a mouse in my sub

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  1. bryan_Z

    bryan_Z Auditioning

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    Hey everyone, new to the HTF...anywho, I recently noticed that the mouse that has been pestering me for days lives (I think) in my subwoofer. I spotted the little rodent and it quickly dipped into the hole in my sub (the one that is normally on all subs). Then I heard it nawing on something, and it worried me cause I thought maybe it was messing up the insides. So, I put two traps in the front of the hole (which is the only way out), and tried to lure it out with peanut butter and by tipping the sub. It wasnt working, and the only thing that came out was a nut of some sort (the food, not like a piece of the insides or something). Luckily the nawing stopped, so I guess the mouse was nawing on the nut. Anyways, I ultimately gave up and left two traps in front and went to sleep. The next day, the traps were moved and the mouse was not caught. But, now that it is out of the sub, I was wondering if there is anything you can buy to block the hole so that the little bugger doesnt go back in there. Thanks people.
     
  2. ChuckSolo

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    How do you know the mouse is out? I have one recommendation for you....glue boards. I have had 100% catch ratio with those types of traps. The bait on them is irresistable to mice![​IMG]
     
  3. John Garcia

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    Crank it up...[​IMG]

    Anything you block the port with that won't obstruct air movement, the mouse can chew through except maybe some wire mesh.

    I've used the glue traps too, worked like a charm.
     
  4. MikeGee

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    i am not sure how bad this is for the speaker.. but if you use a hair dryer i'm sure it'd come running out. just be there with a bag ready to catch'em
     
  5. Orlando

    Orlando Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey Have you thought about turning up the volume?

    It might sound like a joke, but seriously anybody know if mice would run away from very loud sounds?
     
  6. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

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    No, don't use those glue traps, they're cruel, the mouse is alive on those things.

    And yes, like was said, throw in Saving Private Ryan, he'll run. [​IMG]
     
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    I peeled the stupid mouse off the trap (with gloves of course) and threw him outside. He was half bald [​IMG], but he was alive.
     
  8. Robert_J

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    We had a small mouse infestation in our garage two winters ago. I'm partial to the Victor brand. Very easily tripped since only a few mice actually stole the peanut butter bait and I had my fingers caught a lot while setting them. They are extremely powerful also. I saw the results in both crushed mice and bruised fingers.

    Seriously, you might want to at least pull the driver out and check for chewed wires. Also vaccuum out all droppings because there will be some.

    -Robert
     
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    Be sure to use a shop vac or a vacuum that you can clean out.
    Mouse droppings in some areas can carry some nasty suprises
     
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    Possible suggestion for quick evacuation...

    take the sub outside, use a phillips to remove the driver, then flush the little sucker out.

    Moving to speakers area.
     
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    Go to a urban record store and ask them for something that would be hella tight to try out your new car audio rig with 4, 15" woofers - that will take care of the little guy! [​IMG]
     

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