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Old 09-10-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
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Well after trapping over 20 mice (2 litters I figure...gross is an understatement) over the last week in our trailer we finally found the point of entry. Behind a drawer there was a HUGE , well 3" diameter hole in the floor with electrical and water going out, running under the floor and up the other side. Obviously the factory screwed up here. Plugged this with brass wool and expanding foam (lots)from top and bottom. Set a couple more traps for any stragglers. While under the trailer I foamed all holes but the others were already plugged, one even had steel wool. Now I know why our trailer got so cold so quick even using the heater. We were heating the outside! Also put some moth balls in containers under the trailer. So as another poster said (thanks btw) theres no substitute to crawling under , pulling out all drawers and following plumbing and electrical. Thank God we got them before they chewed up wiring or holes in cabinets.
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Well after trapping over 20 mice (2 litters I figure...gross is an understatement) over the last week in our trailer we finally found the point of entry. Behind a drawer there was a HUGE , well 3" diameter hole in the floor with electrical and water going out, running under the floor and up the other side. Obviously the factory screwed up here. Plugged this with brass wool and expanding foam (lots)from top and bottom. Set a couple more traps for any stragglers. While under the trailer I foamed all holes but the others were already plugged, one even had steel wool. Now I know why our trailer got so cold so quick even using the heater. We were heating the outside! Also put some moth balls in containers under the trailer. So as another poster said (thanks btw) theres no substitute to crawling under , pulling out all drawers and following plumbing and electrical. Thank God we got them before they chewed up wiring or holes in cabinets.
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Being an ex-professional pest control tech I will tell you that the foam will not be the solution. Mice and rats eat right through this. The steel wool or better wire mesh is the answer. They hate chewing this
Evidently since you found steel wool it wasnt on your watch that they entered. When I store mine I place bait traps (you can get them an Home Depot) on the inside of the wheels on the ground. Mice are inquisitive and will investigate this before going above. And above all exclusion is the key. Good hunting
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In wet climates, the steel wool will rust. You can get bronze wool and plug the holes with it and it works without the rust.

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I had a similar problem with a park model..I did the same as you...... except in the foam..I placed a couple of chunks of poison right in the opening and then foamed around it..if they wanna lunch on the foam, might as well givem a dessert to!
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Where are you storing your rig? Sounds like the whole area has a mouse issue.
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