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found mouse shit on my battery

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by donovan6241, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Oct 6, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    donovan6241

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    so i just popped my hood to check mi fluids and stuff, and i saw mouse or rat shit on mi battery. there was also some dried grass, or brush, it looked like it was trying to build a home on my battery. lol.. should i be worried about this? can it damage mi truck?
     
  2. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    S.B.

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    Yes to both. They will eat your wiring.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    donovan6241

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    damn..thats what i was afraid of. what would you do?
     
  4. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    And piss all over the place. Set a mouse trap ASAP!
     
  5. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    Traps at the places where you think they are coming in and poison bait.

    Good Luck and I hope they don't eat your wiring.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    donovan6241

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    lmaoooooooo ...set a mouse trap under the hood?
     
  7. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    put out a nice strong poison away from where you park your truck, they will go to it eat it and die, I went down to one place and got a commercial poison that is too strong for retail sale, but make sure you have it in the correct container and such so domestic animals dont get into it
     
  8. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    this has never happened to me before. i just remembered it was raining for 2 days. im gonna put out some traps and see what happens in the morning.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Yes. Mousetrap under the hood and on the ground under the truck as well. If it doesn't work, resort to what he ^ said.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    Post pics of your catch! :laugh:
     
  11. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    I think the better option would be to place the traps around the truck. Because if you have luck like me, you will try to raise the hood and one of the mouse traps you placed will be near the latch and you will catch your finger in it! :D

     
  12. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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  13. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    Drive your truck more often and evict them on the freeway .
     
  14. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    ok, i just put up some glue traps with peanut butter under the front and around the truck.. well see what happens in the morning.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    With my experiance the rat just walk right over the glue traps. I use the regular spring loaded one and they work every time (except when I caught only a tail).
     
  16. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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  17. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    Is this kinda like not driving your truck very much and finding cob webs all over it????:eek::eek::eek:
     
  18. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    lol.. trust me i drive fast enough. i think they just came in from the rain because it was raining for few days. :confused:
     
  19. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    yeah its the rain it drives them out of there holes or whatever, we had a bad problem with mice a few years ago they will do tons of damage to your truck they like the battery because its warm but not to hot. if you find you are catching alot of them take a 5 gallon bucket fill 1/3 way with water drill hole in rim at top place coat hanger through hole place empty tolet paper roll over the coat hanger, cover it with peanut butter and build a ramp up to the top of the bucket. mouse climps up ramp and steps out onto the tp roll it spins and he falls into the water u can get up to 10 a night with this.

    this was a problem at the hunting camp where due to dogs no poison
     
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    Lol I've never heard of this happening b4. I'm all paranoid now! O_O
     
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