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#11349091 - 01/15/16 07:24 PM Keep mice out of boat
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 935
Loc: Alvord,tx
I have custom boat cover on my boat but live out in country next to a big field. Wanna make sure and keep critters out and chewing up stuff in boat. Any suggestions.
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#11349705 - 01/16/16 06:25 AM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
papamark Offline
Mini Tractor

Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 10466
Loc: Winnsboro
Moth balls

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#11349752 - 01/16/16 07:29 AM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
Dayne Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 2934
Bar Bait under the boat.

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#11349895 - 01/16/16 09:23 AM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4367
Loc: Livingston Tx
Throw moth balls all under your boat.

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#11350085 - 01/16/16 11:46 AM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 10845
Loc: Plano,Texas
Cats,lots of them!!

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#11352489 - 01/17/16 08:18 PM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
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Loc: Lake Fork
Rat snake.


Or, you could use moth balls.

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#11352547 - 01/17/16 08:40 PM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1642
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Is the field yours or someone else's? I've learned with my old 1800s family farm that keeping grass/fields cut reduces the local population of vermin to begin with.Secondly, I use a deterrent device available from Harbor Freight. That may not be an option if you get near the boat much when you don't plan to use it as when set high-level like it needs to be, it's unpleasant to human ears also.

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#11356283 - 01/19/16 01:52 PM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Flippin-Out]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 935
Loc: Alvord,tx
No it's someone else's. Not sure my dogs would like that sound. I'll do the mouth balls. I just hate the smell.
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#11356933 - 01/19/16 06:43 PM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
UJC Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 1910
Loc: Plano, TX
Rick, I use moth balls too. I haven't had a critter yet (knock on fiberglass). I took two old dog food bowls and pour some moth balls (10 or so) in each. I place one on the bow and one on the rear decking. Depending on your situation, you may want to use four - one at each corner of boat. They are placed under the boat cover.
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#11357836 - 01/20/16 08:10 AM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
papamark Offline
Mini Tractor

Registered: 04/28/05
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Loc: Winnsboro
My wife took some old socks, filled em with moth balls, and place one in each compartment

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#11365140 - 01/23/16 10:49 AM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
jwcromer Offline
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Registered: 11/18/06
Posts: 2354
Loc: N. Richland Hills,Texas
Bass cat

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#11366832 - 01/24/16 12:35 PM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
lamoon78 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4367
Loc: Livingston Tx
All you need to do is put them under the boat not in it been doing it for years even under my camper as well.

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#11378339 - 01/29/16 06:03 AM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
Kicked Duck Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/18/11
Posts: 89
Loc: Lake Fork,Tx
They have a spray you can get at feed store can't remember the name, ask they will know what you want. It's funny name but it works. It's better than mothballs ,my opinion.

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#11382819 - 01/31/16 08:02 PM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
Freeman Clark Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1336
Loc: Temple, Texas
Place a couple bars of Irish Spring soap in your boat.It works well in RV also.

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#11386958 - 02/02/16 02:55 PM Re: Keep mice out of boat [Re: Freeman Clark]
RL206 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 776
Loc: Fate Texas
Originally Posted By: Freeman Clark
Place a couple bars of Irish Spring soap in your boat.It works well in RV also.


I had a soap dish where I clean fish, I dad to put the soap bar in a container to keep the rats from eating it.

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