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Old 10-12-2016, 08:05 PM   #31
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The dog wouldn't be affected by water in the bucket but he'd probably get into the RV antifreeze. If you bait it with peanut butter he'd definitely be attracted to it. He might even be inclined to knock over the bucket just for fun.

My concern about the dog is really more about using poison than the bucket though.
I thought you were confused. Let me state; you're mis-informed on your reference to "poison". Please read up on RV anti-freeze so you do not get confused. As far as I know, peanut butter is also safe. Hope you undersand better, and recognize that giving em a nice hypothermic swim to get those little critters in the right frame of mind for eternal sleep.
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Either you misread my posts or I did a poor job explaining my point.

The poison everyone is talking about in this thread is mouse poison. Not RV antifreeze. Not peanut butter.

Rv antifreeze is not good for dogs to ingest but most such products won't be toxic to them.

All I'm saying about the dog in my case is that whatever I use, I need to be careful with the dog around. He could get into something that's going to make him sick or he'll destroy my trap out of curiosity or playfulness.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:43 AM   #33
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Has anyone heard talk about led lighting on the ground or mounted to deter them using ther nocturnal clock? I caught one comment cannot remember we're that this one campground a lot of mice were around and the campers laid rope liters in a ring around the unit? Makes since but cannot find anything else on it
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Old 11-30-2016, 03:27 PM   #34
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Has anyone heard talk about led lighting on the ground or mounted to deter them using ther nocturnal clock? I caught one comment cannot remember we're that this one campground a lot of mice were around and the campers laid rope liters in a ring around the unit? Makes since but cannot find anything else on it
My dad does this in Arizonia to keep the pack rats away from the cars. It is claimed to be the only thing that works, might work with mice?
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:47 AM   #35
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Either you misread my posts or I did a poor job explaining my point.

The poison everyone is talking about in this thread is mouse poison. Not RV antifreeze. Not peanut butter.

Rv antifreeze is not good for dogs to ingest but most such products won't be toxic to them.

All I'm saying about the dog in my case is that whatever I use, I need to be careful with the dog around. He could get into something that's going to make him sick or he'll destroy my trap out of curiosity or playfulness.
Yep, I was talking about RV anti-freeze. Your job, if you decide to accept it, is to eradicate the current mouse population in the area of your RV. I would suggest the trap be placed in an area where mice can access it, and where your dog cannot play with it. You see, these mice will just about go anywhere for peanut butter, and I agree lapping up some "safe" anti-freeze would not be the best thing for fido. But, what you will find is that after you kill the current population, the chances of the next colony finding your RV is greatly reduced up to the point where you are back in the RV season, moving it around like the bean under the three cups game. This is man against nature, it's a war we cannot win, but with a little ingenuity, its darn right fun, when you see that bucket fill up!
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Why invite (a whatever it is in mice) an infestation to supper killing a few off with traps. I've set traps in my garage and found that the survivors will walk over their buddys dead neck snapped bodies and eat the remaining food out of the trap.

since using FRESH CAB in my garage and trailer - no mice. 4 packages in the fall/ wintertime and in the spring 2 packages in my trailer.

this year here has been especially bad for mice overrunning trailers. neighbor has caught 13 so far.
my trailers - 0 signs of any mice at all.
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Why invite (a whatever it is in mice) an infestation to supper killing a few off with traps. I've set traps in my garage and found that the survivors will walk over their buddys dead neck snapped bodies and eat the remaining food out of the trap.

since using FRESH CAB in my garage and trailer - no mice. 4 packages in the fall/ wintertime and in the spring 2 packages in my trailer.

this year here has been especially bad for mice overrunning trailers. neighbor has caught 13 so far.
my trailers - 0 signs of any mice at all.
Well, first you need to read up on my trap suggestion in an earlier post in this thread my friend, the better mouse trap 5 gal bucket type. As to your comment "why invite" I reply "there here", kill em.
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Yep, I was talking about RV anti-freeze. Your job, if you decide to accept it, is to eradicate the current mouse population in the area of your RV. I would suggest the trap be placed in an area where mice can access it, and where your dog cannot play with it. You see, these mice will just about go anywhere for peanut butter, and I agree lapping up some "safe" anti-freeze would not be the best thing for fido. But, what you will find is that after you kill the current population, the chances of the next colony finding your RV is greatly reduced up to the point where you are back in the RV season, moving it around like the bean under the three cups game. This is man against nature, it's a war we cannot win, but with a little ingenuity, its darn right fun, when you see that bucket fill up!
Respectfully, my job is not to eradicate the local mouse population. My only job is to prevent them from getting into my TT where they could cause damage or just poop all over the place, and make babies (found some of them this summer, too). If there are a hundred of them around, I don't care as long as they stay out of my trailer!

The Fresh Cab and Essential Oil of Peppermint seem to be working pretty well but we'll see what happens when the farmer's crop starts growing again in the Spring which is what I think attracted them in the first place. In this pic from last summer, you can just just see the wheat crop that the farmer planted this past year. He planted it about 20 yards closer to my trailer this year. Before this year, I didn't have a problem and it was far enough back that I could do a U turn with the trailer. NO its so close I have to do a 3 point turn. The farmer rents the field from my cousin who owns the property so I can't very well ask her to tell the farmer to move his crops back when I'm getting a free storage spot.
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We just purchased our used 2016 2861DS Class C, and when we picked the RV up after we had some body work done and slide adjustments, the service manager said he found a mouse trap (had no idea it was there) and mice droppings under the sofa where you would never find it. This is where the mechanism for the galley slide out is. We've only had the RV a short time, and having a mice problem was the furthest thing from our minds.

I was hoping this was a problem from the past that was solved, but when we got the RV home from the shop I looked in some kitchen drawers that I had just cleaned and there was one mouse dropping (just one). We purchased some Fresh Cab last night and placed the packets in all the kitchen drawers, upper cabinets, behind the sofa, one in the bathroom, and one under our bed. Today I checked and there are no signs of any rodents. I'm glad I learned about this product from this thread. Thank you so much.

Hopefully they're gone! Fresh Cab is expensive and I was wondering since the active ingredient in Fresh Cab is balsam fir essential oil if you could also diffuse the oil with the same results. Of course I guess that wouldn't work when the RV is in storage. I wonder if you could just freshen the packets with the oil when the scent starts to diminish. Otherwise we're looking at spending $60 a month for 12 packets.

I'm convinced the critters enter from openings in the slide outs. We've owned two RVs since 1992 one RV stored in a very cold climate, and we never had a rodent problem, but neither one of those RVs had slide outs.
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We had fresh cab in storage compartments, under sink, etc for last few months and the scent is still there.

Don't remember what the cost for a box of them was but got at tractor supply and I don't think they cost that much.
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