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Old 02-10-2016, 08:37 PM   #1
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How to keep mice out of trailer?

Looking for advice how to keep mice out of trailer when in storage.. Buddy of mine parked his new trailer on his friends rear lawn for the winter and within 2 months mice moved in, ate the mattresses, ate the wiring and made a real mess. I have been parking my trailer in a trailer storage lot covered in asphalt grindings covering about an acre with no troubles. But this lot is really expensive per month. Is there a better way to store on grass? Putting down tarps to kill grass to keep mice out? Any ideas?

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Old 02-10-2016, 08:42 PM   #2
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All holes/openings in the trailer need to be light tight. Remove all food and clean all surfaces. Use a mice deterrent.

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Old 02-10-2016, 08:49 PM   #3
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Had mice problems and tried everthing. Then I tried these and they work great

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Old 02-10-2016, 09:09 PM   #4
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I use the ultrasonic in our park model. In both we use Essential Oil of Peppermint, irish spring and Bounce sheets. Seems the triple threat is working this year.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:20 AM   #5
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D-Con in storage areas works for me.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:26 AM   #6
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We've used peppermint essence for years and have had no problems, but we are parked on a cement pad as well so that probably helps as well
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:50 AM   #7
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We store ours in a pole barn with dirt floor. As mentioned above make sure all openings are sealed and remove all food. We put bounce dryer sheets all around in side and we have never had a mouse in 6 years now.
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Our trailer seems to be a mice magnet these days. I have had no luck with deterrents and removing food.

I have had nothing but mixed results with traps too, with one exception. The one thing that continues to be successful for me is the homemade "bucket trap". I have only been setting it out once I know there is a new resident in the trailer, but am now planning to leave it in there long term. The thought that I may be drawing more mice into the trailer than would otherwise venture in does concern me, but at least they will be caught and not be roaming the trailer for weeks or months before I discover their presence. The beauty of the bucket trap is it can catch and hold dozens (or even hundreds?) of mice without needing any attention.

Wish there was a sure fire way to put an end to the mice problem once and for all.
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:14 PM   #9
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We have used Irish Spring soap and dryer sheets at all possible openings and corners for the last 7 years and, so far, have never had a mouse issue. Our TT is in a field type storage area.

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Old 02-11-2016, 12:18 PM   #10
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Mothballs have worked for us. Put them in the outside compartments and under the trailer. Get a little of the mothball smell when you reopen for spring but it doesn't last long.

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