I have been bragging about how to keep mice out of the vehicle. I was wrong. I apologize.
Yesterday I noticed oil dripping onto the ground underneath the truck bed. No motor smell. I started searching.
The mice chewed through the bottoms of mayonnaise, catsup, honey mustard and a quart of cooking oil. I hadn’t noticed it. I saw only the tops of the containers.
Those sneaky mice. There were globs of catsup, smears of mayo, tiny footprints in oil. They almost got the peanut butter through the lid! I admire them for their focus and “stick-to-it-ness”. But it did mean it was time for a DEEP CLEAN.
Took everything out.
Cleaned the floors (this is a before image), wiped down the walls (extreme layers of dust), lit some incense and let things dry out. The curtains were grimy, actually heavy with grime. Now we have clean bar-towel-curtains.
It was just past sunset when I finished the back. A kind neighbor gave me 4 rechargeable puck lights to put under the truck at night. Light plus cleanliness plus no available edibles might be THE solution to the problems of mice.
Gonna continue the DEEP CLEAN to the front of the truck. Pack away the Colorado maps and uncover the AZ maps.
Am using my “phone” for this post as a trial.