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Old 08-15-2012, 07:23 AM   #1
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Ok people what does everone do for mice issues ? I saw an ad on here for something I believe called Mice Out? Has anyone ever tried this product and does it work? I know about all the other methods like moth balls, dryer sheets and cedar chips/ balls because I used them in my old pop up camper yrs ago. Short of putting a cat to live in there 24/7 all winter long what are other RVer's doing to combat their own mice issues?
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:42 AM   #2
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I found where they was coming in, and fix that hole. Keep looking for the entrance that they use. I keep traps set all the time in mine.
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I agree with the traps, but finding the hole ? I have looked and looked and now I think they can smell there way in.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:25 PM   #4
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We have 3 outside barn cats. (semi wild) We haven't had any mice (YET!). We bought the TT new in 98.
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decon works great but i dont want them dying in the mh and causing a smell i have been told that it does something to the body so it will not smell has anyone else heard or experienced this
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:04 AM   #6
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we use traps and park out side . cats for sure if they can get in to the pole barn mice population goes way down.but other rodants can get in there two.but if anybody has good idea post it please.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:00 AM   #7
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when Iwas able to park on my property I left the electric plugged in. I got those ultra-sound devices for controlling pest. never had an issue with mice.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #8
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I have used dryer sheets, natural, earth friendly something or other, and the electric devices. The only thing that works for me is the traps.
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I assumed the greatest mouse threat was up the sewer hose and into the service bay when camping. I have been thinking about making a seal for the hose.
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Traps do the job if set properly. With the newer type traps, the ones with a wide yellow plastic doo dad to spring the trap, success is just about a sure thing. You do not even have to put anything on them, (I used to use peanut butter), and the trick is to butt the narrow end with the yellow up against a wall where they like to travel. Once they step on the yellow spring release it's all over. Once I learned that trick, my problem was soon over. I'm parked on some cheap land I bought that has a large population of mice, but they are soon dispatched, and no "families" of mice have a chance to set up a domicile in my rig. Ed
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But what about if you have a small dog? I can't really put traps out with fear of her being stung by a trap :(

What method to use when you have a small dog?
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I believe they are talking about putting traps inside the Motor Home/Camper while it is in storage during winter. the door should be closed and the dog shouldn't have access.
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when Iwas able to park on my property I left the electric plugged in. I got those ultra-sound devices for controlling pest. never had an issue with mice.
what brand did you use? i have tried several brands with limited sucess
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This spring I finished the latest Mouse (access) Hunt. I emptied the cabinets to get to the utility chases, and if wire or pipe came through the floor it got steel wooled. Two holes got my attention. One was a cutout under the shower drain for the bottom of the P-trap. A Smart Car could have driven through it. Lowes didn't have enough steel wool so I got a can of expanding foam and loaded the hole. The other hole was about 4" in diameter and had 2 water lines (1/2") going through it. The rest of the foam got used in that one.

They play soccer with the moth balls, floor surf on fabric softener sheets and bathe with Irish Spring soap shavings. I use Victor mouse catchers (well worth the price). Since my last mouse mission and sealing I haven't caught any though. Keep hacking at it and eventually you'll seal almost everything.
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