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Old 10-31-2015, 05:03 PM   #1
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Mice in camper

How do you keep mice out of your camper. We have a 2013 Grand Villa and have checked the underside of the camper and can't find where they are getting in. Frustrating!!

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Old 10-31-2015, 05:12 PM   #2
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A mouse needs a hole about the size of a US quarter.

I would relook.

Anything that touches the ground is like an elevator.

Place bait around all ground contact points.

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Old 10-31-2015, 07:42 PM   #3
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Tractor Supply carries a product called Cab Fresh that I am told works fairly well. These are small bags of natural scents that mice don't like, but have a pleasant aroma.
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Other than trying to seal every crevice in a trailer and good luck with that...there is also the use of bounce sheets, moth balls euctiliptus (sorry spelling) oil and probably 100 more. You just have to be prepared to "enjoy" the lingering smell when you get the TT out of storage. Biggest issue for control is to thoroughly clean (I use a light bleach solution) make sure all crumbs etc are gone as that is like a calling card to buffet dinner.

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Old 11-01-2015, 08:57 AM   #5
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We buy several of the large boxes of Bounce fabric softener, clean up, take out all food and spread around the Bounce in cupboards, drawers and on the floor. We have not had a problem with mice. It also keeps bugs to a minimum.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:32 AM   #6
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We use fresh cad , pepermint oil on cotton balls, bounce dryer sheets and moth balls we put all of them in separate solo plastic bowls so the smell doesn't soak into anything and spread them through out the camper and basement and no mice since we have had it
in the spring pick up the bowls throw them out open the windows it airs out in hours we have never had the any smell linger we actually leave one of the fresh cab pouchs in the bathroom and a couple in the basement for air fresher effects
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:51 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post

Anything that touches the ground is like an elevator.

Place bait around all ground contact points.
I agree !! If you control the access points, you don't have to worry about where they are getting in.

I put a spin trap on the trailer tongue, and also use WD-40 on the tongue jack, so maybe it is too slick to climb. In previous years I put D-Con in a can with a small hole in the lid between each set of tires. This year, I am going to put a spin trap on the top of each tire. I tried snap traps there, but after catching a bird, I no longer user those outside. But I do use snap traps on the inside of the camper just in case those little boogers make it past all of the other setups. I also put a sticky trap around the electrical umbilical cord.

There is also an "owl" perched on the front of my camper to discourage those little pests from even thinking about making a run for my camper.

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We're thankful to never had a mice problem especially since our RV space is right next to a field.
I thought about setting out mouse traps outside the camper (peanut butter is the best bait) but don't want the smell of the bait to actually attract mice from the field so we just visit the camper every few weeks and look for any signs of critters, water leaks, etc.
(And some mice can squeeze through holes the size of a dime...which is pretty impressive!)
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Old 11-02-2015, 02:44 PM   #9
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I picked up a couple boxes of something marked 'Mouse Repellant'. One at Walmart and another at ACE. I have no idea if they will work or not but plan to scatter them around the camper later when I finish with it this year.

so far I have never had any issue with rodents in the camper during winter but always a first time.

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