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Old 09-24-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Mice solutions needed....

It's getting colder here in WI and mice are looking for a place to stay for the winter. What is the best way to keep them out? The 1st sign was chewed up toilet paper from the spare rolls under the bathroom sink. Must have came up the plumbing lines. I bought the poison blocks, put them all over the motor home. Under the kitchen cabinets, behind drawers etc. The toilet paper was right next to a new box of dryer sheets so i'm not thinking that's the ans. Is poison the best way to go? Going camping this weekend and not looking for any stowaways....

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Old 09-24-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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Electronic mouse repellent worked for me. I placed in the motorhome over a year ago and have not seen mouse signs since. I had seen a mouse just before. I used poisen once, a mouse died under the floor, it took a couple months for the smell to disappear.

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Old 09-24-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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I used this product for two years while storing outside along with a couple of the ultrasonic devices. Didn't have ANY mice. Big thing is to make sure there is NO Food in the RV. They will get in if they smell food.

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Old 09-25-2013, 07:18 AM   #4
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The electronic do-dads did nothing for us, nor did the dryer sheets (the mice made nests out of them). The combination that did finally work for us was moth balls in the storage bays and Fresh Cab in the "house". That year we didn't find a single sign of rodents in residence.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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Softener sheets - Mice use them to slide on hardwood/tile floors
Moth balls - mice play soccer with them
Irish Spring soap - Mice bathe with it
Spring Traps - a challenge to get the bait
Live traps - get turned loose and head back for the RV
Electronic noise emitters - they have a nice beat and eventually can dance to it

Mice will figure a way to adapt to any human intervention. I swear you could park an RV on an empty & sterilized barge and put it in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico and within a week you'd find a mouse in the RV.

Seal up anything and every opening larger than a pencil (engine compartment as well). Why it takes a 2" hole to put something with a 1 1/2" diameter is beyond me but... It will take several trips through and under the RV to get them all. Keep hacking at it and eventually you'll stop them - kind of.

You can rent a theatrical smoke machine. Open all interior cabinets, drawers, doors etc. fill it with smoke and use positive pressure with fans at the door or a window and you'll see the smoke coming out. Seal the openings you find.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #6
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Here is a proven mouse repellent. It's called "Fresh Cab" "Rodent Repellent". I picked up a new box at our local Ace Hardware yesterday.

It is not a poison but a botanical. It is concentrated Balsam Fir Oil and animals hate it. I hate it. It smell like pine needles. Really really strong pine needles.

I just spread them around on the floor of our 40x60 shed and it keeps the mice out of the building. I also put one or two inside the RVs. They last a long time as the ones I put out last year are still pretty strong.

The RV, once the packs are removed don't seem to retain any odor.

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