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Old 10-02-2018, 08:42 PM   #1
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winterizing for mice.

This our 3rd year. we came back to our permanent summer site to find we had at least one mouse visiter. Not much damage but a mouse just the same.

I've been told to use peppermint oil. We have but I also read it does not work.
Dryer sheets? Yep all over the place. I set mouse bait out around the trailer. don't know if it deterred any mice. So what is the inside answer for mice in a seasonal parked camper?
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:46 PM   #2
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To winterize a mouse just give him a shot of the pick stuff good to -50 .
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:52 PM   #3
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Peppermint works, but i needs to be essential oil of peppermint and needs to be replaced every 5 -6 weeks.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:05 PM   #5
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Make sure it's the Downey dryer sheets. It can't be just any no-name brand.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:12 PM   #6
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Please do not use poison. In the process of dying the mice go looking for water and are eaten by Eagles, Hawks, Owls or family pets who are then poisoned. Over 32 Eagles have been killed in Maryland alone in 2018 by secondary poisoning.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:48 PM   #7
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I find the mice prefer it if you winterize your camper by leaving the thermostat at a comfortable 67 degrees.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:59 PM   #8
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Make sure it's the Downey dryer sheets. It can't be just any no-name brand.


Did you mean Bounce?
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:07 PM   #9
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Dryer sheets have never worked for me or anyone I know who has tried them.


Kill traps and fresh cab rodent repellent have solve my mouse problem.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:19 AM   #10
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Did you mean Bounce?
Is it Bounce? I knew it was one of the two, but couldn't remember which one.

We used them last year and of course there were 2 places where we didn't use them that the mice got into. They chewed up some work gloves in our basement compartment and also some toilet paper in a cabinet in our 2nd bathroom.

Some friends of ours said they used the cheap dollar store ones and they didn't work.
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