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Possible Mice Damage?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by d_kinneyjr, Dec 20, 2021.

  1. Dec 20, 2021 at 9:32 AM
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    d_kinneyjr

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    With the warmer weather (in the 60's) here in the Northeast last week, I decide to give the truck a good wash. I opened the hood and noticed something I hadn't seen before. See below picks. My thought would be mice. Has anybody ever come across this? What did you do? And did it keep the mice out of the truck?

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  2. Dec 20, 2021 at 9:35 AM
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    Blueknights75

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    Use the search function of the forum and you will find several threads with some great information for your issue…
     
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    PKFan

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  4. Dec 20, 2021 at 9:45 AM
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    Not sure at this point.
    Found one under my engine cap yesterday. Got spun through the cam belts and shredded into pieces. :mad:

    I heard eucalyptus is good? Can anyone confirm?
     
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    Alot of them
    Did you lift the engine cover to see if there is anything under it? Rats will build a nest, not sure about squirrels.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    My anti-mice/rabbit/squirrel devices.

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  7. Dec 20, 2021 at 9:55 AM
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    PKFan my pronouns are (she/it) - c'mon, say it fast

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    It's hard to say what works, as you're trying to prove a negative. I've recently had some activity under the hood that I suspect was mice or rats (based on droppings), so I've re-started spraying nightly with water with drops of eucalyptus and peppermint (15 drops of each in a quart sprayer). I haven't seen any more tracks or scat since. Just to be safe, I also added mesh to the openings to the cab to prevent any intrusion there (see this thread for details).
     
  8. Dec 20, 2021 at 9:59 AM
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    Danimal86

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    check your cabin air filter, little bastard probably got inside.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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    @Tundra234, Yes I did lift up the engine cover and saw nothing. I also gave a good look around the engine compartment for any other damage or nests, and did'nt see anything.
     
  10. Dec 20, 2021 at 10:07 AM
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    @PKFan, Thanks for the info. I may look into this.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2021 at 10:12 AM
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    Things that I’ve found to work for mice, rats, and other associated vermin;

    Dryer softener sheets
    Peppermint oil ( available on Amazon )
    Irish spring green body soap in a bar
    Top cat mouse bait
    Snap traps

    Bitter apple didn’t do jack for me, peanut butter on a spring trap only attracted roaches.

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  12. Dec 20, 2021 at 10:19 AM
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    @Tundra1D6, Thanks appreciate the info
     
  13. Dec 21, 2021 at 4:52 PM
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    Check both filter housings I had a rabbit and a pack rat jump out at me before in customers vehicles...

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  14. Dec 21, 2021 at 5:19 PM
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    Def rats! I put out traps and bought some peppermint spray off Amazon - even caught one in my wheel well….9F06E982-0586-45C9-AF20-5CA4EDCEEDFB.jpgE92183CE-F15A-473F-95E3-2EAE1545E267.jpg
     

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