Windward Farm, Washougal, WA- our work in progress, our money pit, our home!
Mice in truck wiring? Help!!!
I was rudely, and shockingly, awakened Monday in the middle of the night by the blaring of a car horn. We live acres away from other homes/cars, so clearly it was one of our three vehicles. After recovering from my near-heart attack, Mr. CC and I determined that no one was stealing a car, there was no car accident in our fields, and we determined which car it was by pointing key fobs and pressing wildly (it was pouring and blowing--no sense getting wet too soon!)
It was our '99 F350. I hopped in and popped the hood, and Mr. CC went to work trying to figure out what to do to stop it. I noticed, in the over head light, evidence of mousey activity--shredded napkin!! Curses!
Background: Super wet summer = more mouse food. Super wet fall/winter = super-sized mouse families seeking higher and drier ground. Truck is driven rarely, parked outside.
To cure the repetitive honking ( did I mention this happened randomly for a hour our so??) Mr. CC was forced to unhook the battery cable.
Now, dear COTH Helpers, what is our next step? Mouse bait in the drink tray? A trip to Mr. Mechanic, horn honking all the way (clear the way! Mouse laden truck on the move!), or what??
Sigh. There goes my "Christmas Bonus"....little bass-turds...
Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!