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Old 04-26-2006, 06:55 PM   #1
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I live in the country so mice are a way of life. What comes with the little SOBs is HANTA VIRUS. We live in the Four corners region where 90% of the cases of HVPS occur.
There has got to be a way to keep them out of our RV. I have dogs so poison is doubtfull. Two other reasons for not using poison. Birds of prey and the fact that I can never poison them all because more will just come in. I would have to kill every mouse for a square mile. I cannot plug the holes where they are getting in because of the slides.
I have done some checking on ultrasonic deterrents but I'm getting mixed signals on the efficacy. Anybody got any ideas? Hanta Virus scares the bejeebers out of me and in reality I should clean the trailer out wearing a full biohazard suit. And then would just have to do it again in three weeks.
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:55 PM   #2
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I live in the country so mice are a way of life. What comes with the little SOBs is HANTA VIRUS. We live in the Four corners region where 90% of the cases of HVPS occur.
There has got to be a way to keep them out of our RV. I have dogs so poison is doubtfull. Two other reasons for not using poison. Birds of prey and the fact that I can never poison them all because more will just come in. I would have to kill every mouse for a square mile. I cannot plug the holes where they are getting in because of the slides.
I have done some checking on ultrasonic deterrents but I'm getting mixed signals on the efficacy. Anybody got any ideas? Hanta Virus scares the bejeebers out of me and in reality I should clean the trailer out wearing a full biohazard suit. And then would just have to do it again in three weeks.
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:06 PM   #3
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Get a cat, or two.

We don't have the virus but do have mice. Wife got a cat, litter box and "cat bed"?? and put in MH. It worked, no more mice. Of course now we have the cat. Don't know which is worse......
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:22 PM   #4
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We have a cat in the house and that works for keeping the house relatively free of mice. RV is parked in the yard and the dogs are two Rhodesian Ridgebacks and one Anatolian Shepherd so the having a cat in the yard is not gonna work. Not to mention the owls that kill all cats smaller than 10lbs.
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:52 PM   #5
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Aztecian, I have had mice one got beheaded in furnace , and one caught in mouse trap ,this winter I placed BOUNCE fabric sofeners in every compartment and under draw space, around generator where ever I thought they might go.
You guessed it not a single mouse anywhere. Besides the coach smelled just as fresh as a new baby. Its worked for others give it a try. "007"

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Old 04-27-2006, 03:38 AM   #6
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Aztecian,

Years ago we had a pop-up that mice chewed up over a winter. Mice turds were everywhere - except in a compartment under the sink where we kept a bottle of Avon Skin So Soft. The bottle tended to leak slightly so it was wrapped in newspaper and the paper had absorbed some of the liquid. Not one mouse turd was found in that compartment. Henceforth, when storing the camper, I would dribble a few drops of Avon SSO on sheets of newspaper and place around the popup. Had no more evidence of mice.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:17 AM   #7
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YEP BOUNCE WORKS !!
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:29 AM   #8
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Great information!! Never heard of the " Bounce" trick. Definately going to try that one myself.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:14 PM   #9
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Been using dryer sheets for years with no mice yet. House sparrows on the other hand have nested in our vents causing a lot of trouble.
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:23 PM   #10
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If I can add 2 cents worth here (cdn btw) we had mice...put some used cat litter under the trailer and no more mice.........we also used bounce and found it worked so-so........but then a lady informed us that the bounce sheets should be used once and then put in trailer to ward off mice.......cant say for sure either way..
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:19 PM   #11
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All good ideas. I think the used cat litter sounds like the best solution if it works. It should keep the little critters from ever getting in as opposed to just keeping them out of the certain areas with Bounce. Besides I have a hypersensitive nose and hate the smell of fabric softeners, detergent, perfume, etc.
No feedback on the ultrasonic devices?
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Our first fiver had a resident mouse. After putting moth balls around, he packed up and left. Not sure which is worse...the mouse or the smell of moth balls.
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For the Sparrows, try a rubber OWL. It works in the backyard !
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How often do you need to replace the Bounce sheets?
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