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Old 10-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #15
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I fill small containers with moth balls, drill holes in the containers, and leave one in each basement compartment. I got the idea from this forum I think. I've never had mice, but never want to either. I can't say that this works definitively, as I've only been at this RV stuff for a year now, but it's worth a try. (BTW--empty spice containers work nicely for this as long as you clean them first..)
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I read somewhere that if you stuff any openings with steel wool, mice will not mess with it. They hate it.
Can't actually verify that this works, but made sense to me. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:16 PM   #17
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Bounce liberally throughout the MH and storage bays. = No mice and fresh MH in the spring.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #18
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I use a bar bait type killer in shallow dishes dont use D-con you will be finding it every where in the spring. and then build a couple 5gal pail traps but instead of putting water in the bottom use rv antifreeze. Kinda like this on u-tube and peanut butter for bait use a board for a ramp up to the top. BEST MOUSE TRAP IN THE WORLD - YouTube One in the coach one in the basement.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:14 PM   #19
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Put out some mouse traps and catch the first few mice that come around the RV. Cut off their itty-bitty heads and put them on itty-bitty spikes around the outside of the RV. The others will get the message and stay away.
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Thanks a lot for all your ideas and thoughts they are are very helpful
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:57 AM   #21
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Irish Spring soap bars placed throughout.
While you'll still have the mice their breath will be fresh and their faces sparkling clean...
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I have a storage barn where I store antique autos, my tractors, equipment and our Motorhome. I have found that D-Com attracts them, and then it kills them. usually somewhere like your DWs fresh linen drawer. Yuk!

Last year one of the car owners introduced me to Cab Fresh. He just tossed a couple into his old Mustang and left. I went to Ace Hardware and bought two boxes. I merely tossed them under our Motorhome and Walla! Not a mouse was in our MH all Winter. I just tossed some more under everything in the barn yesterday.

They are made of Balsam Oil and are VERY aromatic. In fact just a little sniff gives me a headache, so I don't sniff them. The aroma however when dissipated in a large area is not bad for humans, but evidently mice hate it.

Of course I did want to let my DWs little cat spend the Winter our there, but the DW said it would be me out there before her precious.
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This is what we use. Never any mice in the house or shop or MH. Ball bearing mouse trap.
me too!!! Works great and fun to have around.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:11 AM   #24
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Just got a rat zapper to try this winter. Basically a rat / mouse size bug zapper trap that kills the mouse with an electrical shock. Battery powered, bate with a little dry dog food, mouse goes in for the food and does not come out. Just have to pick up the trap and shake him out into the trash can.
Best price I found was amazon $32. Just do a search for rat zapper.
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All sound like great ideas for keeping the mice out of the inside of the motorhome, but what about the outside.

I noticed a mouse on top of the engine after pulling off the dog house cover. Looked like he had been chewing on one of the spark plug wires. Looked into replacement set, and because they have ceramic boots they are quite expensive compared to regular wires. Well over $100.00 !!!

Any thoughts.............?????
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All sound like great ideas for keeping the mice out of the inside of the motorhome, but what about the outside.

I noticed a mouse on top of the engine after pulling off the dog house cover. Looked like he had been chewing on one of the spark plug wires. Looked into replacement set, and because they have ceramic boots they are quite expensive compared to regular wires. Well over $100.00 !!!

Any thoughts.............?????

Good question!! I think I will try sitting one of the fresh cab packages on the engine to see if that helps?? Unless there are better ideas??
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #27
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Mice in MH

Before storing your MH place D-econ around areas that mice my hide and live during the summer. Near bushes, high grass, shrubs and around the house. Of course you need to be careful if you have pets and young children. I live in a Rural setting and keep a De-con program 365. Change poison stations every three months and monitor activity for how much is eaten. Works for me.
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