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Old 01-11-2016, 07:28 PM   #1
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Mouse deterrent, maybe

I may have found an effective mouse deterrent. So far so good.
I have a tag axle MH parked in my driveway. I live out in the country on 40 acres. I have battled mice for years.
I got this MH the end of October. I use snap ring tire covers and love them. When I put them on the tires, I put one of the Sweeney Mole spikes under each cover at the top of each tire. I use 6 of them they buzz and vibrate every 45 seconds or so. Drives moles, and apparently mice, away. Not one single sign of mice so far !!
Keeping my fingers crossed !!!
I'll post again in a few months.
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Good Idea.. Let us know how you make out. We use dryer sheets and Fresh Cab on the inside and mothballs near the tires and underneath on the ground.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:43 PM   #3
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Yeah, I also have a fresh cab packet in the gen compartment. Also put one in the cab of my OLD Case backhoe. Seems to be working in the backhoe.


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Old 01-12-2016, 03:48 AM   #4
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I use a empty citronella bucket with 1 in hole drilled in it. Place solid mice poison in bucket gets rid of mice. Fastened lid with sheet metal screws.
Get them before they get in.
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We had a mouse get in and didn't have any traps but we did have peppermint oil. The DW placed paper towels around the interior with the oil on them and no more mouse. It's not a long term solution and Fresh Cab sounds like it last longer but it's what we had at the time.
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I have been using Fresh Cab for three years and not a single mouse. But then again we haven't had a any aardvarks either. It's hard to prove something like this works, you can only demonstrate that it did not. Would we have gotten mice if we had not used Fresh Cab? We don't know. I just go by what others have said and hope that it works. If it doesn't then I'll try something else.
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We had a mouse/mice briefly. Found a wad of shredded TP under the bathroom counter.

Bought FreshCab, and realized I could copy the recipe. I just keep adding my home-brewed recipe to the old FreshCab packets. My wife has all the oils for making soaps, sugar scrubs, massage oils, etc.

No further mouse evidence. And we park under a hay shed, near big round bales of hay, and aging firewood. TONS of mice in the area.

AND we keep our food in the trailer, and dog and cat food, and TP, and keep the heater on in winter, and A/C on in summer to keep it from freezing or getting mildewy.

So, in my opinion, I have a 5-star mouse hotel ready for the taking, and no mice.

Currently using only 4 of the FreshCab packets. STill have 4 more still in the box. Cheaper and easier to add a small squirt of my recipe to them every month or so.
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Of course, now that I said that...I will probably go out and find 5 mouse nests tomorrow afternoon...
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Where can I buy fresh cab and what is it?
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Where can I buy fresh cab and what is it?
I haven't heard of it either. I just found it on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ords=fresh+cab
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Andy, thanks for the link. Just ordered some and will report my results. Here is hoping that it works! Lynn
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Tractor Supply also carries Fresh Cab.
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I recently read that parking your rig on roofing shingles (rough side up) will keep them out.... Don't know if that true or not but mine is now sitting on them.... I also bought Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent from Tractor Supply and placed them all over inside and I all outside compartments....
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Most RV parts suppliers that I have been to carry Fresh Cab.

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
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