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#33 of 52 Re: Mice [ewe2]
Jan 09, 2007 (6:36 pm)
I had an old beater as a second car many years ago. I let it sit for about a month without driving in the late fall one year. Well, one night I decide to start it up and drive around the block. As I am halfway down the street I see a small furry shadow darting across my foot, which was on the gas pedal. I briefly shoot up to about 80 mph, then hit the brakes. Ahh... my little friends from across the great meadow have returned.
Well, I drove back home and went into the mansion. I pulled out, what has been a very successful solution in the past, a mouse glue trap sprinkled with bird seed. To make it a little more irresistible, I put a little bit of peanut butter on each seed. Then go outside and stick it by the floor vent. I go back out to check in about 4 hours. Well sir, not only do I have mama mouse, but 3 of her young'uns stuck in the trap as well. I scoop up the trap with a hamburger spatula and dispose of the critters in the gar-bagch can. Word must have gotten out, because I never had a problem with the varmints again.
Now, for those of you who feel glue traps inhumane. Then I would suggest thunking each trapped mouse in the head with a tablespoon.
Jan 12, 2007 (2:11 pm)
A Civic Hybrid was towed in with extensive rat damage. They really did a number on the wiring to the tune of hours and hours of nasty labor!
#35 of 52 Re: Last week... [isellhondas]
Jan 12, 2007 (2:35 pm)
They(rats) really did a number on the wiring...
They must use that stuff like dental floss... feels good on their rat gums perhaps.
Funny how one of the first things they go for is the wiring.
#36 of 52 Re: Mice [jipster]
Jan 14, 2007 (5:18 pm)
I have found success by putting one of those laundry drier sheets in the car and in the engine compartment.They lose their potency so you have to put new ones in every month or so.
#37 of 52 Those dryer strips...
Jan 15, 2007 (2:49 pm)
Keep bees away during summer cookouts.
I didn't believe it until I tried it myself.
#38 of 52 Re: SQUIRREL PESTS [spudman]
Apr 02, 2007 (8:51 am)
I have a little problem my self. I have chipmunks in my airfilter and now in my intake. My car is at the dealer now and it is going to be pretty pricey to take care of the problem. Have your methods worked? I need to do something and I have no idea where to start. I have a 2005 Mazda 3s and I want these animals gone! Can you help. If so please email me.
#39 of 52 Re: SQUIRREL PESTS [spontaneous_00]
May 16, 2007 (5:52 pm)
small rodents like mice and chipmunks can be controlled with toxic bait systems that can buy at most large hardware stores. mulch bed walnuts and acorns from trees attract these animals larger rodents like squirrels are safer to trap these traps are simple bait it when you catch one choose kill or release fill plastic trash can with water and drownd it
#40 of 52 Re: SQUIRREL PESTS [okko1]
May 16, 2007 (6:38 pm)
I think it's more humane to bust it's head with a shovel, as opposed to trying to drownd it.
#41 of 52 shovelhead
May 19, 2007 (3:03 pm)
i agree and then there is always the Bill Murry option. these critters are pretty smart to try not to piss them off
#42 of 52 Van Smells - Dead Animal Probably
Nov 11, 2008 (10:40 am)
About 1 week ago I put my minivan seats into the floor to carry a bicycle. A few days later we began to notice an odor. After searching and smelling and cleaning we all agree that it smells like a decaying carcass (perhaps a mouse) and it must be under the upholstery in the back seat. I think it crawled into the seat and wedged itself, then when I put the seat down I must have squished it.
I have been driving another vehicle and I am leaving the van open hoping to get rid of the smell but I need advise on what I should do.
Do I need to get the animal carcass out of the seat - if so how much will this be?
If it is deemed best just to leave it in the seat, how long will the nasty odor stay?
Anyone else have a similar problem ever.
The van is a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country.