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Old 05-08-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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How Do Mice Live In A Truck Anyway..

Last week I posted a pic of a huge ass mouse nest in my blower motor fan. I also discovered that they chewed on my air filter, pooped in my airbox, and took insulation from under my hood. I got rid of the issues, vacummed the airbox out, blah blah blah... Oh, and quit keeping the truck in my mouse-infested garage.

Well today, a week later, they're in there AGAIN. Another nest in the fan, small bite marks on the air filter, more insulation missing

So... How the hell do I go about keeping mice out of my truck?! I thought DAILY DRIVING the damn thing would keep them away, but I guess not. Anyone else have this problem?
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I think peppermint oil will help deter them, or if in a garage you can try trapping/killing them off. Little buggers will get into everything. I would try a dab of peppermint oil around where you see evidence of them and see if that helps.

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bomb the truck, not a bomb bomb, a pest killer bomb. put them any where you can fit them and let it sit for a few hours
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Last week I posted a pic of a huge ass mouse nest in my blower motor fan. I also discovered that they chewed on my air filter, pooped in my airbox, and took insulation from under my hood. I got rid of the issues, vacummed the airbox out, blah blah blah... Oh, and quit keeping the truck in my mouse-infested garage.

Well today, a week later, they're in there AGAIN. Another nest in the fan, small bite marks on the air filter, more insulation missing

So... How the hell do I go about keeping mice out of my truck?! I thought DAILY DRIVING the damn thing would keep them away, but I guess not. Anyone else have this problem?
I deal with this every week from customers.
#1 get the mice out of the garage. Use snap traps etc to kill them. Keep garage door closed at all times. Plug any holes in walls. Once done keep 2 or 3 traps loaded at all times against the walls.
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Get some wire mesh and cover the air filter intake hose. Remove the cowl cover and cover the heater intake. There are many commercial products as well as home remedies to keep mice away. Dryer sheets don't work. They use that as additional packing.

It's all about preventative maintenance. They have a home now and will always go home. They have their scent in it.
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They can hide anywhere for the ride and can live off eating your wiring . I've seen a few pool heaters where rodents have eaten away on the insides .
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lay mice/rat poison in the areas they are congregating. Also, lay a couple mouse traps on the tire, under the truck, etc. You'll get the little bastards..
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #8
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Thanks guys! I'm gonna take care of all this tomorrow.. and I'm gonna bring our cat out to the garage with me too, lol.
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Last week I posted a pic of a huge ass mouse nest in my blower motor fan. I also discovered that they chewed on my air filter, pooped in my airbox, and took insulation from under my hood. I got rid of the issues, vacummed the airbox out, blah blah blah... Oh, and quit keeping the truck in my mouse-infested garage.

Well today, a week later, they're in there AGAIN. Another nest in the fan, small bite marks on the air filter, more insulation missing

So... How the hell do I go about keeping mice out of my truck?! I thought DAILY DRIVING the damn thing would keep them away, but I guess not. Anyone else have this problem?
If you have outlets in your garage get one, or two, of those ultrasonic repellents.
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Today I put a bunch of snap traps out in the garage, along with the boxes of poison food that I've been using for a couple months. I also used some pest bombs in my air box and above my blower motor (Advertised for insects, but in such a small space it oughtta knock the crap outta any rats that may be in there)
Also I may put a rat trap in the air box tonight just for good measure. Keeping my eye out for that ultrasonic thing as well, I didnt see any at Walmart today.

I'll try to get some pics up later of the nest
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Today I put a bunch of snap traps out in the garage, along with the boxes of poison food that I've been using for a couple months. I also used some pest bombs in my air box and above my blower motor (Advertised for insects, but in such a small space it oughtta knock the crap outta any rats that may be in there)
Also I may put a rat trap in the air box tonight just for good measure. Keeping my eye out for that ultrasonic thing as well, I didnt see any at Walmart today.

I'll try to get some pics up later of the nest
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