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Old 01-13-2016, 02:19 PM   #15
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Gee, I just installed Amber and Alex. My Feline Friends.

They keep inviting the Mice to come by and join with them for lunch.
But alas the mice keep hearing come by and join with us AS lunch.

So they keep out.
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We live on a farm. Ever since I got a few outdoor cats we havent had another mouse problem. I back the 5er up to the deck and cats dish is right there.
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Peppermint essential oil also works.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:40 PM   #18
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There is also a more expensive solution, that you actually spray on the bottom of the trailer, which acts as a peppermint repellant, as well as a lubricant and rust protector for the entire bottom of the trailer. Not sure if it works, as I have not used it.

It is about $100 for a gallon. Comes with a pneumatic paint gun. Keep Mice and Rodents out of your RV | Mouse Free
Has anyone tried this Mouse-Free product? I am intrigued by it. I am also trying to come up with something to wrap around my tires to keep the mice from climbing on them. I figure if I can keep them off the tires they wont end up inside.
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I just looked at Fresh Cab on Amazon! Man, that stuff is expensive!
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Does anyone know if Fresh Cab affects dogs?
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I purchased a motor home 3 years ago and the mice had not gotten into the living areas, but had found places to build a home underneath the Ford V-10 intake and hoses, and behind the relay box on the firewall. They also had chewed two wires connected to the IAT and CHT sensors. I cleaned out all the mice evidence and residence, purchased Fresh Cab and have not had any mice in the past three years. I also installed (several years ago) a sonic pest deterrent which may be working also.
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Make your own, very inexpensive...

DIY: Natural Mouse Repellent - homesteadmania.com
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Has anyone tried this Mouse-Free product? I am intrigued by it. I am also trying to come up with something to wrap around my tires to keep the mice from climbing on them. I figure if I can keep them off the tires they wont end up inside.
We applied it last fall.
On the spring check we found evidence of mice again, but not much. Not hard to apply but you must get it everywhere a mouse might climb. On a 34 ft coach I may have missed a few spots.
We also had Fresh Cab in four places.
We were not able to check on it all winter so the Fresh Cab had dried out..
We move at the end of this year and I am going to try the electronic deterrent gizmos that you plug in.
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Does anyone know if Fresh Cab affects dogs?
harmless to animals.
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Make your own, very inexpensive...

DIY: Natural Mouse Repellent - homesteadmania.com
I have my own recipe, which is the same as Fresh-Cab's, but I skip out on cedar, because I have a mild allergy to it.

The Balsam Fir oil (HAS to be balsam fir, the other firs are not a mouse deterrent, though they are usually cheaper) is the most expensive ingredient. I recently mixed up 4 fl oz of it and have half in a dropper bottle and half in a small finger sprayer bottle. I either drop a few drops on my old Fresh Cab packets, or spray it on them, to recharge them.
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I used Fresh Cab this past winter, along with a trap and some poison blocks. Well they got in again. One dead in the trap and the poison blocks were gone. I put the fresh cab in the enclosed spaces like behind cabinet drawers because they are best used in enclosed spaces but they didn't really work. Evidence of mice there too.

They are expensive but only worth it if they work. I put three boxes in my boat this past winter and have not checked it to see the results. But I can smell the fresh pine scent just standing next to it.

I still think that some invention to keep them off the wheels will work. Someone just has to come up with it.
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The current June issue of Motorhome Magazine has an article on the Sewer Sock you may want to check out.

SEWER SOCK - How To Keep Rodents Out of RV
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Several years ago I read on another forum aluminum foil under the tires (assuming nothing else touches ground) works because they cannot get traction on the slippery foil to climb on the tires. I went one better and put aluminum flashing which I use car wax on under our tires. Several years now and no mice at all on three different RV's.

I also found that putting the vinyl wheel covers on reduced but did not eliminate mice. The above solution works well and is easy to do anywhere.

I am careful to make sure the cord for the trickle chargers does not touch the ground.
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