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Old 09-08-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
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Rodent Control

I've been doing research on how to control mice/rodent, and so far, I came to the conclusion that covering openings would be the best solution, although it's almost impossible with so much small holes a typical motorhome has...it's been suggested to use bronze wool...I did more research and found out about this.

STUFF IT, copper wire, copper mesh, copper wool - 30 ft. Roll

it's made of copper and should not rust, I don't have my RV yet, I'm still waiting for delivery, but I just want to be prepared, so my plan would be to try to look for all the openings where they can get it from the outside of the RV as well as the inside of the RV and use silicone along with the copper mesh to seal as much opening as possible. And then sprinkle these around the tires when I'm camped in a wooded area, suppose to keep those critters away...

Rat-A-Way Rat and Mouse Repellent

I've read that peppermint oil, bounce,mothballs work but I've also read that some RV'er said they don't, and some people said they have mouse nest made of bounce sheets...so if anyone have tried the rataway by nixalite, let me know if it works, I'm pretty sure the copper mesh works since it's a physical barrier, all that's needed is to place it the right way and find the openings...I wish there was some professional business that did this type of thing...I'll gladly pay to rodent proof my RV...
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:35 PM   #2
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We us the cotton ball w/Peppermint oil trick..............and it seem to have worked because we were having a problem in our house....couple of those wetted up cotton balls placed in a few openings, all gone!! And it smells nice too!
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:21 PM   #3
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We us the cotton ball w/Peppermint oil trick..............and it seem to have worked because we were having a problem in our house....couple of those wetted up cotton balls placed in a few openings, all gone!! And it smells nice too!
In addition to the rataway I will use the peppermint oil now that you mentioned it works inside the motorhome...with the rataway sprinkled outside around the wheels...
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:46 PM   #4
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I'm following this thread with interest because when the weather here gets colder the field mice all want to come inside.

I understand they can fit through an opening the width of a dime...

I have had luck with traps set with a simgeon of peanut butter as bait and better luck with a cat who showed up briefly and presented me with a present at the door every morning. The presents were gophers (eeeuuu the teeth on those things) but while she hung around I never saw mice.
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Our wiener dog dispatches them real quickly if she gets ahold of them. We had one show up on our rig a few weeks back. I tired the expensive traps that just snap open, can't remember the brand but I got them at the hardware store. Put peanut butter on 4 of them and left them laying around inside the motorhome. I also put a small box of Decon just inside the opening of the garage where I thought they were getting in.

Well the expensive traps don't work, they just licked the peanut butter off of 2 of them and never sprung them however peanut butter is a great bait. The old fashioned cheapo wood ones from Victor work the best, I threw out the traps. However I did see mousie dung around the box of Decon and have not seen trace of them inside the motorhome since I put it out. I would say the Decon worked.

No dryer sheets DO NOT work. It's an Internet myth. To those that say they do I will say that I have a rock in my front yard that keeps elephants away too, it works really it does as we don't have any elephants around our place.

Our friends used dryer sheets in their motorhome and when they found the mouse's nest under the cabinets it was lined with ripped up dryer sheets. Yeah, they work great! NOT!
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I'm following this thread with interest because when the weather here gets colder the field mice all want to come inside.

I understand they can fit through an opening the width of a dime...

I have had luck with traps set with a simgeon of peanut butter as bait and better luck with a cat who showed up briefly and presented me with a present at the door every morning. The presents were gophers (eeeuuu the teeth on those things) but while she hung around I never saw mice.
Here is what I plan to use if Ever they get past my outside repellants
. It can kill multiple rodents and doesn't need to be reset.

Amazon.com: Victor M260 Multi-Kill Electronic Mouse Trap: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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I find the problem with any of the mouse poisons is that if you are unlucky enough to have a population of more than one, the dead bodies can really raise a stink! We had an infestation last fall, and the stench was so bad, we methodically opened every compartment and removed eight badly decomposed mice! Now I leave the standard wooden traps armed and accessible at all times...caught two last week! And we NEVER leave food in the rig!
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