Mouse story

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Wirespokes, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. More_Miles

    More_Miles über-n00b

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    If it's not your old tom, then here's the go-forward solution!

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    Doesn't help with the existing spray, but there won't be any more after that!
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  2. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    ^^^ A Cooey....:clap "Made in Canada" Pre-Winchester???:wink:

    I should keep mine out, bloody cat sprayed the cover of my snowblower within a few hours of me putting it on last spring. Still stinks and will for a while longer yet.:puke1
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  3. ozmoses

    ozmoses Ride On

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    Snowblower!?

    We won't be talking about that just yet; I've barely had time to ride!!
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  4. More_Miles

    More_Miles über-n00b

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    I see the beginning of the end for riding season. :cry

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/10/04/mb-snow-winter-storm-warning-manitoba.html

    Admittedly it's Manitoba but still... And in relation to the original problem, now the mice come into the houses to escape the ravages of winter! I need to stop feeding my cat for a while... And he's fixed so no need to resort to Mr. Cooey any time soon!

    Back to trying to at least appear productive on a Friday afternoon....
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  5. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    OK should have said bike cover:wink: ,but that one was years ago and stunk for years after.

    Better go check the shop, been away for a month. I hope the mice did not move into the tool chests, they did that before and also into the cabin filters on my car.:eek1 I warned the German neighbor about that last as he parks his car outside, he did not listen....that costed him $500.00 for a complete cleanup and overhaul of his heater system and a few weeks of freezing in his car.:lol3
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  6. pbarmy

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    This was in my R90S.Rat bastards!:shoot:ddog
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  7. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    One thing and it's most likely not that much of an issue (like highly doubtful)
    But check to see if there's an outbreak of hantavirus in your area.

    It's airborne and we get it when mouse droppings are disturbed.

    I'm not a fan of mice. I had one once run into me as I'm sitting on the ground outside working my bike.
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  8. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    That Hanta Virus is some NASTY shit.
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  9. jbcaddy

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    I didn't have any visitors in my airbox, but the top frame tube of the 75/5 was stuffed full of acorns, JB
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  10. Airhead Wrangler

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    I just moved my Pantah mufflers which have been under cover outside for a while and three scorpions fell out and scurried in various directions. I just about shat myself.
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  11. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    OK, you win!
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  12. Overdog

    Overdog 'Burghherfer.....

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    I've got an old Honda 350 in a shed on a friend's property......been there about 20 years or so. The last time I checked on it (couple of years ago) there was a 3 foot long snakeskin intertwined around the engine/frame/carbs. I didn't get close enough to check if the mice had been nibbling the wiring......
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  13. Wdwrkr

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    Get one of those electronic plug gizmos form home depo. About seven bucks. I was sure they were a gimmick, but the wife brought 3 of them home for the barn. We plugged them in and it's been a couple years since we have seen a mouse. Best 21 bucks we've ever spent
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  14. daveoneshot

    daveoneshot Been here awhile

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    New mouse traps on the market : JAWS traps, black plastic, very sensitive, load 'em with peanut butter and set them around anything you want protected. I line them up near the bike and laugh every morning when I see Mickey with his broken neck. Somebody once told me that in a rural area there's 250,000 mice for every ten square miles of land.
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  15. rufusswan

    rufusswan Been here awhile

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    Wrap the thingy where you put the peanut butter with a bit of netting of cloth, to make a cloth/PB combo. The cloth catches their teeth and makes even the cheapest of traps work great.
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  16. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    For sure.

    Here is something from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) about precautions for cleaning up after the furry visitors:

    http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/cleaning/index.html

    Be careful. It's a jungle out there. :deal
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  17. DoktorT

    DoktorT BigBrowedNeandereer

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    Way back fighting forest fires for the USFS, came back from a 12 hour day, tossed back the flap on my Gvt issue paper sleeping bag and out crawls a Big Black Widow. You never saw so many grody men jump up out of their bags and check things out. A real Clown Dance, if you know what I mean.
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  18. neil p

    neil p Been here awhile

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    a few years ago now, got back from a 3 month trip on my G/S, and found the top of the filter covered in feathers and the sad dried up remains of a little bird wedged in the intake horn.
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  19. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    I live in So Ca, Black widows are a way of life here.

    Biggest issue with them besides the nasty painful bite, is the freaking webs, strong sticky things that not only freak you out since you know that it's a black widows web, they are a pain in the ass to get off.

    I keep my dirt bikes out side, and one while working on it, I move around to under it and I find a nice big BW hanging out in the little shark fin for the rear rotor. This was on the same bike that I had killed some wasp/hornets/yellow jackets nest that was just starting to form.

    It reminded me that I need to ride my dirt bikes more often.
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  20. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Black Widows. Brown Recluse. Bad critters. Nasty stuff.

    Grrrrrr. Just checked my parts stash box and found that the vermin had chewed up two rubber battery straps. This is war...
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