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Old 05-21-2019, 05:12 PM
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Angry Help! Mice keep getting into truck

OMG, out of nowhere our truck has been infiltrated by little long eared *ssholes. I figured it was just one, but I've caught three in the live trap so far. They are all different and are released miles away. Anyone know of the most likely places they are entering?
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:06 PM
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Little Critters

They tend to find an opening where the blower for the AC is. You need to see if you have an issue there first. Also it is a good idea to use house bug spray to spray the engine, wheel wells and inside carpets to prevent any bugs.

If you don't put bait in the engine bay near your blower you might be filling up your live trap for some time. This also means that you have a nest near your truck.........hope its not your house
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:21 PM
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Look into using Irish Spring soap
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:20 PM
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They tend to find an opening where the blower for the AC is. You need to see if you have an issue there first. Also it is a good idea to use house bug spray to spray the engine, wheel wells and inside carpets to prevent any bugs.

If you don't put bait in the engine bay near your blower you might be filling up your live trap for some time. This also means that you have a nest near your truck.........hope its not your house
like a hole in the firewall near where the blower is? A lot of the firewall area is hard to get to. I know there are wire openings, which should be sealed with rubber grommets, and the area where the coolant lines go into the heater core. What about where the shifter linkage cables go through, I believe those have a rubber seal as well. Aside from those areas, anywhere else to check?

There are zero signs of mice in the engine bay. No droppings, nest materials, nothing.

No worries about the house. We have an inside/outside cat that is absolutely savage. There is nothing with a heartbeat on our property. I've been tossing all the carcases in the woods across the street, trying to making my own pet cemetery. It's actually getting frustrating finding dead animals all the time.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:20 PM
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Dryer sheets are supposed to repel them, however if you are catching them and then releasing them they can and often will find their way back, especially if they have a nest there. They can get through the smallest of cracks, you wouldn't believe the tiny openings they can get through. The only way to absolutely get rid of them for good is to kill them after you catch them or use kill type traps. Keep in mind they love to chew through electrical wiring causing all kinds of additional problems
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:27 PM
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One more idea is to make a mesh bag out of open wire screen and fill with rat bait. hang it in the engine bay with a good heavy wire. Will take care of problem while keeping other animals safe. If nothing else maybe this will spur some ideas.
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Had the same problem recently. Don't seem to drive the Envoy as much lately. Opened the glove box one day and found paper items chewed up. Emptied that, placed traps bated with peanut butter, kept that up until I got ahead of them, placed dryers sheets in glove box, under the seats, and up under dash. No more field mice. Had the same in my pop-up camper trailer parked right next to the Envoy.
An air freshener with peppermint oil is supposed to work also. Didn't try that. Not a big fan of mint.
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