I need to add this disclaimer, this instructable is for lack of a better word GRUESOME, if you are weak in the stomach or do not like to see dead mice then PLEASE do not view this.
I do not remember where this idea came from but if not mine then I applaud the inventor. I was fed up with putting mothballs, Irish Soap, Fabric Softener and any number of concoctions to keep the mice out of my classic and antique automobiles. I just hate the little buggers peeing in the crevices which is the prime cause of staining and rusting in the interior of the car. This works and works well. PLEASE-PLEASE REMBER TO USE RV ANTIFREEZE.
Step 1: ITEMS YOU WILL NEED
To begin this instructable you will need the following; one 5 gallon bucket (plastic is preferred), antifreeze if you are in the freezing zone. I show in the photo automotive antifreeze but it is preferable to use RV Antifreeze as this is nontoxic. . A length of wire such as fencing wire or a metal coat hanger long enough to go across the bucket diameter with a bit left over, A pop can and a drill.
Step 2: PREPARE THE BUCKET
Mark where your holes are going to be, I try to place the holes just under the top lip of the bucket and mark with a marker. Next drill the hole.
Step 3: DRILLING THE HOLES
Here I am drilling the second hole on the opposite side of the bucket.
Step 4: ADDING THE WIRE
Here I am inserting the wire thru the hole on the far side of the bucket
Step 5: WIRE IS IN PLACE
Here you see the wire going thru the bucket with the far end of the wire curled around the lip
Step 6: MAKE A KINK IN THE WIRE
You will now need to make a kink in the wire on the far side, this is to keep the can from being pushed to the bucket edge.
Step 7: PREPARE THE CAN #1
Here I am drilling the hole just a bit larger than the diameter of the wire on the bottom of the can nothing precise just try and get as close to center as possible, try not to squeeze the can you need it round.