How about placing a bunch of mothballs around cozy spots in the engine /
interior? The smell ought to bother them. And leave the hood up so it's
not dark and cozy either. ;-)
Gary Lin National Capital Ch. BMW CCA '88 325is '85 325eis
Metro Washington Council of Sports Car Clubs
Gerald Brazil summarized:
> A few weeks ago I asked this group for ideas to discourage rodents from
> taking up residence in my rusty red pickup truck when I store it for 6
> months or so at our Little House on the Prairie. Well, it may be a
> to the general affluence of the group and their lack of familiarity with
> rodents, but I didn't really get much. Certainly not like the response I'd
> get if I asked the group for information about parts washers or phones in
> the shop. But anyway, thanks to those of you who did contribute.
> I will summarize the most important recommendations:
> 1) Many large feral cats.......this would be effective, but I find cat pee
> almost as offensive as rodents.
> 2) Snakes.....I've already got those, but they take the winter off.
> 3) Shaving a bar of Irish Spring soap all around the area. Probably the
> unusual idea offered. I wonder what is magical about Irish Spring? (maybe
> the guy suggesting it was English?) Anyway, it is cheap and worth a try.
> No one offered any opinions on the technique of leaving the hood open. I'd
> still like to know if that works. Guess it is sort of like the Irish
> Spring....it won't cost me much to try it.