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#1 Sparky OFFLINE  

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 08:15 AM

One feller in another time and place asked what could be done about rats chewing in the control panel .  I suggested clear plexi-glass for a panel because rats don't like to be seen.

 

   Another feller wrote that he had done this with success .


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 08:21 AM

Anything that will keep them out is a good plan. Golly, I dislike rodentia.
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Posted April 13, 2014 - 08:32 AM

I here a couple of "Bounce dryer sheets" in there works a keeping them away.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Here mousey mousey
 
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Posted April 13, 2014 - 11:12 AM

    Irish spring dish soap!!!  Get a bar of it and cut it into three or four big chunks, put the chunks around where you don't want them.  You may want to put them on a tray so they don't melt and get all over everything when they get damp but it does work, we use it in our campers and classic cars.  Also tractor supply selld the tomcat rat poison hat is very effective at killing them.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 11:32 AM

use them as the alternative engine - this way

 

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 03:15 PM

At one point, George mentioned that he was going to help support the site by opening up a storage garage for valuable tractors.  It was going to be an add on onto the mod room.  He was planning to move Cat's food and litter box into the garage, so it would have been mouse proof. 

 

That plan went south since Cat wasn't good for much beyond sleeping.  

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 05:23 PM

Cats do make you think . And they do make good friends .



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Posted April 14, 2014 - 04:32 PM

512px-Cliff_Arquette_1941.jpg   It is nice when your tractor runs well and gets recharged properly  .



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Posted April 14, 2014 - 04:59 PM

Peppermint oil is a deterrent. Put it on cotton balls and leave where you don't want them. It's probably why irish sprin g works. It's available in the spice isle at your grocery store.


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Posted April 14, 2014 - 07:33 PM

The important thing is to keep sanitizer handy . Their trails leave messes that take days to clean up . The smell can linger from these creatures for quite some time . And their friends  oohhh  the horror .



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Posted April 15, 2014 - 08:38 AM

I here a couple of "Bounce dryer sheets" in there works a keeping them away.

 

We use that in the golf carts under the seat and it seems to work fine. You can tell the ones who have them and ones that don't.


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Posted April 15, 2014 - 12:06 PM

You may need to hire a mercenary.

 

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 07:29 AM

One method I have used for rodent control is to keep the storage temp as low as possible . With temps below 0 degrees the rodents have little reason to hang around when no food is available . 

 

  When the machine fires up they really scatter .



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Posted April 21, 2014 - 08:04 PM

Chocolate Ex-lax.
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