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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Amherst, the lint-filled center of MA
Re: Any tips or tricks for keeping mice out?
It is a good question with no easy fix. Usually there is a huge thread started around winter time when the mice really go for shelter. There are some threads discussing traps, glue boards, cats, moth balls, dryer sheets, repellents, poisons and warfarin.
I gave up trying to keep them out of the car garage. I just thin the herd with a combination of bait blocks, snap traps, and glue traps. I put all of these out of reach of my dogs, way under the shelving or behind boards.
For the outside or shed GTs, the mice usually like to nest in the cowling of the single cylinder engines. I turn over the engine every few days to blow out any inhabitants. Yes, it can be icky. I inspect the motor fins for nesting material and remove any so the engine does not overheat.
Often I think I should re-mount the engine shroud on hinges or Velcro because I have it off so frequently.