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Old 10-09-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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Critter Control ... best way to keep them out?

We are winterizing our TT this weekend - leaving it at our upstate NY seasonal site which backs up to a field (lots of critters). Would appreciate your advice on ideas to keep Chip and Dale and Mickey Mouse from making a home in my TT??!! Know about the dryer sheets and also heard about Irish Spring Soap bars ... not crazy about the smell of mothballs in my camper ... any other FULL PROOF ideas?

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:38 AM   #2
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The only real way is to stop them getting in - and I guess that is easier to do in a travel trailer than in a large motorhome.

Lots of crawling around underneath blocking up openings around pipes and cables, checking fit of seals, seams that have opened up a little etc. Might need to have a strong light shining around inside at night while checking outside. A mouse can get through a slot 1/4" high and 1" wide so no hole is too small to be ignored.

Mice I know find dryer sheets perfect for shredding up to use as a nest lining.

Lots and lots of poison baits laid underneath and in the vicinity will get the population down very low and reduce the chances of survivors making it inside.

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Steel wool, crammed into holes and access points helps. Mice and the like will make a small hole larger by gnawing so even holes smaller than 1/4"x1" are suspect.

Mice don't like chewing on steel wool... it's relatively cheap (you can use SOS pads too) and shouldn't harm the trailer.

Also make sure your food stuffs and crumbs are removed and the stove is spotless, before you leave.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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If it hasn't been mentioned allready, we use steel wool near electrical connections and vents. seems to work well as the mice can't eat through it.
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