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Old 03-13-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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critters in trailer

Hi. I just took my Rockwood 8289ws out of winter storage and found to have a field mouse has got into the drawer above my hot water tank and made a nest. I can't find where he/she got in but I did scare it out the door. Dose anyone nave a way to discourage these little critters from comlng back?
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
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Place pictures of a cat around, HA! If you have power, there are several rodent deterrents using electronics to scare them off. Find any holes and seal them up using foam insulation. Dryer sheets - no matter what others may say, really do not work. Remove any and all food/water source from the area.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:25 PM   #3
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Not sure how I didn't get critters this year, but we didn't.
When I put it away for the winter, I took a good look underneath and taped up anything that wasn't sealed already.
When I plugged it in, I got out the old duct tape again and taped up EVERYTHING around the cord where it goes in the trailer. I guess it worked, since we didn't find any mice.
We "opened" the trailer up last weekend to get ready for our first trip in a couple weeks.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
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Steel wool in any area where they might be able to crawl in and then moth balls.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:11 PM   #5
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We use brass wool instead of steel wool. A little more expensive but it won't rust.
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:39 PM   #6
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Came across this online:

Keep Mice and Rodents out of your RV | Mouse Free

Would love to hear from somebody who tried it. If it was a one-time thing it would be worth a try, but they say to re-apply every year.
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What I have used and still do to fight bugs and other things .....
ground cinnamon works for ants, Moth balls for crickets, bleach to wipe away scent trails left by scout insects, salt or beer for snails-slugs, soapy water for most insects, human hair for deer and rabbits. As you can tell most of mine are the kind that won't harm my animals. The moth balls well the animals will not go near them because of the aroma
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:35 PM   #8
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We blocked all holes on the exterior with brass wool . Mice can enter through a hole the size of a dime. I also use use Shakeaway granuals around the perimeter of the trailer and set traps around the tires, stabilizers and hitch. On the interior we use disposable traps and cotton balls doused in peppermint oil and glue traps. One evening while in bed we heard noise and discovered mice coming down the plumbing vent pipe which was in our bedroom closet. We put a glue trap in the closet and caught two little buggers that night. Next day I checked outside and there was a tree branch around the general vicinity of the vent. They must have climbed the tree and jumped on the roof to get in through the vent. If there is any way of getting in the mice will find it.
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Came across this online:

Keep Mice and Rodents out of your RV | Mouse Free

Would love to hear from somebody who tried it. If it was a one-time thing it would be worth a try, but they say to re-apply every year.
We used it in our TT this year. We opened things up a week ago and didn't see any signs of mice.....so far.
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I think the first thing is to ,find out how it got in to begin with? Then work from there....
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