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Old 07-27-2016, 06:09 PM   #1
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Mice In Our Trailer

We've owned our Salem for a year and a half without these little sh-ts getting in, but we've had them invade recently and can't find where they're coming in. We've used, and thought with success, Earthkind Botanical Rodent Repellent, but no more. Short of turning our cat loose in it, anyone have solutions for getting rid of them? We're not full timers and store our trailer under roof between outings.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:14 PM   #2
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We had mice. We tried traps, different natural repellents until this. Rodent Mace. We bought the concentrate which makes 10 gallons. But we use it straight, spraying it on an old t-shirt (getting it wet) and then placing it in the belly of the trailer thru a vent near the axles under the trailer. We leave a corner out when screwing the vent cover back on so we can retrieve the rag. I redo the process every 30 - 45 days, it literally drove them out. Inside the trailer was a hint of mint smell for the first couple of days.

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Old 07-27-2016, 08:22 PM   #3
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Lots of posts on this subject. I have used essential oil of Peppermint ( not food flavoring) for the last 10 yrs with excellent results. Put 2-3 cotton balls in an old coffee mug or glass and put 10-12 drops of peppermint oil on it . For larger units use two mugs. Do not get oil on surfaces as it will damage them.
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We've always used Bounce dryer sheets placed inside in various places usually out of sight with good results. We remove the old ones in the fall and put new ones in when we store it for the winter. Have not had a sign of a mouse since we bought it in 2010.
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We've always used Bounce dryer sheets placed inside in various places usually out of sight with good results. We remove the old ones in the fall and put new ones in when we store it for the winter. Have not had a sign of a mouse since we bought it in 2010.
Gonna try that. Thanks
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We've owned our Salem for a year and a half without these little sh-ts getting in, but we've had them invade recently and can't find where they're coming in. We've used, and thought with success, Earthkind Botanical Rodent Repellent, but no more. Short of turning our cat loose in it, anyone have solutions for getting rid of them? We're not full timers and store our trailer under roof between outings.
Nothing works like decon . down and dead
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Nothing works like decon . down and dead
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.
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So glad you brought up this issue. We have owned our TT just a few months and haven't yet encountered a problem but I know it will happen if we do nothing. I have heard from friends and TT owners about the oil of peppermint. They all say it works. I'm grateful for all the other options and hearing the experiences of others. Thanks all for your posts!
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Spearmint plants.
Place a couple inside, alive and in pots.
Plant them around the RV where you store it, if possible.
If you find the entry point, stuff with steel wool.
They won't come back!
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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.
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