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Old 04-30-2018, 12:50 PM   #1
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Park unit at horse ranch and have had a bit of a mice problem. Tried Irish Spring and moth balls but traps seems to be the best. Have done an under inspection and for the license me can’t figure how they get in. Any ideas?
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:07 PM   #2
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I haven't tried it myself but a lot of people report that they have good luck with Fresh Cab.

https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Cab-Bot.../dp/B00L236OMW
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:10 PM   #3
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Thanks much. Will try it with traps.
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:21 PM   #4
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Get cans of great stuff rodent proof from home depot
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:57 AM   #5
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I crawled under the rig for days after we first bought the 24R. There was a fist sized hole only partially filled with expending foam just behind the rear wheels, driver's side. When you look at it, it seems fine. But reach up and explore with your fingers and there are large gaps! One was so big I had to put in wire first for the rodent proof expanding foam to hold. I found 4 such gaps wherever there was hole in the floor where wires or pipes entered.

We still get occasional mice, but this winter after using traps for 2 winters and still getting mice, we used peppermint oil on rags. The rig was stored at a friend's farm, and we had "0" mice over the winter. I was impressed.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:02 PM   #6
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Glad to see this thread. No mice in mine but I saw one in my garage this morning so I need to be proactive.
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Mice up here eat Irish Spring and cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil. Bounce sheets they leave alone. This past winter no mice, new SOB trailer seems to be sealed up better than the Rockwood. Could be just lucky so not counting my chickens quit yet.
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Thanks Backdoctor I will do the crawl under exercise. They ate my Irish Spring as well so am using the Cab Fresh and traps.
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The other thing I tried was to use a high intensity light under the rig at night and crawl around inside looking for light. That helped to locate some of the spots.
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We are dry camping near Moab. There in the door was the cutest big eared mouse. I hate to say, but we have rat poison in the mh already so we put it out. I really hate for a hawk or other predator to eat poison. However he’s alive and well, saw him just one minute ago rooting around in my back pack. Wish I were fast enough to get a photo. We’ll obviously have to get some traps and try Fresh Cab.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:02 AM   #11
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Those big eared mice are probably pack rats. They really are pretty cute but can be very destructive. We live in the desert and have a raised crib for fire wood. I went to get some and there was a pile of dry dog poop on top of the wood. A big pile ....I first thought my only neighbor had dropped it over my 6 foot fence maybe because my dogs were noisy. Then I found out the pack rat was collecting the poop like a squirrel with acorns. Pretty funny. Its a constant fight with field mice and pack rats here.
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Poor mouse went to mouse heaven with a mouse trap and peanut butter. The poison either didn’t affect him or he didn’t partake.

One Pacific NW mouse can make a terrible mess pooping and peeing. This desert mouse is much more conservative with all that.
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Dear Desert Squid, I got around to researching desert mice and you are right. We had a pack rat. He was cartoonishly adorable.
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Just a bit of caution if you use moth balls to ward iffy he critters, that smell is really hard to get rid of.
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Our RV is on blocks, and we are getting overwhelmed with pack rats. Has anyone tried using foil baking pans, turned upside down, between the blocks and the frame?
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After watching my pack rat climb a metal table post and go anywhere he wanted I wouldn’t count on foil pans doing anything to help in this regard.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:44 PM   #17
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They didn't like the peppermint. They liked the peanut butter on the big traps we set but they didn't like the traps when they got caught.
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Regarding the pack rat, we joined a large group of Winnie View/Navion owners at Quartzite in January, and many were opening their hoods and placing solar powered string lights under their rigs, as they say the critters do not like the light. What they do say is that pack rats like chewing on the wires, especially the type Mercedes uses (tastes like Bratwurst?) Maybe they are not so cute.
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I heard they hate the lights and a string of solar lights is a great idea. They love wiring last week one ate though all three wires to my crankshaft sensor on the Honda Accord.......
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I was sitting at the dinette reading, the light was on. My mouse was waltzing around the MH. He didn't even seem very afraid of me when I screamed, waited to see what I would do next. I did get a fuzzy picture.
We have extra mouse traps and peanut butter for the next invasion. My husband and I checked all over the engine as best we could, we don't see any obvious bratwurst/wiring missing or any signs of a nest.
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