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Old 05-18-2015, 12:09 AM   #1
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Mice in floor heating duct work...help!!!

Hey all...I've had problems with mice the last couple of years. I have a 2012 Windjammer 3008w. Just opened the trailer today after winter storage and yahoo...no mice!!! So I thought. Last year we sealed every possible opening, and stuffed steal wool in every opening we couldn't seal, threw bounce sheets around the trailer, put mint oil all over as well. We also screened off the floor vents...I looked down and there was poop and leaves in the duct work. How in the heck are they getting in there and how do I stop it???? Help!!!!! Very frustrated and feel like giving up the fight!!!
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:23 AM   #2
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I've learned my lesson over the years. If ya can't beat em....

I've gotten in the habit of tossing a few peanut butter balls and granola around the perimeter of my camp space. It does tend to attract a few critters, but it does keep the mice and ants out of my rig.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:07 AM   #3
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This is what has been working for us!
A few 4-5 inch pieces of pvc pipe with holes drilled through to be able to stick metal post through and anchor to the ground. Filled with mouse poison. Placed under the RV.
Inside of the RV I use empty Gatorade bottles with some moth balls in them and place in and under cabinets. This way the mothball smell is gone as soon as u dispose of the bottle in the Spring.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:40 AM   #4
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Get a bunch of sticky traps, lay them all over the place where critters might go. They do work. Check them weekly and dispose of any filled ones,and replace. Every week or so move the unfilled ones to another place.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:18 PM   #5
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Are you sure you plugged the heat exhaust port. I bought camco screens for mine and haven't had a problem since then. I had a dead mouse in my ductwork and used a long shopvac hose and ran it in the ductwork and sucked up the mouse. I do put a couple of mouse hotels inside the camper but have seen no signs. Good luck with it, I know how frustrating it can be.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:25 PM   #6
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We have had good luck so far with a product called "Cab Fresh". Camping World carries it and we also found it at a Feed store. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:14 PM   #7
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We have our trailer parked on our property in the woods. A few years back while we were getting ready to go to bed we heard noise coming from our
bedroom closet. Looked in the closet and found two mice climbing down our vent stack pipe. I have see one climb a tree so I don't know if they jumped down from the trees around our trailer or climbed the trailer sides to get to the roof so make sure to check around your vent stacks. We use glue traps which you just throw away if you get one and fresh cab. They say they can get in a hole the size of a dime.
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This is what has been working for us!
A few 4-5 inch pieces of pvc pipe with holes drilled through to be able to stick metal post through and anchor to the ground. Filled with mouse poison. Placed under the RV.
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Please do not use mouse/rat poison. Most all brands work by causing the mouse to bleed to death internally. The bleeding makes them thirsty and they go in search of water. While searching for water many times they are eaten by hawks and owls which are then poisoned and die also. I have seen way to many birds of prey who were victims of poison. Use traps.
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And please use the old fashioned traps designed with the metal bar and spring. These are designed to break the neck and make the death painless. Glue traps / Sticky traps work by trapping the mouse and making it starve to death. I've seen 2 mice stuck on a glue trap next to each other, resorted to cannibalism for survival.

I know they're pests to us, but they are living creatures and should be dealt with humanely.

I prefer prevention to elimination - I sprinkle used kitty litter around under the trailer while in storage. The scent of cat urine does a wonderful job of keeping mice away.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:22 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone.....I really mean that!
I was so into keeping the critters out of our RV and never even thought about what you have pointed out.....No more poison!!!


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