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Old 11-24-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Best way to keep Mice out of the coach?

I was doing some maintenance today and found some fresh mouse droppings so I am wondering what is the best way to keep them out of the coach.

I have heard Moth ball or Dryer sheets?

What's your secret?
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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They like dryer sheets for tearing up to use for nest linings.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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Remove all food or store in plastic containers. Get a cat.
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I tried this product on my rig this year. It is supposed to be the best there is at repelling mice. I used this along with three 110V mouse speakers inside the coach. It is fairly easy to apply and is easy to clean up if required but not cheap.
If I get mice, I will have to burn the rig to ground and start all over.

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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Set out TomCat mouse baits around (but not in) coach, so they get their fill before setting paw into your rig. These nifty gizmos are pet & grandchild safe, Fido can't get into the plastic maze where mice can easily reach the bait. I used these recently on a rental that mice had adopted. Voila!! Mice be gone.

If they are already in the rig, after applying TomCats, make sure to check thoroughly for dead bodies. First visually, then use the sniff test. If the bodies fester you'll know it.
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I tried this product on my rig this year. It is supposed to be the best there is at repelling mice. I used this along with three 110V mouse speakers inside the coach. It is fairly easy to apply and is easy to clean up if required but not cheap.
If I get mice, I will have to burn the rig to ground and start all over.

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Let us know how that goes. I'm looking at that product.
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If you use the search feature you will find several more methods for dealing with those pesky rodents.

Has been discussed many times and several people have done some nice reviews of the products available.

Good luck, not sure which is worse mice or water leaks
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The very best way is to block all entrances. This can be time consuming, but not expensive. Get yourself a few bags of steel wool (they won't chew through it) and plug every place they can sqeeze in. Start in all the lower cabinettes where there are wire, plumbing and duct runs. Generally speaking, upper cabinettes are safe unless a wire run comes from the side wall or ceiling.

Then check all bays for places they could enter the coach or the basement. Finally, a good inspection from underneath looking for gaps around vent or drain hoses and wire runs.

Once you think you have it, set several traps with peanut butter inside the coach. This will let you know if you missed a place or two.

Depending on your bay doors, you may not be able to keep them out of there. For that moths balls work well.

This stuff also works well in the bays or sprinkle around MH and/or tires.

http://www.outsidepride.com/repellen...cat-urine.html
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This stuff also works well in the bays or sprinkle around MH and/or tires.

fox and bobcat urine - critter repellent
I agree with all your points, but I notice on your last recommendation you've come around to my suggestion in post #3. You just want the cat by-product, I suggested the whole cat.
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I agree with all your points, but I notice on your last recommendation you've come around to my suggestion in post #3. You just want the cat by-product, I suggested the whole cat.
I hear ya I have 2 Jack Russell's that keeps them at bay when the MH is parked at the house. Stored, it's across the road where they aren't allowed. The Bobcat pee worked well over there until I got all the wholes plugged. I'm not a big cat fan and neither are the dogs
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A hungry cat is best. I keep my TT in a shed on my farm and I keep a cat or two in the shed. I feed the cats enough to stay around but, not so much that they get fat and lazy. I never have any mouse problems in the camper or any of the other equipment stored in the shed. I'm not a big fan of poisons; even pet safe ones; because the mice can die in inaccessible places and they really stink when they rot. In the house I have mouse traps called "The Better Mouse Trap" I really like them because there so easy to set and you don't have to touch the dead mouse to get it out of the trap.
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I'm not a big cat fan and neither are the dogs
I'm definitely a dog person, I'll pet a cat when it comes near, but I wouldn't own one. I was thinking of offering some of the many strays that roam my neighborhood. I'd get fined over $100 if my dog is out not on a leash or not tagged. The cat's prey on the songbirds and other small critters that have as much right to live as them. Anyone want a cat or 6?
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I'm definitely a dog person, I'll pet a cat when it comes near, but I wouldn't own one. I was thinking of offering some of the many strays that roam my neighborhood. I'd get fined over $100 if my dog is out not on a leash or not tagged. The cat's prey on the songbirds and other small critters that have as much right to live as them. Anyone want a cat or 6?
You figure out a way to ship them to me, alive, for free and I'll take a couple. I could use some fresh breeding stock.
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I put the sticky traps where mice are likely to travel. That way they do not die and then wonder off to a place I cannot reach inside, or go outside where a hawk may ingest them and the poison. If i knew that a feral cat was going to eat them then I would definitely go the bait route.

Mice are looking for a warm place to nest and will find the smallest opening to squeeze through so sealing is likely to be incomplete though still worth a try as it keeps out cold air as well from the RV.
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