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Old 10-19-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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Winter Storage in a Barn

It looks like I will get to store my new Puma TT in a large barn this winter. Actually it is a metal building. Plenty of room in it, dirt floor a couple of utility trailers also in it. I am happy to get to keep it inside, but a little worried about rats or other rodents. Anyone have any experience with this or tips on how to keep them away?

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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FRESH CAB. Fresh Cab All Natural Rodent Repellent, Control Mice Fast, Safe |
Used it last winter and not a turd was found.
Couple other guys using bounce sheets and such home made fixes and now buying my extras every 3 months without a sign of a rodent anywhere.

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Old 10-19-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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We've had lots of success with Irish Spring and Victor ultra-sonic repellers. Mothballs are pretty effective especially in the under-bed cavities, but not good around kids (neurotoxin).

Never hurts to have a barn cat or two.

Make sure they have no sources of food (bird seed) or bedding (towels, sheets, paper towels).

One place to be especially agressive in protecting is the heating system. They like the insulation and safe confined space and it is a real mess to clean out afterwards.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:25 AM   #4
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I live in ohio and my camper is outside all year we live in middle of farm country i put moth cakes in my trailer in winter. Went to wall mart and got them they are in a plastic round case with a hook on them and just hang them inside never had a rodent in mine in 15 years with this setup just open up in spring and smell is gone in a day
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:26 PM   #5
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Fabric sheets work great, never had an issue.
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