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Old 11-27-2011, 05:13 PM   #15
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Youtube 5 gall0n bucket mouse trape. Works good for me, 10 the first week.

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:26 PM   #16
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Search under "mice" on this forum from previous discussions on this topic. One product mentioned is Fresh Cab. Have previously kept a couple of traps in our MH set near points of suspected entrance and have caught an occasional mouse looking for shelter from the winter cold. Added Fresh Cab this past winter at the same locations along with the traps, and the traps remained empty. The conclusion is Fresh Cab apparently works. Still skeptical so will keep the traps set as backup just in case it's a fluke, but from all indications Fresh Cab does work. Here is a link to the product which is available at feed stores and many other retail outlets, or on line.

Fresh Cab All Natural Rodent Repellent, Control Mice Fast, Safe | EarthKind.com

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:33 PM   #17
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Up in Minnesota, we use "Bounce" dryer sheets. Nothing but the Bounce brand. Spread it throughout the inside and in storage compartments. Keeps mice away and the coach smells fresh in the spring!
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:59 PM   #18
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I do not recommend using moth balls, as they are hazardous to one's health. I've seen threads in this forum asking how to get rid of the moth ball smell.

I have heard of the peppermint oil trick. Don't know if it works, but it smells pretty nice.

If you have any temporary openings in your coach, such as where your power cord exits the coach, you can surround or fill the opening with steel wool. Mice hate chewing on steel wool.
If you put the moth balls under your rv, not inside any compartments, they will stay away. It doesn't take a lot to do the trick. For example, if you buy a 16oz box/bag, use half of it scattered the full length of the rv.

I've used it for years without a single mouse problem and no after smell inside.

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Old 11-28-2011, 09:11 AM   #19
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When we winterize our MH we clean out all food and associated food items. We then place dryer sheets in all drawers and closets. keeps the place smelling fresh over the winter months.... I also place sticky traps at all ports of possible entry.... so far to date have yet to find a mouse onboard.
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Try Bounce

I put Bounce the fabric softener sheets in all the drawers and cabinets and in the walls behind the drawers. I'm not sure if I can get rid of all the mice but they sure are scrambling. They got in through the utilites area, like where the power cord and hose are. There is a cap in my Fleetwood with two holes, I though that was ventilation, not anymore, I'm just turning that cap so the holes don't show from the outside.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:36 PM   #21
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Someone just sent me an email regarding a new product which is sprayed onto the frame and undercarriage of your RV to deter mice and other varmints from entering your RV.

It apparently has a slightly slippery base and has menthol and peppermint oils in it, which they say the mice do not like.

Here's the website: www.mouse-free.com

Manufacturer recommends spraying the undercarriage 1X/year if you move your RV, as it can be washed off by driving it thru rain, etc. If stationary, they recommend 1X every 3 years.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:00 AM   #22
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I buy room deodorizers from the dollar store and put one inside each basement door to prevent mice.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:15 PM   #23
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We store our coach in the winter in Minnesota along with a whole shed full of other campers. The word up here is dry sheets such as bounce.....We haven't had any issues - as the other people say they haven't. We put a whole box spread out all over the coach. I don't believe it works 100% but is some what effective.....and your coach smells good in the spring.
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I currently have a couple of poison blocks in two compartments. I'm thinking of moving them to the outside rather then attracting the mice to come in.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:49 PM   #25
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I had the poison blocks too until a camper told me that ate poisoned mouse had died in the wall of of his MH. Said the smell was awful. Don't know how he determined it the mouse died of poisoning vs. old age. Still it was enough to make me rethink my anti-mouse strategy.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #26
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Clean out the food, except cans/jars, then spread moth balls and/or camphor balls around the OUTSIDE of the coach, tires, jacks, power cord and anything that touches the ground.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:41 PM   #27
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We store our classic cars and motorhome for winter, and found the best solution for us is those "Bounce" dryer sheets. Buy a big box and start stuffing them in the drawers, closets, cabinets, everywhere. Of course, like others said, get rid of all food.
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I had the poison blocks too until a camper told me that ate poisoned mouse had died in the wall of of his MH. Said the smell was awful. Don't know how he determined it the mouse died of poisoning vs. old age. Still it was enough to make me rethink my anti-mouse strategy.
my understanding of decon poison for mice is that after ingesting it, they become extremely thirsty and will leave in search of a drink. So make sure you dont leave any water around I guess.

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