How to Get Rid of Mice in a Car

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When mice get in a car, getting rid of them is based on finding out how the got into the car in the first place. Eliminate conditions that are conducive to a mouse's life, such as food, water and shelter, with help from an instructor and specialist in... View Video Transcript

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Ed Carrow

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How to get rid of mice in your car? This is Ed with Critter Control in Tampa Bay. First of all, why are they in there? Why are, how did the mice get in? Did you leave it some place where the mice were able to thrive on the outside of the car? If that's the case, move the car, that's the first thing you want to do. Take them away from that environment, clean up around where you have the car parked. So you don't have any of those conducive conditions that will attract the mice in the first place. Mice are there for food, water and shelter. If your kids are eating in the back seat, you're feeding the mice. Well, that's if they're in the car. So you don't want them in the car, in the first place. Keep the doors closed, keep the windows up when you park. But don't park your car near your trash cans, that's a mouse attractor. Near your landscape timbers or firewood piles, those are mice attractants. So keep your car in a safe place. If you've got them in your car, then you're going to use traps or glue boards to capture the mice and then remove them. I would prefer glue boards in cars, you can put them right down on the floor board. Don't step on them, when you get in. Make sure you move them first, but that will capture the mice. And you can take them outside and just throw them out there. You can remove them from inside the environment. So glue boards, rat traps, snap traps for mice, that would be the way to go there. This is Ed with Critter Control in Tampa Bay.