i haven't had to put any peanut butter in the traps
that i've set inside the car for the past six months,
but i've still been catching a few mice every month.
right when i think i've finally gotten them all the
new gang shows up and the traps get them soon after.
this is after finding and plugging any gap that
they might be using to get in, so i still haven't
found their path. grr!
p.s. duct tape doesn't stick to much when it's
p.p.s. the stinky dead mouse eventually stopped
stinking. i never found it.
p.p.p.s. bounce laundry stinko sheets don't keep
i've also had a nest in the air filter and have
put wire mesh over that so they can't get through.
luckily i found that nest before they actually
got through the air filter. i now check under
the hood for any new nests or changes once every
can't find any more nests in any places i can
get to without removing body panels and the rest
of the carpeting. i did take out the rear seats
and clean up under those to make sure no scent
trails were left behind. i hope i've plugged
their holes they were using to get down there and
while i was doing that i stuck some of the bounce
sheets under there.
and as far as the other comment, the car contains
absolutely nothing that should not be in there. i
don't eat junk food or leave trash in it. only the
mouse traps are in there and they all have so little
peanut butter left on them that you have to look
very closely to see any crumbs.
the mechanic didn't find any holes they could be
using when he put it up on the lift. he suggested
the bounce stinko sheets. said they worked. no
they don't. others have suggested moth balls, but
those make me sick.
The answer is Decon. Pack in the trunk, one under the seat and one in the engine compartment. Mice that die from Decon don't stink, slight musty smell for a day or two is all. Both my car and truck are baited.
Can you borrow a heated garage? (Although I can understand why
someone doesn't want to pay to heat up your 2000 pound car. I brought
in a 5 pound battery and regretted not bringing it in when it was
warmer out, even in the day rather than the coldest part of the
They do stop. We had a whole dead cat in the basement of where I
lived in college, and it stopped smelling too.
Maybe something that smelled like cats. How about mountain lion
You coudl try mothballs. They're meant to repel moths, but I hear
carpenter bees don't like them either. Of course you'll smell like
you just got the winter coat out of the closet when you get to work,
but it won't be a strong smell.
Near me, Dollar Tree has the old style moth
balls with paradichlorobenzene. One old guy
I know has a couple old cars, and he likes
the old moth balls to keep mousies out of his
old cars. Puts a couple on the ground under
Had some of the critters get into the Corvette over the winter (even
though I don't lay it up and take it out every couple weeks when the
roads are clear).
Checked around and went with the moth balls. As was explained to me,
get an old pair of your wife's panty hose and put half a box of
mothballs in each leg and then tie the leg off in the thigh area. Drape
this over a cold engine and there's enough smell there to chase the
little bastards away. Wanting to be on the safe side I put some moth
balls in the car itself. Smell is not pleasant to me.
Still use the mothballs in the engine compartment but I learned of a
mouse/rodent chaser that is comprised of some sort of flower. Next time
I'm out in the garage I'll get the name and kick it into this thread.
Works as far as I can tell. No problem last year with mice and the
smell is not at all unpleasant and once you take the bag out - it's like
your grandmother's sache (sp?) that she kept in her dresser drawer or
closet. You can find this at most hardware stores along with the D-Con
and the other crap.
On 12/24/2015 8:55 AM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
+1. I had a mouse infestation in my motor home, which was parked next
to the house for the winter (western NC). The heat was not on. Their
urine stunk up the place. Plus they got into the overhead ducts, lined
with foam sheets and dug though it, putting little foam pellets
everywhere when the AC was tuned on. They also chewed through the video
lines for the rear camera. I put several pack of Fresh Cab in the house
part and even under the hood. I think it's been ok for the last few
years. Fresh Cab smell is quite pleasant, kinda piney. I've been able to
get it at Tractor Supply, but it does fly off the shelves quickly. A
friend had a similar problem with his infrequently used car. They made a
total mess of it ... needs to be detailed, in a bad way. However, the
Cab has seemingly prevented more infestations.
I found out I had an invader in my pickup after it munched
on one of those convenience store rolls. The mama mouse was
there before the roll. Rural King had something called Fresh
Cab Rodent Repellent. Mama decided to move after I
put that in the cab. A couple little ones were next to the pickup
the next morning. It might've been that mama didn't like the big city
motel parking lot. There haven't been any signs of mouse
since I put that in the cab.
The other thing I did was leave the hood open after I got back
home. There was corn in a lot of places under there. The pickup
is normally in the shed so that might be an issue.
Rural King takes credit cards and PayPal. Amazon has
some repellents as does Ebay.
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