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    I Hate Those Meeces to Pieces!

    While driving the Healey yesterday, feathers started coming out of the defroster event. After dropping the bottom off the heater box, I discovered a good-sized mouse nest crammed up inside. It wasn't there in the fall when I put the car away and the mice didn't seem all that disturbed by the peppermint-scented trash bags I spread all over the car. I have no clue how the mice got past the heater blower motor to find a home deep in the bowels of the heater box. Anyone have a good cure for mice in the car besides Jinx the Cat?
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    Re: I Hate Those Meeces to Pieces!

    The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese
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    Re: I Hate Those Meeces to Pieces!

    Those scented laundry dryer sheets. They seemed to work for our MG, until I stopped renewing them.
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    Re: I Hate Those Meeces to Pieces!

    You have to find a scent that mice don't like. Maybe cat urine. I would also look at the air hoses for mouse holes.
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    Re: I Hate Those Meeces to Pieces!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Turney View Post
    You have to find a scent that mice don't like. Maybe cat urine. I would also look at the air hoses for mouse holes.
    So now my Healey will smell like cat pee? Not sure if that's an upgrade
    Rick

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    Re: I Hate Those Meeces to Pieces!

    Good results for me were when I started running a small fan in the garage. Also keep a low wattage light on. The drone of the fan, (and air movement?), and the light, have kept mice out of the garage for four years. Critters never returned once I started the fan/light combination.

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    PS - I also heard that a pile of fresh cow manure on the floor under the dash would keep the mice away too. Decided against that.
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