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    I hate mice

    Recently, mice made a nest in my full face helmet. They chewed into the actual protective foam, I forget what itís called. I can get replacement pads but not foam. The hole is an inch or so deep and a couple inches in diameter. Im wondering if this helmet is unsafe to use... I couldnít find any info on my specific predicament on forums, so any feedback would be welcome!

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    Get some cats.
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    Ever hear of hantavirus?
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    Time to instigate a "cat-tastrophe".
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    Ever hear of hantavirus?
    In other words toss that rodent infected lid.

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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Mouse assholery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I had a new car, less than a year old. Went out one morning to drive to work and a bunch of warning lights and messages came on on the dash. Took it to the dealer as this was certainly a warranty issue. Nope. Overnight, mice had chewed wires on the engine shorting them out. Got in my backup car. The heater fan made a thumping thrashing sound and there was strong rancid smell. Mice had made a nest in the heater's squirrel cage fan.

    On a separate occasion, I lifted the seat on my motorcycle to access the storage in the tail section and mice had moved in and a made a nice little nest in there.
    Do the math.

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    You can clean the helmet with a bleach solution if you're worried about hantavirus.

    Regarding the hole, the shock-absorbing integrity is compromised, similar to if you had a fall and the foam cracked; but the size you described sounds far more serious than a crack. If it was my melon at stake, I'd replace it.
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    There is an app for that:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
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    Had a real belly laugh over that one !!!!


    OP, smell your helmet. Not only will mice chew up your goods, they like to pee on it too. I've had way too many things destroyed by mice, helmets, bags, clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    OP, smell your helmet. Not only will mice chew up your goods, they like to pee on it too. I've had way too many things destroyed by mice, helmets, bags, clothes.
    I was about to mention that. They piss everywhere they go, no manners at all.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Yeah, its the mouse piss and shit that would really get to me. Personally I'd go and get a new helmet. Its good to change them out anyway.
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    Thanks for the answers. It was partially my fault for keeping it in my shed... Think Iíll get a new one. I just hate to ditch it since it was fairly new and not the cheapest part of my ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinklebox View Post
    Thanks for the answers. It was partially my fault for keeping it in my shed... Think Iíll get a new one. I just hate to ditch it since it was fairly new and not the cheapest part of my ride.
    Good idea, or change your user name to "Tinklebox" because that's what you'll be wearing to protect your head!
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    An old trick is to put dryer sheets around anywhere you don't want the mice to be. They will avoid them like the plague.
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    some weird crazed desert dweller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    An old trick is to put dryer sheets around anywhere you don't want the mice to be. They will avoid them like the plague.
    Another trick is to take mint oil and soak cotton balls. Put them wherever mice are active. If they donít avoid them itís much easier to find the mice. They smell like mint.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Another trick is to take mint oil and soak cotton balls. Put them wherever mice are active. If they donít avoid them itís much easier to find the mice. They smell like mint.
    Yep heard that too but haven't tried it. I like my mice plain.

    For car wiring, you can put hot sauce Tabasco on the wires and the mice won't chew. I haven't tried that either but I heard it works.
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    some weird crazed desert dweller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Yep heard that too but haven't tried it. I like my mice plain.

    For car wiring, you can put hot sauce Tabasco on the wires and the mice won't chew. I haven't tried that either but I heard it works.
    The problem with that is the car runs hotter.
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    I spray mint-flavor mouthwash on my cat, will this work?

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    Buy some buckets and walk-the-plank traps.

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    you can always cook stir fry mice.

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    Rid a Rat works great. Friend sells the hell out of them at the shop he works at in north scottsdale. not utrasonic but LED based. I had a mouse problem in my wellhouse and got one. no more!
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    I bought some Victor electric rat traps when we had a rat & mouse problem shortly after remodeling (dipshit contractor left crawl space access cover loose). They use 4 "C" cells and you bait the inside with peanut butter or similar. I've only zapped mice with them so I don't know how well they work on large rats, but neither one has been a problem for a long time.
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    mice is a delicacy in other countries now. don't you guys want to taste mouse meat?

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    get a snake
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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    get a snake
    I have a friend who owns a cabin in Florida on a small lake. He was having issues with mice, rats and other small rodents. The guy that came out to help him sold him a rat snake. He said that it was by far the best option. Once the mice or rats get eaten the snake goes away to find more food else where.

    I don't see my wife ever going for that option. But it worked great for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribble Me View Post
    I have a friend who owns a cabin in Florida on a small lake. He was having issues with mice, rats and other small rodents. The guy that came out to help him sold him a rat snake. He said that it was by far the best option. Once the mice or rats get eaten the snake goes away to find more food else where.

    I don't see my wife ever going for that option. But it worked great for him.
    And in the meantime youíve got a pet snake. Itís a win win for everyone, except the mice and rats.
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