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Old 09-25-2015, 08:20 PM   #1
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Mice! Yuck!

Well, another thread about mice!

We have owned our motor coach for 7 years. In those 7 years we have not had any problem with mice. I have always used those electronic buzzer things and felt that was the solution.

Starting a couple of weeks ago, I'm catching 2 mice a night with mouse traps laced with peanut butter. They're getting into the front cabinet under the dashboard, which tells me they're getting up into the dashboard somehow and dropping down onto the floor in that wood cabinet. They're getting under the drawers in the kitchen cabinet, which tells me they're getting up through an opening somewhere into the kitchen cabinets. So far, I haven't caught anything in the basement compartments, which puzzles me.

I think tomorrow night I might try running some high powered lights in those cabinets and check outside if I can see any light leaking out. That might give me a chance of finding out how they're getting in.

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If you find a good solution to keep them out, I am all ears. Thus far, all solutions I have seen haven't worked.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:12 AM   #3
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Gee.. I have a couple of house mates who would just LOVE to have some mice to play with. Do not know if this link will work but if it does.. here is one of them:

https://db.tt/mZjIT6Xe

Not only does she love mice.. She'd invite them to dinner.
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Well, another thread about mice!

We have owned our motor coach for 7 years. In those 7 years we have not had any problem with mice. I have always used those electronic buzzer things and felt that was the solution.

Starting a couple of weeks ago, I'm catching 2 mice a night with mouse traps laced with peanut butter. They're getting into the front cabinet under the dashboard, which tells me they're getting up into the dashboard somehow and dropping down onto the floor in that wood cabinet. They're getting under the drawers in the kitchen cabinet, which tells me they're getting up through an opening somewhere into the kitchen cabinets. So far, I haven't caught anything in the basement compartments, which puzzles me.

I think tomorrow night I might try running some high powered lights in those cabinets and check outside if I can see any light leaking out. That might give me a chance of finding out how they're getting in.

Jim
Good idea about checking for the light from the outside. Let us know how that works out.
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Good luck with the mice thing. I too have had a couple that I caught in traps with peanut butter. I think the little critters are looking for a warm place for the winter. Wouldn't be so bad but they can do lots of damage to wiring and plumbing. Keep the traps set and maybe you will finally get rid of them. Good Luck!!!
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:08 PM   #6
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The other frustration is that I have mouse traps set up outside beside each wheel, beside each jack. I caught a couple of mice there the first night. Ever since, the only mice I catch are inside the coach.

Uugh!

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I have one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o02_s00


set up under my MH, I think if you feed (poison) them before they enter the MH, they will have no reason to gain entry


When I first put this out, I would have to replace the blocks of poison daily, now I am down too weekly, so they are slowly disappearing and I do not have any rodents inside the RV.


You can also make your own out of PVC, you tube videos show you how
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I am having the same problem. Here's my experience over the last week with various potential solutions.

1. Traditional snap trap with cheese and peanut butter as bait - ninja mouse has taken the bait from several traps without setting them off. One under the bathroom sink hit the mouse and it looked like a mini crime scene with a fair amount of blood, but no body.

2. Round traps that you wind and put the bait in the middle from the bottom - no luck.

3. Tomcat poison despenser - not a nibble in over 24 hours.

4. Glue traps with cheese in the middle - mouse walked on, ate cheese, pulled my dogs leash into the glue to make a mess and departed. It must not be big enough to stick in the glue.

I am determined to kill these before the cause big problems.
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I don't think I can use poison. We have a yard cat. If the cat eats a mouse that has eaten the poison, I think it will be good-by puddy-tat.

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I don't think I can use poison. We have a yard cat. If the cat eats a mouse that has eaten the poison, I think it will be good-by puddy-tat.

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We had a cat, once upon a time, and it only ate the head of mice. I asked a vet and was told the head is non-toxic to cats, Cats smarter than humans? hhmmm
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I can't use poison either. I store the coach in a facility that has a cat roaming around and the owner doesn't want his cat poisoned. Used peppermint last year, not sure if it worked or not.

I have the "mouse free" but didn't spray as much as the directions required because I didn't want it dripping on the floor of the storage facility. It is indoor storage.
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I have heard Bars of Irish Spring soap place inside deters them. I have just tried, so after a little cleaning I will let you know. I read it on a few other site, so worth a shot.
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I always succeed using both regular mouse traps and the rotary traps, both types baited with peanut butter. If you have lots of trap-tripping with no luck, consider where you are placing traps. Along a wall is best and make sure the active part doesn't strike anything on the way down. Think about how the mouse might approach the trap and place it accordingly. In the fall, I keep 2 rotary traps outside my 5th wheel because cats and squirrels can't easily get in trouble with them.
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Get both rat size and mouse size traps from amazon in the 10 packs.

Get the ones with the yellow bait holder as they are better trigger and hold more peanut butter which is like crack to mice.

Get a few 2 X 4 and lay them under your mh on edge to form a low wall.

Place them near tires or shore lines.

Place traps 90 degrees to boards with bait at board.

They cannot see too well so they run along walls and the 2 X 4 forms a wall.

Get a bore or inspection camera from harbor freight so you can look behind things.

They may be getting in through where your drains are or a sewer connection.

Place traps along your walls inside and use plenty of peanut butter.

They will not linger in your dash if they smell the "good stuff"

Seal holes with steel wool then spray some foam in and if under topcoat with rattle can bed liner.
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