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air temp yesterday lead to the need to fire up a chipper to rid the yard of limbs that came down with the dec 1 to 3 16 inch snow and ice storm,went to move it,out run at least 3 mice, pull the shrouds remove a big nest air blast it clean,

i have a load of items from TSC that claim to keep the pests at bay, yet known seem to work, if the rodent wants to nest they do so,
what do the rest use?? i'm simply sick of having to evict mice from under engine shrouds on seldom used machines or from my auto's air and cabin filters ,
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Try spraying the inside of the shroud with Fluid Film. I dont know how they could deal with that all over their paws
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I use a gallon bucket. Drill a hole at the top on each side to fit a coat hanger wire or something similar. Drill the same size hole in the bottom and cap of a medicine bottle. Feed the wire through one hole of the bucket, then the top and bottom of the bottle and pass the wire through the other hole of the bucket. Bend the ends of the wire that sticks out of each side of the bucket to lock it in place. Smear peanut butter around the outside of the bottle and secure a piece of wood to make a ramp to the top of the bucket. Pour a few inches of antifreeze, (the kind used in campers which is non-poisonous), into the bucket. When the mice jumps onto the treat they spin off down into the bucket and drown.
I especially use this in my camper over winter to keep mice from invading and taking over through the winter.
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tried that they can find their way all the way up to the rafters and eat the summer chair padding yet seem to know to stay off the drop bar , amazing where they get to and into and stay out of.
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As much as I Detest Cats. Build a outside house 4 them and let them go to work.

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Unfortunately the cats will also kill all the small birds they can catch! Iím having to put a screen over the airbox on the Honda Rancher ATV. Almost always has voles nesting in it! They can get in but for some reason canít get out.

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I use a gallon bucket. Drill a hole at the top on each side to fit a coat hanger wire or something similar. Drill the same size hole in the bottom and cap of a medicine bottle. Feed the wire through one hole of the bucket, then the top and bottom of the bottle and pass the wire through the other hole of the bucket. Bend the ends of the wire that sticks out of each side of the bucket to lock it in place. Smear peanut butter around the outside of the bottle and secure a piece of wood to make a ramp to the top of the bucket. Pour a few inches of antifreeze, (the kind used in campers which is non-poisonous), into the bucket. When the mice jumps onto the treat they spin off down into the bucket and drown.
I especially use this in my camper over winter to keep mice from invading and taking over through the winter.
Here are some videos on how to: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=youtube+bu...=v185-1&ia=web

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I've used the Tomcat mouse killer bait blocks and Ramik bait bars (Tomcat is available all over, Ramik I found at Menards) and spread them around and behind stuff to keep the rodents down. The bucket works until others see their dead friends floating in the bottom and decide not to try it, poison takes a bit longer and the rodent leaves the immediate area so hopefully others will continue to eat it and die.



We don't have any outdoor pets to worry about either but if you do you might want to make sure the bait bars are more inaccessible or use the Tomcat bait station.
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tried that they can find their way all the way up to the rafters and eat the summer chair padding yet seem to know to stay off the drop bar , amazing where they get to and into and stay out of.
It's not a drop bar...they jump over to the medicine bottle from the top of the ramp and fall off the bottle when it spins.
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poison bait stations helped me but some people swear at the high frequency noise repellers

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