On 2012-01-13, at 3:34 PM, Stan Labinsky Jr. wrote:
> Don't know about other's experiences, Bill, using moth balls but I hung
> (stored) one of the seats from one of our vans up on the garage wall.
> Actually suspended it from the ceiling on 1/4" nylon rope.
> Well, I laid a tarp over it and left an opened box of moth flakes sitting
> there. A year or so later when I went to put it back into the van, there
> was this nice hole eaten in the seat and into the padding. Couldn't tell
> which kind of critter did the deed, but I have both squirrels and chip munks
> by the dozen running around here, even with the neighborhood cats passing
> through. And yes, the moth flakes still smelled.
My XYL inherited a 1964 Pontiac Parisienne from her deceased brother two years
ago...in deference to his memory, we restored the car to running condition, &
had it certified & licensed...
Naturally, this old behemoth is stored away in the winter time, and as a
safeguard against mice, here's what we do---and so far it WORKS, too: get
several dryer drier tissues (we use the "Bounce" brand, and place them on the 4
corners of the car floor, and place two in the trunk. Then, rather than moth
balls, sprinkle the sheets with CRUSHED CLOVES. Mice & rodents apparently HATE
the smell of cloves---and the crushed variety are even more pungent..
We also do this on the floor beneath the car, too, especially under the
So far, so good. Mothballs just do NOT seem to "hack" it---crushed cloves do.
~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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