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  • Rpfahl
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 100
    • Euclid Ohio

    Early winter visiter

    Was going out to get my Cc ready for some salmon later. Took off the cover and opened it up and noticed something strange under my grill. Some paper and leaves Just then Mickey showed up Its getting colder in Cleveland with snow for the weekend. Guess he was getting a head start. Anyone else have rodent tales. Not tails. 😉 I assume he came in the grease drain hole since that’s where took off out of. I’ll have to plug that. Some steal wool should work. Don’t ya think.
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6367
    • Colorado
    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
      > Thermoworks Smoke
      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
      > Thermoworks Thermapen
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      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

    #2
    I’d suggest copper wool or mesh ... no rust issues.

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    • Rpfahl
      Club Member
      • Jun 2017
      • 100
      • Euclid Ohio

      #3
      Thanks good idea. First time for this kind of problem.

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      • RichieB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2018
        • 1568
        • Western Mass

        #4
        dryer pads fend them off

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        • Frozen Smoke
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 1528
          • Northern Mn

          #5
          Had em in my motor home a few weeks back. Went to go dump the tanks for the last time this year before storage. Opened up the bay that had the dump valves and hose in it and found a big pile of insulation that I know comes from my garage all piled up in there. Threw a bunch of dryer sheets everywhere and trapped a few before it went in storage permanetly. I hope we got em all cause once they start chewing on wire harnesses you can have a nightmare.

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          • Rpfahl
            Club Member
            • Jun 2017
            • 100
            • Euclid Ohio

            #6
            I know my wife and I and 5 kids had a old school bus at a campground and it was always an adventure to keep the mickies at bay.

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            • JGo37
              Club Member
              • Apr 2018
              • 1577
              • the LOU
              • Cookers:

                22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
                CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
                Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
                Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
                Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

                Accessories:

                Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
                BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
                Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
                Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
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                OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
                Smokenator
                Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
                SnS
                Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

                My Helpers:

                Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
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                Nesco Tabletop Roaster
                & the PIT!

              #7
              I lost an entire jaguar with that dern Lucas cloth wiring to field mices. Lake Erie doesn't have salmon...

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              • N227GB
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                Lucas Prince of Darkness. I have that to look forward to when I buy a DeLorean.
            • FireMan
              Charter Member
              • Jul 2015
              • 7850
              • Bottom of Winnebago

              #8
              You could use a shotgun an say you were wabbit hunting. 🕶

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              • jfmorris
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 3261
                • Huntsville, Alabama
                • Jim Morris

                  Cookers
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                  • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

                #9
                I've had rats climb up into the grease catch pan on my old Weber Genesis gas grill in the past, and from there into the bottom of the grill. I put out rat poison for a long time, and have not had that happen in some time now. When that happened I lit it a couple of times - intentionally - to drive them out. Then gave the grill a tear down, with lots of scrubbing scrapping and high temp burn off.

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                • Livermoron
                  Charter Member
                  • Aug 2014
                  • 435
                  • 22" Weber one touch w/roti and SnS
                    PBC
                    Volcano3
                    Lodge Sportsman

                  #10
                  Nope.
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                  • EdF
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                    Ready and waiting!

                  • CaptainMike
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                    Love that pic!

                  • wu7y
                    wu7y commented
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                    If that doesn't say, "Go ahead. Make my day." I don't know what would. Great pic. Looks just like ours.
                • CaptainMike
                  Club Member
                  • Nov 2015
                  • 2544
                  • The Great State of Jefferson
                  • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
                    Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
                    2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
                    20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
                    20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
                    Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
                    36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
                    Fireboard
                    Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

                  #11
                  Not with this guy and 5 of his friends (with a a pretty good assist from the hounds as well).

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                  • Steve R.
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2016
                    • 2427
                    • Elizabethtown, KY
                    • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

                    #12
                    Yeah, so I had this happen the other day on my Ducane gasser. I went to remove the cover and noticed a clean half dollar sized hole on on end. I hadn't used this grill in a few weeks, and Mickey decided to poop all over the shelves during that time. I have a few poison packs from my exterminator that will be there for a snack when lil buddy returns. Not only does it kill the little a-holes, but it turns them into mouse jerkey upon expiration.

                    Apparently, they hate the smell of peppermint. I'm thinking some mint oil strategically placed around the perimeter might help.

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                    • Rpfahl
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2017
                      • 100
                      • Euclid Ohio

                      #13
                      JGo37 lake Erie does have salmon. CoHo.

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                      • JGo37
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                        I grew up there.... ;o)
                    • Troutman
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                      • Aug 2017
                      • 7473
                      • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas

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                      #14
                      If I found them in there I'd quietly shut the lid, fire it up and have me some grilled rat...mmmmmm

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                      • gcdmd
                        Charter Member
                        • Sep 2014
                        • 1070
                        • The Republic of Texas

                        #15
                        I had one jump out of my gasser and then run up the external outlet for the clothes dryer vent, even though it had a flap on the opening. I ran into the house and turned on the dryer but didn't see what happened to Micky or Minnie. Fortunately, my wife wasn't home, and I didn't mention it. Likewise, I didn't tell her about the baby rattlesnake that fell out of the channel for the garage door when I opened it. The door jumped the track and crushed the snake in the process. The little woman is a lifelong Texan and has killed snakes around the house before, but I didn't see any need to get her cranked up.

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