• Mouse Troubles

    Posted by TimothyZ on July 9, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Good Afternoon,

    I am the owner of a Kubota L4060 with a cab and have removed 2 mouse nests in the top part of my cab, between the headliner and the top part of the outside cab. I put in moth balls behind my radio and even set traps on the cabin floor. Does anyone have any creative ideas to keep mice or my tractor? Unfortunately the barn where the tractor is stored does not close tight so they keep finding their way in. They are destroying my insulation barrier and other rubber molding in my machine.

    They are also ignoring my mouse traps with peanut butter.

    Thank you for any advice.

    TimothyZ replied 1 year ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Beastmaker

    Member
    July 10, 2023 at 9:26 am

    Sounds frustrating. Peanut butter has always attracted them for me. Maybe you got the wrong brand, choosey mice choose jiff 😂

    What kind of traps you got? I made one of them 5 gallon bucket traps worked pretty good. Only other thing I can think of is getting a barn cat.

    • TimothyZ

      Member
      July 14, 2023 at 4:20 am

      I have a few of the normal wire mouse traps, a few of the new kind which look a wire cloths pin which snap close and i have a bucket of water and a trap lid setup. Its funny they ignore all of those and go straight for the tractor. I may pour out a bunch of moth balls around the outer edge of the barn. I am using skippy peanut butter 🙂

  • Jumpin

    Member
    July 12, 2023 at 8:07 am

    My mouse/rat challenges are handled by 1) snakes and 2) Tom Cat rodenticide cubes. For No.1 I make sure to leave them alone and avoid storing things like bird netting that would ensnare the snake. I draw the line at venomous rat catchers. No. 2 is pretty easy since I have no protected mammals in the barn. A safety box is available to restrict access to the cubes if necessary. Regular replenishment of No.2 is required. No. 1 is self-limiting. Hope this helps.

    • TimothyZ

      Member
      July 14, 2023 at 4:23 am

      Thank you for the ideas, I am considering the rodent cubes, there are no live animals in the barn and I don’t allow my dog loose in the barn.

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