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Old 12-15-2011, 05:26 PM   #15
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Rat poison is the same thing and quite effective. (Mice like it also). Just make sure pets can't get it.
When poison of some type is left out for mice/rats, do the critters ALWAYS go out of the RV to die? Of is there a good chance they will crawl into some inaccessable place in the RV and die there.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:25 PM   #16
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When poison of some type is left out for mice/rats, do the critters ALWAYS go out of the RV to die? Of is there a good chance they will crawl into some inaccessable place in the RV and die there.
I think that would depend on if they are staying in the RV or moving around. Here on the farm I sometimes I find a dead rat outside. I don't usually find them inside but they may be there. There's lots of places where I wouldn't find them. (Barn, out buildings etc)
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I have to admit that when I first saw the topic I thought it said Moose Poop, then when I moused over the topic and saw it was inside his rig I just had to read about it, I mean how does a moose get in an RV?????? Imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be a mouse.
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edj, I've never found a dead mouse inside our RV, even though some of the poison is gone. I assume they left the same way they came in, to find water.

Warfarin is not just rat poison, it is a blood thinner as most know. Given enough Warfarin any animal with flowing blood will bleed to death internally, as Warfarin makes the blood so thin it passes easily through blood vessel walls. When death occurs, little odors occur, the animal just dries-up, somewhat like being mummified. Warfarin also makes animals thirsty, this usually causes mice and rats to seek out a source of water, which is outside the RV or house.
Dogs are particularly suseptable to rat poison/Warfarin. Prudent use and placement of rat poison is highly recommended when one has children or pets inside.
I have used rat poison for many years without one incident outside of the pest family. My barn cats ignore it, and dogs cannot get to where it is placed.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #19
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edj, I've never found a dead mouse inside our RV, even though some of the poison is gone. I assume they left the same way they came in, to find water.

Warfarin is not just rat poison, it is a blood thinner as most know. Given enough Warfarin any animal with flowing blood will bleed to death internally, as Warfarin makes the blood so thin it passes easily through blood vessel walls. When death occurs, little odors occur, the animal just dries-up, somewhat like being mummified. Warfarin also makes animals thirsty, this usually causes mice and rats to seek out a source of water, which is outside the RV or house.
Dogs are particularly suseptable to rat poison/Warfarin. Prudent use and placement of rat poison is highly recommended when one has children or pets inside.
I have used rat poison for many years without one incident outside of the pest family. My barn cats ignore it, and dogs cannot get to where it is placed.
Thanks... I park my old Sunnybrook trailer on our property when it is not being used. But, it is near the tree line and the mice are always finding their way in despite my trying to plug up all the holes. I have been using mouse traps inside the living area and storage areas. But, that requires checking daily, or at least every two days for bodies. I was afraid of using Warfarin poison because I figured the mice would get under the floor in unreachable locations and die there. The stink would last for weeks or more. Now, I will give it a try....
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As stated Warfarin will thin the blood and de-hydrate the mouse big time. In a house you will often find them in the sump pump pit as they will be looking for water and if they don't find any they look for a way back outside which is usually where they die.
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I might look into that also! Thanks!
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I've used dry sheet with good success.
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No one seems to have thought of using the mice to their advantage. One of those hamster wheels, hooked up to a generator could provide a few amps. And with enough of them you may even be able to forgo the engine space and transmission.
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I just read something on another post that said that auto antifreeze works too.
I believe it works as I had a leak in my kubota and found dead mice...
It is also suppose to be good for stopping wood rot and mold if you get water in your rig...
It is absorbed and mixes with water...
In my last Rv the previous owner used mothballs.... my asthma got so bad I sold the rig... Its not good for you.... I use "First Bit in the garage. It kills
in 24 hrs unlike some decon that can take up to 5 days. Antifreeze is sweet tasting. Antifreeze is toxic to dogs and small children but is pretty safe to adults... It is even in many hand sanitizers as it kills germs and makes your skin soft. My daughter is a doctor and they use Purell as it does not dry out your hands like the alcohol only ones do... it has antifreeze in it... I read that it kills insects too...
Has anybody else used antifreeze?
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I just read something on another post that said that auto antifreeze works too.
I believe it works as I had a leak in my kubota and found dead mice...
It is also suppose to be good for stopping wood rot and mold if you get water in your rig...
It is absorbed and mixes with water...
In my last Rv the previous owner used mothballs.... my asthma got so bad I sold the rig... Its not good for you.... I use "First Bit in the garage. It kills
in 24 hrs unlike some decon that can take up to 5 days. Antifreeze is sweet tasting. Antifreeze is toxic to dogs and small children but is pretty safe to adults... It is even in many hand sanitizers as it kills germs and makes your skin soft. My daughter is a doctor and they use Purell as it does not dry out your hands like the alcohol only ones do... it has antifreeze in it... I read that it kills insects too...
Has anybody else used antifreeze?
First time I've heard of using antifreeze.
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Ethylene glycol - regular antifreeze is quite poisonous to humans.....

Propylene glycol - is low toxicity antifreeze sold as LowTox
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Caught another one within three days of the first kill. Should I try the poison or just stick with the traps?
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