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Rodent reality, tough tile & pipe types



How can I stop rodents from nesting inside my ATV? It sits in a shed over the winter. So far nothing that I’ve tried seems to have worked.—SAL DUNN, RILEY LAKE, ONT.

That’s because it’s very, very hard— according to almost every cotager, pest control expert, biologist, and ATV dealer we talked to. Completely sealing every opening in the machine itself is nearly impossible, says Mark Giesler of Giesler Marine in Powassan, Ont. “There are just so many places where mice can get in.” And we assume that storing the ATV in a building that’s more mouse-proof to begin with—a shipping container, for instance—isn’t feasible, or you would have done it already.

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Make winter the warmest season! The Winter issue of Cottage Life gets you set for your coziest winter at the cabin yet. Host a holiday brunch for family and friends with Canada’s cinnamon bun queen Amy Rosen’s mouth-watering Hanukkah recipes Learn the 300-year-old secrets of a sweet little Finnish sauna Find out how to protect your cottage from fire 7 gifts for cottagers An update about rabies: should you worry? Tips for testing ice thickness and thawing frozen pipes How to stop mice and prep the cottage for winter Plans for a tea-light holder project (with a hidden compartment!) Plus, the stunning winners of our annual photo contest Pick up the Winter 2018 issue today!