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Old 12-07-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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Dryer sheets Fact or Myth

Hi All,
I have heard that placing dryer sheets scattered in your TT when you have it stored will keep any unwelcomed guest away? I have done every year. Although I don't know if its working or if critters have never made it in my TT.
So does anyone know if that actually works or am I just keeping my TT smelling like I just did a load of laundry?

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Old 12-07-2010, 02:14 PM   #2
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Myth.
I've heard folks who found mouse nests made out of chewed up
dryer sheets!!
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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We've been using them for 11 out of the last 12 years we've put our RV up for storage. The first year we didn't use them mice got in. In fact they chewed on some electrical wiring in the rig.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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Dryer Sheets Don't Deter Mice | Cleaning | This Old House - 1

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf63996389.tip.html

Just do a google search and you will see lots of people who swear by dryer sheets and as many who believe it is bunk. Same as the cab fresh, I used it 2 years the first year the mice loved it and crapped everywhere in the trailer until I finally put bait stations down and killed them all. The second year I started the year with the bait stations out and made sure I kept them filled and not a single mouse was found of course I still had the cab fresh but obviously it had no bearing on the mouse population. This year I am using bait stations again and so far no mice or droppings to be seen in the 2 months or so the trailer has been stored.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:50 PM   #5
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Fresh Cab All Natural Rodent Repellent, Control Mice Fast, Safe | EarthKind.com
Been using this in machinery and camper for a while, seem to do the job!
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:54 PM   #6
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Just to add-I have been buying it at machinery dealerships here in Saskatchewan.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:18 PM   #7
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I do know that USED dryer sheets work very well for those dried-on bugs from that last trip in Florida, or wherever!! Pre wash the area with the used sheets in your favorite soapy water first, let it sit for a few minutes, while you wash another area with your traditional rags or towels, then when you come back to that effected bug splattered area, the bugs are all softened up, and come right off, with minimal effort!! Been doing this 2 years now, and it works great!! Wonderful for the front of campers, too. Randy
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:56 PM   #8
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Like John and Debbie, I put a d-Con in the camper when winterizing, and no problems yet.
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Well, actually; you should put the D-con around outside the camper. Putting it in the camper means they have to get in to get to it. Putting it around under the camper means they never have to go inside in the first place. Of course, if you store your camper outside, that's hard to do!
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Well, actually; you should put the D-con around outside the camper. Putting it in the camper means they have to get in to get to it. Putting it around under the camper means they never have to go inside in the first place. Of course, if you store your camper outside, that's hard to do!
What He said!!
We used to have a mouse in the house problem.
Every fall when the air got frosty they would find
a way in.
I checked every nook and cranny looking for the hole
they were getting into.
A mouse can get through a dime sized hole!!
I actually saw a mouse crawling up the bricks on my
2 story house!! We'd lay in bed in the middle of the
night and hear the buggers scratching in the attic

After I began placing bait packs under my deck and around
the outside of my home we have not had one inside in
several years.

The same goes for your trailer.
Place a bait pack in a coffee can with a small hole in the
lid. Place the can(s) on their side under your trailer.
I prefer in between the dual tires or behind a tire out
of sight from casual observers.
Chock the can from blowing away with strategically placed
rocks, bricks, or a chuck or 2 of firewood.

You remember what granny said about an ounce of
prevention.....
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