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Winter Storage- Anti-Rodent Ideas

I store my 68 in a garage no heat, outside of Boston. Interested in hearing other member ideas on how to keep rodents out of car.

Currently I use rodent pellets in car on floor and fabric softener sheets under hood and inside interior. Has worked so far, last 2 winters.
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Stripping my parts car I found 2 mice nests in the headliner of interior!
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Make sure that you have a good seal on you garage door and put lots of traps in the garage and maybe a few on the floor in the car.

It doesn't have nitrous. It has cubic inches.
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Make sure that you have a good seal on you garage door and put lots of traps in the garage and maybe a few on the floor in the car.
This ^^^ first line of defense is sealed storage where they can't get in, I set snap traps with peanut butter but so far nothing in them.
I wouldn't put them in the car, set them under and around and get the little suckers before they get into it.
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Put a couple of mothballs in a sock and put them inside the engine compartment. Put a couple under the car as well. I had a mouse problem with my daily driver last year and they did the trick. The car dealer said bounce sheets work well too!
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Winter Storage- Anti-Rodent Ideas

all good suggestions. I have stored vehicles for the last 20+ years including daily drivers that are stored when we travel. I have used mothballs, dryer sheets, pine needles etc etc with varying degrees of success. For the past 5 years I have used a product that is available at John Deere (large implement) dealer stores. Basically a 'sachet' made up of many different types of wood shavings, spices etc. Farmers put them in combine and tractor cabs for winter storage. Never failed yet... and leaves the vehicle has a nice smell.
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X 2 on the dryer sheet suggestion.
Quick, easy, and it works.
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I use the sticky traps placed around garage and car so they can't crawl into car and die after eating pellets, also first time I tried the pellets the mice hoarded all of the poison from the trap right into the car. I also used bounce dryer sheets spread out generously in car, and that seemed to work well last year.

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What these guys said, plus a little added protection never hurts!
(tried to post a pic of Gordon, my cat, who has never let a rodent escape, but I can no longer post pictures on this forum due to size issues).
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(tried to post a pic of Gordon, my cat, who has never let a rodent escape, but I can no longer post pictures on this forum due to size issues).

Just how big is your cat Gordon?
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