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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Irish Spring Soap Update

Several months ago there was a discussion here about mice, mothballs and Irish Spring soap. I placed several pieces of Irish Spring on, under and about my 2006 Hannigan Trike. Today as I was walking through my garage (the first time I've been in there for a couple of months). I noticed some varmit had drug one piece out and chewed it up and chewed up another one under the trike. I've got a feeling the WV mice have no respect for Irish Spring. I'll probably be looking at the air filter when the weather breaks.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 02:45 PM
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Bill, I now use Decon and antifreeze.

Coffee can lid works well for stright antifreeze.

*** Must exclude pets. ***


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Or keep a cat, barn cats are the best

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Originally Posted by galewing View Post
Bill, I now use Decon and antifreeze.

Coffee can lid works well for stright antifreeze.

*** Must exclude pets. ***
After going through moth balls, dryer sheets, yada, yada, yada, nothing works like Decon.

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Originally Posted by HiHoSilver View Post
Or keep a cat, barn cats are the best

I got a cat. The garage is his home-little house with a heating pad in his bed. Not a mouse or any other critters around. Come to think of it that cats got it made.

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I too saw the Irish Spring thread in the fall and promptly put pieces of the bar soap all around my garage. I've also noticed that the mice seem to be chewing on the soap. I've wondered if the idea was to get them to chew on it and it would give them digestive issues later that would repel them in the future?

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 08:08 PM
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The Irish Spring thread was an insidious plot by Colgate to increase sales.

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Your all missing the point.
Irish Spring makes the mice poop smell fresh and.... "Manly,yes" butt the Girls like it too!

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 12:52 AM
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I pour a couple of quarts of oil on the ground
around the bottom of the bike.

... figured I never had any mice problem back when
I rode Harleys and the perpetual oil puddle it was parked in was
probably why

... so far, no mices in the 'wing...

lose the soap, stay with the greasy look...




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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 09:43 AM
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I used to use Decon under my 1100 but each spring I would find it in my faring pockets, trunk and under the seat. The critters probably died and is probably better then having a nest but was a problem of a differesnt sort. It would easily vacuum up but I now use a couple of mouse traps with peanut butter and a Casheau nut. Requires checking once in a while but works for me. I think there are guards that fit under the wheels that prevent rodent access but I haven't looked into it. May be something on the internet. Happy hunting !

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