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Old 12-28-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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Rodent Problem

I went into or RV this morning and noticed that I have an unwanted visitors. Some type of rodent has decided to help themselves to our two front chairs.

My question is how does everyone keep the rodents out? I'm thinking rat or mouse. I also don't want to use poison because I have two dogs that camp with us.

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Old 12-28-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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Get a bunch of snap traps and place them next to the tires and where the trails are.

Tie the outside ones to the mh as critters will take the captured meals

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Old 12-28-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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I used to use drier sheets and peppermint oil in areas of the coach where they could get in since they supposedly hate the smell of both. Also put a few sealed D con packs under it and on the engine block( don't forget to take it out in the spring!). Was a thread on the board noting a product called mouse free I think, which you could spread around the rig
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:53 PM   #4
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I have a toy hauler and have had only problems with flying insects, I put decon in locations dogs can't get into like on the floor under the drawers, under sink areas, etc. I also have one of those elec plug in rodent deterrant. Can't hear it, don't know if it works, but I got no rodents. Sorta like; ever see an elephant with red tennis shoes in a strawberry patch, No.... Well I guess those shoes work hiding him..
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:23 PM   #5
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I had a problem soon after we bought the Discovery, seems I left a cough drop in the silverware drawer. After that, I went on a plug all the holes I could find that a mouse could maneuver through. I used steel wool, and plugged every hole I could find, big one around the drain pipes, on those, I packed in the steel wool, then glued an aluminum flashing I cut to go around it. Next, I bought 2 of the battery powered air fresheners, and change the aerosol cans, once a month. Later, I found where they were climbing up the corner posts, and that allowed them to make it all the way to the bedroom. So, I took out my handy dandy steel wool and packed the corner posts, so far, no mice in the bedroom. After my first session, I put a couple of mouse traps in the kitchen area, and caught two mice and left the traps all summer in storage and never caught anymore. So far though, the aerosol air fresheners seem to be doing the trick. Just my $.02.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:14 AM   #6
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Check out my pet friendly solution that is easy to make but works to keep the pest out of my RV's, boats, and garden shed/garage. Mice and long term storage
They are placed beside the tires on the inside of them standing up so I feed them before they get into the toys and my dog can't get to the poision.
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:23 AM   #7
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ohsirr, Here is a web site that has a product that has worked for me. We had mice and this product has worked to prevent them form returning. So far!

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Old 12-29-2014, 07:31 AM   #8
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We found that the moth balls did not do much. We did discover that NO droppings where found in the drawers with dryer sheets in them.
Put some D con UNDER the drawers in the kitchen, bathroom and vanity. Get them OUT B4 they start chewing all your electrical cables!
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I know they don't work... "but" I have used them for 4 years and no mice's. Dryer sheets. (probably a 1/2 box) I use bait stations also. I got from a Pest company, the poison is inside the unit in the garage where the girls can't get into., I also have 2 neighbors that have cat's.
Knock on wood.

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I noticed last summer that when the slides were out the low horizontal seal had a small hole where horizontal meets vertical seal. Keep the slide in at winter their is no problem. Also vacume crumbs well and get any uncanned food out of the coach. These guys can smell food.

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