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Old 11-21-2018, 12:58 PM   #61
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So a few people have mentioned that mice get in under their refrigerator vents. This is what I did to prevent that before putting the cover on the TT. Scotch Brite stainless steel pads stretched out and tucked up underneath, and electrical tape over the holes on the sides.





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Old 11-24-2018, 10:42 PM   #62
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We have been incredibly lucky, touch wood! Never had mice in a trailer.



I used to use moth balls, but it was July before the smell completely dissipated! Now we have been using LOTS of Irish Spring soap in every drawer, compartment and in paper plates throughout the RV. In addition, I crawled through the trailer (as best I could) and stuffed every opening I could find with coarse steel wool. I have heard that the little buggers will chew away at foam, but They won't chew on steel wool as it irritates. I also ensure that I remove any thing they could possibly climb up to the trailer on. Power cords, hoses etc. Stabilizers are set on 10x10x8 blocks of wood, which are smooth sided and I think tough for them to climb. I will place some glue traps under the trailer and ensure that the grass in the storage area is trimmed short. Oh, and everything is taken out of the trailer so there are no 'smells' to attract them......



But if the little buggers are determined, I am not sure what can keep them out. Fingers crossed...ÖÖÖÖ.


I was told they don't like Great Stuff foam. I filled the corners of the siding on my house with it. Have not had mice in the walls since.
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:24 AM   #63
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Wow thatís not very encouraging...
You mentioned you were trying this as well (Mouse-free)? What were your results over the winter? We're ready to try about anything!
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:40 PM   #64
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Using "Great Stuff" foam sealant to seal where drains go through the floor and where the vent stacks go through the floor seemed to be the answer. We didn't have mice this winter. It took me several attempts to find all the places that needed to be sealed. I even had to use my camera phone to find one place where I couldn't see. I removed the access panel on the tub to find most of them.
I also placed bags of moth balls on the ground by the tires. Don't know if they helped or not, but I decided to use them outside, but not inside the camper.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:23 AM   #65
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You mentioned you were trying this as well (Mouse-free)? What were your results over the winter? We're ready to try about anything!
We blocked any opening they could squeeze in with The STuff foam sealant. Then we put traps everywhere, sticky and snap traps. We took out about 6 or so dead mice, then no more problems after that. I think sealing off all holes and a few traps works for most. I live in the middle of the country and our camper is parked next to our barn and a field in the winter, so we had extra mice.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:28 AM   #66
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We blocked any opening they could squeeze in with The STuff foam sealant. Then we put traps everywhere, sticky and snap traps. We took out about 6 or so dead mice, then no more problems after that. I think sealing off all holes and a few traps works for most. I live in the middle of the country and our camper is parked next to our barn and a field in the winter, so we had extra mice.
I used the Mousefree great stuff. Beale AFB has moles and voles and mices. I spray everything under the rig and thank God no more mice or any critters. We first had to get city out of the rig which we did. Great stuff.
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:21 PM   #67
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Old topic, but I'm curious to know if anyone else has has luck with the ultrasonic deterrents? Which ones used?
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:54 PM   #68
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Old topic, but I'm curious to know if anyone else has has luck with the ultrasonic deterrents? Which ones used?


I have used several different ones over the years in the house and motorhome. Currently, in the motorhome is the Victor Pestchaser. I also, use mothballs, and essential peppermint oil, as well as Fresh Cab. Don't forget the engine compartment. I did have a group of chipmunks discover my engine compartment, while camping this summer. I usually don't put stuff in the engine compartment when camping, but I guess that will now change.
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As a follow-up to my post about using Bobcat urine - it works! No issues with mice since I started early last winter. I spray around the tires and on the inside of the tire covers, re-spraying the areas around the tires every 3-4 weeks. I also spray into the vents on the dashboard, and into the exterior vents below the windshield. The engine compartment gets a spraying, also - on the truck battery, near the heater/fan box and along the metal above the truck grill. Fingers-crossed the mice don't get wise to the stuff!


Here was my original post from Nov, 2018:
We been lucky to not have mice in the living quarters of our Class C, but this summer they found our engine's ventilation system - made a nest in the heater fan box and plugged up all the dashboard vents with batting from the tire cover linings. I feel the peppermint oil I was using has worked in the coach and under-storage compartments, but now I'm trying bobcat urine - sprayed on the plywood that the tires sit on, and I ordered more to spray on the inside of the tire covers. I'll also be spreading a granule product around the blacktop pad to increase the scent area. Here's where I've been getting it from: https://www.predatorpeestore.com/mic...cat-urine.html
I'll look for posts through the winter where I'll post my results.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:27 PM   #70
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My Daughter lives on a small farm and when they first moved there she had mice issues.

Shortly after she noticed her two cats were gaining weight. Now, no mice problems.

Every once in a while the cats are grateful and bring her presents. Usually half a mouse but occasionally she's blessed with a whole one.

Perhaps one could just pick up a cat at the local shelter AZ and promise it all the mice they want
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:39 PM   #71
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Two different TT's, six years straight. One Wave Pest Repeller, and Jello Pudding Cups (no pudding) with two cotton balls and about 1/4 inch of peppermint oil in each one. We cover our trailer so no entry from November until around May. (Breaks my heart) Haven't had a mouse yet.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:19 AM   #72
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I have used ultrasonic devices in my 5th Wheel, and, in my home for years. Home are plug in devices. 5th wheel are battery powered devices. They have worked very well. Best are those sold by farm supply stores designed for outdoor rugged use.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:06 AM   #73
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I bought two professional rodent bait stations and have them near the RV when it's stored or parked for any length of time. I just re-bait them with professional rodent bait as needed. No issues so far this year, they just go off and die someplace else.
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This is our first winter with the trailer. We do get mice in the barn (tack closet) and the house every year, and thats with two barn cats and two house cats. Damn mice are good at staying in the cabinets.

We are trying a combination of "Fresh Cab" and "Stay Away". The website I got them from has a blog. They mentioned that most of the complaints they receive fall into two categories. The first is from people who have an active infestation. These smelly products aren't great for this. You need to triple (or more) the dosage, and you need to thoroughly clean everything for it to work. The second is from people who will apply the product, then put out baited traps. They complain because they still catch mice. The blog points out that mice, like all animals, want to survive (i.e. Eat). So they are more than willing to put up with the foul smells if there is food around. This seems to make sense.

So all food stuffs have been removed from the trailer (and tack closet) and several scent bags placed. I'm also going to be placing baited traps in the shed next to the barn to try and get them before entering the trailer. I've thought about the poison blocks but I'm concerned the cats may attack the sick mice. Still thinking about it though.

As a side note, so far I've refrained from looking for all the pipe/wire/other holes in the trailer. I have an enclosed underbelly. I've read (on the internet of all places!!!) that if you have an enclosed under belly, especially if it is heated, that those holes are the only way for air to circulate. So I'm going to take a good look at sealing around the coroplast and frame outside the trailer. The tough part is going to be where the slide gear extends out the frame. I'm thinking a big wad of steel wool for the winter might make it unattractive.

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