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Old 03-17-2016, 09:25 AM   #15
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All great idea's !!! I just put 8 traps in and around (including on tires) on our new 1 week old 5th wheel that is in a garage. BUT,,, deterents are the best idea !!!!
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:25 AM   #16
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Amazing!!

So many deterrent concoctions but so few willing to figure out how pests get into an RV. Plug the front 'doorways' then as a backup, add some of those mystery solutions just in case you missed a back 'door' or open 'window'
In all honesty, I don't think you can take a trailer that has multiple slideouts, and make it mouse-proof. I can see light at the bottom corners of my slides while they are extended, and if I glued something there, it would affect the slides' movement.

Besides, if a mouse wants inside my trailer bad enough, it would be really easy for him to just eat at the rubber seals on my two slides and waltz right on in.

So, with THAT in mind, I keep the inside smelling so that they will not even want to enter it.

My trailer has been kept warm, full of food and water, both slides extended, and sitting in a hay-shed not 5 feet away from 25 round hay bales, and 3 feet away from stacks of firewood, all winter, and no mice have gotten in since I started using my oil mixture.

I know that is not 100% proof that the mixture works, but it has me convinced.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:38 PM   #17
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Only thing "proof" is liquors.

All you can do is make it difficult or not attractive to them.
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Pretty soon, we will have a cat in there full-time, and I am pretty sure that will keep them at bay, if they decide to try to move back in.
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First thing you should do is spray droppings etc. with bleach. Mice carry hanta virus which is fatal, I would wear a mask. Had a bad time with them several years back when we lived in the country and our DP was in the back yard. Got into bedding, cupboards, food etc. One jumped out of the pantry and my wife nearly had a stroke while we were cleaning. After that it was steel wool, glue traps, and dryer sheets and we conquered them!
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Here's a personal experience I had years ago. I had our old Winnie parked at our place in the country. I knew there was a mouse problem but was keeping them at bay, or at least I thought I was. One day I went out to start her up and check things out. Well I jumped into the front seat, started her up, THEN looked up on the dashboard and saw a huge snakeskin. It went almost the entire length of the dash. Now my dilemma was, where in the hell is that snake, and how do I get outta here. I believe I went straight up, hovered for a second, then launched myself out the door. After getting my wits about me, I looked through the windshield and realized it was just the skin of a blacksnake. I never did find it, but it wasn't too long after that I sold the Winnie. But only after being pretty sure the new owner wasn't going to have any surprises.
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Here's a personal experience I had years ago. I had our old Winnie parked at our place in the country. I knew there was a mouse problem but was keeping them at bay, or at least I thought I was. One day I went out to start her up and check things out. Well I jumped into the front seat, started her up, THEN looked up on the dashboard and saw a huge snakeskin. It went almost the entire length of the dash. Now my dilemma was, where in the hell is that snake, and how do I get outta here. I believe I went straight up, hovered for a second, then launched myself out the door. After getting my wits about me, I looked through the windshield and realized it was just the skin of a blacksnake. I never did find it, but it wasn't too long after that I sold the Winnie. But only after being pretty sure the new owner wasn't going to have any surprises.
Now THAT is a great idea!!! One nobody has mentioned....

No mice going to stay in your RV if you introduce a big snake!
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We often travel to places where assorted non poisonous snakes may be found basking in the sun so we sometimes collect one (saving it from the circling hawk) and when we bring it home we reference X - foot mouse catcher where X is length.

Usually in the 3 to 4 ft range.
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Black Light the Trails

Buy an inexpensive black light. A fluorescent 4' tube fixture with a black light bulb is ideal. Using it at night will cause the urine trails of all rodents to illuminate. Use this to find entry points. Seal entry points with copper wool, a brand name is STUFFIT. Copper wool will not deteriorate and rust over time like steel wool, and rodents avoid it even more. Seal over the copper wool with expanding foam, to keep it in place.

Inside the coach, buy rodent glue traps, rather than snap traps. 1 Glue board extends the catching area 100 x's over that of a snap trap. Fold the glue board over on the rodent if it is still alive, and crush it under foot. Place glue boards against walls, and along the edges of the room. Rodents almost always follow a wall, rather walk into an open area. Use the black light to illuminate their urine trail, and place glue boards in the way. Usually you do not have to put anything onto a glue board to attract rodents, but if you want to, a SMALL dab of peanut butter works best, or, whatever they have been eating in the pantry.

Glue boards are cheap, place them by the dozens, and stay away for a day or two. Also make sure ALL food sources are in sealed air tight containers.
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Yes, but Kills Cats, Kills Dogs, and Kills Whatever Eats the Running Away Mouse as it leaves our RV.
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mice cure ?

go to the dollar store and get peppermint candy. spread them around, closets engine comparment and so forth. dave
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We will be doing the bore inspection camera idea in the near future! Thank you !
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