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Old 07-28-2016, 04:24 PM   #21
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Mousetraps. Kill them.

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Old 07-28-2016, 04:56 PM   #22
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Turn the cat loose

Originally Posted by jkoenig24 View Post
Let the cat loose. Once the cat's scent is all over the trailer, mice will look for cat-free accommodations.
I would, but our cat likes to eat part of it and then leaves the rest of for us to step, or lay on.

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Old 07-28-2016, 05:01 PM   #23
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When I was winterized, I had left some ketchup and sugar packets in a drawer which the mice found. What a mess to clean out! This winter I will remember to remove ALL food sources. I also stuffed steel wool into the openings.
The only thing along the line of food that we left in ours over the winter was single serving instant folgers coffee and yep...they tore all the packs open. We are going with Decon for now. Co workers with RVs have recommended "fresh cab" but the DW bought Decon so that's what we're gunna try.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:32 PM   #24
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The problem with decon is the mice chew on it and then go and die somewhere that you may not be able to retrieve them from.

I use poison from tractor supply -comes in square blocks. Generally a mouse eat poison they want water. Will generally leave RV. To get water. Thus dying outside RV

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Old 07-28-2016, 06:00 PM   #25
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TT unfortunatly are nto tight. Mice can get through tiny openings. I fill openings I find with steel wool and sue dryer sheets. However, when bonnie camping we often pick up a few mice. The most EFFECTIVE thing to do is put a couple sticky traps on the floor when you get home, check them in a couple days & the unit should be clear of mice. Then do the dryer sheets, Irish Spring soap, oil or rodent repellant. BUT; put down a couple more sticky traps.

The worst thing is when they build nests(out of paper towes, toilet paper, newspaper left in the unit) and start having babies. Talk about stink !
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:46 PM   #26
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Mice in RV's

Use to have a problem with mice. After sealing every small hole I could find, still had an issue. One day I was sitting just outside my trailer and saw one run inside the enclosed underbelly via a small opening where the rack gear is for my slide out. My trailer slide is electric drive with a rack and pinion gear set. Since then I place a copper wool pot scraper on each side of the rack gear when parked. 4 pieces in total and it takes about 15 sec to place them. Been doing that for 8 years now and never seen a trace of a rodent again. During winter storage we put some fresh cab inside the trailer.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:04 PM   #27
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Plug the entrances with anti rodent expanding foam.

We had an infestation in our 2008 Puma. First find the entrance. Mice can squeeze thru a hole the size of a nickel. Have a partner shine a light from storage at all plumbing outfall areas, under the sink, electrical outs, anything going into the mid level area of RV. Seal wherever you see light with antipest expanding foam. Then do the same thing underneath your RV. Seal all the holes. They can't get in. Then wipe down the interior of your RV with a bleach soap solution top to bottom, stem to stern. All of the other suggestions are also great. Good LucK!
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:46 PM   #28
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Spray Foam insulation wherever there are openings and Bounce dryer sheets throughout the trailer in the off-season works for us. Our cats couldn't be bothered.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:29 PM   #29
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:12 PM   #30
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They DO work. I've used those in my house for YEARS.....and never a problem with mice since. The only thing many people don't realize is they have to be put out in the open for them to work....the sound won't go through couches and chairs.

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