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Old 07-14-2014, 09:11 AM   #1
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Mice in camper

Between every trip we end up with mice any ideas
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:30 AM   #2
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Plenty of suggestions in prior threads in this forum. Do a search on key words.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:09 PM   #3
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Where are they, living part of the camper, storage bays? You've got to find the point/points of entry. Are you leaving any food out? Like Still Kickin said, do a search because there are plenty of threads about mice.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:59 AM   #4
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We just had two mice in our 5'er. I set out 4 traps. Caught one. The wife found the other one at the bottom of the recycle can. It apparently got in there and couldn't get out. 1st time for mice in 5 years. I crawled under the 5'er to look for openings and really couldn't see any, but did spray some foam sealant around a couple spots just in case. I used those black plastic traps that you squeeze one end to open. Dab of peanut butter in it.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:48 PM   #5
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Fresh Cab seems to be the most recommended solution:
Amazon.com: Earth Kind FC6 Fresh Cab Mouse Pouch, 4-Pk.: Industrial & Scientific

Look for sources of food and get them away from the camper - like tree nuts and bird food.
I like the Victor sonic pest chaser but the thing to remember is that it will not go through walls so it would need one per room. I have one under the sink on an extension of the winter.
Last year we have a black snake move into the trailer - That seemed to keep the mouse population at 0, but DWs first words were "let's trade it in!". (never saw the snake, just the skin.. ewwwwewewew!)
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:06 PM   #6
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I have used mothballs in a baby sock and it has worked for me for years. I simply buy a bag of those small mothballs (sometimes you can find them in individual packets and wont need the socks), put a few inside a baby sock and tie the end. Then I stick them into every compartment in the camper including the refrigerator vents and the hot water heater compartment. I don't put them inside the camper except when I winterize it. I have never had a mouse, rodent or varmint of any kind inside any camper I ever owned doing this. You seldom notice any smell from the mothballs inside the camper but the compartments will reek for a few minutes when you initially open them. If you hate the smell of mothballs then this wont work for you, but the smell is much better than finding a snake in your cabinet or shower. Of course, as previously mentioned sealing any access with silicone caulk is the first step to prevention.
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:41 PM   #7
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Downy dryer sheets. Smells good and mice hate the order. Peppermint oil on cotton balls works too.
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Peppermint oil, but must be the essential oil ( not food grade ). Place cotton balls in class ash trays or old coffee mugs as the oil will damage wood and other surfaces. This also keeps out spiders.
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