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|04-13-2018 09:47 PM|
Originally Posted by shadango View Post
|04-13-2018 07:36 PM|
|drtrider||Just got done talking to the neighbor who works at a Honda dealership as a mechanic he said they had 20 cars that had wires that were chewed as stated earlier that. Cables are soy covered he mentioned that now the insurance companies are they might be suing the people that are making these wires out of got my GM truck back and it cost me $315 to fix it|
|04-13-2018 10:13 AM|
Originally Posted by wngd View Post
|04-13-2018 08:32 AM|
Originally Posted by Engineoops View Post
Once you CATCH the moths, its a real pain to get their legs spread apart to harvest them.
|04-11-2018 03:37 PM|
Funny this comes up now.
I heard some scratching around in my wall yesterday which I know from experience is an on again off again red squirrel issue. I set up a live trap as the only way in or out of the tiny opening they found in some sheet metal at ground level.
This morning I found the trap closed and instead of a pesky red squirrel (and they'll chew through anything including wall studs and wiring) I found a baby weasel! No more than 6" long.
I figured there's no way he was in the wall but I found on the internet that they have been known to go in looking for mice or squirrels to eat....could also be that he just smelled the peanut butter as he was passing by.
I set the trap up again to see if there were any more to come out before I seal it up or maybe it still was a squirrel still to be caught. Nothing yet this afternoon.
|04-11-2018 11:33 AM|
Even if you have squirrels, my money is on the mice. They love insulation, and I've found them in houses, dead in the walls, burned to a crisp because they were eating through live wires. The mothball idea is good, and I've seen it work.
On my last bike restoration - 1998 Yamaha Virago - the bike had been kept in a garage and not started for about 6 years. The owners manual was about 1/4 eaten, and I found about 500 sunflower seed shells in the air box. Both were the work of some busy (and industrious) mice.........
|04-11-2018 11:22 AM|
|Engineoops||I use moth balls on my tractors that sit out under cover . They evaporate in about 3 weeks but mice , rats, snakes and squirrels hate moth balls.|
|04-11-2018 11:20 AM|
|Chicago-Spike||New wires these days are made from a soy based plastic and the vermin can smell this coating and they try to eat it. Just google mice ate my car wiring and you'll find hundreds of first hand accounts and even some news stories about this new wave of Eco friendly crap we now have to deal with|
|04-11-2018 09:43 AM|
In the garage - any pet food, or anything else that may be considered "food" must be kept in a metal container with a metal lid.
Any cardboard, cloth, paper towels, etc. should be removed, as these make great nesting material.
We've found air boxes filled with pecans and plenums on the climate control filled with "nests".
Mice chewed the coil wires on the riding lawnmower, and made a huge nest in the flywheel on top of the motor.
THEN, this stray cat showed up. We immediately discovered that she had "talent".
of course, one must have "backup"......
|04-11-2018 09:05 AM|
|Curt E||Probably squirrels if you have them. They chewed thru my brothers under house TV cable..|
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