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Old 06-16-2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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Well, well, well .. I have mices.

Home actually and a box of dog 'cookies' high off the ground (like 5' on a stand alone what would normally be a flower pot/hanging flower thing) ... and the damned things can climb like a Monkey!

Out side and put my hand in to get the Fuzzy Balls a 'cookie treat' and the damned thing jumped on my hand and made a 'get-away.' Treat box now inside, and mouse traps set tomorrow.

Odd question I have is, as I live in a subdivision, where did the darned things come from to begin with???

Yes, yes ... they're everywhere, or so it would appear.
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In reality, you moved your subdivision into their home.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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So it would appear. Bisket box is inside, moussie traps purchased/ set ....

Dang, that reminds me, time to reset?

These little ships are amazing as to how they can climb if needed.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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Have you ever watched squirrels getting to a bird feeder? There is a whole industry built around trying to keep squirrels out of bird feeders.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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You need a traveling cat. Mice don't like to frequent a cat's territory. We live on a farm with 3 outside cats. Have yet to find any sign of mice in either RV and it's been about 15 years.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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Sorry that mice invaded your rig. Being in a subdivision doesn't mean that critters won't pose problems. :-)

In my SoCal neighborhood we contend with mice, rats, opossums, rattle (and other) snakes, skunks, various lizards, coyotes, and the odd mountain lion or bear. Termites and ants are big problems, too. Bats and feral cats now and then. (And I probably forgot a critter or two.).

Since you have pets, you should probably go with regular 'ol mousetraps placed outside around the tires. Look for and seal any potential openings in your rig (including underneath), and keep in mind that mice can easily fit underneath a closed door.

Inside your rig place some traps at rear of closets, inside cabinets (like under sinks), etc. And make a list of where you placed the traps to avoid pain in the future, and also so you remember where to look when monitoring all the traps.

From now on try not to leave any kind of food out in the open. Buy plastic containers with lids -- minimally, store food in a stand-alone cabinet with a working door and no other possible entry, such as through light cut-outs.

If there's one mouse you saw there's likely more you haven't seen yet, especially at this time of year. You could also try hiring a pest control company if that's more of a preference.

Best of luck, and keep us posted. :-)
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Cats, cats, cats

If your not a 'cat person', then a Jack Russell or Rat Terrier..
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #9
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We used ultra sonic mouse repellant (linked), mouse traps in the "barn" and we also have a jack russell (the largest small dog).

Between the three we have no more mice!! Honestly, I think the dog did most of the work... keeps possums, squirrels, snakes and other animals (including the UPS man) away as well!!
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