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Old 01-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-15-2008, 09:24 PM   #2
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At Wal-Mart they sell this high pitch transmitter, that plugs in. My companies shop had tons of mice last winter and we bought this thing and havn't had one since. Seems to have worked...........................
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Here's what I do....now. (after a previous experience with mice. Jury is still out on results until this spring)

1. Crawled all over that trailer, and sealed EVERY gap I could find with expanding foam. (especially underneath)

2. Used steel wool to plug other holes, such as electric cord access, gaps around slide seals, furnace exhaust, etc)

3. Put several glue traps, and neck snappers inside the cabinets.

4. Put Decon boxes under the trailer on frame rails.

5. Scattered mothballs all over under the trailer on the ground.

6. Removed EVERY ounce of food that would attract them inside.

I did this in very early Fall, and checked back a few times before the snow flew and no mice had moved in. I'm crossing my fingers....

Last year, I had a different trailer, and mice made a home inside. People will tell you they use dryer sheets because they repel mice. I can tell you firsthand...they don't work. I had mice living inside a drawer. They built their nest right next to the Bounce sheets in the drawer. MICE MYTH BUSTED!
I had those sheets all over the trailer. The mice didn't chew them up and use them in the nest, but it sure didn't repel them either.

All I can say is....DO WHATEVER YOU CAN to keep those suckers out of your trailer! WHAT A MESS they made! The smell! The damage! ARRRRRGH!

Good luck.
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I usually place cheese around the neighbour's trailer. Works pretty well.
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At Wal-Mart they sell this high pitch transmitter, that plugs in. My companies shop had tons of mice last winter and we bought this thing and havn't had one since. Seems to have worked...........................
That's very interesting, I was wondering about those.
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I usually place cheese around the neighbour's trailer. Works pretty well.

That's a heck of a great idea! Hmmmmm...
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:16 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!
I agree with you on the dryer sheets Pete! The little stinker took a pee on one of em to tell me what he thought of that idea! I did the glue trap..caught 1 luckily. Here`s the problem with that..Glue traps don`t work so well when its cold. The one that stuck managed to drag it under one of the slides before it expired. Thankfully i was able to find it (for 1) and luckily I was able to get it with a VERY long screwdriver. If it wasnt able to be found and got wedged in the center on the slide..how would you get it out??!! This trailer doesnt have a bump up for the slides anymore. So anyway today I picked up a bunch of neck snappers and we are going to set them tomorrow.
Oh! I did ask the guy at the hardware store about the sonic repellers.. he says that they dont work well with a lot of stuff in the room..won`t go thru walls or thru furniture that great. Would have bought it anyway but I really didnt want to plug the trailer in for the rest of the winter!
Same deal with the Decon.. works well but I have to much fear of it passing in the trailer and never finding it..
Great Methods! Thank you very much
The hunt goes on
I think the cheese next to the other trailer is a great idea but with my luck they would just bring it back to mine and have a dinner party!
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haha! yeah, probably would. Well, just don't leave any wine for them.
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on a serious note.... try this thread http://forestriverforums.com/forums/...highlight=mice ... there is a nasty suggestion involving a pail, water and a popbottle with peanut butter on it. Not exactly PETA approved.
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I hear you on the Decon, but I guess I'd rather have a dead one to deal with than a live one. They did some serious damage to my stuff...AND they stunk up the place. (urine saturated wood) The ones I killed with Decon always crawled back into the nest and died. (I found them in my shed) Easy to find, and get rid of.
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