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Old 11-09-2019, 12:07 PM   #1
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Ongoing Rodent Issue-Mice

Have been having difficulty trapping the little devils. At this point I am ready t leave them a menu to ask what they would like for bait. In the past I have good success with DCON covered snap traps using peanut butter as bait. For the last several months they are ignoring the traps and doing their thing? I have A Monaco Knight which is well sealed and yet these mice are gaining access. Would greatly appreciate any input???

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Old 11-09-2019, 12:25 PM   #2
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Glue boards are the only thing that have worked for me and they ended the problem quickly.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:29 PM   #3
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Use green bait out side perimeter areas.
Ratzappers inside..dog food and or peanut butter
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:30 PM   #4
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We use lots of Fresh Cab purchased at Tractor Supply. They repel rodents. Also we spray the perimeter with a product from Tom Cat. And the glue traps...we try to keep all food in the refrigerator and pantry.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:36 PM   #5
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Mice on Vancouver Island seem to like mild cheddar.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:48 PM   #6
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Hi Tom! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

We've never had much of a mouse problem. Had a couple one time and got them with just standard snap traps and cheese!

Just noticed you are kinda new on the forum and wanted to say hello!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:00 PM   #7
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I use a multiple approach when storing my camper. 1) Use glue traps and catch them by using a funnel type approach so they have to go through a smaller space with the glue trap sitting between the small space and your bait. This makes them have to walk through the glue trap instead of around it. I only do this one for a failsafe and to monitor if everything else is working. So far it's been working. 2) We use the plugin style air fresheners that have the screw on bottles and put real peppermint oil in them and plug one in the main living and one in the basement. 3) Closeup any and all openings including seams with colored duct tape under your camper. 4) I take water bottles and drill multiple holes in them and fill with a dozen mothballs and hang them in strategic areas under the camper where they might climb up and around the frame of the camper. Especially around your landing gear and tires. I also place one at the location where the power cord plugs into the camper keeping them from crawling up the cord and onto the frame. 5) I have an access hole where my water and TV cable come into the camper and use a towel to plug the gaps so they don't crawl up the hose or cable and into the camper.

I have tried dryer sheets and Irish Spring soap with no success.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:11 PM   #8
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I'm a full timer so every now and then in my travels I will get a mouse or two, so I have a little experience in this area. First of all they can get through some extremely tiny holes which makes the holes hard to find on an RV. I could be wrong but personally I've never seen an RV that was so sealed up a mouse couldn't get in, my experience has been just the opposite.

I've never cared for the poisons, especially outside where other critters can get into them. And I've never liked dealing with the glue boards because then you have to deal with a live mouse the next morning, I don't mind killing them quickly, but I hate to see any animals suffer.

I've tried a couple of different kinds of fancy, more modern mousetraps, and I don't recall ever catching a single mouse in any of them. I stick with the normal everyday snap traps thats been around forever baited with peanut butter. I'll put three or four of them inside the kitchen cabinets that are at floor level and usually in a day or two I'll catch two or three mice and after that I usually don't catch any more mice until I change locations.

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for us we use peppermint spray and have our LED lights on in the basement. it seems that as soon as you put feed (poison) out it has a tendency to draw the other mice to the feed.
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5 gallon bucket half full of water with small ramp going into it and some bait just out of reach of ramp. Bait works best if it's hanging over the center of the bucket. It's not exactly PETA certified, but it works.
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:31 PM   #11
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I like the sticky traps with a dab of peanut butter. Have trapped two at a time on them. Once trapped, simply throw them away. To end the problem takes a lot of patience. Great stuff has a line of rodent proof spray foam that seems to work pretty well. On larger holes back it up with stainless screen first. Smaller holes stainless steel wool. It takes time to find any hole larger than a dime and fill it.
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We were sitting in a friend's RV and actually watched two mice wriggling in around the foot pedals. They can squeeze in the smallest places. What about in your water/sewage bay? Are there any openings to the ground? They could walk the sewer hose and enter at the RV. How about around your electric/water hose? Check above your tire area for openings? Place some sticky pads outside around the tires or anything that touches the ground. That would give you a clue as to where they're coming in. Put mothballs in a mesh bag and hang them under your RV somehow or in the generator/engine compartments. Are your bay doors sealed good? Now is the time they'll seek warm places for the winter. They are certainly smart critters!
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I am fulltime and in the past I used the old fashioned mouse trap with peanut butter. Worked great but I got tired with dealing with mice. Tried the old wives tale of putting a string of lights around my rig. Itís been 6 months and havenít had a single mouse since. Hope I didnít just jinx myself.
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I have good success with TomCat mouse bait, they are here today-gone tomorrow.
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