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Old 05-06-2017, 12:48 PM   #1
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Always look for mice.

Either before you buy or after. I knew mt 98 B700 had a est in the heater. What a mess!! Open that up a see a mouse mess with definitely drop the value if you are pre inspected before purchase.OR you might not want that bus.

Yesterday i opened up the panel for all my switches on the left. Easy to open due to two chrome screws. Amazed and shocked at all the mouse chewed paper in it. A definite fire hazard for sure.I didn't find even one chewed wire. I itch just thinking about cleaning that out.
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My first bus had such a problem, the sign at the door said "Have a MICE day".
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Old 05-06-2017, 06:00 PM   #3
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Found a small nest under the rear heater. It couldn't have been there too long. Went over the rest of the closed spaces and nothing else.

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The best way I've found is to burn a citronella candle inside the bus overnight with all the windows closed up tight. I can't breathe that stuff and neither can the mice apparently.

I get one family of mice out of the dashboard and another family of mice move in. I still can't figure out how they get in the dash. Everything is covered with 1/4" mesh. Every time I go for a drive the mice get excited and stink really strong. I've found that sun beating down on the dashboard tends to make them move out. I took the dashboard apart and still couldn't find their nest, but I can still smell them.
Why does this suddenly remind me of porky pig hunting for a wabbit?

I've tried hotsauce, mousetraps, poison, mothballs, incense. All temporary fixes.
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I have two worthless fuzz balls. Wait, that didn't sound right. Two worthless kitties. One comes in to sniff around, but she's really just looking for food.
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