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Old 12-01-2011, 10:39 PM   #11
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I have used fresh cab (earth-kind) for the last 8 years in the camper and trucks and tractors that I store in a machine shed. Have not had a problem since I started using it. Also like the smell of it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:54 AM   #12
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I set up what I call the mouse circus.

Take a bucket and put about 3 inches of antifreeze in it (the automotive stuff not the non toxic). Set up a ramp up to it and suspend some kind of cylindrical object across the top of the bucket. Think a tube from wipes or a small pop bottle. Put a little peanut butter on the tube and there you have it, the mouse circus.

The mice go up the ramp and onto the tube to get the food. When they lean over to get the peanut butter the tube spins and they go into the drink. The anitfreeze acts like formaldehyde and keeps them from rotting and stinking.

It works great as I store at home out in the country and mice are a real concern. The first week that it got cold I found 5 mice in the bucket on garbage day. Now it is really cold and no more and no signs of others. I think I got the crew right away this year.

We will see in the spring how well it worked.
OK, You've got to post some pics of this mouse circus.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:36 AM   #13
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I like the idea except I live in the country and have outdoor pets. DW would shoot me if one of her cats had a front row seat under the big top at the mouse circus.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:32 AM   #14
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make sure that there is no small holes under the trailer so they can enter. Sometimes only a small ( very small ) hole beside a pipe or electrical wire is enough for these small 4 legged creatures to find their way inside and start a nest in a blanket.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:04 PM   #15
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I would like to see a picture of this mouse circus also-or a least a diagram. Thanks
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:17 PM   #16
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I would like to see a picture of this mouse circus also-or a least a diagram. Thanks
X2. Maybe I'm just not seeing how the tube will spin when the mouse goes out onto it for the PB...?..
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Here is a link to a site I found with the smae idea.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:49 AM   #18
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Hey, Old Car,just put a cat in your storage area...Tried the bounce thing on a stored car and a mouse crawled in and died.

Cost $2K to find and remove him. Wish I had thrown a cat in the car when I stored it.

Now it's mouse traps and decon

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I spent part of the afternoon constructing a small version of the mouse circus out of a large bleach bottle, a wooden dowel from a broken drying rack, and a tin can in the recycling bin. Total cost: $0.0. I did substitute bleach/water mix for the antifreeze, as my dogs have to run by it in the garage (where I seem to get the mouse activity the most.) If it works, I'll be making another one for my truck (#2 spot) and one for the TT. What a great idea, just hope it works!
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Hey Bend, I have a restored 57 Chevy and have fought the mouse issue with it. I wish I had built my barn 2 feet taller and then I could have the trailer in with the car. But because of lack of insight on my part the trailer sets outside. Maybe I can take one of the house cats that are de-clawed and make it a trailer cat for the winter.
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