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Old 10-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #15
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I wonder if their is something that could be installed by the tires and elec chord as an obstruction to the mice, something they cant climb? I know they can jump, I have seen them try to jump out of a deep pail but not sure they would jump onto a tire.
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I have stored a boat many winters and generally spent my winters in the MH in the south using it. However this year we decided to stay home. As with the Boat I will spread dryer sheets thruout the MH and some poison on the floor of the building and hope. In the past I have used moth balls and have not had mice. The problem was, I seldom find all the moth balls for removal in the spring and my boats always smelled of Moth Balls.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #17
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First, I think its best to make sure your coach is all sealed up rather than 'battle' them, it can be done.Keep in mind that when you 'hook up' you give give them a new pathway to your coach too. We bought a trap that does just that and doesn't kill them but we found out that during the night if you caught one it scratches and makes noise that awakens you, its works really well tho. I think its you do put something in your coach to use some sort of reminder so you don't forget and store your coach with a dead mouse inside. Sticky traps leave to mouse stuck and making noise too and thats possible with the old standard traps in the middle of the night. Get your coach raised up in a safe manner on a concrete surface and get your product of choice and a creeper to roll around on and most likely you'll solve about all your problems, and its always a good thing just to 'look' around under your coach.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #18
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I have two of the electronic critter repellers plugged into the basement outlets. seems to work.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:15 AM   #19
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First, I think its best to make sure your coach is all sealed up rather than 'battle' them, it can be done
I don't think its possible to completely seal up all the entry points for mice because they can squeeze into a tiny hole or crack. Or at the very least it would be quite difficult to locate and seal up everything. That is why I think some kind of a road block at the wheels and jacks to prevent them from climbing up might be more feesable... or I will just place poison everywhere and kill em all.....
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:30 AM   #20
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I used these when we lived in the country. They work great!

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When we bought our MH it had been parked for 6 months in the desert. Previous owners had put moth balls in the engine bay and at the front, but had relied on dryer sheets spread all over the inside.
Mice had gotten inside and nested in a drawer full of bedding - using chewed up dryer sheets for lining the nest. So much for the magical powers of dryer sheets.

I spread poison baits all around under adjacent structures, beside the tyres and on top of the tyres and on the chassis and in compartments -
and plenty inside as well -
and just hope for the best because it spends up to a year in the open in a storage yard without any attention.
So far, so good.
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I have had to pay the price for chewed wires thanks to these critters. I have two outdoor cats that are doing well and I keep the motor home parked next to the house. After they trashed two rigs parked about 50 yards from the house they did not get enough traffic. I now have a deck to the rig and I am in it several times a week. I use the ultrasonic devices in the outlets and I think they reduce the number that enter. Bit there are some that are not deterred. I feed my cats on the deck and now no more mice. Never liked cats but now I have two that think they are dogs with an attidude.
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Never liked cats but now I have two that think they are dogs with an attidude.
Dogs have "people"........cats have staff.
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In the past I have used moth balls and have not had mice. The problem was, I seldom find all the moth balls for removal in the spring and my boats always smelled of Moth Balls.

Put the moth balls in a jar with holes in the lid......use several jars.
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So true... But mine now go fow walks with me an my lab. As long as they are outside we get along. DW has one inside cat that I am just buying time. Came as a package deal in the marriage. I call him baggage.
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Just got back from the farm. Glue traps in the old RV had four mice. They are starting to think about where to set up house keeping for the winter. Still won't use poison, not taking a chance of them crawling into some space to die.
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Moth balls?

How long will the moth balls last?
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Just set 10 spring traps in and around the MH.. It's our first winter with a garage for it, so I'm sure the little ***** would love to set up home in there. I put one on top of each (6) tire, one in the electrical bay because we keep it plugged in, and a couple more inside. More traps are on DW's shopping list, but we have a start.
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