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Old 03-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Dryer Sheets to keep Mice out - what about Irish Spring?

I read somewhere that Irish Spring soap bars placed thru trailer will keep mice out? Any truth to this and what about Dryer sheets??
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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Irish spring should work but dry sheets are a lot cheaper and make less mess if they get wet.
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The mice really like the softness too...
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The mice really like the softness too...
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Mice don't like strange smells, however, they do get use to them. Dryer sheets seemed to work for a bit, then they made nests with them.

Tried clove powder mixed with cooking oil soaked up with cotton balls. Also seemed to work, for awhile inside.

The best way is to prevent them from entering in the first place. Closing all access to the interior by plugging all holes with steel wool works. You just have to find them all.

Using moth balls work if you load up the outside bays, unless they get in elsewhere. You do not want to put them inside as it really stinks up the place.

I'm trying something new this year. It's in a granular form and is made from Bobcat urine. Bobcats are a natural enemy. Supposidly, a mouse will flee if he smells it. I'm going to put some in DWs old hose and leave in bays, then sprinkle some under the MH and around the tires.

Mice start looking for a winter home in late summer and early fall, so what ever you do, do it early.

Back to the urine thing... After I bought this stuff, I had a real old fellow tell me he has used ammonia around his vehicles for years and never a mouse problem. Makes sence as this Bobcat stuff smells like ammonia if you stick your nose in the container.
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I read somewhere that Irish Spring soap bars placed thru trailer will keep mice out? Any truth to this and what about Dryer sheets??
people try alot of diff things to rid tt from mice etc. the thing for mice is proofing,inspections,and if they are in tt baited snaptraps with slimjims im in pest control service here in fl rodents are always a big issue here.poisons is not the answer but a last resort
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We tried the Irish Spring soap one year & guess what? The mice ate it! There were chew marks all over it!
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We tried the Irish Spring soap one year & guess what? The mice ate it! There were chew marks all over it!
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Talking about Bobcat pee I had a dealer tell me this is what he uses . it comes in liquid and powder. I just received my order and my TT comes in next month. go to predatorpee.com. they also sell 33 day containers.Fill up with 1-1/2 oz . last 33 days. or you can spray liquid any where unit touches ground.Just remember if it rains you have to spray again. if you have chipmunks or squirrels you need foxpee. my order is in my shed. I hope it works!!
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The trouble with all 'smell' cures is that while they may work for a period of time, after a while the animal (mice, deer, or whatever) learns that there is no threat and the protectant becomes ineffective (or food ).
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The trouble with all 'smell' cures is that while they may work for a period of time, after a while the animal (mice, deer, or whatever) learns that there is no threat and the protectant becomes ineffective (or food ).
That's been my experience too. I'm giving the Bobcat pee a shot (always back-up traps inside). If that fails I'm going to try the just ammonia the old man told me about. I'm starting to feel like the Cyote and all my money is going to ACME.
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Wow! You guys are tough!
How do you get the bobcat or the fox to pee in the bottle?
who does the milkin'.


Do not use moth balls. They are poisonous to humans and animals.
Besides, moths don't grow them big enough.

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Wow! You guys are tough!
How do you get the bobcat or the fox to pee in the bottle?
who does the milkin'.

Do not use moth balls. They are poisonous to humans and animals.
Besides, moths don't grow them big enough.



I hear a lot of folks talk about smelling moth balls. I could never figure out how they got their nose in there to smell them.

Bobcats are a cinch, it's the Tiger pee that's really tough to get!
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Have used to dryer sheet method for years and haven't had a little critter yet. I distribute them throughout the basement compartments then scatter a few in the coach. "THEN I SIT AND WAIT" Nah, just kidding.
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