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I'm going to store SS under a carport next to my old shed where I normally park my car; want to bring car in to garage for winter. Mice frequent the shed and area despite generous applications of Tomcat mouse killer. Will use a full cover for SS and am thinking of putting Moth Ball Packets under seats, storage compartments, and glove box. Battery will be on a Tender.

Any other ideas or methods to prevent mice from damaging vehicle?
 

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Those Bounce Dryer sheets have been used to deter mice, but will not kill them. Some folks put them in the end of their exhaust pipes to keep them from crawling up inside. 馃槑
 

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I put dryer sheets all around and under mine, after I had some minor mouse damage the first year. No problems the last 2 years. But mine is garaged, might be a little harder outside.
 

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I had mice and chipmunk problems. I cut up a bar of Irish Spring soap and place them all around the bike. No more rodents! My SS rests in a open carport. Dont forget to remove them in the spring!
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Good suggestions and very doable. I have the mothballs and dryer sheets on hand. Will pick up some Irish Spring as well. Volly37, where did you put the soap chips?
 

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Good suggestions and very doable. I have the mothballs and dryer sheets on hand. Will pick up some Irish Spring as well. Volly37, where did you put the soap chips?






[/I cut a whole bar into 5 pieces and placed them all over. Under hood I placed a entire bar especially near the electrical components near the windshield. Another piece I placed where I remove my battery for winter. The rest was in the footwells and the storage compartments behind seat. I used a total of 10 pieces and you have to remember to remove all 10 when spring comes.
 

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Offer the mice a better treat outside of the Slingshot.
Use RV antifreeze instead of water so it doesn't freeze. Empty as needed.

Block both exhaust and intake.

I have had campers for decades. Have tried mothballs, dryer sheets, Irish Spring, all with varied results.
Fine steel wool is another option for keeping out of exhaust, intake and anywhere else there is a hole just inviting them to make a winter home. Just remember to remove before you start in the spring.
 

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SS cover arrived yesterday and moved SS to shed carport today. Pleased with the quality of the cover for the money. It fit just like the pic with grommets on the rear and a strap that goes under the middle. Didn't have any grommets on the front although the elastic band all around seem to pull it tightly. Used a couple of clamps which should keep it snug. Sprinkled soap chips around the wheels and under the motor, moth balls under seats and in storage compartments, and sprayed a strong solution of peppermint on wheels and inside.
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I'm going to store SS under a carport next to my old shed where I normally park my car; want to bring car in to garage for winter. Mice frequent the shed and area despite generous applications of Tomcat mouse killer. Will use a full cover for SS and am thinking of putting Moth Ball Packets under seats, storage compartments, and glove box. Battery will be on a Tender.

Any other ideas or methods to prevent mice from damaging vehicle?
Use Mint Oil. Rats and Mice hate mint oil. Buy a plastic spray bottle at Dollar Tree. Add mint oil and add water and spray it around your Sling on old cloths. Re spray every 2 weeks. That should cure the problem. You Tube has info on this.
 

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I'm going to store SS under a carport next to my old shed where I normally park my car; want to bring car in to garage for winter. Mice frequent the shed and area despite generous applications of Tomcat mouse killer. Will use a full cover for SS and am thinking of putting Moth Ball Packets under seats, storage compartments, and glove box. Battery will be on a Tender.

Any other ideas or methods to prevent mice from damaging vehicle?
We have had mild success with Irish Spring and Dryer sheets (for bugs) and an added bonus is helps keep stagnant odors way down. I see a lot of good answers, but are you looking to trap and kill and are you their on a regular basis? Sounds like you might. I can only tell you that the most effective trap bate (spring trap) is some cheese wrapped in small piece of raw bacon and then seared with a lighter. Dollar tree sells them 4 traps for a dollar. I hate rodents and I will tie some fish line to the trap and that way I am no closer that 3 ft to the corpse.
 

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We have had mild success with Irish Spring and Dryer sheets (for bugs) and an added bonus is helps keep stagnant odors way down. I see a lot of good answers, but are you looking to trap and kill and are you their on a regular basis? Sounds like you might. I can only tell you that the most effective trap bate (spring trap) is some cheese wrapped in small piece of raw bacon and then seared with a lighter. Dollar tree sells them 4 traps for a dollar. I hate rodents and I will tie some fish line to the trap and that way I am no closer that 3 ft to the corpse.
If your serving cheese wrapped in bacon.........you just might find me at the end of that fishing line!
 

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I'm using D-Con in the shed that the carport is attached to. Smeared a bit of PN butter on to entice them even more.
Usually keep some in there all the time. Forgot to let the hand brake down and don't want to remove the cover to do it now. Hope that rear pad don't lock up over the winter.
 

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Amazon offers several Rodent Defense spray products. I guess I should also add that I haven't tried any of them.
 
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