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Old 12-18-2006, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Irish Spring = Mouse Repellant??

I was discussing putting the Elise away in the garage for the winter the other day with a guy who has a Z. He was telling me a horror story about mice nesting in his car and the foul smell that resulted when the AC was turned on.... So he said he heard you can prevent mice from getting into the car by putting a bar of Irish Spring soap on top of each wheel while it's parked in the garage. Has anyone else heard of this? Is it possible mice don't appreciate the manly fresh scent of Irish Spring?
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Shave some from a bar with a potato peeler and distribute where needed.
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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All I know is the rancid smell of death from a mouse is hell. My friend was driving his old Bimmer 2002 to work after winter storage and just looking in it would about make you hurl.

But it may work. My cousin is a landscaper and shaves deodorant soap into plants and flowers and it keeps the deer from eating them.
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Old 12-19-2006, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Moth balls help also. I cleared some mice out of a shed with a liberal spreading of moth balls.

Actually, I used traps to take car of the mice. The moth balls kept other mice from coming into the shed after that...
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I also read that some 'bounce' sheets in your car will keep mice away, they don't like it and will keep your interior smelling oh so fresh!
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had this problem with my old trackcar -- put it on the lift for winter and brought it down in the early spring only to find mouse droppings on the block! Now, I've got mouse poison/traps in all the points where mice might get in. Never tried anything else, but it seems to work. Good luck!
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Moth balls help also..
I dunno if I can stand the idea of putting the Elise "in mothballs" for the winter (despite the fact that Irish Spring doesn't smell much better)!
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ah ha now the ball is in farnsworths court.

use cayenne red pepper and dash it around each wheel and on top of the wheel.

no mice, no dogs,no cats, no deer, nothing except some poor animal in nasal pain saying.... I AIN'T COMING BACK HERE.
consider yourself forwarned !
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Moth balls

I use moth balls on my cars that are stored. I know it keeps away mice and squirrels.

I hate it when they chew wires and thing go dead like lights or motor etc. The moth balls work.

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Randy wants me to invest in a 'Racing Cologne'
he has come up with but, come to think about
it, the scent does remind me of 'dead mouse'.
I'm going to have to give this possible investment
some more thought now.
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About a month ago I found that some creature (mouse, rat, squirrel?) was making a nest in the boot beside the battery; presumably getting in through the vents. I vacuumed out the torn up paper and the next day it was back. This continued for a few days before I decided to check to see if any other Elise owners had a solution and found this thread.

I tried the Bounce sheets first. The mouse used them for its nest. I went out and bought a bar of Irish Spring soap. Can't say that the mouse bathed with it but it did use the bar to support part of its nest. I did not want to buy moth balls or poison/traps due to the potential smell/mess.

I went to my local Home Depot & bought an ultrasonic rodent repeller. It is called PestChaser made by Victor. It uses frequencies above what humans and even dogs can hear but apparently rodents can hear it. They do not like the sound and move away (I suspect it is a form of ultrasonic Hiphop).

Sure enough I put it in my garage pointing at the boot and no problem since. I bought a plug in model with two speakers, but I was surprised to see many different battery and plug in versions.
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Found about 100 pieces of torn Kleenex in car...

last Oct. as the weather started to get cold. Put 9 bars of Irish Spring uner the car (3X3) and haven't had a problem since!
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We used Irish Sppring to deter deer from our fruit trees last year with success, no joke. One bar per tree.
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Go to www.pestrepellerultimate.com Will have chose of three model's . I currently use one in the garage and one in the hanger where the lotus is stored and no problem's. More than a bar of soap, but added security!
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We used Irish Sppring to deter deer from our fruit trees last year with success, no joke. One bar per tree.
Eating nothing but red meat for a few days and then wizzing on the tree trunks right about the height of a coyote's cocked leg also works, no joke. Just a little gross.
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last Oct. as the weather started to get cold. Put 9 bars of Irish Spring uner the car (3X3) and haven't had a problem since!
Do you eat a single Cheerio with a cup of sugar too?
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So if you eat nothing but mice for a coupla days and then pee around the perimeter of the Elise will that keep the mousies away??
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The idea that putting anything on/around the tires only will keep vermin out is silly. The Elise/Exige is low enough that they can climb abord anywhere there si an opening.

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So if you eat nothing but mice for a coupla days and then pee around the perimeter of the Elise will that keep the mousies away??
I'm gonna try that one
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