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The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
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this weekend?"

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My own fault
#1436928 Tue Jan 11 2022 07:01 PM
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Went to drive wife's car and it missed badly. "Service engine soon" light was also on in instrument cluster. Rodents had eaten up the wiring. I have overfed the cats since growing up in the depression era we were often cold and hungry so I have ruined their mousing instinct. A quick stand in front of a mirror revealed the cause. I don't know whether to label this an excuse or a reason.


Evan
Re: My own fault
coilover #1436988 Wed Jan 12 2022 12:03 PM
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'Bolter
Insurance has been know to cover damage caused by mice. I've got a few rat snakes (black snakes to most) around the shop, they along with cats do a fair job of keeping mice under control.

Just proves the old axom, "it's always something".

RonR


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Re: My own fault
coilover #1436997 Wed Jan 12 2022 03:12 PM
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I may regret posting this but I have not had vermin issues in my shop or house garage. I had a mole get into the kitchen years ago, how and why I don't know, and a mouse in my pantry more years ago. I am thankful for that. I did find a skeleton of a chipmunk in the shop 2 years ago when I built a rack for my wood scraps. I am always concerned because I store my brother-in-law's 64 Corvair in the shop.


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Re: My own fault
coilover #1437000 Wed Jan 12 2022 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by coilover
Went to drive wife's car and it missed badly. "Service engine soon" light was also on in instrument cluster. Rodents had eaten up the wiring. I have overfed the cats since growing up in the depression era we were often cold and hungry so I have ruined their mousing instinct. A quick stand in front of a mirror revealed the cause. I don't know whether to label this an excuse or a reason.
I have listened to others that have admitted to over feeding their cat or cats and they dont keep the mice population down,, you are not alone on this

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Re: My own fault
coilover #1437024 Wed Jan 12 2022 08:38 PM
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If you don't have pets or rodent control animals around, just leave a shallow pan of antifreeze in a corner (be sure it's not the newer non-toxic stuff.) They're attracted to the sweet smell and when the drink it, it's coffin time for them. One time when cleaning out our garage years ago, we discovered a mouse nest in the compressor compartment of the freezer. It had a dried up husk of a mouse in it. Our then 5 year old daughter stuffed it in a jar and kept it in her room for years. I think it was when she headed off to college that we rediscovered it and got rid of it. Fortunately the freezer wiring didn't get chewed and the freezer is still chugging along.

It may be worth submitting a claim if insurance covers it, because it could be expensive to fix (depending on how many wires they chewed on). If you have high deductible, maybe not.


Kevin
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Re: My own fault
coilover #1437027 Wed Jan 12 2022 09:28 PM
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It's probably closing the barn door a little late, but a 5 gallon plastic bucket half filled with water with a bit of cracked corn chicken feed in it and a wooden ramp to the top will dramatically reduce the rodent population. There are all sorts of modifications to that design on you tube. As the corn ferments, it will toll the varmints in better than the pied piper!
Jerry


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Re: My own fault
coilover #1437034 Wed Jan 12 2022 11:09 PM
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d-CON has always been an easy solution for me. Put a little out in an out of the way place and check/replenish it about once a year.


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Re: My own fault
coilover #1437047 Thu Jan 13 2022 02:13 AM
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I knew a pig farmer who had an owl in his barn..He said it was equal to ten barn cats. (Not barn cats that get a bowl of milk every day but hungry ones)

Re: My own fault
coilover #1437065 Thu Jan 13 2022 12:27 PM
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Kevin, My niece had a boyfriend that used animal skeletons to make sculptures. people give him the skeleton of their pets to make table art. He lives in Florida and also uses alligators and other wild animals. He has a very successful business.


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Re: My own fault
coilover #1437190 Fri Jan 14 2022 02:26 AM
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Ron, that Chipmunk skeleton you found is my long lost brother Simon. Please give him a respectful funeral. I miss him soooo much. OOOOOOKK!


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