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Old 03-19-2016, 08:32 AM   #29
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Thank you everyone for all of the great ideas!!! Experienced campers have the best resources.We enter the camper several times throughout the winter "just to check things out" and I think this helped before things got so out of control. We have begun the process by using the Fresh Cab. Cleaning and scrubbing will be the next task. After careful inspection of all cabinets, beds, over and under things we have not suffered any damage or noticed anything chewed. Indiana had such a mild winter this year that those litter critters had a hayday. We will be checking for and filling any entry points. I too notice a little light coming in when the slide is open. We will be referring back to this thread for more thoughts and ideas.

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Old 03-26-2016, 06:03 PM   #30
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I have not tried this, but, my son says dry AJAX bleach sprinkled around the tires, jacks, anything that reaches from ground/floor to body, will stop them, they won't walk thru it. I place traps in front, behind and on top of the tires and have not had one this year in our new KZ Durango. Used to get them in our 96 Coachmen, till I went with the traps by the wheels. Anything with a slide is tough to seal up. I have heard of them chewing up the dryer sheet and using them to nest in.

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Old 03-31-2016, 08:45 PM   #31
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Moth Balls

I place Decon inside basement, inside coach, inside kitchen and bathroom bottom cabinets. I inspect the Decon every year for any sign of a mouse and have been mouse free.

Outside the coach I spread around Moth Balls near jacks, tires, stabs, and the rest of them under the bottom of the coach. I do this with my boat as well. Moth balls seem to do the trick. They do not like the smell and go elsewhere.
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Signs of droppings used to be in the engine compartment of my truck in the driveway and around the garage floor.

Peppermint Oil on Cottonb***s have been keeping rodents away from the truck and out of the garage.
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Those of you that use Decon - consider this:

It is good stuff but has to be used cautiously. It is probably fatal to pets as well as wildlife.

Rodents will consume it and return to their nests and die. They will decay and stink!!!

The previous owner of our S&B home must have bought it by the case as 23 years later I am still finding an occasional skeleton and tray in hidden places even after extensive renovations. I have sealed the house and had to specifically tear down two walls to clean out dead, rotted and stinking carcasses. We no longer have mice once I had filled their 'doorways', same as on the 5er - and the only real way to control vermin.

Do it right once as chemical and mechanical shortcuts are only stopgap and don't end the problem. Lots of good entry way closing suggestions above.

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