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Old 10-21-2009, 10:11 AM
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In the process of getting the boat ready for winter storage and I got to thinking about mice. What recommendations do people have to keep mice out of a boat?? Thanks.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:26 AM
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This was brought up not too long ago.
Pretty good advice.

http://www.walleyecentral.com/forums...highlight=mice
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:06 AM
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This was brought up not too long ago.
Pretty good advice.

http://www.walleyecentral.com/forums...highlight=mice
One thing I would add is I usually put a piece of plastic sheeting over the exhaust (in the prop center) and tape it tight with electrical tape. It cost a friend of mine a motor job once when the tiny livestock built a nest up inside the motor.


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Old 10-24-2009, 08:07 AM
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This usually works for me.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:58 AM
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The advice about D-Con is good. It will attrack the mice. D-Con is a poisoned bait. Place it outside the boat, not inside. Be careful about placement. You don't want to poison your dogs and cats, or have kids get into it. It is generally warfin based and causes internal hemorrhaging. Mice will have time to damage your carpets and seats before death.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:50 AM
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I had mice get into my wiring a few years ago. After that time I place moth ball throughout the boat. I put them in little tupper ware containers w/ no lid. I haven't had an issue since.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:30 AM
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I have always used fabric softener dryer sheets stuffed in any orifice that might work for a means of ingress. I also place them strategically around the inside compartments. I have never had a rodent of any sort in anything I have stored and you don't have the unpleasant smell of mothballs.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:34 PM
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Moth balls. I have used them for years and have not had a problem. I tear a styrofoam coffee cup in half and put a few moth balls in each and place in all compartments and a couple along the floor
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:04 PM
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I have always used fabric softener dryer sheets stuffed in any orifice that might work for a means of ingress. I also place them strategically around the inside compartments. I have never had a rodent of any sort in anything I have stored and you don't have the unpleasant smell of mothballs.

In my boat a couple of years ago, the mice used the dryer sheets in my boat for nesting material!! Every piece of it I had was full of mouse urine and feces. I had several sheets of it in every hold in the boat.

My pest control guy says use D-Con.

But, like the prior post says, it is warfarin which causes intestinal bleeding to kill the mice. You don't want your cats/dogs eating the dead mice, so be careful!
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:37 PM
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Fishing,
One thing you can do is to put an open box of kleenex in the back of the boat.
That way, if any mice do happen to get into the boat, they will use the kleenex for nesting purposes.
Then, if the weather is cold, they will freeze to death in their beds.

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