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Old 02-12-2016, 10:50 PM   #31
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Well, I've read that mice won't come around if there's a ferret in the area.

When I 'went back to school' I lived in a old 5th wheel in a sketchy trailer park in Colorado Springs for a year with my pet ferret, and now that I think about it, I never saw a mouse.

Ferrets are supposed to be better at keeping mice away than cats are, even though they've been domesticated longer and most have no hunting instinct.

Know someone with a ferret? Have them turn the critter loose in your camper for a few minutes every few weeks. Hmmm, maybe there's a service industry there. Or selling bottled ferret musk.

On the other hand, my dad bought that 5th wheel way back in the 70's, and still has it today, mostly stored in high grass on the farm, and I've never heard him say anything about mice. Maybe the ferret had nothing to do with it.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:51 PM   #32
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:13 PM   #33
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I swear by "rat zappers" with a "rat tail", you can find them on Amazon. Our brand new 5er had a mouse in only a few weeks. I took the rat zapper out of my old rig and got the mouse the next day with just a few pieces of dog kibble as bait. I have zappers in both trailers, my garage and chicken house, I leave them in place just in case. They are worth every penny.
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I ended up getting really diligent about finding and plugging holes. Anything that basically penetrated the floor got spray foamed. There are some unbelievable sized holes that were cut to pass wiring through. Once I did that I haven't had any. I still use dryer sheets but really only because it makes me feel better. My dad always leaves a roll of paper towels in the counter in his MH as a visual aid for mice. It seems like its the 1st thing they go for and then he'll get serious about trapping.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:33 AM   #35
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I swear by "rat zappers" with a "rat tail", you can find them on Amazon. Our brand new 5er had a mouse in only a few weeks. I took the rat zapper out of my old rig and got the mouse the next day with just a few pieces of dog kibble as bait. I have zappers in both trailers, my garage and chicken house, I leave them in place just in case. They are worth every penny.
Only trouble I see with the Rat Zapper,,, or maybe any Mouse trap,,,
Is you would need to check them ever couple of days !!!
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Old 02-17-2016, 08:36 PM   #36
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How to keep mice out of trailer?

Okay wish us luck....
We will b storing our Sunseeker in Las Vegas for about three months..bought the following: bounce, Irish Spring soap and "Shake-away. Will remove all the food, bag up all bedding, pillows ect. The RV will be setting on concrete and tires and shades will be attached. Wondering if we should live vents, fans opened? Just worried it will get hotter than blazes. All tanks will be empty.
Anything else, oh yea RV will be under a canopy.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:20 AM   #37
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Okay wish us luck....
We will b storing our Sunseeker in Las Vegas for about three months..bought the following: bounce, Irish Spring soap and "Shake-away. Will remove all the food, bag up all bedding, pillows ect. The RV will be setting on concrete and tires and shades will be attached. Wondering if we should live vents, fans opened? Just worried it will get hotter than blazes. All tanks will be empty.
Anything else, oh yea RV will be under a canopy.
If you have Vent Covers,,,
I think most of us would leave them open somewhat !!!
Speaking of bagging,,, have you tried the Vacuum bags ???
I was amazed how much less space they take up,,,
and am guessing mice would not chew thru them ???
GOOD LUCK !!!

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Old 02-18-2016, 08:34 AM   #38
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When we volunteered at the local SPCA a few years ago we had 20 ferrets in the house ( they did not like them) and still had mice.



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Well, I've read that mice won't come around if there's a ferret in the area.

When I 'went back to school' I lived in a old 5th wheel in a sketchy trailer park in Colorado Springs for a year with my pet ferret, and now that I think about it, I never saw a mouse.

Ferrets are supposed to be better at keeping mice away than cats are, even though they've been domesticated longer and most have no hunting instinct.

Know someone with a ferret? Have them turn the critter loose in your camper for a few minutes every few weeks. Hmmm, maybe there's a service industry there. Or selling bottled ferret musk.

On the other hand, my dad bought that 5th wheel way back in the 70's, and still has it today, mostly stored in high grass on the farm, and I've never heard him say anything about mice. Maybe the ferret had nothing to do with it.
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PLEASE do not use Rat Poison. It works by causing the rodents to bleed to death internally. It is not immediate and in the process of dying they become very thirsty and go out in search of water. While outside and dying they are easy prey for hawks and owls. If eaten by a bird of prey, they will also poison them. Keep rodents out with peppermint or cab fresh or trap those that get in with snap traps.
Good point. I suggest mixing in a small amount of cement, portland is nice, in the peanut butter. Gives em constipation like they never thought possible.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:46 AM   #40
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Only trouble I see with the Rat Zapper,,, or maybe any Mouse trap,,,
Is you would need to check them ever couple of days !!!
Now there is a better mouse trap. Look up 5 gal bucket trap on youtube. I have collected 14 one time. Put a little rv anti-freeze in the bucket just deep enough to give em a nice swim.They preserve well in that stuff too! Your goal is to rid the area of the ambient mouse supply until the weather changes and they begin to roam again.

All that stuff, dryer sheets, soap etc, if you bother to google it you will see its useless. Yes, some think they have luck, but it is just that, luck in the instant they didn't decend on your unit at that time. You need to bar entry, decimate the ambient population by whatever means works.
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