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Old 12-14-2015, 01:05 PM   #57
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Old 12-14-2015, 01:55 PM   #58
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This trailer has been in our back yard maybe 4 months. Keep A/C on 85 to keep it fresh, no water or food around. Today we went out to open the windows for fresh air (nice little cold front blew through) and while looking in the bathroom counter where we keep our toilet paper...shredded toilet paper.



No signs anywhere else, but i know mice are good at hiding their tracks.



So I put out a snap trap with some peanut butter. He/she should be gone by tomorrow morning, assuming there is only one. Might have to set it for a few days to clear them out.



So, how common is it for mice to find their way into a trailer? Especially a new one?



What are good practices (other than obvious not leaving out water, food, gaps in walls) to keep them from returning?

A good cheap rodent trap that "WORKS" without much intervention on your part is a 5 gallon bucket with 2 holes drilled on opposing sides near the top with a length of wire coat hanger run through 1st hole. Empty your favorite brew can, drill 2 holes (1 each on top & bottom), insert can through wire, then run wire through 2nd hole in bucket. Turn down both ends of wire to prevent accidental removal. Ensure that can turns freely on wire. Smear some peanut butter around the middle of can. Again, ensure that can spins freely. Finally place a piece of wood or limb from ground to bucket top near one end of wire (rodents like to crawl, not jump) as a "ladder". Place bucket at your selected spot and put about a 1/2 gallon of water in bucket (a little antifreeze added to water won't hurt). Check for results periodically. Pictures are available online, just Google "bucket mouse trap" if needed.


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I had a mouse several years ago. Purchased a device at Harbor Freight that emits a sound not audible to humans and have not seen a mouse or sign of a mouse. I leave it plugged up
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Look for a product called Fresh Cab. It's natural and used balsam. Mice hate it.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:35 PM   #61
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Look for a product called Fresh Cab. It's natural and used balsam. Mice hate it.
Been using it for a couple months, and have created my own formula and make it out of my wife's soap-making oils.

It seems to be working, and makes the trailer smell great!
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Picking up new Stryker 2912 Toy Hauler this week and first priority is to critter proof BEFORE they get a chance to take up residence in new toy hauler! In order to defeat your enemy, you must know your enemy! I am taking in to consideration all the advice on this thread and am coming up with a plan of attack! I plan on low crawling, automotive creeper, under every square inch of the bottom side and sealing it up good with rodent repellent expanding foam, I'm told there's some out there, steel wool etc! The inside, should they breach my outer defenses, I plan on tucking name brand BOUNCE fabric sheets in every nook and cranny, especially where any wires, pipes or vents come through, they smell MUCH better than moth balls! Reason for BOUNCE is, the owner of the place where I store my boat, requires everyone to place BOUNCE fabric sheets in their car, motorcycle and vehicles. He claims no one has had a sign of a rodent in their stored toy and neither have I so I'll stick with it, says it has to be BOUNCE and not generic! Doesn't hurt to use a combination of different repellents in and around the unit! Also recommend not leaving perishable foods in camper when not in use, especially if they're not in a sealed plastic or glass container!
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FYI--It has to be Balsam Fir Needle Oil. The other stuff that is way easier to find grows in Russia, and doesn't repel rodents. This stuff grows in northern US mountains, and the mice hate it.
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I place Fresh Cab in all floor level cabinets, behind or in drawers and in the basement. When I forget to do that in September, I have mice in October. It makes the trailer smell good to us and bad to them.
I wouldn't hide toilet paper and paper towels as they make a good early warning system. I keep a roll to paper towels in the fiver basement and that alerted me to the problem.
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[QUOTE=gtskinner Also recommend not leaving perishable foods in camper when not in use, especially if they're not in a sealed plastic or glass container![/QUOTE]

Most mice are not really interested finding the food to eat, they are more interested in a nice warm, cozy breeding area. They will bring their treats with them....
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Most mice are not really interested finding the food to eat, they are more interested in a nice warm, cozy breeding area. They will bring their treats with them....


HEY,WAIT A MINUTE, ISN'T THAT WHY WE ALL BOUGHT MOTORHOMES IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!
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Fresh Cab. Works great!
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Kind of a fun thread to read. Mice I have good supply of traps always on hand. They love the american cheese the best at least for our results. We live on a few acres, stream and woods.... So critters are just a fact of life for us. But we normally only see them when it gets colder. I will have to keep an eye out in our trailer (just purchased and new to trailer camping). We get other critters too. They like to find their way into our basement.

BTW some mentioned walls yes put traps along walls in drawers, cabinets....
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