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Old 10-02-2016, 09:38 PM   #11
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I have 4 bags of Fresh Cab and 3 mugs with essential peppermint oil on cotton balls in our TT and I found another mouse in a trap today. Apparently the scent of peanut butter in the trap was a stronger attraction than the Fresh Cab and peppermint oil are a repellent.
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I think you need to get rid of attacking the mice and just shun them with all types of methods.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:56 AM   #13
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We'll be winterizing our new Wolf Pup in the next week or two. Thanks for all the mice ideas.
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:49 PM   #14
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I think you need to get rid of attacking the mice and just shun them with all types of methods.
I'm going to leave the traps one more night and then remove them to see if we still get mouse droppings anywhere. I'm willing to give it a chance but the fact that some of these mice are getting caught means I at least know of one method that is doing something! It wouldn't be such a PIA if I could store the TT at home but it won't fit in the driveway. My storage site is free but if I know of a guaranteed no-mouse location I'd be willing to pay for storage after dealing with this.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:47 PM   #15
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10 dollars worth of mouse proof spray foam and a couple packages of steel wool will do the job.
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:21 PM   #16
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Mouse Shield - interesting. I would want to review and clearly understand the warranty. If it only covers a cleaning of the interior of the trailer upon mice activity or being found.....that's not much coverage.

My concerns would be if there is an infestation and my insurance company denies the claim. Would Mouse Shield's warranty speak to the claim? if so, it may be worth while, otherwise it may not be worth the paper it's written on.
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we store ours in the driveway and haven't had any issues since using Fresh Cab and Fresh Cab only.
they say not to bait traps if you are using the product.
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Like Flybob says, do not use food grade oil of peppermint. That is what the wife tried originally on cotton balls. One fell into the bathroom sink and actually ate (melted) a hole in the plastic sink! I used J B Weld to repair the hole. It doesn't look pretty, but it is functional.

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Just talked to the man that owns our Winter storage lot. He has a professional exterminator out every month. Mice come looking for something to eat. He feeds them food with poison in it. They eat it and die. The amount of poison they eat isn't enough to kill anything that might eat them. Check with any professional exterminator. They will all tell you the same thing. They don't use dryer sheets, peppermint, moth balls, rubberized under coating......none of this. If you think this crap works it's only because you have no mice to start with...
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Just talked to the man that owns our Winter storage lot. He has a professional exterminator out every month. Mice come looking for something to eat. He feeds them food with poison in it. They eat it and die. The amount of poison they eat isn't enough to kill anything that might eat them. Check with any professional exterminator. They will all tell you the same thing. They don't use dryer sheets, peppermint, moth balls, rubberized under coating......none of this. If you think this crap works it's only because you have no mice to start with...

We had mice in our TT. Evidence - mice poop in drawers and pantry. We placed traps (the glue kind) in areas we found the droppings. In 30 days time, we had caught 19 mice! Finally after a dry spell, we sealed all interior openings plumbing and electrical with steel wool and foam. A few weeks later, found a mouse in a trap near a sealed area, they chewed thru the foam and wool. Tried Fresh Cab, it worked for that area, they came thru another away that didn't have it. Mice will chew thru a lot of materials if they want to. I personally don't recommend poisons because they can die in an area you can't reach or pets can eat them. Personally, I'd rather smell Fresh Cab than a bunch of dead mice rotting away in walls, floors and ceilings. As to pets eating them, yes they can and could get very sick. Death would depend how much was consumed. We managed to keep the mice out of the living quarters, but we took it one step further and made the outside of the TT taboo. Using concentrated peppermint oil, we soak a t-shirt that stuff and that keeps them away from the TT. Figure they climb up on the tires and enter thru the slide rails. It's been 1 season now no mice.


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