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Old 03-10-2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Mouse-proof wire?

I'm getting really tired of mice chewing my vehicle wires. This is the second time they've chewed my EZGO light wiring........and because of where the guy who built this cart placed the light, it's really hard to get to, to replace.
They've also chewed my car wires several times. Is there any way to prevent this?
I use scented dryer sheets to keep the mice away from places I can get to........but the places I can't, the mice keep chewing.
Any kind of special "anti-mouse" wiring??
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:53 PM   #2
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You can use Deer replent ( pepper spray) or eucalyptus oil cotton balls to hinder their sense of smell. They hate that and won't return until the smell goes away. Rat poison works best.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:27 PM   #3
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You can buy pee from various predators, such as wolf - it's true. Different animal pee repels different animals. This was suggested as a way to keep squirrels from chewing my rocking chairs. I replied that if the pee was stinky enough to repel a squirrel, I ain't gonna be able to use the rockers.

I bought squirrel repellant and sprayed the rockers, and it didn't phase them.

I've heard the make cable with a covering for use in bird cages, for lights or heaters.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:38 PM   #4
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Here's how well my squirrel repellent worked. There may be better brands.
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Here's how well my squirrel repellent worked. There may be better brands.
Oh no!!
I have a big open front porch with wooden(painted) posts supporting the roof. Squirrels come up and chew the bottoms of them. I'll bet they were getting stuff for their nests from your rocking chair.

Bummer!
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Get an outside cat.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:03 PM   #7
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Oh no!!
I have a big open front porch with wooden(painted) posts supporting the roof. Squirrels come up and chew the bottoms of them. I'll bet they were getting stuff for their nests from your rocking chair.

Bummer!
I'll gladly give them a sacrificial chair every couple of years if they leave my house alone. My house is 18 years old and so far the squirrels haven't touched the house.
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Moth balls are cheap and pretty effective ,I picked up an old ferrill cat havn't seen a mouse since.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:46 PM   #9
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All good ideas. FYI newer wire coatings are vegetable based - yeah- who's bright idea was that!? Wife's Honda car was like a salad for the freakin rabbits... I paid about $(insert large # here) in wire harness replacement twice & we traded it.


The cat is prolly the best idea but, get a male and he pees on the chairs..... get a female and she gives you kittens every other month!
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We had a ground squirrel problem a couple of years ago, bought a a live trap from Harbor freight, cought 19 of those little monsters that summer. We still get a couple a year, but not really a problem any more
No mice problems
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