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Old 10-21-2015, 10:32 AM   #31
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Biggest thing I've found is keep your trailer away from woods, tall grass, fields or anything that creates a habitat for them to begin with. Moth Balls under the Rv helps to keep them away from the underneath to start with. Plug all the possible entrances you can find they can come in as best you can. Clean to extreme to make sure there is nothing they want. Set some traps , old style or sticky type, in places they would make a home in. My wife hangs spearmint tea bags all around inside, supposedly they don't like spearmint. Like others have said there is no guaranteed way to keep them out just do your best and hope for the best, ck it often during the winter.
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:38 PM   #32
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In addition to all the above also try cayenne pepper sprinkled around possible entry points.


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Old 10-25-2015, 01:26 PM   #33
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Chipmunks and fire ants are our biggest pest problems.

Fire ants in TX in the winter. "Over N Out" two or 3 times a year
Chipmunks in CO in the summer, we park it in May and bring it home in Oct.

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Chewed the wire to the lights I added, twice.
Blocked the air filter.
I suspect they got the wire going to the horn, haven't fixed that yet.

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Nest under the stairs
Nest on top of motor
Huge nest on top of gas tank, they chewed through a hydraulic hose (24' long), hose shop said that chipmunk probably wont be bothering us anymore .
I tried the "Ultrasonic Pest Repellers" this year, I think they like the sound they were much worse.
Steel wool keeps them out of the MH and our well house.
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:57 PM   #34
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We have had problems with squirrels and some with mice. Bought a new TT last one left bad vibes after a total of 24 gallons of walnuts and chewed insulation and wires. On the new one I checked the bottom almost as much as the inside. I have used spray foam, the kind with the insect/rodent repellent and filled all the holes and openings I could find. But the best thing we have done is to spray Ortho Animal b gon all-around the ground and under side of the TT. We have used it now for 2 years and not a single mouse. Our TT is next to woods ,we have also used it around a 115 year old home that has had lots of mouse problems now almost no mice.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:37 PM   #35
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Ö. But the best thing we have done is to spray Ortho Animal b gon all-around the ground and under side of the TT. We have used it now for 2 years and not a single mouse. Our TT is next to woods ,we have also used it around a 115 year old home that has had lots of mouse problems now almost no mice.

Isn't that the stuff that kills the dogs, cats, and birds which ate the dead rodents?


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Old 11-05-2015, 11:41 PM   #36
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Sharon455, this Ortho product in not a poison it is only a repellent. Won't harm anything. But needs to be resprayed about every 30 days or sooner.
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:36 PM   #37
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That's good to know, I might need to look that up since our Jeep gets mice while the other vehicles sitting right next to it do not.
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:40 PM   #38
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I have two cats. No rodents.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:13 PM   #39
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I have had good luck with peppermint oil on cotton balls in all the cabinets. bonus, keeps the wet dog smell at bay....
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:14 AM   #40
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I just read all the posts, and folks say they use this and no rodents, they use that and no rodents.
My question is: Did you have rodents BEFORE you used whatever you're using ? If so, than I would think it works, but if you use certain products for prevention, it doesn't mean you had rodents to begin with !
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