Originally Posted by Superchief
I originally used twenty Irish Spring soap bars, bounce dryer sheets, dryer sheets from the dollar store (stronger smell), sticky traps and oil of peppermint (some on a cotton ball). A month ago, I found one mouse in a sticky trap. Added more oil of peppermint on cotton balls and put two glue traps and oil of peppermint in the outside refrigerator vent. Believed this is how the first one found its way in. Also put out 8 more glue traps for a total of 15. Drove 10 hours south today to check on progress. No mice and no signs of mice. Hope this continues. The unit really smells nice!!!
UMMMMMM glue strips. Nibble nibble to try and get out of the trap only to get re-stuck. And then still die and decay. Not to mention the critters that jump off the critters when the host starts to decay.
You drove 10 hours to check and see if strips were tagged by mice and to see if the oil was working?
Sounds like you have a mice problem if you had to dedicate that much financial investment and time (which equals actual travel time + gas + meals + wear and tear + displaced things you should have or could staying home not worrying about checking on progress of home made remedies which obviously didn't work the first time used.)
Fresh Cab. Smells better and you won't have body parts and mice crap in areas where the oil or strips are not.
37 $ and change delivered every 3 months for 12 bags. 3 in your trailer for 3 moths and close the door. My unit is in my driveway and I've gone in 2 times since the snow flew.
Once to drop the in the small packets and once to put the Christmas items we got each other each for next summers misadventures. Door closed.
I put 4 in my house (older home) where the cat was getting mice every week last winter - since then we've not seen or caught one mouse since. Caught 5 mice in traps in my garage in 2 weeks (no fresh cab inside becasue I sold the remaining packets for 5$ each which covered part of my initial cost).
We just picked up our second recurring shipment of 12 packets last weekend - already have 5 sold out of that 12 and swapped out the ones in my house and trailer.
Superchief - save yourself the trip, the guess work, teh disgusting parts pickup and the pain of knowing your investment is packed with mice where your family (kids?) is going to sleep, cook and eat. Spend 120 a year on 48 packets and sell what you don't use to buddy campers who want protection that actually works.
And no I don't work for the company - the company works for me!