Vette(s): 1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.
I found mouse traps to be the most effective means of defense in my RV. I baited them with cheese and peanut butter. Averaged about six mice per winter, split evenly between the inside and under the hood.
They like wiring insulation these days because they started using soybean oil as a plasticizer.
Vette(s): 1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.
One of the most common varmint entrances Iíve found on C3 is the lower shift boot if you have a 4 speed car. In addition check all of the other rubber boots and wire penetrations that go into the interior. Aside from trapping Iíve found that mice do not like strong fragrances. I use scented drier sheets in my motor home and a pretty strong air freshener in my C3 during the winter. I just read an article the other day using bars of Irish Spring soap to keep mice out.
Vette(s): 1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd,
Here it is ready to fold the cover over the top. The car is centered over the left side of the cover where I wanted to to zipper it up. Dryer sheets are in the car and under the hood so it smells fresh in the spring. If your car leaks oil put a tray under the motor. I do have a canister of crystals to dry the air when the cover is zipped.
The bag sounds like the best option. When I had my car in my separate garage, I had issues with mice. They get up under the dash and pull out insulation to build nests. I have found nests under the hood in the corner by the cowl behind the little vent screen and there would be mouse poop all over the engine and on the carpets inside. There is nothing more annoying than to be driving down the road and have a mouse drop out from under the dash and run across the floor. Usually when you start the car, they will drop out of the engine compartment and run off. I have used glue traps to catch them, putting them in several places inside the car. Since I have started parking in my attached garage, I have not had any problems. Good Luck.
Vette(s): 1977 #s matching Orange L48 4-speed and a
2000 Black FRC 6-speed
BOTH SOLD :(
I was having issues with mice as well. I used the old-fashioned snap trap baited with cheese. No matter where I placed it, every time I checked, the trap was set but the cheese was gone. After a few days, I ran out of cheese. Since it was wintertime and a storm was upon us, I couldn't get out to the store for cheese. So I looked in a food magazine and used a picture of cheese in the trap.
About 30 minutes later, I heard the trap snap closed. Guess what I caught?
A picture of a mouse!
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Vette(s): 1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.
You put water in the bucket about 1/3 full. a small bit of peanut butter on the edge and when the mouse gets to the end of the metal platform.... POW BABY!!!! he falls into the pit of shame. It automatically resets.
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