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Old February 17th, 2020, 12:41 AM   #21
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I have read that Irish Spring soap is a repellant. I cut it up in smaller pieces and noticed a slight difference in not as much traffic. But something is carrying the pieces off when I put them next to the outside basement door.
Mothballs is supposed to work to. Decon works best along with peanut butter and traps. I have the bucket with the spinning can and usually get one or two in it then nothing.
Every year just before winter they find a way into the basement. I have went all around the exterior and looked for any entrance point. Filled the area where AC lines, dryer vent with steal wool and caulk but they still have an access point. I'm thinking under the porch along the top plate and block wall might be where they are getting in. This spring I will crawl under there and inspect. May as well look in the crawl space as well. I hate going in those small places. Full of cob webs and dust.
Hope you fix your rodent problem. They can be so destructive.
Irish Spring is a old wives tale. They will gnaw on that too.
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Old February 23rd, 2020, 08:41 AM   #22
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I too am fighting mice, my barn has at any given time 16+ traps set. they can go days without tripping any, then boom I get 5 in a night. If you have animals or keep dog food in the garage use a steel can to store it in. I had a customer years back who learned the hard way. kept coming in with the car air box and snorkel packed full of dog food.
as for the nesting in the engine... they won't stop. use spray cosmoline or anti seize under the intake to detour the chewing.



as for mice in cars. make a nice board up with 4 traps facing each other. bait and set then put in your car on the floor by the dash. the best bait is melted jolly rancher. it's Mouse crack
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Old February 24th, 2020, 07:41 AM   #23
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if you don't have pets Golden Malrin and coke work the best... but you'll get dogs, cats, rats, mice, coons, possum, etc...
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I have a mouse update: I had one this morning by the back door inside the barn. there are traps set every foot in front of a 12' door. this one mouse got caught in one trap and dragged himself into 2 more traps before he stopped
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I use the large rat glue traps. Those things catch anything. I had one completely covered in wolf spiders, took care of my spider problem on the outside of my house.
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I have a mouse update: I had one this morning by the back door inside the barn. there are traps set every foot in front of a 12' door. this one mouse got caught in one trap and dragged himself into 2 more traps before he stopped
Staple gun fixes that.
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I once had a mousetrap with only a face in it. Some poor little bastard got sprung, didn't die, and managed to drag himself out sans face. I imagine it died shortly after, but just imagine laying under your vehicle and seeing skeletor the super rodent running around your garage. No thanks.
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