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Ole1855

Mice in portable

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I'm sure this question has been asked before but here goes again. I just got my portable out to get ready for tomorrow and found 4 nice holes about the size of a tennis ball in the canvas!!!!!!!!!! What can I do to keep the mice out when I put away this spring?

Ole

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Try moth balls.

Better yet, store it indoors in a basement away from the mice!

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Get it off the ground if possible. Otherwise set some D-con in there.

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I have a Clam Classic (5600) and a Frabill XLTwin and when season is over I take canvas off and store them in Rubbermaid tote boxes with covers, in the rafters of my garage. I also throw in some mothballs. I have never had a problem.

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Just a quick note, I had the same problem this year and to fix the holes I bought some iron patches. They worked great. It took a couple of days outside set up to get rid of the mouse pee smell.

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kjgmh,
Good idea on the iron on patches!! I never even thought of that. What did you use to iron against?

Thanks for the responses, I'll get it up off the floor of the garage this spring and I'll add a few moth balls.

Ole

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I had my wife hold a 2x6 on the backside. I put a patch on both the inside and outside. This way they did not stick to the 2x6. I used pins to hold them in place. I got them at Walmart and were about 90cents a piece.

[This message has been edited by kjgmh (edited 01-03-2004).]

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A friend of mine had the same problem 2 years in a row. I suggested storing the cover in a metal garbage can,no more problems after that!
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