryer sheets bags of cedar decon, im looking for permanent solutions help
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:18 AM
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LOL. Last week I parked my truck overnite.Got up to leave for work next AM.Put truck in reverse & it slammed like a sledgehammer.Took off down the road & shifts were snapping my neck.I drove long enuff to get it warmed up to get an accurate trans fluid ck.Fluid was fine.Saw some trash on the intake,shredded cloth,fuzz.Upon closer inspection,I saw the wiring on my TPS had been chewed into.LOL.I now have Dcon velcroed to my intake !!! LOL.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:40 AM
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I use lots of dryer sheets and spray fabric softener all around in my trailer. I don't see any mouse signs. There are plenty of holes in my trailer for them to get in. My trailer does smell nice however.

I'm only going on what someone else told me to use. I have no basis of fact on this but it seems to work for me.

Down south I used a couple of those electric plug in things that just seem to take up electrical outlet space. These are supposed to chase off ground bugs and mice. All I can say is that in a land noted for number and size of bugs I had less than my neighbors. I tried to measure the current drain on them at one time but got a big '0' on my VOM. Worthless??? Maybe there was a visual effect....creepy things saw them and vacated. haha

Here is a fun way to get rid of bugs.
BUG-A-SALT: The Original Salt Gun

Maybe someone could make a holster for one out of left over leather.
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I just joined this forum - actually this is my first post....
We live in the country and have horses and have learned a trick that irish spring bar soap is something mice don't like. We slice up bars and put in with our tack, in our horse trailers, and in our project vehicles which now take up the space in our indoor riding barn. Mint tea bags also work, but no where as good as the irish spring soap. Plus, it smells really good...For a vehicle that mice have already moved into, we have taken the approach of setting traps in the floor to catch/kill the intruders as if you put some bait killer like decon, you will just end up with a dead mouse somewhere you don't want and cannot reach like in the air duct system and will be smelling it for a long time. So use some snap traps like the victor ones, and when you stop catching them, be generous with open baggies of irsh spring soap. When you want to use the vehicle you can zip the baggies closed and reinstall them when you return from you ride. This method has worked for us and hope it works for you too.

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everybody has given you the way to get rid of them. and all great info. but you should look your car over for any openings that they are getting in, And seal them up also . good luck!
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Irish Spring... I have one bar left in the bathroom....it's going down to the trailer tomorrow. LOL the floor really needs a scrub so I'll Irish Spring it and chip the rest into the corners.

The car seem immune to most bugs. It's fiberglass so I guess they don't like it.
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Throw a cat in there they will leave FAST...
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ok enough is enough i have had this car for nearly 30 years and 2 weeks ago for a quick ride a mouse ran across my dashboard and stopped looked at me and asked were we were going? i have tried dryer sheets bags of cedar decon, im looking for permanent solutions help
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my problem is f%$king squirrels, aka fuzzy agro-terrorists
i have to park 200 ft from my house to avoid them from using my vehicles for food storage
something about having 20 black walnut trees in my yard



this is my yard in the fall, hard hat area when the nuts are falling

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Wow...how timely. I got in my 48 pickup to head to the Goodguys Heartland nationals last Thursday. As soon as I got in my truck I could smell it....dead mouse. Looked all over for it and couldn't find it. A guy at the show told me to use mothballs in AND around the truck. Haven't tried it yet buy going to.
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I live in the country. cars are kept in a pole barn. Mice all over the place. I store my cars in Carjackets. You drive onto them, them zip it closed over the car. Like a big sleeping bag. Since I started using them, I haven't had a problem with mice in the cars.
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I had problems with Deer and Rabbits in my gardem eating almost every thing in it so I started shooting them ,I called state game & fish commission to come pick them up ,,They clean them and give to local nursing homes after about six or seven deer they said I would have to stop shooting them ,They said to use Irish Spring or Ivory Baby soap they contain animal fat an it deters most all animals, t drilled a hole in the bar and used a nylon tie and tied them about 100 ft apart ,no more problems I will try them in my basement ,I had a mouse chew one of my injector wires into on my Z28 , an original Pace Car with 04000 miles .
Ogre your yard looks like mine I also have 20 something Walnut trees in my yard.
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I live in the country. cars are kept in a pole barn. Mice all over the place. I store my cars in Carjackets. You drive onto them, them zip it closed over the car. Like a big sleeping bag. Since I started using them, I haven't had a problem with mice in the cars.
Ive never seen these, where do you,or I should say I find these car jackets and how speendy are they?
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Ive never seen these, where do you,or I should say I find these car jackets and how speendy are they?
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Here is the link for Carbag - Protective jackets for your car or motorcycle The price starts at about $200. Depends on how big you need. Really nice folks. A family operation.
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