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Old 08-22-2011, 12:42 PM   #31
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IRISH SPRING bar soap!! We take a bar of soap, shave it into "bowls" made out of foil, and place all over inside the camper.
OUR STORY: We started putting the soap in our garden to keep out deer and other critters - which also works. After opening the pop-up camper 2 springs in a row, and finding multiple nests and droppings, we decided to try the soap, since mothballs did not work at all. The soap kept the mice away over the winter (and between trips)! We saved an entire day by not having to disinfect the camper for every trip!
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:25 AM   #32
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3 days now with no mice in traps or signs. I'm making mice bags to hang in areas of the camper. Bought mess bags (3 pack for 1.49) Cotton balls and mint oil. I'm sewing smaller bags filling with cotton bags and thumbtacking or taping up so all I have to do is go in and drop some oil on to them once in awhile. I think the problem is taken care of. Thanks again everyone for all the great hints. I still may use some of the other for the long winter months.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:33 PM   #33
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We read somewhere that putting bounce dryer sheets in your camper will keep out bugs and rodents, we tried it and never had a problem. We had a popup first, and I put one between the mattress and bottom, put them in cupboards, etc and never saw a bug or mouse dropping. We used the same in our Roo expandable with the same results, and it makes it smell good as well. I put extra ones in over the winter when it was being stored, then replaced them during camping season, but used less of them.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #34
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We have always used 'Bounce' dryer sheets in our trailers (current and past). We put sheets in and around every nook and cranny in the trailer.I can't confirm if they are completely effective, but we have never seen any evidence of mice in our trailers. We even had a tent trailer stored in a grassy area near several bushes, and we never saw any evidence (mouse-presents) of mice in the unit. The added bonus is that our unit always smells nice and fresh.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #35
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We have always used 'Bounce' dryer sheets in our trailers (current and past). We put sheets in and around every nook and cranny in the trailer.I can't confirm if they are completely effective, but we have never seen any evidence of mice in our trailers. We even had a tent trailer stored in a grassy area near several bushes, and we never saw any evidence (mouse-presents) of mice in the unit. The added bonus is that our unit always smells nice and fresh.
We tried this one and it did not work, the mice made nest with it. Yes, I used bounce brand and I used the original sent like someone told me to.
The mint oil is working great I have not seen any now for almost a week.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:52 PM   #36
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Several years ago woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of mice chewing some where. Bought some traps the next morning and caught three mice. Never could find where they got in or what they were chewing on. During that time was storing it in a friend's field. Past several years in a storage lot, haven't had any problems. Wayne
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:40 PM   #37
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I have 0 experience with camping but I can tell you when I store a vehicle Zest hand soap (bars) have never let me down. A bar on the air cleaner and 1 in the passenger area and another in the trunk. I have a car that has been stored for nearly 20 years with flat tires and grass as high as the roof and not a single turd to be found. I'm not to sure where I will stick em in my TT though.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:02 AM   #38
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I found mint oil on Amazon and have been using. I have not seen any signs of caught and mice in traps. PROBLEM SLOVED!!! Thanks again for all the great tips to take care of this issue. We are now mice free!!!
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:59 PM   #39
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IRISH SPRING bar soap!! We take a bar of soap, shave it into "bowls" made out of foil, and place all over inside the camper.
OUR STORY: We started putting the soap in our garden to keep out deer and other critters - which also works. After opening the pop-up camper 2 springs in a row, and finding multiple nests and droppings, we decided to try the soap, since mothballs did not work at all. The soap kept the mice away over the winter (and between trips)! We saved an entire day by not having to disinfect the camper for every trip!
Glad it worked for you. I was very hopeful two winters ago when I heard of that remedy so I bought several bars, cut it up and placed many bowls of it in various locations. Come spring I found much of it eaten and a note requesting several different flavors next time. Lots of damage and mouse pee & poop, you would at least expect them to go outside to relieve themselves. Also tried Bounce , I think it just made them giddy. This was in a pop-up. We have a 233S Roo now and want to keep it mouse free.I will try the mint.
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Glad it worked for you. I was very hopeful two winters ago when I heard of that remedy so I bought several bars, cut it up and placed many bowls of it in various locations. Come spring I found much of it eaten and a note requesting several different flavors next time. Lots of damage and mouse pee & poop, you would at least expect them to go outside to relieve themselves. Also tried Bounce , I think it just made them giddy. This was in a pop-up. We have a 233S Roo now and want to keep it mouse free.I will try the mint.

I keep it at the point that my eyes tear when I go in the camper. I also put it on a sponge and put in the heating ducts as I too found mouse poop there. I found as long as I keep the sent level high it works great When we use the camper I put most of them in ziplock baggies till we get back home and then I return them to their places. It is so nice not going into the camper and finding that mess.
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