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Old 03-24-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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No mice this winter!!

Last May I found out that our TT had a mouse living in it, after having 2 traps cleaned out I finally caught it on a sticky trap. After catching it and finally figuring out where I thought it was coming in I plugged the hole. So this fall when I winterized the TT I put a few mouse traps around and also ALOT of fabric softener sheets. This was the first time that we had a mouse problem in any of our TT's or my parents 5er's, as they are both stored at my dads shop, so I am kinda wondering if the mouse was just a "bonus" that came from the dealer. I just checked it out this past week and no signs of mice anywhere!! Its a great feeling since one of the last things we expected in our new TT was a mouse!
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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Hurray, Us too! Rodents can be destructive...
We cover/stuff every possible opening and also put down tons of Bounce sheets. I put moth balls all around the perimeter and under the camper. Some in cupboards, furnace area, etc.

I know someone at our CG (seasonal) that had squirrels get in....talk about destructive...it was a mess!

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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I stuff copper wool, not steel wool, around the front jacks and in any hole bigger than this . Plus dryer sheets, cab fresh, peppermint oil on cotton balls and something called Mouse Magic. Mothballs underneath.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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I heard about peppermint oil, but can never seem to find any. What is mouse magic?
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #5
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I just went in our trailer yesterday...no evidence of mice! Now if the weather would only cooperate!!

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:58 PM   #6
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We use the bounce sheets too and we also sprinkle a can of Comet around the perimeter of the camper on the floor the building we keep it in. This has worked well appearantly mice won't cross the line of Comet.
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That's the first I've heard of Comet. Thanks for a great tip.
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I heard about peppermint oil, but can never seem to find any. What is mouse magic?
Mouse Magic: "Mouse Magic" Mouse Repellent
I get it at our local Ace but they sell out quickly in the fall. I put it in our garden house too.

Peppermint oil is available at most health food stores. You don't need much.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:06 PM   #9
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We had an awful invasion last year. I can tell you from experience, Bounce sheets and fresh cab are no deterrents. They even pooped on the sheets and the Fresh cab packets! We also had hung mothballs under the frame. Did no good at all. Finally, traps and Decon, and 6 hours of cleaning when we opened up for the season. So far this year, only a few droppings have been found. They seem to find a way in somehow.
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I just went in our trailer yesterday...no evidence of mice! Now if the weather would only cooperate!!

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