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Old 07-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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best way to keep mice and pest out, stored or camping

Need opinions about keeping mice and pest from getting in our Motorhome. Haven't had any yet. Don't really want to leave posion inside. We have put moth balls on the tires, but don't know if that helps. Have seen some campers put lights under their campers. One said they do it to keep mice away. Any ideas? Thanks.
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I've had pretty good luck placing Bounce dryer sheets around. I put them in just about every drawer and cabinet/closet.
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I use cotton balls soaked with peppermint oil.
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We had mice invade our coach this past winter after one of our weekend trips. We had forgotten to remove the dog food and they had a feast. After thorough cleaning and scrubbing DW found a blog about Fresh Cab, an all natural rodent repellent. We ordered several packages on line and scattered them throughout our coach. No more visitors since. Highly recommend it!
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I have two electronic pest repellers plugged into the coach. One in the basement and one in the kitchen. Keep all chords off the ground when plugged in. Try to keep from parking under tree branches that allow pests to "drop in " We also spray afound the tires with any good "home Pest Control. Never seen any pests in all of our RVing. And of course keep all food stuffs in tight containers. incl paper products
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The dryer sheets work really well. Put one in every nook and cranny. the peppermint oil works until it evaporates. It last about a week. Cost is a bit much for such a small bottle and it has to be renewed every week. I put dryer sheets around 3 weeks ago and no sign of the little buggers.
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Thanks for the quick replys. Glad I found this very informative forum.
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There are sticky traps that are either trays with a couple seeds or bits of corn or ones that fold up into a triangular tent. When the mouse gets stuck to the trap you dispose of the trap and the mouse. With this approach you do not have to worry about a dead mouse stuck in some place you cannot reach without tearing the RV apart.
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I've had pretty good luck placing Bounce dryer sheets around. I put them in just about every drawer and cabinet/closet.
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The dryer sheets work really well. Put one in every nook and cranny. the peppermint oil works until it evaporates. It last about a week. Cost is a bit much for such a small bottle and it has to be renewed every week. I put dryer sheets around 3 weeks ago and no sign of the little buggers.
Hate to say this to ya guys but just tellin' ya MY experience. I have a small pop-up camper I pull behind my motorcycle. When I opened it up this year I found it full of mice-nests. (along with six of the critters still at home. Two nest,... built with all the dryer sheets I stuffed everywhere to keep them out.
......So much for the dryer sheets.......
Dryer Sheets = $400+ in damage.
I suspect your dryer sheets were placed there at a time they weren't in the mood for movin'.

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There are sticky traps that are either trays with a couple seeds or bits of corn or ones that fold up into a triangular tent. When the mouse gets stuck to the trap you dispose of the trap and the mouse. With this approach you do not have to worry about a dead mouse stuck in some place you cannot reach without tearing the RV apart.
I think this is the best way to prevent damage. To catch those pesky critters before the damage is done. They ARE going to be there,... at some point. A 'sticky trap' or poison pellets of some kind is the way to keep their stay,.... short!
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