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Old 10-28-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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So I have a gasser that gets used once a month or so. Well, a few weeks back I went to grill some fish, and upon firing up the grill I noticed a couple of mice running out of the grill. Upon further investigation, I found about 15 of them had built a full-blown apartment underneath the racks. There was so much dirt and mulch and other bedding that I couldn't get the burners to light. I cleaned it out, chased off the mice, and burned it for 45 minutes.

Well, I go out on the deck today and see a mouse scampering away from the grill. Sure enough, they are back.

Any tips on how to keep them out of the grill? I don't use the grill much, obviously, but like it when I'm in a hurry to get something going. Having to clean out the mice and their house eliminates the get going quickly part, so I'm getting frustrated.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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Get a couple cats.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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Put a bees nest in there instead! :)
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:48 AM   #4
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Unfortunatly the distance is too big....
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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How about blocking off the holes with duct tape and using a weed burner.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:55 AM   #6
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I ... chased off the mice.
Umm.
I would try killing the mice.
My experience shows that dead mice don't build nests in grills.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:03 PM   #7
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I'd put a bait station underneath the grill with Difethialone, Difenacoum, or Bromethalin in it.

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Old 10-28-2009, 12:07 PM   #8
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Put up some baited traps at the base of the grill. Dead mice build no nests! You could also use some aluminum tape to seal up the entrance and give it a good disinfecting.
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How about blocking off the holes with duct tape and using a weed burner.
you think duct tape is going to stop a mouse they chew holes in my gas lines in the mower and gas tanks.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:03 PM   #11
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Go to a hunting store and get you some Bobcat Urine, it scares the hell out of mice and rats and the never come back, we use it on the dock lines and dock around our boat and it works great, smells a little like a skunk, not real bad though
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How about a plastic owl above the grill?
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Feed them some of Shane's brisket. That'll run them off for good. :) (sorry Shane, couldn't resist).
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Raise the rent. The probably will move.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:18 PM   #15
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