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Old 10-22-2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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- You will need to buy screens for your furnace and fridge. I believe Camco makes them. The last thing you want is a mouse gaining access through the furnace and making a nest somewhere in your ducts.

Are you talking about screening of where the vents are on the outside wall of camper or the roof or both?
The outside wall.

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Old 01-02-2013, 03:21 PM   #12
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Quick update as I just returned today from a visit to the Trailer. I found mouse poop on the comforter in five or so spots.

We placed glue traps in the lower cabinet areas and by the furnace vents were there is access to the lower floor area. We also put the pepermint laced cotton balls in a lot of areas as well.

I checked the most accessable traps that were in the immediate area but there were no signs of mice there.

I am going to get some D-Con traps now and lay out more of those and in the more open spots where the poop was.

I am totally bummed, the trailier is parked in the middle of a parking lot, there are RVs all around us, the down side of this lot is that is 100 yards form a Water Treatment Plant. There is a lot of dirt and gravel between the lot and the WTP, but that could be a major draw for mice.

Any thoughts or feedback is welcome. Thanks!

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #13
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I feel you pain...luckily (knock on wood) we have NOT been hit by the little rascals ...yet.

We too have been using "Fresh Cab"... we store our trailer outside in an old camp ground (no water or electric)...However when ever we go on a trip and come back, we remove EVERYTHING food wise or tasty to mouse. Remove even canned goods (do not leave the slightest morsel) Why invite them in!

And I clean EVERYTHING in sight to make sure there is NO food residue....counter, sink trap, floor, tables, table clothes, rugs, refridge, anything! So far...KNOCK ON WOOD... ( I dont even want to say it).....

Also we check our camper on a regular bases... something like ever 2-3 weeks. Do a walk through. Open cabinets, closets, storage bins. We can check for water leaks or damage too. This is cheap insurance!

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:43 PM   #14
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Build a mouse trap like this. I didn't come up with this but it is an easy way to get them.

If you do not care how they die, as long as they die, here's a tutorial for you.

You will need the following items: bucket, coat hanger, empty plastic spice container or thin can, drill and needle-nosed pliers. (see pics)

Assemble them as shown, smear Peanut Buttler evenly on container, fill bottom of bucket with water to within a half an inch of the bottom of the rolling covered container.

Make sure you center the coat hanger in the middle of the container.

Use a stick to make a 'ramp' up to the hole for the little varmints to hurry along to their doom....

Dispose of drowned mice however you wish.

Thanks for the great instructions. I'm havn't had any trouble with mice this year but I'm going to try it anyway.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #15
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I read somewhere the other day that the little guys don't like steel wool. I am thinking if you have a problem and you know where they are getting in or just wrap some steel wool around landing gear or water lines, power cable...etc...
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:37 PM   #16
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I checked on the TT today to see if there was any trap activity, but there was none... Totally stumped as to why none have been trapped. I placed them where I saw mouse poop...
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:28 PM   #17
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My favorite trap is one made by ORTHO. It's a little red/white plastic one, similar to the classic mousetrap design. I've killed numerous mice with the same trap...just dump the corpse and re-bait and set. Little devils can't resist peanut butter.

Oh...these were used in my house, not the RV. I haven't had any rodent problems there...yet.

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:15 AM   #18
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I would suggest using bait boxes and putting them on the outside of the camper rather than the inside. I have taken the advice from my exterminator at work who suggests this. He says lets bait their most likely points of entry and get them there. Makes sense. It has worked flawlessly. No more mice in the building. Should work the same way with the camper. He also told me that the bait they eat is like a big juicy steak for them. A cant resist. They bring some back to their family to share. No need to be concerned about them dying and smelling up an area as the poison will kill them by sort of dehydrating them and they will literally dry up. I said we have not seen a mouse inside the building since moving bait boxes outside. I do the same at home too and have had the same success there too.

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We have had our new tt since April. I have been using bobcat pee in little ventilated containers under my tt. I hang six 3 oz containers {2 on each side of trailer near tires and 2 in front near jack post}.My tires and my jack post are the only things touching the ground when its parked at the house.You put 1-2 ounces of pee in each container and refill them when it evaporates. I hang them about 2 inches off the ground. I was in my camper yesterday and all is clean and no signs of them.I hang the bottles all season long till the ground is frozen. It does not smell good at all when you are under tt. I also have gone underneath and plugged every opening that I could see. I know I have mice around because a few years ago they ate the wires inside my central air unit. Cost me $200 to repair. Everyone will try anything and everything to get rid of these critters. I know someone is saying right now this guy is crazy! So far I have had good luck with this and no mice!. Take a look at if this will help anyone. I also get my containers also thru this company.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:44 PM   #20
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Bobcat pee

I wonder who holds him down while extracting the pee
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