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#!$*(^% Mice

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Weekend Farmer

03-22-2001 17:09:53

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My truck wasn't running very well, so I started looking around under the hood. The @#%^@#@ mice had filled the air cleaner with acorns.

Can't wait to see what they did to the tractor this winter (once enough snow melts to find it).


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john rennie

03-25-2001 10:28:42

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 Re: #!$*(^% Mice in reply to Weekend Farmer, 03-22-2001 17:09:53  
we have a lot of problems with mice in alberta as well and they also have the hanta virus as well.we are using a mouse repelant from the ag dealers in our cabs this winter, looked in 4 cabs last week,3 were ok 1looked good but mighthave as a bit of smell.lot better than usual.that hanta virus is nothing to fool will

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03-24-2001 18:44:00

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 Re: #!$*(^% Mice in reply to Weekend Farmer, 03-22-2001 17:09:53  
We find that they enjoy the upholstery in the 8700 White combine cab and almost ate the seat foam clear to the springs in the 1973 C65 Chevy truck. Have tried mothballs and poison and I think they just thrive on it.

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Bob M

03-24-2001 04:58:13

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 Re: #!$*(^% Mice in reply to Weekend Farmer, 03-22-2001 17:09:53  
They filled the blower housing on my emergency generator with sunflower seeds stolen from Mrs M's bird feeder supply. Locked the generator up tight.

Since aquiring a hungry cat, we've had no more problems with mice!

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03-23-2001 09:18:18

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 Re: #!$*(^% Mice in reply to Weekend Farmer, 03-22-2001 17:09:53  
I don't leave twine in my baler any more either. I left it one year and they ruined two almost full balls.

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big fred

03-22-2001 19:46:59

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 Re: #!$*(^% Mice in reply to Weekend Farmer, 03-22-2001 17:09:53  
They are a specific species of mice, rodentii farmallensis, and they make their nests in the clutch housings of Farmall letter series tractors. In time of abundant population, they will make their nests in other old tractors as well. I recommend a cat, and when cleaning out the nests have good ventilation, 'cause them nests STINK!

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03-23-2001 06:15:35

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 Re: Re: #!$*(^% Mice in reply to big fred, 03-22-2001 19:46:59  
You should see what they did to my Gleaner F2 electric monitor set - I believe over a grand of wiring harness is all bare wires & shorted out. Even the oil & temp controls. I'm glad the cab fan stopped working...!!! Had to track down the shorted electric clutch to finish combining last fall.

Moth balls help sometimes. The 6 cats help sometimes.

And sometimes, they just eat & stink....

Sigh, now to see if I can sit down with a soldering iron & a few rolls of wire....


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03-22-2001 18:53:45

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 Re: #!$*(^% Mice in reply to Weekend Farmer, 03-22-2001 17:09:53  
One did the same sort of thing to our PTO powered back-up generator, didn't notice it until the generator quit making power, haven't looked inside to see what is all damaged yet. Wheels

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02-23-2003 15:38:23

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 Re: Re: #!$*(^% Mice in reply to Wheels, 03-22-2001 18:53:45  
Get a Jack Russell Terrier ,no more mice ,rats or any other vermin ,ever.

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04-30-2003 09:14:03

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 Re: Re: Re: #!$*(^% Mice in reply to Bill , 02-23-2003 15:38:23  
My neighbor has a Jack Russell "Terror" who used to get in my garage and tear up my hoses and just about everything he could get his paws or teeth on. Not the poor dog's fault, but I would sure like to get my hands on the owner's throat. Unknowingly, I solved my rodentia and canine problem last fall when I rescued and semi-socialized a creature known only as "Big Tom", an 18# spotted hard feral junkyard tomcat that I highly respect and give plenty of room. After a routine "raid" in which the dog accidently encountered and not-so-intelligently challenged Big Tom in the garage (one could hear the yapping, then the screeching and squawling for miles) and lived through it, the poor pooch has not returned to my place. "Big Tom" was unscathed, with hardly a hair out of place. Now, if the dog goes up the street he goes to the other side of the road and watches my garage like a hawk as he passes. Needless to say, rodents are not a problem either unless I get one on the order of the ancient Sylvester cartoon in which what he thought was a giant mouse turned out to be a boxing kangaroo!

P.S.: After a trip to the vet for some much needed "fixes" and many stitches, the dog's owner has bragged about the 'hood about his scarred-up and tattered JRT winning a fight to the death with a bobcat! No comments from me!

Good luck!

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