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Re: Mice in the engine bay!!

mice crawl up on the engine when cold they are most likely nesting up under your engine cover, if you are in a garage take away food source bird food stuff like that you can try bounce dryer sheets by the tires ,living in northern minnesota they are a pain .

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Re: Mice in the engine bay!!

Use one raisin in the trap and it will lure many mice to their end. Use a small dish of peppermint flakes from a tree hugging store. Mice don't like the smell and it smells better to humans than moth balls.
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Re: Mice in the engine bay!!

Check the bottom sides of the fuse boxes, they could get in there if they're small enough, and it would be a great spot for them and a terrible spot for you
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Re: Mice in the engine bay!!

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Use one raisin in the trap and it will lure many mice to their end. Use a small dish of peppermint flakes from a tree hugging store. Mice don't like the smell and it smells better to humans than moth balls.
You can buy pure peppermint oil at pretty much any health shop.
Caution: Do NOT get it on your skin, and definitely nowhere near your eyes.

Works for ants too.
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I use these in my car that sits outside and cab tractor. They've been working very well, but have to be replace about every 6 weeks.


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Re: Mice in the engine bay!!

I control mice for a living.
Mice can cause $$$$ damage to a vehicle, even if it is driven everyday.
Number one, do not feed the birds. If you are , stop.
Second, forget about repellents, dryer sheets, oil etc ...while you are messing around with that stuff, the ,mice can be chewing wires and vacume hoses.
Traps w peanut butter is a option but you need to check and rebait regularly. A better choice is a second generation rodenticide ( like Contrac) in a couple bait stations outside (Bell evo is the best) next to garage and next to house foundation.
Baits like tomcat and Decon have the same active ingredients as bell labs baits (Contrac) but the filler and food attractant is very cheap. A good bait will compeate with any other food source.
You can use smaller bait stations inside your garage or car port. ( bell Mice RTU)
There is nothing better at stoppping a mouse problem cold than 2nd gen.anticoagulant baits.

Do not keep food or trash in your jeep. Mice will smell it. They have a very good sense of smell.
Mice get into a car by climbing the tire, into the engine bay. From there it's through the firewall if they can and into the and under the dash.
Reduce ground cover around the garage / home. Instead lay gravel or stone around as a decorative barrier. Don't store firewood against garage either. Also, control mice in your home. Watch out for grass seed in the garage or shed. It is a mice magnet.
Just some ideas for you. This is how we do it.
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I control mice for a living.
Mice can cause $$$$ damage to a vehicle, even if it is driven everyday.
Number one, do not feed the birds. If you are , stop.
Second, forget about repellents, dryer sheets, oil etc ...while you are messing around with that stuff, the ,mice can be chewing wires and vacume hoses.
Traps w peanut butter is a option but you need to check and rebait regularly. A better choice is a second generation rodenticide ( like Contrac) in a couple bait stations outside (Bell evo is the best) next to garage and next to house foundation.
Baits like tomcat and Decon have the same active ingredients as bell labs baits (Contrac) but the filler and food attractant is very cheap. A good bait will compeate with any other food source.
You can use smaller bait stations inside your garage or car port. ( bell Mice RTU)
There is nothing better at stoppping a mouse problem cold than 2nd gen.anticoagulant baits.

Do not keep food or trash in your jeep. Mice will smell it. They have a very good sense of smell.
Mice get into a car by climbing the tire, into the engine bay. From there it's through the firewall if they can and into the and under the dash.
Reduce ground cover around the garage / home. Instead lay gravel or stone around as a decorative barrier. Don't store firewood against garage either. Also, control mice in your home. Watch out for grass seed in the garage or shed. It is a mice magnet.
Just some ideas for you. This is how we do it.

Any baits that aren't harmful to pets? I worry about the mice ingesting the poison then my dogs ingesting the mice. Right now I use traps baited with peanut butter in locations the dogs can't reach.


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Primary poisoning is when a pet eats Poison directly. That shouldnever happen, esp. with a professional. The stats I've seen say 84% of dogs poisoned are done so by their own owners.
What you asked about is called secondary Poisoning. That's when, as you said, the dog eats something, that has eaten the mouse. The effects can be different because there is different active ingediants. With a anticoagulat you have FIRST and second generation baits. First generation is considered the safest in this regard but is also not as effective in controlling the mice as it requires multiple feedings over a period of time. Second gen baits are not as safe per say but still safer that other, non anticoagulants, also called acute baits.
I use 2nd gen anticoagulants most of the time.
Generally, the amount of poison in the mouse, is not gong to be anywhere near enough to harm a dog or a cat. The more a pet weighs, the more mice it would have to eat.
A pet has to consume 5% of its body weight before a vet visit is suggested. For a 10# dog, that would equal about 22 mice. Not likely to happen.
Also know that vitamin K is a antidote in cases of accidental anticoagulant poisonings.
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Sometimes I wish I had a mouse under my hood, as in sbc. I think a 327 with a th350 would get better mileage and have more power than my 3.7.
There must be a way to rig a hamster mouse wheel and connect it to the power train for additional horse mouse power with no fuel cost.
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Primary poisoning is when a pet eats Poison directly. That shouldnever happen, esp. with a professional. The stats I've seen say 84% of dogs poisoned are done so by their own owners.
What you asked about is called secondary Poisoning. That's when, as you said, the dog eats something, that has eaten the mouse. The effects can be different because there is different active ingediants. With a anticoagulat you have FIRST and second generation baits. First generation is considered the safest in this regard but is also not as effective in controlling the mice as it requires multiple feedings over a period of time. Second gen baits are not as safe per say but still safer that other, non anticoagulants, also called acute baits.
I use 2nd gen anticoagulants most of the time.
Generally, the amount of poison in the mouse, is not gong to be anywhere near enough to harm a dog or a cat. The more a pet weighs, the more mice it would have to eat.
A pet has to consume 5% of its body weight before a vet visit is suggested. For a 10# dog, that would equal about 22 mice. Not likely to happen.
Also know that vitamin K is a antidote in cases of accidental anticoagulant poisonings.

I can't thank you enough for your detailed response. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge on this subject. As an owner/fosterer of many dogs and living out in the country where mice are ever present your advice will surely be heeded. Thank you. 👍🏻


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