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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep right on trapping - if there's a nest somewhere there will be several mice and they will keep coming back. Ideally find the nest it and then disinfect it to make it less attractive to them.

I'd put several traps down at once so you can catch lots of them per night before they do proper damage. My indie had a story of £15k for an engine drop and wiring looms on a turbo!

My nest was in the passenger compartment air filter - I'd check the whole scuttle area as it's relatively easy access (for a mouse) and nicely enclosed so makes a delightful little home.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...the saga continues...

So I got into my car on Friday and noticed a tap, tap, tap noise in the roof. I banged my hand on the headliner and heard a scampering to the rear of the car, then a little left, right, etc.

So I set a trap in the car and today I caught the mouse - number 3!!

Therefore was definitely a mouse between the roof and headliner Mad - how on earth did it get up there?

I am starting to get a little paranoid about these creatures. Everytime I drive, I'm listening for scampering feet or squeaking noises - and I'm not talking about my Porsche that is nearly 20 years old Hand


There is a gap at the base of the front A pillar trims .. a mouse could easily get up there .. unusual as they normally stick to ground lvl.


My concern is you seem to have a sensible infestation .. if they do start to chew wires .. and there is plenty in the runs along side the seats then you are going to be into an expensive repair .

In this case i think a garage getting them out is the best way forward .. find the main nest .. then .. probably not via humain methods get rid of them .
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EG-C4 wrote:
Keep right on trapping - if there's a nest somewhere there will be several mice and they will keep coming back. Ideally find the nest it and then disinfect it to make it less attractive to them.

I'd put several traps down at once so you can catch lots of them per night before they do proper damage. My indie had a story of £15k for an engine drop and wiring looms on a turbo!

My nest was in the passenger compartment air filter - I'd check the whole scuttle area as it's relatively easy access (for a mouse) and nicely enclosed so makes a delightful little home.


Thats odd, I leave my bonnet open in the garage to trickle charge and I noticed some fluff in the cabin filter last week, yes a mouse had nibbled through it! Put down loads of poison, after the first night lots had been eaten , but none since. Ill leave some inside the car just in case.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a cat that patrols the garage on a daily basis. Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pollen filter and the foam cover behind the battery with the heater pipes going through it are x2 common ways mice get inside the car .. the foam panel will cause water ingress to the car btw if chewed through.

Mice when nesting on an engine WILL chew through the knock sensor wires ..

The ONLY times i have ever seen knock sensor faults have been due to this .

there is a plastic panel that runs the length of the car under the carpet which is basically under the boot / bonnet switch pack .. this is how they get to the rear of the car ... they like to nest at the back of the car and behind the rear quarter panel .. bellow the rear window basically .. its warm there .

Its rare for them to run in the open and accross carpets.
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