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Old 08-16-2011, 09:10 AM   #1
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Mice!!

I'm having a real problem with mice getting in our camper this year! I have the electronic Humming thing, I have tried several things the hardware store suggested with no luck. I have the stickie traps in the camper and I have caught some, but I want them OUT for good. I have used the foam filler around all opening, I stuffed steel wool in gaps where I can't use the foam, nothing seems to be working!! It's getting old vacuming,cleaning and disenfecting weekly. Any suggestion, HELP PLEASE!!
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:23 AM   #2
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The only way that mice can get into a camper from the ground is at the tires or tongue jack. Try using an old coffee can with a small opening in the lid, set on top of your dual wheels (both sides) with the opening with the lid facing the back. In the coffee can, put a D-Con box. The opening in back will kpee the rain out, and hopefully this method will keep pets out of harms way. The idea is offer them something good (and deadly) before they get in your camper.

As far as the tongue jack, see if you can rig up a squirrel bird feeder baffle around that.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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mtnguy had the sure fire way.

on one of the forums i read that they use vanilla oil. they didn't know if that is what worked but the trailer had a good smell and the mice were gone.

i have tried those ultra sonic pest pellers without success at home.

a month ago, i had evidence of them in my trailer and put out the bait. it took care of them.
i've been told that Dcon gets hard when they drink water. they should leave the house to drink and die there instead of in the trailer. years ago, i had a couple that didn't read the label and died in the wall.
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I'm having a real problem with mice getting in our camper this year! I have the electronic Humming thing, I have tried several things the hardware store suggested with no luck. I have the stickie traps in the camper and I have caught some, but I want them OUT for good. I have used the foam filler around all opening, I stuffed steel wool in gaps where I can't use the foam, nothing seems to be working!! It's getting old vacuming,cleaning and disenfecting weekly. Any suggestion, HELP PLEASE!!
Here's what I did.
Go to the hardware store and get a bucket of the bait blocks.
they are about 2 1/2 inches long and 1" square with a hole down the center.
Take some zip ties and mount them on the axle,hitch,jack and bumper.
Then on the inside of the trailer zip tie them to plumbing pipes or anywhere close to evidence of mice.

I had them in an older trailer and they were all gone in about 2 weeks.
they are made by tomcat. And called 1 oz ultra bait blocks.

My only other suggestion is keep them placed where your dogs cannot get to them and you'll be fine.
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MINT!! mice and rodents HATE MINT!! they are trying to sell it at a "local" rv dealership with a spray gun to do underside of vehicle and the ground. guess it drives them crazy or something. they tried to quote me 100$/jug and $50 for the sprayer (old style kind). bet you could just get some mint extract and water it down and use a hand sprayer and do the wheels and jacks.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:14 PM   #6
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Smile Mint does the job!

We used Mint the 1st year in our new TT. It worked magic. One sign of the critter that tried to get in, but left. It's a campers dream that it works. I used peppermint oil on cotton balls and put them in bowls near every opening we knew of.
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MINT!! mice and rodents HATE MINT!! they are trying to sell it at a "local" rv dealership with a spray gun to do underside of vehicle and the ground. guess it drives them crazy or something. they tried to quote me 100$/jug and $50 for the sprayer (old style kind). bet you could just get some mint extract and water it down and use a hand sprayer and do the wheels and jacks.
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Thank you everyone, I and going to try them all and hopefully we can get rid of them. Went to the camper this morning and found 2 more mice in sticky traps!! YUCK
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Interesting article. Let us know if the MINT solution worked for you.
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mtnguy had the sure fire way.

on one of the forums i read that they use vanilla oil. they didn't know if that is what worked but the trailer had a good smell and the mice were gone.

i have tried those ultra sonic pest pellers without success at home.

a month ago, i had evidence of them in my trailer and put out the bait. it took care of them.
i've been told that Dcon gets hard when they drink water. they should leave the house to drink and die there instead of in the trailer. years ago, i had a couple that didn't read the label and died in the wall.
i have to correct this, after reading the_stuff's post. it was peppermint oil. remembered going to the box store and asking for it and got a blank stare. look in the spice section.
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when i get my skirting and get it installed im going to open up the parts and spray that under the TT
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