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Mouse in the car

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Manzacoty, Jan 30, 2017.

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  1. Manzacoty

    Manzacoty Member

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    I was getting into my car around 5:00am this morning and when the car auto presented itself the lights turned on. I saw a mouse run across the backseat. I live in the country so I'm not shocked to see a mouse but I've never seen one in a car before.

    Could mice be attracted to the car because the batteries stay at a warmer temp?

    Anybody seen this before?
     
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    No, I haven't.
    I've heard ants have a special place in their heart for the model S charge port
    But never heard of mice having any special attraction to it.
     
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  3. BerTX

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    Mice love cars. They also like to chew the insulation off of wires. Maybe get a trap (they really HAVE invented better, humane ones that are also not messy).
     
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    Gotta remember that when people start asking for car names for their M3.
     
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    "Frunkenstein" just came to mind. Feel free to use it. :)
     
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    As long as I get my props.........
     
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    You definitely want to get the mouse out of the car. They can do serious damage to wiring. I would not suggest any type of poisons as you don't want it to die in the car. In my area, I like to use the Victor Electronic trap. You can get it at any Home Depot. Put a little peanut butter on the back plate and you will get your culprit.
     
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    How can a mouse get inside a Tesla if the doors and trunks are closed? They are amazing little critters.
     
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    Sounds very plausible to me. Having had mice eat the guts out of seats in a 60's Ford, and cause chaos with the wiring in a 60's GM - I'd try to dissuade it from returning. But as the only likely heat source in the place, that might be hard. Hope the pack is not made of the same wiring insulation as Toyota/Lexus wiring - the bunnies around here love that stuff!
     
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    They downloaded the app.
     
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    Because the seals in and around the car are pure garbage. You can stick your finger through the window seals with ease. A mouse can get through any space larger than a nickel with ease.
     
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    If I leave anything edible in the center console (MX) they get to it. Same with the compartment under the back hatch. Only way to keep them out is not have food left in the vehicle.
     
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    Once had them get into the area around the inside the sunroof on my Jeep. Opened the sunroof and little mice larvae came falling down, along with all the shredded gaskets for the sunroof.
     
  16. Manzacoty

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    I have a 4 and 2 year old. I try to avoid eating in the car but anybody with a 4 and 2 year old would understand.
     
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    Then we need to build a better mouse app.
     
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    The solution is very simple, get a cat and keep it in the car!
     
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    I had mice in my garage and in my Prius. I bought a Hoont electronic trap and that was the magic bullet. They never got into the S as far as I know.

    You can plug it in or use batteries and it gives a beep and blinks after a kill.... it never misses.

    I'd get one, put it in your trunk for a few nights then put it in the area you park in.
     
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    And here I thought this was about a pointing device, Bluetooth perhaps!
     

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