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    Default Are mice a concern w hen storing lights?

    This is my first year attacking light to J-channel for easier setup. In the past storage was easy because it could be rolled up and hidden away. But 12í sections of channel is a little harder to hide. Has anyone ever had problems with mice chewing on exposed wires. Is there any way to keep them away. I plan on rolling them up in a tarp, but Iím sure a mouse will just chew itís way threw that.

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    Default Re: Are mice a concern w hen storing lights?

    You may want to toss a few mothballs in the tarp with the lights. I haven't had mice attack my Xmas light strings but I did have chipmunks attack the wiring harness of my wife's Jeep. I've been told that some manufacturers use environmentally friendly peanut oil in the process.

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    Default Re: Are mice a concern w hen storing lights?

    Only if you store them where there are mice...... sorry, couldn't resist.....

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    Default Re: Are mice a concern w hen storing lights?

    There were a few posts a few years back about people having issues with squirrels chewing on the wires. That was also tracked back to peanut oil used in the production process. In general rodents have left my lights alone in the shed. With that said, there are things that mice do not like. You could roll stalks of peppermint into your lights. Peppermint and a few other substances are known to be things mice avoid.


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    Default Re: Are mice a concern w hen storing lights?

    Looks like I will be researching things that are mice repellants. Thanks.

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