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How Do I Keep Mice Out of My Glove Box?!?


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On 5/1/2021 at 8:11 PM, carbdoc said:

Unfortunately, it will also keep ME away from the ca's interior; I can't stand the smell of that soap, either! 😄

Haha. I love the smell of the soap I guess it will keep me in there. 😂

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On 4/27/2021 at 7:32 PM, carbdoc said:

Mice have been nesting in the glove box of our 1987 BMW 325e on a regular basis for some time now.  I clean them out, and back they come (perhaps they never "left" but simply migrated elsewhere in the car; I don't know).  The car in question is an HPOF vehicle and it is actually driven fairly often, so this is even more of a mystery to me . . . and I don't seem to have this problem with our other cars.

So:  what can I put in the glove box (or anywhere in the car) that will keep them out?  I would rather not go the "mothballs route" if possible.

 

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Keeping them out of the glove box starts with figuring out how they got in the car. If there is a hole can you plug it?  I have had great luck using stainless steel scrubbies to deter rodents. 

I have heard that rodents will follow their own droppings as a trail. That includes urine. So treat the path and areas around it to eliminate that. 

In my last car with this problem I put a piece of aluminum window screen over the air intake for the heater system. Conveniently attached by spring paper clips I have not found any more in the car or the heater system. 

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11 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Keeping them out of the glove box starts with figuring out how they got in the car. If there is a hole can you plug it?  I have had great luck using stainless steel scrubbies to deter rodents. 

I have heard that rodents will follow their own droppings as a trail. That includes urine. So treat the path and areas around it to eliminate that. 

In my last car with this problem I put a piece of aluminum window screen over the air intake for the heater system. Conveniently attached by spring paper clips I have not found any more in the car or the heater system. 

Let's put it this way, John:  I've never owned a vehicle that mice COULDN'T get into, and I suspect that no vehicle was ever built that CAN be made entirely mouse-proof.

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