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Unread 02-26-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Mice are making a home in our Jeep

We have caught two mice so far by setting traps with peanut butter in the back of the 2007 WK CRD. We never see them but they are chewing up anything with a hint of food on it at night. They are not getting into the Scout parked next to the Jeep. We cant tell if they are coming in and leaving or nesting somewhere in the air ducts. Does anyone know if there is a passage that a mouse can enter the Jeep? Or did they get in another way and they have been camping in there ever since. We want to be sure to get them all out before they start chewing on something expensive like the wires under the dash.

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Unread 02-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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damn man never heard of this before
curious as to what people have to say

ive heard of squirrels in the engine bay but nothing in the vehicle...
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Unread 02-26-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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Definately never heard of that before, but I would be ripping my jeep apart if I had that issue ha. I really dont know how they would get in.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 07:43 PM   #4
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We had one. But someone left some crackers or some sort of food in there that winter. Got rid of the food, haven't seen it since.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 03:38 AM   #5
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My parents had that problem on a Camry in FL and it was bad. Mice died somewhere in the AC vent and the smell was horrible. Cost about 500 to take the dash apart and clean out the mess from the nest and dead mice.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 05:22 AM   #6
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Unread 02-27-2013, 07:48 AM   #7
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I would definitely keep setting traps. You don't want them getting stuck somewhere you can't reach and then dying on you.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #8
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We have caught two mice so far by setting traps with peanut butter in the back of the 2007 WK CRD. We never see them but they are chewing up anything with a hint of food on it at night. They are not getting into the Scout parked next to the Jeep. We cant tell if they are coming in and leaving or nesting somewhere in the air ducts. Does anyone know if there is a passage that a mouse can enter the Jeep? Or did they get in another way and they have been camping in there ever since. We want to be sure to get them all out before they start chewing on something expensive like the wires under the dash.
Well! That goes to show you. Mice are smarter than you think. They know a good truck when they see one!
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Unread 02-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #9
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I used to have a Renault Alliance back in the 90's. One day it would not start. Took off the air cleaner and found that a mouse had built a nest in the throat of the throttle body and there were 3 tiny baby mice in the nest. There was a nice little hole chewed in the air filter too.

That's what I get for not driving it for a week.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 07:18 PM   #10
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The most likely place is the main air duct on the passenger engine bay side. There is normally some plastic grill infrount of it, maybe it fell out of place? It is in the same place you would put an after market air filter.
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