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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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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    I pour a couple of quarts of oil on the ground
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    ... figured I never had any mice problem back when
    I rode Harleys and the perpetual oil puddle it was parked in was
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    ... so far, no mices in the 'wing...

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

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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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    A Wing in motion will gather no mice!

    I just ride, keeps all the varmints and critters away!

    'Course, the coldest it gets here(rarely) is upper 30's.

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    I've got two out-buildings and the garage. Last fall, I put one box of Decon in each. Had some nibbles on the one in the garage. One in another out building was undisturbed, the one in the third building was empty and the carton mostly eaten.

    One of my buddies told me these here WV mice are best handled with a 500gr boolit in the 45-70. I dunno; I think I want something with a little more punch to it, would not want a wounded and dangerous critter like that running amuck.

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    mice in the trunk has been a problem many times for me

    this winter a stinkin mouse chewed a hole in one my Firstgear master gloves, already got a new pair to replace them but it was a big $52 ouch !

    i put 3 traps, some poison and a bunch of dryer sheets in the trunk, they never touched the poison, they chewed on the drier sheets, they managed to eat the peanut butter out of one of the traps without it going off so i reloaded it, a few days later one trap had no peanut butter and had not gone off the other 2 still had peanut butter but had gone off, not sure what killed the mouse because it was laying dead betwen the 2 traps that had gone off, the poison is still remains untouched
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    5 gallon bucket anti freeze and water 3 or 4 inches 1 x 4 plank put seed in bucket they will go up plank and jump in .use camper anti freeze if pets are around .Have a little captain for the burial at sea later.

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    I have anywhere from 3-6 cats show up morining and night for feeding. I feed them just enough to keep them hanging around. We have had no signs of mice for over 5 years now.
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    Obviously these mice chewing on the soap tend to use some bad language. Their mothers, just like mine, are trying to correct them!

    I use the "bucket and the board" trick quite often on jobsites. Amazing how many mice will be in there the next morning.

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    i used mothballs and dryer sheets,in the trunk and saddlebags for the dryer sheets and all aound the floor with the mothballs.the mice used the dryer sheets to make themselves a nice little nest in the trunk and i'm sure they played soccer with the mothballs,so now its straight decon
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    WV Mouse?

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    We have a lot of desert rats this way. Officially they are actually kangaroo rats.They can be a pain eating the wiring off your rigs. So I keep a nice big diamondback rattlesnake around. No rats anymore...Only problem is you need to watch your step when outside

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