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Irish spring for Mice
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Alias    Posted 02-25-2005 at 15:13:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was watching the Sportsmen Channel yesterday and saw this guy that offered this advice.

He said, if you have a boat and are worried about mice coming aboard and destroying things such as electrical wiring, carve out some chips of Irish Spring Soap and place them in stratigic places. According to him, mice don't stay where there's Irish Spring soap.

The pieces were about as big as your thumb only about 1/8 inch thick. He placed several pieces in a 3 or 4 inch diameter aluminum foil pie pan.

Has anyone out there tried this method? Does it work? .........gfp

Jaime    Posted 02-26-2006 at 06:58:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I heard Irish Spring soap would keep mice away also. Recent construction has caused many rodents to seek shelter around, and in the crawl space of my home. I placed open boxes of the soap throughout the whole crawl space.

So far, they've only eaten three of the bars. The rest only have teeth marks.

RayP(MI)    Posted 02-25-2005 at 18:35:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Donno 'bout Irish spring, but have been using a bar of smelly hotel soap in the crank-up camper every fall when I put it away. Smells nice, and come to think of it, haven't had any mouse problems in the stored unit!

Hey Alias    Posted 02-25-2005 at 16:54:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I took a different approach. I could have put my boat in the barn but I have mice in there. Instead I parked it at the end of the gravel drive in front of the barn by about 40 feet. This way, any mice that wat to try to get in the covered boat become a food source for the birds and the barn cats. Worked so far. Although the boat stays outside.

- Peanut

deadcarp    Posted 02-25-2005 at 15:36:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
if it rains then, does yer your boat get magically delicious? are the bubbles pink hearts & yellow moons? izzit GRRRRRREAT!? COURSE I COULD BE CONFUSED HERE .... :)

mojo    Posted 02-26-2005 at 04:29:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Believe you're thinkin' of Lucky Charms cereal with the little leprechaun. Irish Spring has cute couples running around the coutryside looking gaa-gaa at each other.

toolman    Posted 02-25-2005 at 16:59:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
i don,t think it works, i heard it only works on them redheaded mice from ireland, course that may be about as true as the story i

Zenia    Posted 02-25-2005 at 15:19:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bet it would work! I'll tell you what, Irish Spring will keep me away! That is vile smelling stuff, rank right up there with Brut cologne.

I have a way too keen sense of smell, that stuff is an assault on the senses.

Zenia    Posted 02-25-2005 at 15:24:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
no offense if anyone uses Brut... I once knew a cowboy who lathered the stuff on, you could smell his dog a block away after he pet it. Too much of any scent can forever turn one off from it. I actually liked Irish Spring the first time I smelled it, but it is way, way too strong.

Dale Anne    Posted 02-25-2005 at 15:19:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
howdy alias...I have used an old cheese cutter and made lil curls put them in a sock and in the boys dresser..ummm no rats i swear it lol....but the boys feet smell time I had a load of laundry that was a lil damp not thinking i put the soap chips in the odd sock anyways and placed it in the son said his feet started to sweat and felt slimmy he took his shoes off and his sock and shoe was susdy...I reckon the damp sock made the rest damp and melted the soap into the sock draw lol.....I no longer put the soap chips in an odd sock now I use muslin bags that are cheap buy alot and replace them often...and not to use damp bags lol....Dale Anne

Doc    Posted 02-25-2005 at 23:54:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tried it, didn't stick around to see if the mice appeared or not but did notice that the cat's breath got noticeably nicer. Also, what mice I did catch in trap looked very clean and smelled like an Irish spring.

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