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How do you keep the mice away?


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One thing I do that seems to work is put the hood up all the time.  It must be way less appealing than when the hood is down.  I read that on a Corvette forum, and it makes sense.  


I also put out traps to try to catch them before they get in.  Of course the old advice of "keep them out of the garage to begin with" is the best.  But not always 100% possible for everyone.  



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'72 tii Euro  //  '21 330i x //  '14 BMW X5  //  '12 VW Jetta GLI

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All the soap, dryer sheets and moth balls are old wive's tales.


Call an exterminator and or follow Esty's advice, best to use copper mesh and spray foam. Plug any entrance points to the building. Keep your garage door closed, if you leave it open you are letting the vermin in. Make sure the garage door weatherstrip around the perimeter is in good condition and you have a tight seal at the bottom.


Prefer sticky traps over snap traps as there are no moving parts.

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cyanide bomb.


We have 2 cars that are mouse-pee scented right now. 


I like the latest 'jaws of death' traps- easier to  set and dump, and seem to trigger better, too.



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10 hours ago, oldfahrt said:

Last winter, the little devils made a nest in the glove box out of dryer sheets and my hitherto pristine owners manual. Do you have any suggestions?

I had exactly the same problem, so I always close the air sliders when parking up.


There is only one way to solve mice problems and that is to park in an area that is mouse free. Failing that illuminate the engine bay. Mice and rats dont like light. 

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defending the car is last line of defense.  gotta extend the defense perimeter to outside the garage.  need a 10ft clear field of fire around the garage.  agent orange all the foliage within 10ft of any entrance or access to the garage.  down to the dirt.  rodents love to hide under ground cover.  find all their holes in the summer.  gas them with rodent killing gas sticks. they look like mini sticks of dynamite.  gotta be on the offensive all summer.  if not, they will just be massing for the winter attack on your car when it gets cold.


not kidding.



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