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Old 08-22-2007, 07:30 PM   #1
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I have recently had a problem with a couple of mice that decided they liked my wires in the chassis area, they chewed on one wire that would cause the motor to act like you had turned off the key, finally found the problem and fixed. Thought the mice were long gone and they just chewed another wire causing the same problem. Set two traps and caught them also found nest, over gas tank. Destroyed the nest. The mice did not ever get in the coach just stayed in the under carriage and caused problems with wires. Looking for anyone that may know of a way of preventing more unwanted guests from hitching a ride. Appreciate any ideas on this.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:30 PM   #2
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I have recently had a problem with a couple of mice that decided they liked my wires in the chassis area, they chewed on one wire that would cause the motor to act like you had turned off the key, finally found the problem and fixed. Thought the mice were long gone and they just chewed another wire causing the same problem. Set two traps and caught them also found nest, over gas tank. Destroyed the nest. The mice did not ever get in the coach just stayed in the under carriage and caused problems with wires. Looking for anyone that may know of a way of preventing more unwanted guests from hitching a ride. Appreciate any ideas on this.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:21 AM   #3
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I don't know if this does any good or not actually but it makes me feel better.

When I park my m/h in a storage yard I remove all food that mice could get into or smell. (Common sense)

I then spray (on the ground) fox urine I buy in the sporting goods department at Wally World. I spray it all the way around the m/h under the edge and behind the tires. I figure mice are smart little buggers and their logical little minds, upon whiffing the fox urine, might decide to go elsewhere since they don't want to be fox dinner.

I've not had a mouse problem yet, although I don't know if this actually helps! I know it makes me feel good and helps the employment situation in the fox urine collecting career field!
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:45 AM   #4
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Moving the post to irv general discussion as this can be a problem with any type of rig.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:09 PM   #5
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I keep the old type mouse traps all over my coach in lower compartments, under my draws in kitchen, behind refer, near furnace.
Count last spring was 8 expired mice. I place this many last winter after I found ripped paper off bottle in cabinet above Micro.
Getting ready to refreshen the peanut butter on them for this falls siege.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:26 AM   #6
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Mike, I use Contrac-Blox mouse/rat poison that I get from a professional pest control guy. I put them in pet safe containers and/or spread them around in concealed areas of the MH(motor home). The best place is outside the MH but I put them inside also because it's better to have a dead mouse inside than a dead MH.

DeCon also works but the Contrac-Blox seems to work better.

(I would like to see mirror postings on these threads that get moved - one for the suggestion box)
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CHIPPYSGT:
I know it makes me feel good and helps the employment situation in the fox urine collecting career field! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the good laugh.
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:17 PM   #8
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I had mice problems on the wiring that ran the lift on the boat house. Somewhere I read that both hair and/or moth balls had worked as a deterrent. I took the hair (not all from our pooch (Britney Spaniel)and placed it in pieces of the wife's stockings (not the ones she was wearing) and secured it along the wires. I also put some moth balls in stockings and did the same thing. It did stop the problem on the wires...
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We had this problem once, and my wife bought lots of steel wool and plugged every hole she could find...around wires and pipes coming in from the basement. That was 3 years ago, no mice yet.
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