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Mice ate my wires

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jasburrito, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. jasburrito

    jasburrito Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Hooked up mm1 to dodge 1500. All seemed ok till i tride lights. Almost looks like they were cut with dikes. I saw 1 mouse while hooking up plow. Death to mice. I am getting a cat. Plow site rules.

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015
  2. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Hey the little buggers gotta live some where. My 01 Ford F 250 has a v-10.
    was sitting next to my dads garage for a few weeks. Started her up, had a dead miss. They chewed thru the fuel injector wires.
     
  3. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,437

    there is corn starch in the insulation and it tastes good to them!
     
  4. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,154

    What does everyone use to prevent this ? I use scented dryer sheets .
     
  5. First Responder

    First Responder Senior Member
    from 48015
    Messages: 256

    We use moth balls, peppermint oil, and fresh cab for the travel trailer to keep the mice out. Only use the moth balls for non-livable areas ( storage compartments, wheel wells,ect)
     
  6. shep28

    shep28 Member
    Messages: 84

    insect glue traps all over the cab, etc

    dryer sheets

    moth balls hidden throughout engine bay and under the truck
     
  7. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I had mice chew through a wiring harness once. Funny thing was they chewed on every color but the green wires.
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,550

    Cute little guy, hope ur not using lethal means to capture him......
     
  9. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    Same here - wires behind the panel of the skidsteer got chewed up about 4 years ago. Stuffed dryer sheets in the edges after the wires were rrplaced and haven't had a problem.