We just got back from a trip to Ohanapecosh near Mt. Rainier. What a fabulous campground and the rangers there do a great job of keeping the place up.
We are full-timers living near Kirkland, Washington. We have never seen a rat/mice in our MH in the last 1 1/2 years living here although I admit to hearing them on accasion. Have not heard anything lately though.
While we were camping this last week, we had 7, yes count them 7 mice come into our rig. I noticed the first one running across the floor while we were watching TV. I use glue traps so they don't die in the walls from the poison...works great! I learned that from Orkin who used to do pest control on our home. Anyway, I went into town one day and bought 20 or so glue board traps and cleaned the guy out. When I was done setting them the mice did not have a chance. The traps don't kill them, they just get stuck but good in the glue. All you need to do it wack the little mothers over the head a couple times. I really did enjoy killing the little things.
So now I am wondering if there is a realistic way of sealing up my MH. Since we are full-timers this could get to be a bit much if it gets out of hand like the campground. We live in a large private greenbelt where there are lots of trees and so certainly mice.
We have a 2003 Suncruiser. We keep it very clean since we live in it.
Has anyone tried to rat proof one of these things?
Is it realistic?
I went under the coach and found the huge area where the screen is for the heat exchanger intake.....a whole family would get throught there all at once. The way we were parked it was not too high off the ground when we were camping. I covered it over with cardboard and that seemed to stop them for a couple days. They came in from more than one location though and eventually came back.
I am wondering if since I parked under a low hanging maple or something like that if that wasn't the place where they came in...like over the tree and down a vent?
Do people know if it would help to put traps around the tires?
I would not be able to use glue traps because of the rain.
Would you think it should go on the sides of the tires or all the way around?
Can they jump high enough that if I gaurd the tires they would still get in?
We don't have any trees hanging over our coach at home.
Lots of questions, sorry for the long post but 7 mice in one trip was a bit much.