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#11765934 - 08/08/16 06:06 PM Mice ,rats In boat and garage?
jimmye123 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/08
Posts: 3038
Loc: tx
I must have rats or mice in my boat, have seen sunflower seeds chewed up, cull tags, and now a seat cushion,... I haven't seen any wiring or plastic or anything. .. I have put rat poison out yesterday all gone this morning. .. any other suggestions?
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#11766007 - 08/08/16 06:34 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
tejasbass Offline
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Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 598
Loc: Lewisville, TX
It's 100 degrees. Follow the smell tomorrow...

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#11766019 - 08/08/16 06:43 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
Matt Jackson Online   content
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 687
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
I would be careful with the poison. They eat it, then look and do anything to get to water. I'm a plumber and have seen first hand a rat chewing threw copper water lines. I would set some traps and check daily. Obviously remove anything that would bring mice in.
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#11766031 - 08/08/16 06:52 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: Matt Jackson]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5786
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Originally Posted By: Matt Jackson
I would be careful with the poison. They eat it, then look and do anything to get to water. I'm a plumber and have seen first hand a rat chewing threw copper water lines. I would set some traps and check daily. Obviously remove anything that would bring mice in.


Ya they end up in the worst places.

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#11766039 - 08/08/16 06:56 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: Matt Jackson]
Dubee Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 1145
Loc: Godley Tx
Originally Posted By: Matt Jackson
I would be careful with the poison. They eat it, then look and do anything to get to water. I'm a plumber and have seen first hand a rat chewing threw copper water lines. I would set some traps and check daily. Obviously remove anything that would bring mice in.


No rodenticide makes them look for water.

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#11766165 - 08/08/16 08:04 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
BThomas Offline
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 6932
Loc: Rockwall,Tx
Not sure if it really works or the mice cannot climb in my boat. But, I put a box of moth balls under the console. I also have rat & mouse bait in the garage. I find the mice in the open areas or underneath the
storage racks.

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#11766174 - 08/08/16 08:08 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4294
Loc: Livingston Tx
Moth balls around and under it works.

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#11766201 - 08/08/16 08:18 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: lamoon78]
Epic backlash Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: lamoon78
Moth balls around and under it works.



Myth, read the same thing for our camper at our deer lease and they run right over it and never fazes them one bit. All it did was stink up our camper.

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#11766360 - 08/08/16 09:21 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
John P085 Online   content
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Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 184
Loc: La Grange,TX
dryer sheets in your compartments will keep the mice out

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#11766535 - 08/08/16 10:36 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
Barn Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2024
Loc: McKinney, TX
Make sure you are not leaving any trash or food behind. Any left over from food, snacks, etc in your boat or garage. Chip bags, cracker wrappers, etc. they will find it every time. The best bait/poison I have used it Tomcat. They are little green blocks. You can get it at WalMart, Home Depot, etc. Anything that nibbles on it will be dead the next day. Just go back to make sure they don't die in your boat.




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#11766558 - 08/08/16 10:42 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
Mike2718 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 113
Loc: Seabrook, TX
I had the same problem several years ago, although they never got in my boat. My house backs up to the woods and mice/rats would get in my garage then they would crawl through my breezeway and get into my attic. I put poison in my garage and attic. They were supposed to go looking for water but they kept dying in my attic. It was a nightmare always going up there to try & find the dead mice. They would get under insulation and die which made it hard to find them. I literally had to smell for them. I finally got a couple of P3 Attack Wave Pest Repellents for my attic and a couple for my garage. I haven't seen a mouse or rat in years. It was funny because a day or two after I put them out, my next door neighbor had a rat trap cage laying on the grass between our driveways with 2 mice in it. These are supposed to be better than other units because the ultra high frequency constantly changes and they don't get used to the sound. You won't hear any sound but the mice/rats can. You can find them for about $25. Here is a link to a site. Good Luck
https://www.amazon.com/New-P7816-ATTACK-...rds=attack+wave
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#11766560 - 08/08/16 10:43 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
BCOU Offline
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Registered: 05/17/13
Posts: 196
Loc: Sweetwater, Texas
Tell your wife you need a new boat....

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#11766601 - 08/08/16 11:11 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
Razorback Offline
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Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3411
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
I have too many cats in and around my yard and garage to have any mice.

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#11766625 - 08/08/16 11:38 PM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
propman Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 380
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
I keep my boat covered under a lean-to built on the side a a barn. I had mice in the boat but luckily they didn't do any damage other than eating a couple of bites off a couple of rod handles. I put a couple of those electronic sonic things in the boat and a couple of rubber snakes on the stern where the cover is open a bit. I have used dryer sheets and now I am using peppermint oil on some cotton balls. Put them all around the boat and in all the compartments. Clean fresh smell that mice don't really care for. Works for me. Now as far as rats...I have no idea.

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#11766656 - 08/09/16 01:23 AM Re: Mice ,rats In boat and garage? [Re: jimmye123]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1402
Loc: McKinney, TX
Peanut butter in rat and mouse traps on the floor near tires, and strategically throughout the boat. Vacuum all compartments thoroughly.
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