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Help!!! Known "Mouse" entrances ???

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Recondite, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    Recondite

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    Has anyone else had any issues with a mouse or some other fucking rodent getting inside their truck cab???

    The other day I noticed that the unopened Clip bar I had on the seat was peeled back and the foil was shredded. upon further investigation I found mouse shit in several places on the floor board, cup holder, storage behind the rear seat, etc. I have set a mouse trap up with peanut butter for three nights in on my passenger side floor board. The first night the trap was licked clean. I cleared a few things out of the truck, anything and everything food related except the trap, and had to go into the city for the night. the second night, while staying in a hotel, the trap with peanut butter wasn't touched. I completely washed and vacuumed the truck inside and out yesterday while in the city. Last night I sat the trap with the peanut butter and accidentally left an empty 7-11 coffee cup in the cup holder. This morning the fucking trap is licked completely clean and there is mouse shit on the lid of the coffee cup.

    Is there a known way in and out of the truck for a mouse? I have to assume while in the city it wasn't in the truck, as the trap wasn't even touched. therefore it must come and go while I am at home and the truck is parked outside. If it was trapped and living in the cab somehow, I would think it would have dies from heat exhaustion or lack of water. I'm afraid the fuckers going to start chewing on my leather seats or the electrical or some other shit.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, as if the fucker dies somewhere inside a seat, duct or behind the dash, I'm going to play hell trying to find the smell. I have a 2018 DCLB OR if that helps in any way.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    Rustytaco71

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    I know they make their way in through the air vents, my cabin air filter had some leftover goodies from them. And there’s been multiple people on here with their wire insulation chewed through and destroyed. Not much to stop it, so you’ll just have to maybe seek out a different parking spot/area, especially during winter.
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    Grossomotto

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    Kill ‘em all

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  4. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    Commfishmtk

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    I had a friend who had to leave his truck at the shop for a month while they rebuilt his 6.0 power stroke and it got infested with mice. The shop is next to a big field and they were everywhere. They were living in his seats and behind the dash. Honestly they beat way will be to set several traps in your truck. I wouldn’t use poison in case they die hidden in your truck and you have to tear it all apart to find. So if peanut butter isn’t working try honey on the PB or a trick I saw in Hawaii was the guy used dried shrimp like people would eat he would put it under the little hook of the trap trigger. Also use the good wood and wire traps not plastic.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    OMGitsme

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    Burn it
     
  6. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    I’ve used the regular wood victor traps for years with success. Dab of peanut butter usually works, but your mouse is a smart little fucker. Honey was advised above, I’ve used that when they are like the mouse you have. Too sticky for them to lick it off so easily.

    They got in thru my cabin air filter. Solved with putting wire mesh over the intake in the engine bay under the cowl.

    You can also use peppermint extract and drizzle it on your cabin air filter, in the cab, engine bay etc. They don’t like the smell of that stuff and sorta works as a repellant.

    Best is just be smart where you park it and if it’s gonna sit for a while set traps in the engine bay, on the tops of the tires, in the cab, wherever you think is a good place.

    Good luck op!
     
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  7. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    Hope they leave your wire harnesses alone, one little mouse can do hundreds of dollars of damage. Get them out ASAP.

    I would keep using a trap, using poison may end up with a dead mouse where you can’t get to it and your truck will need thousands of air fresheners after that and it was still stink!
     
  8. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    I've had them in two vehicles.
    Cabin air filter both times.
     
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  9. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    ^^^these^^^
     
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    I bought this on Amazon a few years ago and works great for mice, no guts to clean up and a pretty quick death for the little fuckers. Peanut butter and a wet dog kibble are great bait

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    Poison is the only way you’re really going to kill them. That’s why the extermination companies use it on everything from rodents to insects.

     
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    Mice get into vehicle cabs through the dash/firewall areas. Glove box, a/c air filters.
     
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    Use the regular or “cheese pedal” wood victor traps. All other traps are garbage. Peanut butter is the best bait, mice don’t care for cheese like cartoons. Set them up against things as mice travel close to stuff and not out in the open. You will get them. You can put a screen over your HVAC intake if the problem persists as it’s usually the source.
     
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    I completely agree that poison downright works. However, when mice/rats go to die they like to pick a nice dark hole to go crawl up into. Makes finding their decomposing corpse a chore, especially when it’s wedged up somewhere inside one’s truck.
     
  16. Jul 14, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    I understand poison is best but a dead mouse rotting in your truck somewhere in July is gonna stink. Yes there is a chance it will die outside of your truck but I would not take that chance.
     
  17. Jul 14, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    OP if you want a got a one eyed cat that has killed everything from birds, mice, moles, rats, chipmunks and a pretty much anything that walk crawls or flies I could rent you! She could take care of said mouse.
     
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    I read that these days, a lot of the rat poisons just dehydrate the rodents until they die. There’s no rotting, just dry, shrivelled-up corpses.........
     
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    Naw, he needs to hide in the back seat under a blanket. When he sees the mouse come out of the ductwork, *BOOM* with a 12ga shotgun. Shoot him twice just to make sure he's dead..
     
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