"Winter" question

GeoHorn

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I’ve never had mice build a nest next to a light bulb. Never.
 

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traps sitting on top of the hood have been effective mouse control for me...
 

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I’ve never had mice build a nest next to a light bulb. Never.
Thats good. I can't say I have ever seen that either. The little buggers can do a ton of damage to seats and wires once they find a home. I worked for an electric cooperative and have seen extensive damage done to expensive, elaborate metering equipment and switch gear. In the winter they move in from the fields and look for any place that will provide, food, shelter and heat. Thats why I question the light bulb. LED would eliminate the heat source.
 

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We used to have a raccoon that was very clever and imaginative about how to get into our garage where we keep a 20-gal trash-can full of deer corn…. but last fall we were given a motion-detection overhead light for the garage to help the wife when she goes in and out toward the laundry room.
That raccoon has never given us a lick of trrouble since… but we’ve seen his footprints all the way up to our garage opening…where the light triggers “on”.
Not scientific… but I don’t care because it seems to work on raccoons.
 
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