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Old 12-08-2010, 08:29 AM   #11
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I was going to ask Bama how to keep the weather out, and also how to keep pets, rabbits and squirrels form eating the d-Con, but Dan answered those questions. I think I am going to use your ideas a put a d-Con in coffee cans, and wedge them between the tires.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:21 AM   #12
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We are lucky enough to have a barn in which to store our Surveyor. I also have dogs that I don't want to poison!! So, I use sticky pads and put them everywhere a mouse could access the trailer; by the tires and by the hitch jack. One of my dogs did once step on a sticky pad. He wasn't happy but he wasn't poisoned either. Anyway, no mice in the trailer so far. Did get one on a sticky pad by a wheel.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:44 PM   #13
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We have used mothballs in our rig for many years. I learned the first year that alot is not necessarily better. Just put 1 or two in the drawers, under the cabinets, etc. In the spring, the smell is gone in a few days when the rig is aired out. I hate the smell of mothballs (and Rhode Island mice do also) so I can tell when the smell is gone. We haven't had a mouse problem at all, like we had when the mice made homes out of the dryer sheets!
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:42 PM   #14
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Just to add-I have been buying it at machinery dealerships here in Saskatchewan.

All it does for me is make the trailer smell nice. I had more mice in the trailer that year than the house and quonset together.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:47 PM   #15
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I was going to ask Bama how to keep the weather out, and also how to keep pets, rabbits and squirrels form eating the d-Con, but Dan answered those questions. I think I am going to use your ideas a put a d-Con in coffee cans, and wedge them between the tires.

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We use the Koenders granular bait stations by each basement window and 4 in the garage and 4 in the quonset, the trailer has one by each set of wheels. The only thing to get in them is mice and other small rodents and they are safe around the dogs as they don't even look at them.
http://www.koendersmfg.com/bait.html
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:40 PM   #16
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We use cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil in the compartments and enclosed areas, then we use Bounce scattered all over. What I've gleened after many seasons of reading these Q's & A's about mice control is that you need to make SURE that all open cracks, holes, etc are sealed. The the peppermint oill works as a natural repellant. Bounce reportedly works, but I have seen where folks have said that "dryer sheets" didn't work. Maybe there is something about the composition of "Bounce".... anyway, we've used it for YEARS (almost 20, between the 4 units), and we've never had mouse problems.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:47 PM   #17
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lol i got that old prowler camper outta regina last year and there was bounce sheets all over the place!! in drawers, cupboards, under the seats, everywhere!! it did make the place smell nice but they were just hiding the rotten wood smell lol
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:23 PM   #18
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All I know about dryer sheet if you step on one on my wood floor you better hang on. They are slicker than ice. Lol
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