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first time ever...freakin :furious:mouse has tried to take up residence under my seat....

So far I am using Moth Balls and a couple placed traps.....

Anybody else got a sure fire way to keep them at bay?
 

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First year I "stored' my 2006 I had a nice Mouse Restaurant under my seat. I took out two handfulls of Sunflower Seed Shells but they didn't seem to touch the bike. The next frew years Mothballs seemed to work at keeping them away. After that I didn't bother actually storing it and dind't have any issue.

I have heard that the electric rodent repellants work well but havent tried them. We just built a new Pool House and there is stuff in there mice might like. My wife is says that the electric repellers work so we are getting them in there.

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Electronic pest repellents work as well as deer whistles, not at all.
 

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Apparently bounce dryer sheets keep them away, if they don't at least the bike will smell nice :thumbup:

I bring my seat inside the house in the winter for exactly that reason
 

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I haven't had any mice problems until recently. I think that I got a couple mice in the garage... Anyone have any advice on how to get rid of them? I'm debating locking my cat in the garage for a couple days and seeing how that works out.
 

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There is a five acre field with a cow shed that butts up to my property and every year in the late fall I get a run from the mice trying to find a warmer place to reside. As soon as I see the first mouse, a few well placed packets of D-Con in my shed, crawl space and out of the way corners in the garage takes care of the mouse invasion.
 

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I would not use D-Con if the problem is in the house. They'll get sick, crawl into an area that you can't reach & die. In a couple months you'll have a nasty stink. AMHIK. :yikes:
 

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On my Goldwing I used the wire screen from the backside of a used air filter to cover the left & right air intakes,,no more mice:hurray:
 

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I park under a carport iin the woods and have had issues during the winter even though I ride it at least twice a month in winter. I put a trap with peanut butter next to both tires (under the bike cover) and have not had an issue since I started that. I figure they are going to start climbing up by the tires so they'll see the trap.

I also place some under my Jeep near the tires and catch 6-10 over the winter normally. This year I thought to try to blow the leaves away from the carport sides so that mice would not have as much cover to get close.
 

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I crank up my lift table and put poison out by the edges of the main garage door since one bad episode with rats. The time to be especially careful is after a ride in cold weather. Vermin are attracted to the bike's heat.
 

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I would not use D-Con if the problem is in the house. They'll get sick, crawl into an area that you can't reach & die. In a couple months you'll have a nasty stink. AMHIK. :yikes:
Ditto, I crawled under my house for hours in full hazmat gear pulling out dead ones. I only use traps inside the house now.
 

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I use the kitty method also. Love the pic Randyo, beautiful cat. My bike stays in the basement in the wither time and I have 2 indoor/outdoor feline ninjas that love to sleep on my seat. House stays mouse free except for an occasional special forces mouse that gets in the attic. Snap traps take care of them.
 

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There is a five acre field with a cow shed that butts up to my property and every year in the late fall I get a run from the mice trying to find a warmer place to reside. As soon as I see the first mouse, a few well placed packets of D-Con in my shed, crawl space and out of the way corners in the garage takes care of the mouse invasion.
We use D-Con in the garage too. We've used it for years and we're down to a couple of wedges placed out in the early fall. They usually go mostly uneaten and no critter signs now.
 

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I use the kitty method also. Love the pic Randyo, beautiful cat. My bike stays in the basement in the wither time and I have 2 indoor/outdoor feline ninjas that love to sleep on my seat. House stays mouse free except for an occasional special forces mouse that gets in the attic. Snap traps take care of them.
I had a cat that was hit by a car about 5 years ago

earlier this year, we began to have a rodent problem and my GF and I discussed getting a cat, no freeking way am I going to pay for a cat, shelters want a $125 or more "donation" I was scouring CL for free cats (cats are not free if there is a "re-homing fee" then the next day, I find a stray cat diving in my dumpster and stalking chipmunks in my stone walls, perfect, we coaxed her into the house

best mouser I've ever seen, we barely feed her, maybe a half cup of dry food every other day, no need for litter box, she's outdoors more than indoors



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I haven't had any mice problems until recently. I think that I got a couple mice in the garage... Anyone have any advice on how to get rid of them? I'm debating locking my cat in the garage for a couple days and seeing how that works out.
Several years ago I saw a mouse run under my workbench stool(which I was sitting on)so I got some DeCon Wedge feeders and haven't seen a critter since. I put the feeders behind cabinets and under the workbench. I did find a dead one under my roll around tool cabinet since getting the DeCon, but that's the only one.
 

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I use the kitty method also. Love the pic Randyo, beautiful cat. My bike stays in the basement in the wither time and I have 2 indoor/outdoor feline ninjas that love to sleep on my seat. House stays mouse free except for an occasional special forces mouse that gets in the attic. Snap traps take care of them.
My experience with cats on a motorcycle seat was puncture damage from their claws.

For mice I use traps and decon year around.
In the southwest they have been known to carry CDC - Hantavirus which can be deadly.
One time I had this mouse in the house and was leaving on vacation in a day or so. I didn't want to trap it in the house and have it rot while I was gone so.....I used an old trick. I took a plastic pail half full of water. Around the inside a couple of inches from the lip I rubbed a line of peanut butter and leaned a lathe as a ramp so it could access the pail. That night I heard a squeal followed by thrashing and splashing.
 
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