C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> C3 Car Care
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 26 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
Bair's Corvettes
Volunteer Vette Products
CorvetteClothing.com
Mid America Motorworks
VetteBookStore.com

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
13
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
427 RAT
freedomfighter69
Featured Links

Buy Now
How To Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982
How To Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982


Corvette from the Inside
Corvette from the Inside


Corvette Magazine - $19.99 for 8 issues
Corvette Magazine
Only $19.99 for 8 issues


Kindle
Kindle



| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
11/28/13 4:50pm - Original Message: 'Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
corvette440hp Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Joined: 7/2/2006
Posts: 8205

http://www.hagerty.com/classic-car-articles-resources/HowTo/Storage-and-Transportation/All-articles/2009/12/02/Tips-to-Keep-Mice-out-of-Stored-Cars?utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=Hagerty%20Weekly%20News%2011-27-2013



____________________________________
corvette440hp
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
11/28/13 10:28pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
dyoes
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Zachary, LA - USA

Vette(s):
1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

Joined: 1/27/2013
Posts: 201
They can really wreck a car interior in a hurry.  When my dad brought home the '69 Convertible in July, he also brought home a family of mice with it.  They shredded some paperwork he left in the back, and built a very comfortable nest under the driver's seat. 

Caught four of the little guys in two days.  If you use traps, check them daily!  I skipped one day, and the smell was pretty bad... 




____________________________________


"Let them that don't want none have memories of not gettin' any."
- Brother Dave Gardner

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
11/29/13 1:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19448
I'm shocked..SHOCKED I tell you, to see that NO-one mentioned the most effective varmit repellant to keep in the garage, or in the car.....it's all I use, and it works quite well. Also works as the perfect anti-theft device.....Thumbs Up



____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
11/29/13 2:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
IWAVE2
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Bowling Green, KY - USA

Vette(s):
1975 Coupe, Black, 4-spd (IWAVE2) 1971 Coupe, Blue, 4-spd, Big Block (BLUBYU) 1982 Collector Edition (COOL CE)

Joined: 7/12/2003
Posts: 68
I made the mistake of using a glue trap in my '75. I caught the mouse but he got the last laugh. He squirmed around enough to flip the trap upside down on the carpet. I spent hours trying to get that glue out of the carpet.

____________________________________
Take care and remember, "IWAVE2"
 
Jon
 
1975 CORVETTE (IWAVE2)
1971 CORVETTE (BLU BYU)
1982 COLLECTOR EDITION CORVETTE (COOL CE)
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
11/29/13 3:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
indy99
Standard Member
- Send Private Message


Newport, MI - USA

Vette(s):
1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

Joined: 6/9/2005
Posts: 923
I leave several small photos of my sister in the car and that seems to do the trick.

____________________________________

Corvettes and women are the same...You want to make love to them but they keep breaking down.
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
11/29/13 4:07pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
Jeffm Gold Member
Gold Member
- Send Private Message


Sebago Lake, ME - USA

Vette(s):
1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

Joined: 2/15/2007
Posts: 962
indy99 said: I leave several small photos of my sister in the car and that seems to do the trick.

That is too cruel. Still pretty funny, thou.

Joel, Thanks for the suggestion. I'm sure your method is very effective but I think I'll stick with the dryer sheets.  Besides, I don't think those things grow around here.



____________________________________


 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
11/29/13 5:38pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19448
Jeffm said:Joel, Thanks for the suggestion. I'm sure your method is very effective but I think I'll stick with the dryer sheets.  Besides, I don't think those things grow around here.


I'll be more than happy to send ya a few...dozen....Thumbs Up


____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
11/29/13 5:52pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
Case75
Former Member
- Send Private Message


, - Canada

Vette(s):
1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

Joined: 6/19/2012
Posts: 230
Adams' Apple said: I'm shocked..SHOCKED I tell you, to see that NO-one mentioned the most effective varmit repellant to keep in the garage, or in the car.....it's all I use, and it works quite well. Also works as the perfect anti-theft device.....Thumbs Up


We have rattlesnakes around here but the darned things sleep all winter so they're not much good. LOL



____________________________________
 
Build Date: May 7, 1975. 383 w/267 RWHP/310 RWTQ
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
12/1/13 7:35pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
corvette440hp Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Joined: 7/2/2006
Posts: 8205

I personally like this one:

Put your car on jackstands sitting in oil drain pans. Put about an inch of oil in the pans. Mice will not cross the oil. It's safe for pets. They won't drink the oil where they will drink anti-freeze. If you do not take the tires off be sure they are high enough off the floor that mice can't climb them. Same thing with the cover, leave nothing hanging down they could use to access the car.                 



|UPDATED|12/1/2013 4:35:19 PM (AZT)|/UPDATED|


____________________________________
corvette440hp
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
12/1/13 7:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
rraider1
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Woodland, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

Joined: 10/14/2003
Posts: 1152
Tis was a friends vette stored in his garage
 


____________________________________
Bob R
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
12/1/13 7:36pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
corvette440hp Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Joined: 7/2/2006
Posts: 8205
rraider1 said: Tis was a friends vette stored in his garage
 

What is that stuff?



____________________________________
corvette440hp
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
12/1/13 7:39pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
rraider1
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Woodland, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

Joined: 10/14/2003
Posts: 1152
I think it was dog food


____________________________________
Bob R
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
12/2/13 1:21pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
dads2vette Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Ash Fork, AZ - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Red Interior White exterior

Joined: 4/18/2007
Posts: 1038
rraider1 said: I think it was dog food


OK I get it.  He had mice, then he had to get rid of the mice so he got a cat, then to get rid of the cat he got a dog.  Eventually, Isn't the elephant going to ruin his interior?

____________________________________
Dave C..........My mantra: I can not be bought!!      Long and short term leases available.
In the words of Zora Arkus-Duntov "Is your seat belt fastened? Alright, Let's go"


Yeah, I know, Shut up Dave.
Lifetime Member #192


 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
12/2/13 1:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19448
 

Yeah...looks like Meow Mix to me, too...mice use that stuff to train the kitties.....

That looks bad, and it is.....but I've seen worse. As was mentioned earlier...mice/rats/birds CAN go in thru the exhaust, and wind up on TOP of the pistons. I blew q snake skin out of a tailpipe once, too....

____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
12/2/13 10:06pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
corvette440hp Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Joined: 7/2/2006
Posts: 8205
Adams' Apple said:  
 I blew a snake skin out of a tailpipe once, too....


I heard of blowing out a lot of stuff out of you rear..........but a snake skin. That is funny!


____________________________________
corvette440hp
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
12/3/13 1:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Mice In Car - Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car | Hagerty Article'
tb2k82ce Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Lemon Grove, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

Joined: 10/17/2007
Posts: 2007
Actually I love my Electronic Mouse trap. It is like this one http://www.amazon.com/Victor-Electronic-Rat-Trap-M240/dp/B000LNX06C/ref=sr_1_7/187-9674318-8258162?ie=UTF8&qid=1386092862&sr=8-7&keywords=mouse+trap+electric  

However I purchased mine from Home Depot.  

You do need to check it often.  I caught 3 in one night and 2 the next day.  Cleaned out the family that had moved in for the raining season.  

All you do is put a little peanut butter in it and you are off and running.  

If you want to see how it works load it with a metal knife instead of a plastic one.  I'm smart enough to never have been shocked  by it but a friend of mine was interested in how it works and got a little careless.  

So I can witness that it does seem to get your attention. 


____________________________________
 
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
 Forums -> C3 Car Care
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)
 

 
Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR
 

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2017, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30