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Old February 28th 19, 03:42 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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The club Grob had copious evidence of rodent infestation and we found that the CG hook opening offers a wide passage. We cut out a piece of aluminum, glued a stack of disk magnets to hold it to the tow hook inside the cage and put on a drawer pull. Also taped inside to protect the finish. Will add some flagging tape so we can find if somebody forgets to remove before towing to runway.

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Old February 28th 19, 04:19 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Got a friend that always stuffed anti-static dryer sheets in all of the "orifices" when putting the glider away. He claimed the smell was an effective rodent deterrent. Can't say that it worked, but he kept doing it. (ps. Right now my glider is hanging 12 feet off the floor in my hangar. Also a good rodent deterrent.)
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Old February 28th 19, 04:41 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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+1 on the dryer sheets.

A Google search a few years ago turned up the dryer sheet tip so I figured, what the heck and gave it a try. I scatter 8 to 10 dryer sheets over the floor of my trailer and put several more in the cockpit and haven't seen a mouse since. The sheets seem to last about a year before they need to be replaced.

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Got a friend that always stuffed anti-static dryer sheets in all of the "orifices" when putting the glider away. He claimed the smell was an effective rodent deterrent. Can't say that it worked, but he kept doing it. (ps. Right now my glider is hanging 12 feet off the floor in my hangar. Also a good rodent deterrent.)


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Old February 28th 19, 01:11 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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+1 on the dryer sheets. I hate the smell of them and can see why it works. I work at a summer camp and we “Bounce the hell out of....” when storing tents and other consumable mouse nest materials. A few dryer sheets go on and beneath mattresses before being wrapped for the winter storage. In 5 years no mouse damage.
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Old February 28th 19, 06:55 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I use Moth Balls. Works great. Smells awful.
Dan

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 9:42:30 PM UTC-5, George Haeh wrote:
The club Grob had copious evidence of rodent infestation and we found that the CG hook opening offers a wide passage. We cut out a piece of aluminum, glued a stack of disk magnets to hold it to the tow hook inside the cage and put on a drawer pull. Also taped inside to protect the finish. Will add some flagging tape so we can find if somebody forgets to remove before towing to runway.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UugfLA5Dopg1Ebn88

https://photos.app.goo.gl/eDKQaFX4E9hHVRuT6


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Old February 28th 19, 07:55 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Keep in mind, dryer sheets and/or moth balls (did you spread its wing to sniff them?!?!.....dad joke....) are supposed to be a deterrent.
When they run out, or rodents can't smell, a mouse/Chipmunk/mole can fit through a dime sized hole, rats can get through about a quarter sized hole.
Keeping them away is good.
Keeping a food source away is also good.
Keeping them out if 1 & 2 fail........sorta problematic. There are quite a few small holes underneath most aircraft that rodents can get through.

Taken from someone that has dealt with this and has a major consultant in the pest control industry as family. I have asked these questions before on other applications.
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Old March 1st 19, 02:30 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Our local rodents are not deterred by moth balls.

Rodent leavings in the cockpit can be a small fraction of what's under the seat pan.
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Old March 1st 19, 09:27 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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At 16:11 28 February 2019, Dan Marotta wrote:
What about bats, Mark?

Isn't it illegal to use bats on rodents? :-)

 




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