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Critter control during winter storage?

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I heard a horror story about raccoons shredding seat cushions and destroying the inside of a boat during the winter shrink wrap season. Mice and red squirrels chewing up wiring. Besides fabric softener sheets and mothballs is there any other good solutions?  

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KILL the pests. Or trap them. Then KILL the pests.   They are TRESSPASSERS !    

Stupid people HAVAHART traps.   Then release them on someone else.  Green people love all the excessive animals they feed.  I hope their boats get attacked !!

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I have loaded my cockpit with dryer sheets every year.  I also use "damp-rid" cups and they have a pleasant scent too.  I store my boat in a barn that has mice and, knock on wood, for 10 yrs I haven't had any issue.  We also put some mouse traps around the barn

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In addition to mothballs and dryer sheets, I`ve heard of peppermint oil being used if you can find it.

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people say deodorant soap like Irish Spring keeps the mice away.  Last year I took a couple bars and cut them into small chunks and also put them into my storage compartments.  It all keeps the boat smelling nice:D

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I always used moth balls never ever had a problen....16 years.

Even in the summer when not in use.

 

 

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I am sitting in a bar & I see in the big bar mirror a nice woman coming to sit next to me . I turn & we both smile . She sits down Still smiling . As I turn to talk . She starts sniffing.  Says to me.  " You smell like a urinal. " Then leaves. First & last time I used Irish Spring.

It does repel all kinds of critters.

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10 hours ago, cyclops2 said:

I am sitting in a bar & I see in the big bar mirror a nice woman coming to sit next to me . I turn & we both smile . She sits down Still smiling . As I turn to talk . She starts sniffing.  Says to me.  " You smell like a urinal. " Then leaves. First & last time I used Irish Spring.

It does repel all kinds of critters.

Irish sping, never used it. kinda makes me wounder why I waited so long to get merried. I guess I smelled good.....:beer-7687-1:

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10 hours ago, cyclops2 said:

I am sitting in a bar & I see in the big bar mirror a nice woman coming to sit next to me . I turn & we both smile . She sits down Still smiling . As I turn to talk . She starts sniffing.  Says to me.  " You smell like a urinal. " Then leaves. First & last time I used Irish Spring.

It does repel all kinds of critters.

Or you could be ugly and stink.....

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