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Old 02-03-2010, 08:50 AM   #15
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X2 for mouse/rat poison placed in places where no other animal has access. Raccoons are a problem everywhere since fur prices dropped drastically decades ago. I discovered they like rat poison, and it has the same effect.
Thanks for the tip on the X2 for Raccoons. I will have a bunch in my engine compartment before nightfall today. BTW, having the large round tube on my homemade rear shelf didn't deter them as I looked a few days ago in the engine compartment and there were more feces on top of the engine. And of course raccoon feet marks all over the white tube.

I normally don't like to take such drastic steps in discouraging critters but another resident here in the RV park had raccoons get into her car engine compartment and destroyed all of the electrical wiring. She had to have the compartment re-wired. NOT interested in doing that to my coach engine compartment.

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Old 02-09-2010, 05:28 PM   #16
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Load trigger with peanut butter will get them every time.
That's what I use. Works great. They sell a new style mouse trap at Walmart. You simply pinch the trap together and put a little peanut butter inside. Very simple to use and easy to set. Just pinch together.

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Old 02-09-2010, 06:27 PM   #17
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This takes some time and you need the plants/bushes which have thorns, rose bushes etc. Place them around each point touching the ground. I actually made a rope of these thorn bushes and wrapped the base of each tire. I just stick them around the jack stands and legs. I know this seems weird but so far no mice have been caught in my traps, nor signs of them.

I read about this somewhere, my wife has many rose bushes, so we placed them around our out building and it seems to work. During late fall before the snow fly's, there looking for a home and difficult to keep out.

I've tried virtually everything suggested on this site, and then some. I never had large numbers of the little buggers but 3 or 4 times a year I would catch a pair. Yes, I tried to seal everything possible.

Also, place the traps on some type of plastic etc. to keep the fluids from soaking into the carpets/floor when they get snapped, they release all their fluids.

By the way I've had read good results with Osage Orange for spiders and such if you can find those trees. All my family is requesting the oranges now for their homes, they use to chuckle when I first told them bout this.
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go buy some peppermint oil and some cotton balls put oil on cotton balls and out in storage mice do not like the smell
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I throw moth balls under the motorhome and put dryer sheets in every outside and inside compartment. Mice do not like the smell of dryer sheets. It also keeps the RV smelling good. I have never had any problems doing this. Also bought a gardening book that suggested Cayenne pepper for keeping critters and rabbits out of the garden. You may try some or all of these. Good luck. John H....
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We get mice on our houseboat every year. What may seem to help one time won't do squat the next time. We have mothball satchels, bounce sheets, electronic plug-ins...if they want in, they'll get in. And plain old snap-spring mouse traps, the mice around here must be pretty smart, because they've successfully eaten all the peanut butter off the triggers without setting off the trap every time. Best defense I've found is to give them bait outside the boat, and sticky traps to catch them once they're inside. The sticky's have never let me down...
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Do you keep your doors locked when not in it?

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