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Old 01-19-2008, 04:07 PM   #11
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Figured I`d update you on the hunt! Found the point of entrance..The back of the fridgerator!! Ha..should seen that one coming! I took the outside cover of and peeked in and there it was looking right at me! Well he shot back into the camper and that was the last i saw of it. GONE! Anyway, they seem to be in the main kitchen area behind the cabinets. Also pulled all the lower drawers (and everything else in there)> They stick to inside all the outside walls of the trailer. Good news is Didnt see any other nests..and no food storing. Just alot of droppings and 5 or so half eaten acorns. Set a bunch of traps and see what happens!

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Oh, I took a garbage bag and closed the rear fridge vent onto it..sealing the entrance. I know theres gotta be more, but its a start!

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Old 04-19-2008, 11:40 AM   #12
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Hello Folks! Well Being that its a bit on the cold side those furry little creatures have decided to move into out brand spankin new 2008 TT! Caught one tonight but you know the saying..when theres 1 theres more!! So, After This band of merry mice are extint, any suggestions or trick to keep those critters out?
I have laid down a bunch of dryer sheets ( i hear they dont like the smell)
We have never had any food in their

Didn`t look like they did any damage yet but i`d like to keep it that way!

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I tried a guick reply to a posting yesterday, and after hitting submit it disappeared into cyberspace never to be seen again! But this newbie will try again. Back to the subject at hand (mice), I too had problems with mice in my fifth wheel and collector cars. I did not like the idea of dead mice in my vehicles and my wifes cousin told me about this product and my first thought was "it'll never work", but farmers have been dealing with mice for a log time. So I bought some at O'reilly Auto Parts. It's called FRESH CAB and it's a little spendy (3 to 4 dollars a pouch) but, it works!!!! It's all natural and biodegradable. It comes 4 sealed pouches to the box and I have used it now for the past 2 winters and IT WORKS!!!!! I put two pouches in each car and three pouches in the FW(1 in the basement, 1 in the bedroom, and 1 in the back of the FW. Cab Fresh has a not unpleasant fragrance but, at first it can be a little overpowering, that will decrease with time. They work all winter up here in northern Minn. and since things freeze so solid here, it's a wonder they put out a fragrance, but they do. The one thing I will warn about is the rubber band that is attached to the pouch for hanging. If the pouches have been sitting on the shelf a long period of time, the pouches work fine, but the rubber band becomes gummy and sticky, so I just cut the rubber bands off.
I wouldn't try to use them the 2nd year as the fragrance diminishes and at that point they could become food for critters. I have seen them for sale on Ebay and at truck-stops. Their web site is HAPPY CAMPING and I hope this helps.

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Old 04-21-2008, 08:28 PM   #13
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Interesting! So how would you describe this 'not-unpleasant fragrance'? Mothballish?
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:58 AM   #14
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Interesting! So how would you describe this 'not-unpleasant fragrance'? Mothballish?
No, it's a mix of floral and herb fragrance. Since it seems like we in northern Minnesota are in for at least a week of cold, rainy, and snowy weather and the surprised critters might decide to invade our new wildcat 28rkbs, I put two of the pouches in the FW. And like I said would happen in my first posting, the pouches appearantly had been on the shelf for a while or subjected to heat, the rubber bands for hanging were melted. I think I will send an email to their site and tell them about the rubber bands, other than that, they have a wonderful product. I hope everyone has the good luck with them that I have had. HAPPY CAMPING!!!!!
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:55 PM   #15
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I went out to look at my Salem trailer at the lake today. It's still winterized, and the lake is still frozen over.

NO MICE! The trailer is exactly as I left it. My system seemed to work. Next month, I'll ask around if any others there got mice.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:46 AM   #16
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My dad told me that back in the day, him and my grandpa used to set neck snappers with bacon tied onto the switch with fishing line. Might be worth a try.

Checking my garage the other day, looks like i caught another one on my glue traps...damn dirty nasty rodents. Can't stand em. This makes 5 for the year.

Just remember that mice dont see very well, so they stick to following the edges of if you plant glue traps, keep em along the edges. Worked pretty good so far in my garage.
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:33 PM   #17
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I had a few earlier in the spring. I took a piece of screen and put it over the exhaust vents from the fridge and over the other vent places. It seemed to work and I have seen no evidence.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:19 AM   #18
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I have also had some problems with mice getting into our trailer and I tried everything out there to keep them out and nothing seemed to work for very long. As I was researching ways to keep them out i came across something called Mouse Free and I decided to give it a try. Its a coating that goes on the undercarriage of your trailer or motorhome that keeps mice out. The site where I found it was Mouse Free | Mess Free Humane Mice Repellent. I used the do it yourself kit but there are also RV dealers who can do it for you. The videos on the site are really good for showing how it works.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:36 AM   #19
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I use the same pouches Chuck posted in this thread and they work great! They don't leave that "mothball" smell in the camper, and I have never had a mice problem. They are a little spendy but worth it. I usually put 4 pouches in the TT while in storage.

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