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    Default Keeping mice out of stored vehicle?

    Anyone have any products that will help keep mice out of stored vehicles--out of the engine compartment and out of the interior? The internet says there is a product used by implement dealers called "squeak out" to keep mice from chewing wiring on parked inventory. I haven't been able to find "squeak out" yet.

    Moth balls, dryer sheets, steel wool....thoughts?
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    I heard if you urinate around the vehicle it will keep mice and rats away. I use Moth Balls.
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    I have used a live trap that contains the mice in conjunction with poison. That way the mouse dies in the trap. Because they are kept in the trap, the poison and the dead mouse cant be eaten by a pet. Its worked pretty good for me. I have been lucky and always caught them before there are a million of them.

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    put it up on blocks and wrap it in plastic wrap....can you store it somewhere other than the "farm" when you go back up north....I would probably contact car collectors and see what they use since they have vehicles that sit around unattended for long periods of time
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    Good thoughts.

    Up north at our cabin, I use a "bucket of death". I have a 5 gallon bucket, with an empty plastic bottle threaded on a wire that goes across the bucket and spins on the wire. Smear the bottle with peanut butter and fill the bucket part way with water (and some RV antifreeze for cold winter areas). Mice fall in and drown. No poison lyiing around for pets when we come back in summer and can kill as many mice as fall in each night. I might try that down here since I will have someone checking on the vehicle so they can dump and reapply the peanut butter and fill the bucket.
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    Mothballs worked to keep out mice and squirrels when I stored a tractor. Had to replace about every month. They ate about 300 dollars of electrical in one month. I just dumped a box into a plastic bowl and set it on top of the engine.
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    Fresh tractor cab repellent! http://www.earth-kind.com/

    We get it at Johne Deere!! All the farmers around here use it for their tractors and combines that set most of the year...
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    Peppermint oil. Bought from most pharmacies. Mix with distilled water. Spray in location. Or if in area that freezing not an issue. Put small containers. Only a few drops of oil per oz of water needed.
    We put them around the cottage and haven't had a mouse issue since .....
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    Barn Cat. There is none better.

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    No one will be around to feed a cat.

    Found a retailer who carries Fresh Cab. Going to give it a try. Thank you!
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