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Postby Peter-S » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:59 pm

Decided to start up the 2.8 this weekend. The battery wasn't too lively so I pooped the bonnet to put it on charge and it seems some local wild life has been using the engine bay as a food store. Don't seem to have nibbled on anything else fortunately!

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Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:25 pm

My nextdoor neighbour has a good collection of cars and he parks a few on the farm behind our houses and the rats or rat had a go at his GT3 Porsche 911 only 8 months old and eat away at the levering Hydraulics so he can raise the car for speed humps .
Cost was £6000 to put right and he had to claim of his insurance .

There’s more rat and mice catchers up there now the barn owls have not been seen .
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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:45 pm

Peter-S wrote: so I pooped the bonnet


:shock: Interesting! :)

I bet the squirrel using your car as a store was driving you "nuts". Sorry, somebody had to be first to say it!

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Postby andyd » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:49 pm

My car had a mouse visit during its 16 year storage with the second owner.
It chewed the rear seat which I had repaired and nibbled the parcel shelf which I have disguised slightly with grey paint.

A bowl of poison now sits in my garage :)

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Postby Paul G » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:20 pm

You need to get a cat. I've just spent half an hour chasing a bloody mouse round our kitchen that the little sod brought in. That's my excercise for the day!

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Postby andyd » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:17 pm

Paul G wrote:You need to get a cat. I've just spent half an hour chasing a bloody mouse round our kitchen that the little sod brought in. That's my excercise for the day!

:lol:
We've caught 7 under the kitchen sink so far this year :shock: :shock: How they get in who knows :?
They eat the soap and cleaning sponges :)

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Postby D366Y » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:20 pm

Paul G wrote:You need to get a cat. I've just spent half an hour chasing a bloody mouse round our kitchen that the little sod brought in. That's my excercise for the day!


I'd gladly pay good money to watch that Paul! :lol:

My GL looked like it had a whole family of mice living in it at some point! Took the rear bench off and there was a lot of padding that had been eaten up and moved to the rear area of the bench, along with a couple of nibbled tax discs all shaped into a small nest!

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Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:41 pm

I have seen the rat look in capris but never the mouse look . Sorry a bit cheese that joke , I must stop now or I will fall in to Nicks trap . :doh:
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Postby andyd » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:53 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I have seen the rat look in capris but never the mouse look . Sorry a bit cheese that joke , I must stop now or I will fall in to Nicks trap . :doh:

You taking the Mickey :wave:

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Postby pbar » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:16 pm

I use this type. Don't use bait, that can actually attract them and you don't want that. They just go in through instinct. If you find them quick enough you can let them out somewhere, but they are usually goners quite quickly, due to stress. Caught loads.

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Postby andyd » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:12 pm

Hi Paul,
We tried a humane trap but somehow the sods kept getting out :lol: So had to use the little nipper :cheers:

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Postby pbar » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:13 am

andyd wrote:Hi Paul,
We tried a humane trap but somehow the sods kept getting out :lol: So had to use the little nipper :cheers:


The nice in your neck of the woods much be cleverer than mine!

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Postby andyd » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:51 pm

pbar wrote:
The nice in your neck of the woods much be cleverer than mine!

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:47 pm

To get rid of mice, instant mashed potato works a treat...

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Postby pbar » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:07 am

andyd wrote:
pbar wrote:
The nice in your neck of the woods much be cleverer than mine!

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Hehe :D

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Postby fordperv » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:56 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:To get rid of mice, instant mashed potato works a treat...

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Do they move out because they only like proper mash?

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:25 pm

fordperv wrote:Do they move out because they only like proper mash?

I wouldn't blame them if they did!

They'rre quite keen on it, as it happens. Unfortunately, for the little blighters, it quickly expands in their stomachs, killing them.

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Postby fordperv » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:53 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
fordperv wrote:Do they move out because they only like proper mash?

I wouldn't blame them if they did!

They'rre quite keen on it, as it happens. Unfortunately, for little blighters, it quickly expands in their stomachs, killing them.

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I thought that might be the case, useful nugget of knowledge that

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Postby pbar » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:07 am

You need to be very careful if you kill/poison them, a lot of the time they don't die there and then, they crawl off behind a cupboard or whatever and die there. And will quickly stink the place out (dead mice really smell!) and you will spend an age trying to find it. Much better to trap them (humanely if possible) instead.


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