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Old 10-26-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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We Have An Intruder

Well we just got our RV back after being worked on at an auto body shop for three weeks, the RV sat unattended at times in the yard at the shop and tonight we found signs that we have mice

Anyone have any proven methods of getting rid of mice? This is a 45' Travel Supreme and the little intruders can be anywhere. Thanks for any help you can provide us.

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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I hear those ball-bearing mousetraps work well...

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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I use mouse poison and standard snap traps.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #4
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borrow a cat - a good mouser
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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We use two types of getting rid of mice. The first is Maggie, she loves to catch them and play with them until they expire. The second is Clayton, he doesn't play, he just "expires" them. Needless to say, we have very few critters that want to live with us.....other than Maggie and Clayton.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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Use mouse traps in the basements,water service bay,living area,for bait use
peanut butter & pieces of walnut,check daily.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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Is rhere a fogger to kill mice? It will penetrate anywhere so no hiding place. Check with home depot.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:02 AM   #8
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Get the newer traps, the ones with the wide yellow plastic on the end.

The trick is to make sure that yellow end is up against a wall or other horizontal surface there the mice normally travel and the mice will be gone shortly, no bait is needed with this procedure.

If traps are used in an open area then bait is needed.

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:29 AM   #9
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If you haven't seen any mice since you got back home, chances are that they are not still in the rv. I battled field mice at my home for 2 years once. They did not live in the residence but would come in at night to forage for food. I also had a rat get into my van to look for a place to nest. She would only come at night also. I searched all over for her until she finally died inside the engine cover after eating some moth balls that I had placed on the floor of the van. Since you moved the rv back to your residence, the mice may be still at the auto body shop.
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I have a buddy at Terminex and he takes care of ours. He also has a great way to protect against ants and other things.
If that fails, a shotgun with incendiary rounds😁
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A rat snake works well and he will leave when there is no more food.

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #12
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I use mouse poison and standard snap traps.

NO POISON...the little buggers will eat it, crawl behind something and when they are dead they will rot and stink!!!

Use any kind of trap so you capture the body for disposal.
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I prefer hand to paw combat. Very satisfying.
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A Rat Zapper works

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