Country Living
Country Living, Country Skills
Country People

KountryLife.com - A Country Living Resource and Community
Community
Message Board
Country Topics
Trading Post
Memory Lane
Country Skills
Country Cooking

Channels
Gardening
Livestock
The Kitchen
Machinery
Tools

Photographs
Photo Gallery
Vintage Photos
Special Collections

Fun
Country Humor
Country Sounds
Coloring Book
Interactive Story

Farm Tractors
Pictures
Tractor Parts
Tractor Manuals

Miscellaneous
Classic Trucks
Antique Tractors
Modern Tractors
Site Map
Links Page
Contact Us

  
Country Discussion Topics
To add your comments to this topic, click on one of the 'Reply' links below.

Over 100 mice in my car
[Return to Topics]

Georgia    Posted 01-13-2004 at 14:23:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
HELP! I have a 6 month old car. I live in the country. The car has had over 100 mice in it. I've checked all the access points i can think of, placed wire cages over the air vent flaps which allow the doors to close, placed steel wool in every access point i can think of. Still get mice. (I have a 2003 pontiac vibe) they seem to especially like the spare tire area and general back area of the car. Tried moth balls- they ate them. I park next to 4 other cars (mostly pick-ups actually) they haven't had any mouse problems. Any suggestions would be great!


Kat in NJ    Posted 01-13-2004 at 18:23:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Other than keeping a cat in the car, an old traditional repellant is mint. Out of season, growing wise, but you might find it in the produce section of the grocery store. I know some living history museums/historic sites that pack areas under cabinets, etc., with bunches of dried mint and it keeps the varmints away. If nothing else, it would make your car smell nice! Just be careful -- if you are successful in getting the varmints out of the car, they might head for another warm spot...like your house!

Kat in NJ


Lazy Al    Posted 01-13-2004 at 15:53:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got one of those electronic gizmose that make a weard noise . I had rats in one barn that had a dirt floor several years ago . put one of those
in there and I haven't seen signs of rats soon after that nor since . Might work in your car .
Al


Willy-N    Posted 01-13-2004 at 15:47:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't poison them you will regret the smell which could last for a long time! Buy a bunch of traps and set about 8 in the car and keep changing them till you don't catch anymore. I caught over 15 in a VW Bug befor then sold it. I had one die inside the vent system in our new car befor, man that car was parked for a while. Traded that car in to. I get them in my truck and just set traps till they are gone. Mark H.


try this?    Posted 01-13-2004 at 15:42:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is an article in Farm Show Magazine about a farmer that made a very effective mouse killing machine using a fence charger and an aluminum pan with 1" of water in it. He kept it in his RV. Swore up and down that he cured the problem. He was in Iowa. Don't know 'bout your mice. Mike D.


Rowdy yates    Posted 01-13-2004 at 15:23:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Start a fire under the front seat, then stand back with a twelve gauge shotgun and blast 'em as the run out of the fenders!

Or just keep some poison availible in the trunk, if any of 'em die in there, the smell will eventually go away!!


Cosmo    Posted 01-13-2004 at 15:17:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would take the hungry cat method. If you poison or gas them it may be worse than live mice. They can get creative about where they seek revenge; Deep inside seat cushions, up in the instrument panel, heater vents, and lots of other nooks and crannies. The odor do last a while!


Jon (Wi)    Posted 01-13-2004 at 15:03:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's been a good year for mice in the mid west; if your a cat or mouse that is. Mice are constantly on the prowl for food. They leave a urine trail wherever they go for other mice to follow. Could be that french fry under the drivers seat or the nest in the passenger seat cushion. I like the idea of a bug bomb. Might take out a few roaches at the same time.


Jon (Wi)    Posted 01-13-2004 at 15:02:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's been a good year for mice in the mid west; if your a cat or mouse that is. Mice are constantly on the prowl for food. They leave a urine trail where ever they go for other mice to follow. Could be that frenchfry under the drivers seat or the nest in the passenger seat cushion. I like the idea of a bug bomb. Might take out a few roaches at the same time.


deadcarp    Posted 01-13-2004 at 14:32:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
unhook the negative battery post, bag the whole thing and set off a bug bomb in there. keep it bagged at least an hour then sweep up the mess & air it out overnite.


catman(Mi)    Posted 01-13-2004 at 14:31:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
trade it in for another pickup.

Well! Maybe that won't work. When somebody asks me, "What? You gat a mouse in jour pocket?" I can tell'em I got one in my gloce box.

Best deffence I can suggest involves a lot of barn cats. Then park closer to the barn.

Cat man.


[Return to Topics]



[Home] [Search]

Copyright © 1999-2013 KountryLife.com
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community