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  1. Carreraboy

    Carreraboy Funster

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    I store my MH in a locked barn in the countryside so I guess that mice are unavoidable but the little cuties have managed to get into the sound proofing in the engine bay and chew their way through electric wiring. First I knew about it was the engine management light staying on when I took it out last week.

    Luckily the wiring was repairable, unluckily at a cost of £120. :Angry:

    The owner of the storage facility is going to put more poison down but wondering if there is anything effective that can be done in the engine bay to deter the rascals - luckily they haven't found their way into the actual van yet but its a bit of a worry now.
     
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    We put a sonic device in the engine bay and two dishes of grain type poison. :thumb:
     
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    I have no idea whether it works or was coincidence but I had a similar invasion in the engine bay of previous van (only the soundproofing not wiring) I sprayed wd 40 all over everything under the bonnet no more problems.:thumb:
    But please do not blame me if it turns out to be the mouse equivalent to tomato sauce and they bring their mates for a party:Doh:
     
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  4. Larrynwin

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    We had the little blighters last year and now have a tray of rodent bait in the engine compartment and also on the ground beneath, that'll teach em :boxing::boxing::hardhat::hardhat:
     
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    Hope they don't get into the van had them in last summer after a stay at a farm CL after traps bait etc had to go into dealer to strip out toilet to clear out nest because of the smell didn't eat wiring but got into loads of packet food and eat all my despicable gloves had toempty the van and fumigate it
     
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    We had them in the van about 2 years ago. Little sods.

    We have sonic things now to deter them and never leave any food in the van.
     
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    after using traps and bait I took the 'take no prisoners' approach......glue mats.

    they only step on those once. :thumb:

    dont even think about removing them from the mats, it aint going to happen...just cut round them and put the glue mat back down.
     
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    Well, I don't kill anything, but put moth balls in all the cupboards and in the engine ... I also put smelly tumble dryer sheets in all the drawers and cupboards.. Someone told me this kee ps them at bay. I didn't have any problems but the moth ball smell was a bit offputting when Spring came and it was time to use the van again.
     
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    hi I read the other week to use Irish soap available on Amazon cut in to 3 or 4 pieces put on top of wheels and in engine bay the vermin hate the pleasant smell &go elsewhere. :Wink:
     
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    Thanks for all the ideas - may give them all a go at the same time just to be on the safe side.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Oh John poor little meece, at least I poison the poor little buggers, you pull their bl##dy feet off :Eeek::Wink:
     
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    I'm thinking of changing my user name....
     
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    I also discovered this morning when I went into the van that there were some mouse droppings on the driver's seat and a few on the worktop near the sink.
    We use the van everyday, but as we're surrounded by fields it's come as no surprise. Margaret finds droppings all over the table in her workshop outside, we set the trap the other day and caught one shortly after we set it.:thumb:
    I came in to tell her about the mouse droppings in the van this morning and all she was concerned about was "is Funster bear alright, he's not been chewed has he?":Doh:
    I have set the mouse trap on the driver's seat tonight so will see what happens. We've got one of the sonic plug-in thingies, but it's never stopped them coming into the workshop.

    Bill
     
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    Oh it's your fault is it :Angry::Wink:
     
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    .........come to think of it, perhaps the mouse that's found it's way into the van is revenge for the one we caught in the trap in the workshop on Friday afternoon:RollEyes: Let's hope there's no funeral!

    Bill
     
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    Fancy eating your "despicable" gloves :Rofl1:
    What despicable little devils they are.Oh what fun we have with predictive text,maybe!!
     
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    if only it was that easy Larry....just cut 'em off at the ankles.

    but no, they get tired of standing so have a little lay down.....thats what makes them unremovable. :Laughing:
     
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    I use glue boards but to give them a chance I leave a sign saying do not walk on this board :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    We set the trap last night in the van, put it on the driver's seat (where the droppings were) but alas, nothing this morning! I couldn't go down the route of sticky boards, that's too slow and cruel:Sad: At least with the "kazam" of the trap it's pretty quick for them.
    Will re-set it again tonight somewhere in a dark corner:thumb:

    Margaret
     
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    What are you baiting the tray with ?? Believe they love chocolate
     
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