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Bill



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Mice

We park our cars in the drive way. Rural area.

The mice have in the past eaten a lighting wire in my old car. A friend fixed /soldered it afterRR quoted £600 to replace !

Destroyed my wife’s car BMW 4 twice, this time will cost best part of a grand to put right.

As an aside taken out my lawnmower twice.


Reluctant to use bait boxes because of secondary death/ build up of toxins in owls and other birds we have round and about.

Any suggestions short of putting the cars on bricks. ?


Bill Filters are in fact so good that in certain circumstances, when the ambient air is already polluted, a diesel car will tend to extract more particles from the air than it emits. Emissions Analytics worked with........etc etc

He who dies with the most toys wins...

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buy a few cats.. ... - .- -.




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buy a few cats


This!! We have outbuildings with horse feed and hay etc.in with two stable cats. No mice or rodents of any sort anywhere to be seen and no evidence of same. Smell of cats keeps them away. Drives:
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Chocolate works well in traps also.
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Bill



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stan wrote:
buy a few cats..


I doubt the cat will last for very long being dog territory! We had a cat sanctuary next door , our last dog never having seen a cat until one day it had . Caught it around the cats middle & simply tossed it over the fence. Must be in the genes.

Thinking of trying a more substantial humane traps and dumping them nearby. Prefer to knock them off.

I would have expected there to be a smell they don’t like….must google cat smell for sale. Filters are in fact so good that in certain circumstances, when the ambient air is already polluted, a diesel car will tend to extract more particles from the air than it emits. Emissions Analytics worked with........etc etc

He who dies with the most toys wins...

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Now I know I’m going mad


 Filters are in fact so good that in certain circumstances, when the ambient air is already polluted, a diesel car will tend to extract more particles from the air than it emits. Emissions Analytics worked with........etc etc

He who dies with the most toys wins...

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Allegedly, they don't like the smell of peppermint.

I had mice nest in the engine bay of my car, fortunately no damage done. I brushed on a coating of peppermint oil from the baking aisle at Tesco and they haven't been back. 2017 SDV8 Autobiography

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Here was the cause of 'dash vibration' - first job on Monday morning, poor little fecker was dead, legs were liberally spread around inside the heater box, not a great start to the week!




Initially I thought it was just a big leaf and was going to hook it out with a pick until I saw the eye...

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Tinman wrote:
Traps with peanut butter


Cruel !

We have 6+ cats & they do catch the unfortunate creatures occasionally. When food is abundant a couple of outdoor cats will keep them at bay. Dog's are not much of a problem for cats once they have been too close & received a nose swipe !

The humane traps work well with chocolate as bait - we use them & then release the mice in the fields.

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A mate of mine used to put a dot of paint on the back of their necks when they were caught in his humane traps, he found he was catching the same ones over & over again. all that varied was the time/distance calculation based upon where he dropped them off...

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Agreed Phoenix, they know their territory and head back to home, unless you're releasing them miles away.

Vermin at the end of the day and killing them should be no issue....

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I got rid of the mice in my garage with one of them battery powered zappers.
It kills them instantly. Humane?

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The rodents’ popularity with predators raises concerns that widespread rodenticide use is causing inadvertent poisonings of native species, particularly birds. The New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority recently issued a warning about improper use of poison-coated grain–for example, its distribution too close to native bushland—after an investigation into bird deaths in central New South Wales found some of the deaths were caused by mouse baits.

The main rodenticide used in agricultural settings is zinc phosphide, which is used to coat grains left out for mice to eat. It turns into deadly phosphine gas in the acid environment of the stomach, but this quickly dissipates and is unlikely to cause secondary poisonings


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dingg1 wrote:
Agreed Phoenix, they know their territory and head back to home, unless you're releasing them miles away.

Vermin at the end of the day and killing them should be no issue....

I have mixed views on this one, firstly, I was brought up in a rural environment where it was routine to hold various kinds of vermin at bay by extermination - I do agree with kevinp, make the kill as clean & painless as possible, just as my Grandfather who was a gamekeeper taught me, respect life, even in death.

Having said that, I've made a 'killing' over the years repairing rodent damage on vehicles....

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