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Old 09-20-2014, 03:38 AM   #1
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Exclamation Anyone try this?

We had mice in our class A motorhome last winter for the first time in 40+ years! Someone told me to sprinkle black pepper on the carpet.....or peppermint extract. Anyone try this?? Our motorhome is stored outside on a cement pad with a RV cover. We live in a heavily wooded area.

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I have had really good luck with moth balls. Spread them out underneath the motorhome. You can also put a few in trays inside near where you think they might be getting in.

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Old 09-20-2014, 04:25 AM   #3
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I have never tried that method. During the winter we place Irish Spring soap bars in the basement areas, under our sink cabinets and we also scatter them throughout the Coach. Knock on wood ... We never had a problem to date. In the Spring I place them in a plastic bag for next year and put them in my DH closet of which smells quite nice!
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:24 PM   #4
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I was thinking about putting a Motomco bait station (plastic box with holes in it for rodents to go in but to keep safe from kids, birds & pets) on the ground Under the coach behind each tire to protect from weather. Also saw a post abut using steel wool to plug up any access points.

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Old 09-22-2014, 05:50 AM   #5
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We have used moth balls in the past plus dryer sheets in each of the storage bays. That seems to work.

Now that I have retired, I hope to be able to outrun any mice
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:28 AM   #6
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Moth balls and Irish Spring work! We buy plastic soap holders along with toothbrush holders. Drill lots of small holes in each place them at all entry points in your bays and inside where accessible. The moth ball strong smell inside will quickly dissipate. Replace every six months. We went from a mouse or two to NO infestations in over two and a half years. Not an old wife's tale!
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No mice here, but as a preventative, every time I check on our coach I spray a concoction of water and peppermint oil extract around the perimeter of the rv. I also keep small packets (essentially cloth pouches) with the oil in several basement bays. Not sure if it keeps away undesirable visitors, but the Rv smells minty fresh!
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Please be careful with "moth balls. They kill insects by releasing insecticide into the air.

If you smell them, you are breathing in insecticide.

Probably not a big problem, but be aware.
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If possible leave the radio on playing music. I have done this in my shop for the past 10 years and have not seen a mouse. Prior to this they were in all the cabinets making nests. Old farmer told me about this


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