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Terrible year for mice in my area, my truck is the only one of my vehicle that have never had any in.  Till this year,  had one get in the fan and get decapitated by the fan.  Had to pull the blower out and remove it.  Truck still smelled like mice the other day, removed the blower again to make sure I had gotten it all out.  Found the head of one in there, cleaned everything up and it's better this morning, I must have gotten everything out.  Has anyone else had a problem with them and where do they get in.   

 

Bob

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Several folks here have had this problem and as I remember the seem to get in thru the cowl at the windshield. I am not one of those but someone will come along and tell you what they to plug the holes for the mice.

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Genos have a cab filter that mounts under the windshield wipers. That will keep bees, etc. out of the cab. On both sides of the cowl, near the bottom, there is a gap between the cowl and the fender. I filled those gaps with a stainless steel pot scrubber. You have to pull the cowl cover to see those slots. Some of the mounting studs and nuts will probably get messed up. You can get them at www.clipsandfasteners.com a lot cheaper than the dealer.

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Thank you greed...  I didnt know such a think existed.  I may have to get me some just to keep crud out of the cowl.

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Greed,

 

Thanks for the info. I'll be plugging those holes as soon as it cools off a little. 

 

I have a 62 Ford Galaxie that I have to leave the windows and truck open so that cats can get in and keep the mice out.

 

Bob

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Rats have been the vermin of choice this year...  Seems they're everywhere.

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:shrug:

 

All the years of living out here in Idaho I've only had one problem packrat. Since them no more. I can leave my trucks outside or in the garages, either way, I've not had a problem with mice or rats. 

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I live in the middle of wheat country in WA, the Palouse.  When you drive at night during the summer the highways are just crawling with them.  I finally got some more cats and most mornings there's up to six dead mice laying by my front door.  I have six PVC T's that I fill with strychnine oats in my barn and I still have a continual problem.

 

Bob

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How did union town or colton start... My brother in laws great grandfather donated some of his land.  Because train would stop if the train had a spot where they could load grain and had to have mail service.   Trucking too and unloading in Colfax took lots of time.  At the time Colfax was the hub for loading grain from entire area.  

 

To this day don't go over speed limit, still a part time cop or is that Colton?

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Colfax is still pretty much the grain center.  Though just about everything goes to the river and gets loaded on barges.  During the peak of harvest we get 20 - 25 semi's a minute by our place.  

 

Colfax always hires new cops right out of the academy and their gungho, so yes they'll get you for anything over.  Colton and Uniontown share a cop.

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3 hours ago, unioncreek said:

I live in the middle of wheat country in WA, the Palouse.  When you drive at night during the summer the highways are just crawling with them.  I finally got some more cats and most mornings there's up to six dead mice laying by my front door.  I have six PVC T's that I fill with strychnine oats in my barn and I still have a continual problem.

 

Bob

 

I'm just south of you by about 3 hours. Funny how the Palouse has that problem with all the grain fields up there. Come down here not as much they exist but the hawks and owls tend to pick them off rather quickly. I find squirrel tails in the yard all the time. 

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I knew you were in New Meadow, go through about once a year.  My son lives in Boise and we make it down there occasionally.  Would love to live down in your area, but it will be back to MT after I retire in about four years.

 

Bob

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What invasive buggers we see around here are cyclical.  This year was seemingly the year of the rat.  Maybe next year it'll be frogs.....or crickets again.  Not sure why it cant be something edible like chickens... :think:

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No, I have a box on it.  I wanted to put a flatbed on it, but my wife doesn't like the look.   I just repainted my truck last year, it was silver and emerald green. But, the clearcoat failed and she was peeling bad.  Went with a premixed paint (Kirker), it's now Mack Green.  Not as dark green as I had wanted, but it's way better than before.  Picture in the link below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BykxqnYc-znfQ1pxU2tIZG5abWF0cm9CZHZfcFlRR2NkNFJB

 

Bob

1 hour ago, Mopar1973Man said:

Kind of like this problem... Cab filter packed with corn.

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The mice packed the headliner of my Galaxie until the seam split.  Haven't had time to put a new one in, but I'm thinking of selling it.

 

Bob

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3 hours ago, KATOOM said:

What invasive buggers we see around here are cyclical.  This year was seemingly the year of the rat.  Maybe next year it'll be frogs.....or crickets again.  Not sure why it cant be something edible like chickens... :think:

Hey, hey, hey!!! Thats my kin you're looking for. That could be problem.

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I guess I have been lucky in my neck of the woods. Took my hvac box out 6 years or so ago. No debris to speak of. At least nothing to block air flow. some crud in the bottom but that was it.

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On 7/17/2018 at 5:37 PM, dripley said:

Hey, hey, hey!!! Thats my kin you're looking for. That could be problem.

 

Actually over in Tahiti chickens run wild. Most people just go out and pick up a chicken along the road. That's if you can catch it before running into the brush.

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Where'd all that corn come from?

All those corn fields along the I-95 near Riggins? :)

 

Oh wait thats not your truck, its grey/silver

 

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4 minutes ago, GSP7 said:

All those corn fields along the I-95 near Riggins?

 

What?!?! 

 

Riggins from Google Maps.

 

There isn't a cornfield for over 120 miles of Riggins, ID. North in Grangeville ID is all wheat fields typically. Then South is typically onions and corn in the Ontario, OR area. 

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If that's was Mike's there would be potatoes coming out of it.:ahhh:

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