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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 19, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Winter Storage and rodent protection?

How does everyone prevent mice and other rodents from getting in to their cars during winter storage? This will be my first year storing a car in a garage over the winter so I have no clue.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 19, 07:40 AM
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Re: Winter Storage and rodent protection?

I put mine up on jackstands in the garage. Never had an issue.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 19, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Winter Storage and rodent protection?

Googling and see some common answers;
Mothballs
Dryer Sheets
Victor snap traps
D-Con
small wads of steel wool inside the pipes
Powdered, pure Sulphur or granular Sulphur
Jack stands Ė rodents will only be able to access it, if they have super-rodent jumping powers or can pole vault. In addition, to raising up your car, set mouse-traps and use dryer sheets. If you have no pets (or none of your pets have access), you may also choose to set out about 6 little caps of antifreeze. Once youíve purchased the jack stands, you are able to use them year after year. Also, by backing up this method with the dryer sheets, mouse-traps, and antifreeze, youíve established a rodent-proof residence for your classic car.

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Re: Winter Storage and rodent protection?

I have a ranch style house with a full basement - the cars are in the basement.

I haven't seen a bug inside for 2 years.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 19, 07:50 PM
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Re: Winter Storage and rodent protection?

I focus on keeping them out of the garage. Keep all doors closed at all times this time of year especially. Seal any openings that they can get through. Make sure the garage door seals tight to the floor.

As a secondary line of defense I use those black triangle shaped bait stations with bait blocks.

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Re: Winter Storage and rodent protection?

For prolonged periods with the windows up and/or humid conditions, I'd recommend a desiccant for the interior and trunk. I've used "Dry-Z-Air for years, 1 container in the trunk and 3 in the cabin. Last from November- April without refilling. Here's another type I was tempted to try as it's a bit less expensive...https://www.ebay.com/itm/Damp-Rid-Re...r/143389432820 , but doesn't sound like it would last as long...?

BTW, I'm not sure jackstands would be high enough for the deer mice we have. Also called kangaroo mice for reason ! Old fashion snap traps with bait or poison (pellets) if you don't pets.

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Re: Winter Storage and rodent protection?

For winter storage I use the Carjacket CarBag combined with several desiccant packs. The CarJacket zips and seals around your vehicle. It protects from rust, corrosion, moisture, dust, dirt, and insects. After weeks or months of storage, your vehicle will come out as pristine as it went in. Cost for bag approx. $250. I have used it since 2013 and in my opinion it's convenient, works as advertised and was money well spent!

Frequently Asked Questions taken from their website.
Can Mice chew through the material? Sure, they can chew through almost anything. Since they cannot smell or see anything in the bag, there is no reason for them to do it. The CarBag is probably the most effective deterrent to mice available, 99% effective, but not 100%.


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I donít see those storage bags as being rodent proof. Quite the opposite imho....

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Re: Winter Storage and rodent protection?

[QUOTE=dhutton;1783171001]I donít see those storage bags as being rodent proof. Quite the opposite imho....

I respect your opinion Don and you are correct there not "rodent proof". I nor the mfg. ever claimed they were but they are "99% effective". In an effort to protect my investment not only from rodents but the #1 killer unwanted moisture & corrosion I'll take those odd's all day long. Just saying it's an affordable and legit option to consider. Link below to more frequently asked questions and you be the judge.

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I donít see those storage bags as being rodent proof. Quite the opposite imho....

I respect your opinion Don and you are correct there not "rodent proof". I nor the mfg. ever claimed they were but they are "99% effective". In an effort to protect my investment not only from rodents but the #1 killer unwanted moisture & corrosion I'll take those odd's all day long. Just saying it's an affordable and legit option to consider. Link below to more frequently asked questions and you be the judge.

https://www.carbag.com/faq/#toggle-id-18-closed
Hi Dom. I respect your experience and that you are a satisfied customer. Do you have rodents in your garage?

Itís easy for the manufacturer to make claims like it is 99% effective. 99% of total installations? 99% of installations where rodents are present? 99% of the cover was not chewed? 99% of mice do not chew a hole in the cover? The claim is meaningless marketing hype without context and data to support the claim....

Anyway, didnít mean to hate on these covers. Obviously I havenít used one so my opinion should be taken with a huge grain of salt.

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Hi Dom. I respect your experience and that you are a satisfied customer. Do you have rodents in your garage?

Itís easy for the manufacturer to make claims like it is 99% effective. 99% of total installations? 99% of installations where rodents are present? 99% of the cover was not chewed? 99% of mice do not chew a hole in the cover? The claim is meaningless marketing hype without context and data to support the claim....

Anyway, didnít mean to hate on these covers. Obviously I havenít used one so my opinion should be taken with a huge grain of salt.

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