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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2015, 03:54 AM
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I've heard that mice hate moth balls you could try placing containers of them in your shed near the equipment and see if it helps



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I tried moth balls in my auto engine compartment. Completely ineffective. Why they want to be there is a mystery to me. The car is used very infrequently so it is not residual engine heat. They bring in snails to eat on top of the engine block (possibly French mice) and make a real mess.
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I share your challenge and have had my losses.

1. I feel you can reduce openings that were not in the factory with hardware that will allow breathing.
2. If the braid causes arcs, Heavy Plastic electrical conduit, Etc might allow a tight fit on the plug wire.

Good luck And Good Ideas!
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OSB is cheap. I would just make a box from OSB to sit down over it when not in use.
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That sounds like a great Idea. I have experienced more painful problems with rodents getting into most of my powered lawn equipment and lawn tractor mowers. They will require much larger cages than my generator. The mice seem to be very active year round and unfortunately it is very difficult to work with bare hands in freezing temperatures.
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