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dougs #1453576 Wed Jun 01 2022 04:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,004
x2 on what Mike B said. A neighbor and I spent months trying to kill bamboo somebody had planted in our backyards. It had spread everywhere and you can't kill it by spraying it with something like Roundup. You have to dig it up. Mint is just as bad although if you have a field of it, I'm told it can be a cash crop.


1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
dougs #1453581 Wed Jun 01 2022 05:48 PM
Joined: Jan 2000
Posts: 2,215
Cut up a bar of Irish spring bath soap, put bits under the seats etc and under cabinets etc in my work shop!

It's easier to get forgiveness than permission!
1946 1/2-Ton Chevy []
1953 Chevy 3/4-ton Factory Stakebed []
dougs #1453614 Wed Jun 01 2022 09:16 PM
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 204
I have found the best mice repellent is to drive that truck regularly...Ymmv

1947.2 Chevy Panel Truck 1 ton
1955.2 Chevy Suburban
1955.2 Chevy 6700 Bus/RV
dougs #1453620 Wed Jun 01 2022 09:40 PM
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 521
Walter's and Jerry's suggestions are the best ones. I've always owned at least one cat and I drive my vehicles all the time. Never had a pest problem in any vehicle I've ever owned.

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1966 Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150
1995 Ford F-150
dougs #1453623 Wed Jun 01 2022 10:03 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 24,752
Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
I bought a 1959 3800 flatbed truck that had apparently been the doghouse for the seller's big redbone coon hound for some time. Halfway through the 50 mile trip home, my legs started to itch- - - -BAD! I discovered that they were covered from the knees down with hundreds of fleas! I stopped at the next Dollar General store I saw, and bought a change of clothes and two cans of RAID!. I hosed the cab down thoroughly, and did a strip tease down to my skivvies in the parking lot. Then I doused myself with the rest of the RAID!, threw my flea-infested jeans and socks into the dumpster, and continued the drive home much more comfortably!

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

JiMerit Boltr#43 #1453633 Wed Jun 01 2022 11:29 PM
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 142
I cut up 3 bars in my 10’x12’ she’d and it still gets infested in the winter. I find a dead one or two in the spring but still have live ones. Even now and it’s June. Time for Deacon. And yes, when we had one or two cats we did not have a mouse problem. Just like the freedom these days to go on vacation and not worry about animals.

1957 Chevy 3200
PS, A/C, Tilt column, Rebuilt 350, Rebuilt TH350, Reupholstered Bench Seat, sound proof/insulated
dougs #1453641 Thu Jun 02 2022 12:20 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,613
Bubba - Curmudgeon

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. []
dougs #1453649 Thu Jun 02 2022 01:53 AM
Joined: Jul 2021
Posts: 51
This was last weeks present brought in by the cat. She became bored with her toy, and let it go. Luckily I squashed it between the wall and the latest classic parts delivery box before it became a permanent resident inside.
Caution. Not for the squeamish.
I have nightmares of waking up at night with a mouse in the bed, or worse.... staring me down.
I also have sticky traps throughout the house.

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'51 Chevy 3600 truck
C4 Corvette front/rear suspension & drivetrain
Everything else looks old and stock

'92 GMC Sonoma GT #15 of 806
'91 GMC Sonoma GT Extended cab 1 of 1

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Jon G #1453766 Thu Jun 02 2022 10:41 PM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 1,719
JonG I'll tell you what will flag em down,rolled oats and portland cement set a pan in your old truck!!

dougs #1453780 Fri Jun 03 2022 01:41 AM
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 521
Do they eat the Portland cement?

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1966 Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150
1995 Ford F-150
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