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Old 15-12-2013, 07:26   #1 (permalink)
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Went to check the van on Friday as it's in storage. Mice droppings everywhere. Fetched it home and set a trap. Bingo, caught one! We spent Saturday morning cleaning it out from top to bottom, took everything out, scrubbed and vacuumed everything. It looks brand new now.

Then we heard another one scuttling along the roof lining.
Bugger!
Set three traps now and have ordered a sonic repeller due to come Tuesday.
Let's hope that they work.
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Old 15-12-2013, 07:38   #2 (permalink)
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We had a similar problem and bought a sonic reseller
We still had mice so I rang the guy we bought it from and he said we must have deaf mice!!
Got a cat:)
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Old 15-12-2013, 07:41   #3 (permalink)
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You are doing the right thing, traps are better that poison, you don't want them dieing in the roof lining, make sure there is nothing to eat except what is in your traps and you should catch them all.

Best of luck with the repeller, I've heard mixed reports about them, I would leave at least half a dozen traps set inside a van devoid of food. However make sure there is not a source of food near your van, some farm storage areas are over-run, they eat outside and use your van as a nice warm house. Best of luck
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I think we caught 6 before our van was clear.

Good luck
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Check everything as the little devils chew through wires and cupboards.
A friend of mine stored in a barn and they chewed through seat belts, cupboards, and weed as they had nested in the mattress in the Luton. So much had to be thrown away as the smell was awful.
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Check everything as the little devils chew through wires and cupboards.
A friend of mine stored in a barn and they chewed through seat belts, cupboards, and weed as they had nested in the mattress in the Luton. So much had to be thrown away as the smell was awful.
That is awful.. stoned mice running round after eating all their weed.. Man that is a bummer..

And thinking further,, once they ate all the weed they would get the munchies and want to eat even MORE stuff
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That is awful.. stoned mice running round after eating all their weed.. Man that is a bummer..

And thinking further,, once they ate all the weed they would get the munchies and want to eat even MORE stuff
Try leaving some wild mint around (and NO, that's not an angry Murry Mints) they don't like that, and I don't think ants or flies are to keen on it,

Anyway, if it doesn't work the place will smell niceand its good at hiding the aroma of weed
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If there is any area not to store your pride and joy it's on farm land near or in a barn or anywhere where there are chickens or animal food storage areas. Farms and small holdings always have rats and mice.
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