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Old 01-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Crider in my tt

I have a 2011 rockwood 2304s and i keep it in a rv shelter with tarps on the ground.Today i went in the tt to get something and when i opened the bottom draw i noticed a semi chewed up deck of cards so i started looking around and found a chewed wire in the bathroom and numerous little turds 3\8 to 1\2 inch in length no critters or nests.Maybe a mouse or rat,well i got a couple of sticky traps and put them in the tt.How do you keep the mice or rats out i never had this problem before .I found a couple spots where they can come up from the under belly that i will fill with foam .
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Always a big topic and you will find lots of posts from people using mint oil, bounce sheets, poisons, various traps inside and outside, etc.

I am trying mint oil this year. So far so good but I need to check it again. Checked a few weeks ago and no mouse scat so far and I have it parked in a field on our property.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:10 AM   #3
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I bait the little boogers with D-Con before they get in. I have a coffee can with the lid notched out between my trailer tires, with D-Con in the cans. I turn the lid in so rain won't get in. The idea is that mice will find the D-Con and have a feast before they even get into the camper.

The only other way for mice to get into the camper is the tongue jack. I grease that puppy hopefully to make it too slick for the mice to climb.

Oh, I also keep my trailer plugged in, but I haven't figure a good way to block that yet, but so far I haven't had a mouse problem.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #4
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like Triguy I am also trying the peppermint oil and so far so good. I check it every two weeks (sometimes I have to wait for the sun to thaw the door so I can open it). after 2 months I still smell the peppermint oil which is so much better than the moth balls I used to use.
I also put an ultra sonic rodent deterrent under the camper, was told to make sure it bounces sound off the bottom of the trailer to work
I put moth balls in Tupperware containers in back of the wheels.
we live next to a corn field so I need to be over cautious.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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Just checked the trailer and the mint oil still seems to be working. Checked corners, drawers, under cushions and not a sign of a mouse. The oil was a new one for me this year and I had my doubts. We'll see come spring but so far so good.
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I'm trying the Irish Spring soap cut into pieces in little dishes scattered around. We have ours sitting in a blacktop lot next to our house, but I'm still paranoid about critters. Better to be safe than sorry, I always say. No problems yet. I've been out there a few times and haven't noticed anything unusual.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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reminds me

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I bait the little boogers with D-Con before they get in. I have a coffee can with the lid notched out between my trailer tires, with D-Con in the cans. I turn the lid in so rain won't get in.
yes mtnguy
I have that also going on
heavy flower pots upside down outside trailer
tilted up just enough for rats and mice to get in
with some D-Con
there are a lot of them up here in the mountains
because
they go though that stuff fast
reminds me
I need to check

they can cause some real damage
plus
stink up the place
best to fight them
before they move in

thank you
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Oh, I also keep my trailer plugged in, but I haven't figure a good way to block that yet, but so far I haven't had a mouse problem.
Get a copper (won't rust) scrubby Or steel wool and pack around where cord enters TT. Mice won't chew it or go threw it.
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