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Old 07-31-2016, 03:01 PM   #51
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I've used mouse traps this past year since they finally found our camper. They walk in and it slams closed and kills them. I load up the inside with peanut butter and they flock to it. Killed 3 in one night and a 4th the next day.

Haven't had any back since.
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:55 AM   #52
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I've used mouse traps this past year since they finally found our camper. They walk in and it slams closed and kills them. I load up the inside with peanut butter and they flock to it. Killed 3 in one night and a 4th the next day.

Haven't had any back since.
My problem with that is that you are now attracting the mice into the trailer. As brewjaz posted, we clean all traces of food out FASTIDIOUSLY!!!
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:22 PM   #53
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My problem with that is that you are now attracting the mice into the trailer. As brewjaz posted, we clean all traces of food out FASTIDIOUSLY!!!
I sure don't see it that way,..... You don't set traps(of course baited w/peanut) unless you see/know that you ALREADY have mice INSIDE,..... and when you find that you have them inside, it stands to reason you will certainly look for where they entered from the outside and plug those points,..... the traps are to catch/kill the ones that are ALREADY INSIDE and if you have plugged all entrance points they will NOT continue to come inside,..... of course sometimes you may over look an entrance hole and if the killing doesn't soon come to an end, then its time to look again outside for that hole that you didn't plug,.......... very simple routine: see um, plug outside holes, set traps(w/peanut butter), empty trap, enjoy your tt,.......... happy trailering...............
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:43 PM   #54
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Over winter we had a brief visitor. Found the poison traps we left out.

Spent a few minutes under the trailer this spring with some expanding foam you get from ACE/Menards/Lowes/HD. From the outside, sprayed around the plumbing holes. From the inside, sprayed around holes under each sink. Found a few spots that needed something.

No mice since.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:50 AM   #55
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Instead of moving the actual cat into the trailer - how about some cat fur? We have 4 cats and believe me we have enough fur to put a bunch in the trailer. I'm not talking coating it, but maybe some small bits in corners and such.

Question on sealing stuff underneath either with steel wool, foam, or wire mesh - "what" typically are the areas that need to be sealed? Can someone summarize the "pipes" and stuff that are most frequently sealed off??

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Instead of moving the actual cat into the trailer - how about some cat fur? We have 4 cats and believe me we have enough fur to put a bunch in the trailer. I'm not talking coating it, but maybe some small bits in corners and such.

Question on sealing stuff underneath either with steel wool, foam, or wire mesh - "what" typically are the areas that need to be sealed? Can someone summarize the "pipes" and stuff that are most frequently sealed off??

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Haven't heard of cat hair as a repellent, but we certainly have enough of it here in the house. Will empty our vacuum cleaner and put some under the sinks. I also think one other place to put steel wool is the entrance port for the electrical cord. The little critters can walk the cord from the ground like the rats do along a ships dock ropes.
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:28 AM   #57
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Instead of moving the actual cat into the trailer - how about some cat fur? We have 4 cats and believe me we have enough fur to put a bunch in the trailer. I'm not talking coating it, but maybe some small bits in corners and such.

Question on sealing stuff underneath either with steel wool, foam, or wire mesh - "what" typically are the areas that need to be sealed? Can someone summarize the "pipes" and stuff that are most frequently sealed off??

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Pretty much anywhere there are pipes or wires that run from outside to the inside,,, that varies from one unit to the next !!!
Most are probably in the Kitchen & Bath !!!
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A word of advise. When you fill the holes do it from the outside of the unit. Plugging the holes so they do not get into the living area leaves them in the tank compartments and they tend to like chewing on the wiring etc. Any hole in the frame needs to be plugged up so they do not enter the unit period.
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What size steel wool is everybody using? All of a sudden this year, after storing trailers in the same place for over 10 years, we have a repeating mouse problem. Our TT has the black chloroplast underbelly cover. What are folks doing to seal it up?
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Size of Steel Wool

We used the smallest size we had available and it seems to be working. We stuck some in the entry port for our electrical cord, as well as underneath along the frame where the pipes are located that lead from the waste tanks up into the bathroom. This seems, to us the point of entry because we found pieces of foam that was used at the factory to seal the gaps. Good luck!
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