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Old 05-28-2024, 12:49 PM   #1
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Angry Mice!!!!

Mice or voles have gotten into the "ceiling" of my motorhome, and I've tried just about everything to get rid of them, but nothing seems to work, They are eating away at the star foam insulation. Every time I turn on my air conditioner foam flies everywhere. Tiny pieces of mice poop lands in the lights. I've tried traps, glue plates, smellie bags and mice poison and mothballs. I live out in the country, so that is part of the problem. Wintertime is the worse of course. My fear is that I'd would have to take the ceiling out to repair all the damage. My unit is a 2015 Forester 2801QS
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Old 05-28-2024, 07:35 PM   #2
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I have pretty good experience with country mice unfortunately, but in a house. Which if any of the methods you've tried caught mice? I've always had mixed results with all of the methods. The repellents shouldn't be used in conjunction with any kind of trap. They cancel each other out most likely. EDIT: I mean don't use both since you already have an infestation.

Glue traps are very effective, but only if you can put them where the mice run, like in a corner or along a wall, or where there's a food source.

Are there any food sources there? I wouldn't think so, but worth asking the question.

If you use traps, what do you bait them with. Mice LOVE peanut butter. Cheese has never worked for me in traps.

Finally, meticulously inspect your motorhome and seal up any openings you can find. They can fit into unbelievably tiny spaces and get into your coach.
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Old 05-28-2024, 08:54 PM   #3
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The first thing you need to do is figure out how the mice/voles are getting into your rig. Both can get in incredibly small spaces. Once you find the entry point, you'll need to rig up something that will let them out but not give them a reentry port. It sounds like they probably have a nest in there and you don't want to seal babies in there.
Those air conditioning ducts are nice roomy nesting sites. If you cleaned those out you might be able to get rid of their nests.
If you had snow you could probably follow their trails to the entry point, but some type of powder might do the trick if they are entering through the bottom
Sealing the holes after the mice have been evicted is usually done with stainless steel wool.

You may need the advice of an exterminator before they do further damage.
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