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Old 08-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #15
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Who sells Peppermint Oil ? Does it leave things oily ?
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Will the peppermint draw ants?
You just put coffee grounds out for the ants.
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PAck rats laugh at the things that will deter or kill mice. They don't like light. Anything that will illuminate an area will keep them away. In southern Arizona people will sometimes leave the hoods of their cars open to keep them from chewing wires.

You might be able to catch a couple with baited spring traps but within a matter of time another will move in to occupy the area
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #18
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Rid-X and Rat Zapper has worked for me.
Got a Pack rat in the Zapper last winter after he took all the Green Bar chunks for a few nights. Had to replace them every day. :(
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PAck rats laugh at the things that will deter or kill mice. They don't like light. Anything that will illuminate an area will keep them away. In southern Arizona people will sometimes leave the hoods of their cars open to keep them from chewing wires.

You might be able to catch a couple with baited spring traps but within a matter of time another will move in to occupy the area
At the National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico there was a standing order to leave all vehicle hoods open at night.
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Rid-X and Rat Zapper has worked for me.
Got a Pack rat in the Zapper last winter after he took all the Green Bar chunks for a few nights. Had to replace them every day. :(
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Do you mean D-Con and Rat Zapper?
I use D-Con 24/7/365......D-Con in mice out!

I use Rid-X in my grey and black tank.
Maybe that's why I never have mice in my tanks?

BTW, in an earlier post someone mentioned rope lights.
Light doesn't bother mice...... (it's Pack Rats that don't like light).
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Mel, which D-Con product do you use? I need to figure out the best way to prevent mice from coming in as our storage unit is in a big graveled lot with lots of nearby critters. I'm new to RVing so I don't have a clue as to how to best protect our new DP.

Won't rain interfere with some of the methods discussed here? We plan on putting tire covers on our unit. Not sure if that makes a difference as to which method would work best. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Will the peppermint draw ants?
No.

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Mel, which D-Con product do you use? I need to figure out the best way to prevent mice from coming in as our storage unit is in a big graveled lot with lots of nearby critters. I'm new to RVing so I don't have a clue as to how to best protect our new DP.

Won't rain interfere with some of the methods discussed here? We plan on putting tire covers on our unit. Not sure if that makes a difference as to which method would work best. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I place the yellow wedge shaped packets in places mice seem to like.
On the floor under cabinet drawers, in storage bins, etc.
It does not keep mice out but it does eliminate them if/when they do come in.
By occasionally checking the packets one can see if any has been eaten.
If it has that means a mouse has dined an left the coach.
I've been using it for 35 years in various RVs and I've never seen, found or smelled a body.
D-Con is a no mess, no touch, no smell, no dead body, method that works.

BTW if your coach is in a storage unit where the sun doesn't shine on your tires no tire covers are necessary.
Actually, many owners, including me, do not use tire covers at all.

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Thanks for the great tips, Mel. Our storage facility is a big open lot, exposed to the elements. The site is gravel and somewhat level, maybe off by a few inches in the rear of the slot. There are no trees, but the sun definitely beats down on it daily.
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Google CAB FRESH. You can find stores that sell it. All natural. No Poisons. It uses Peppermint. Smells great and doesn't attract other critters. After buying the packets you can buy peppermint oil to refresh the packets.
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I place the yellow wedge shaped packets in places mice seem to like.
On the floor under cabinet drawers, in storage bins, etc.
It does not keep mice out but it does eliminate them if/when they do come in.
By occasionally checking the packets one can see if any has been eaten.
If it has that means a mouse has dined an left the coach.
I've been using it for 35 years in various RVs and I've never seen, found or smelled a body.
What guarantees that the mouse will leave before it keels over? I've always been nervous of using poisons in case a critter dies in an inaccessible place.
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What guarantees that the mouse will leave before it keels over? I've always been nervous of using poisons in case a critter dies in an inaccessible place.
I was thinking the same thing.
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decon dehydrates mice slowly. hopefully they are gone b4 they die. if not, they are completely dried out. the dehydrated dead mice that i have found in my garage have no smell.
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