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    Default mouse deterrant.....winters coming

    I keep my MF 1529 in a "Cover-it/Shelterlogic" type shed.Since winter is coming, what are everyones thoughts and ideas on keeping mice away from the tractor??..Hate to think about the damage they could cause.......

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    Default Re: mouse deterrant.....winters coming

    They are called barn cats.

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    Default Re: mouse deterrant.....winters coming

    Have you seen weatherproof "outdoor" mouse bait?

    I put some around the perimeter of my barn in the fall, and it seems to knock them off before they move inside.

    They sell containers you can put the bait in, if you have pets.

    Amazon.com: Tomcat All Weather Bait Chunx, 4 Lb: Everything Else

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    Default Re: mouse deterrant.....winters coming

    All of my motorized equipment is stored outside under canvas tarps. I use "Tomcat" mouse bait stations, with three kinds of poisons which are rotated periodically. The same goes for the tool shed. After 35 years, no infestations or damages have been noted. Inside the house I use the good old mouse traps, but seldom spring one year after year.
    Kubota B2620 HST

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    Default Re: mouse deterrant.....winters coming

    I have a few of these in the barn and garage. Fill with non toxic antifreeze in winter if you so choose. Check once a week or so. They keep on working until the bait is gone.
    bucket mouse trap - Bing Videos

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    Default Re: mouse deterrant.....winters coming

    As was said before, barn cats are the best solution. Moth balls do a good job of keeping rodents away.
    Rich
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    Default Re: mouse deterrant.....winters coming

    Quote Originally Posted by greasemonkeyok View Post
    They are called barn cats.
    I agree. There are various types of methods that can be used, but cats have hunted vermin for untold ages. Their hunting techniques, utilizing stealth and patience, are a proven eradication method in mouse and rat infestation. Besides they seem to always be hungry, and if they are not hungry, they will continue to kill mice and rats, as if they obtain pleasure from the Act. Works for me, but may not apply in your situation. Best of success and good luck.
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    Default Re: mouse deterrant.....winters coming

    A couple good cats and moth balls under the hood in case one gets past the cat.

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    Default Re: mouse deterrant.....winters coming

    Peppermint oil works. A small jar with several cotton balls in it each with four or five drops of oil. You can get it at any health food store. Mice and rats hate it.

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    I find dead mice, moles, shrews and other bits that are unidentified from various creatures attempting to gain access to house and garage. My two barn cats are killers and work better than any trap I ever set

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