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 05-06-2003, 21:42 Post: 54441
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I've been meaning to ask this for a while now... I park my 4300 for a week at a time. Its a remote location and the field mice just love to set up house keeping under the hood. Two weeks ago I tore all of the housing around the steering wheel off to make sure I got all of their nest material out and to inspect things. They don't chew on anything... yet. How can I keep them out??

Rat poison didn't work. Traps under the hood don't work. Even putting the cat litter box full of cat by-product didn't work.

But, I may have found a solution to share. While I had the housing around the steering wheel off I sprayed hornet and wasp killer everywhere under the cover. I let it all dry well before putting it all back together and getting back to work.

Last week when I did my preflight check on the tractor I lifted the hood and found three of them nexting right at the front, away from the area I sprayed. So when I put things away for the week, I sprayed again in the front part of the engine compartment hoping to drive them all out. I'll know Saturday if it worked.

Anyone have any other ideas? Think mine will harm my rig? Oh, and chaining the wife's two house cats to the tractor won't work... she'd be using the backhoe to dig my new and permanant home...

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 05-06-2003, 23:34 Post: 54443
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I have had a similar problem with the cars around here and believe me they don't have to sit for a week to attract squatters, over night will do. They like to take up residence in the air filter housings.

De-Con makes an enclosed unit that truly is a better mouse trap. Get a couple or three of them and bait them with peanut butter. Put some on the ground under the tractor or on top of the front tires and another on top of the engine or battery.

They simply cannot get past the the P/B and the traps can only be entered in one direction. I have never found one of these traps sprung that didn't have a mouse in it.

OK there was on time when all I got was a front leg, but that is ok too and not a bad record if you consider I have trapped several hundred mice. I have been looking for a rodent on crutches ever since.

And that is the point: all you can do is thin them out to the point where the become scarce.

A word of caution, check the traps daily because you will start catching them most every night. I have three traps set in the garage and catch at least one critter each night.






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 05-07-2003, 09:54 Post: 54457
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Yes I have mice too, but no nesting problems yet. The neighbors cats are more aggravating. Not nice to fine hairballs and cat vomit on my tractor seat in the shed.
Maybe I will start baiting big traps with mice to catch the cats Smile






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 05-07-2003, 10:33 Post: 54460
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Peter, I missed the "remote location" phrase first time through.

I wonder if a sock full of moth balls under the hood would deter the little buggers?

A moth without balls cannot procreate. I wonder how they get those tiny little legs apart?






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 05-07-2003, 11:48 Post: 54465
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I've tried the moth repellant. In this case it wasn't moth balls, it was the same thing in a little unit that looks like an air freshener. The mice didn't nest near places that I had one.
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 05-07-2003, 11:57 Post: 54468
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Definately moth balls (paradiclorobenzene) will chase them from enclosed places. I have used it every year to chase the mice out of the cottage.






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 05-07-2003, 12:11 Post: 54469
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I was gonna suggest the moth balls as well. Looks like little gets by you guys. I would add to the moth ball suggestion that the moth balls be placed in a jar or some other container with holes in the top or some other ventilation that allows the fumes to escape. The moth balls do tend to sweat sometimes and the moth ball chemicals in direct contact with the metal of the tractor or sweating through a sock may be corrosive.






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 05-07-2003, 12:44 Post: 54472
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Most farm supply places will sell ultra-sonic rodent repellent devices. They are basically a small sound generator which produces sound waves in a frequency range which the little critters find very unpleasant. They generally run on 110v. but use so little power that an inverter with a decent battery would power one for some time without recharging. Besides, they smell better than Mothballs, phew!!

We use similar devices in the hangar and equipment sheds with great success.

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 05-08-2003, 08:22 Post: 54502
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Well, if you tried the litter box thing, why didn't you try the cat? When I first moved where I live now, I could catch 3-4 mice a night in traps. They would eat into anything they could find, through floors, walls etc. And this place was new. Finally got tired of waking up to a loud SNAP everytime I settled down and getting up to get rid of a rodent and resetting the trap. I found an ad in the local penny pincher for free kittens. Went and got 2 of them. I told my wife these things were going to be yard cats. ( they had come from a wild lot of cats that had taken over a trailer park.) Got their rabies shot and turned them loose after about 3 months. No more cat food to buy. If fresh food was scarce, the cat(s) can live of the dogs food. No more rats. Of course finding their entrails scattered across the yard occasionally is disgusting but not nearly as upsetting as have a wiring harness eaten through. Also a good outdoor Jack Russell terrier trained might help as well if you absolutely don't like cats.






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Mark, It works with some cats. However I have aggrivation from both cats and mice in my outbuildings. Some of them do not make good mousers.






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