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warning on mouse/rat Droppings
#1295445 Sat Jan 19 2019 09:26 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,621
Shop Shark
I know this has been discussed before but it would be good to have a "Safety Warning" in the reference section. A customer that brought us a 54 3100 ended up in the hospital after sweeping-vacuuming-and blowing rat/mouse poop and nests out of the truck. WEAR A RESPIRATOR.

It’s called the Hantavirus and can be deadly.

Last edited by Justhorsenround; Sat Jan 19 2019 09:59 PM. Reason: Added info.

Re: warning on mouse/rat Droppings
coilover #1295457 Sat Jan 19 2019 10:18 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 21,205
Another problem with those "barn find" vehicles is associated with bird droppings- - - -chickens, pigeons, barn swallows, etc. It's a fungal disease called histoplasmosis. My daughter managed to get exposed when we raised chickens and she spent a lot of time caring for them and gathering eggs without wearing a dust mask.

The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: warning on mouse/rat Droppings
coilover #1295581 Sun Jan 20 2019 07:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,685
Shop Shark
We had a hanta virus scare for a few years. If I find mouse poo in the garage I spray it with a bleach solution and let it sit for a while before sweeping or vacuming.
I spray carcasses before removing them from the traps, and thoroughly wash my hands after I re-bait and reset them.

Re: warning on mouse/rat Droppings
coilover #1295645 Mon Jan 21 2019 01:35 AM
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Posts: 9,035
Master Gabster
I heard that Spay Nine is good for this.

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1951 1 Ton Completed

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Re: warning on mouse/rat Droppings
coilover #1295656 Mon Jan 21 2019 02:05 AM
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I just tore the headliner out of a 55 new yorker... I got lots of mouse droppings and their houses on me... sure glad I was wearing a hat. I sprayed it liberally with some anti this n that spray i had laying around.

Another quality post.

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Re: warning on mouse/rat Droppings
coilover #1296674 Tue Jan 29 2019 12:44 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,766
Extreme Gabster
Living with them in the barn/shop and find evidence that they've been around on the
desk in the office, in the drawers of the cabinets, tool boxes, in storage boxes, dang
near everywhere. Very rarely see them running round. I see the resident ground squirrels
more often and find acorns in the damnedest places.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

Re: warning on mouse/rat Droppings
coilover #1296678 Tue Jan 29 2019 01:30 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,561
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Hello, Denny,

If you are not adverse to trapping/killing mice, do a Google search on “anti-freeze in a bucket mouse trap”.

Cheap to make. And, live-trap versions are shown. Mice cannot resist bacon grease on the roller.

Tim []
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. []

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