It was the last straw: they got *into* the car, not just the trunk or dash, and completely disfigured a handmade felt wallet my 7yo daughter just spent the better part of a day making--planning, stitching, decorating. The mainly went for the wool bits--thankfully just some decorations. It could have been worse. Instead, we only have to restitch one seam and add back the Santa face that was made of wool fabric.
We've tossed out nests. We spent $70 to extricate the flattened body of a huge honkin' mouse carcass that was causing our fan not to work (bonk bonk bonk thud THUDTHUDTHUDTHUD!!!!). There is another body in there somewhere, I can just smell it when the fan is on.
They are chewing the asbestos between the engine and the dash. Thankfully nothing essential has been tampered with--no $400 labor charge to get to and replace a $25 wire deep in the engine like a guy I met at the mechanic's.
That guy suggested I use those pine tree scent thingamajigs. I said a polite "thank you" and didn't think about it again. But today? I bought 4 of those things. Stuck one down in the trunk way down by the spare tire where they have restocked their winter cache (think again, you little shits!) Looking for other places to stick them without gagging myself.
How do y'all live with critters in the vehicles? I want this guy/these guys out, but I know there will be another and another and several more after that. I need my cat back with us patrol the underside of the car (no wonder he hung out under there all the time!)
Last fall I was driving up our dark dark road, with only the glow of the headlights, and out popped this big old mouse up the windshield. All I could see was his silhouette and I had no idea what it could have been, lurking and scaring the daylights out of me, before I realized it was a stinkin' mouse (very possibly *the* stinking mouse now.)
I will take any suggestion short of tanglefoot traps. Those things are just disgusting.