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Old 08-15-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Angry Critters Attacking!

Rodents eating up my pocket book. I live in the North Phoenix area and just had my RV in due to leveling jack problem. It turns out that the sensor wires had been chewed up by rodents. Anyone go some suggestions on how to solve this problem?
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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We had the potential for this problem when parked for the winter in New Mexico. On the advice of locals, we laid a perimeter of rope lights around the rig. Seems that most rodents like packrats prefer darkness and will avoid lighted areas.
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We have that problem in our Membership Campground, we've bought Squirrel poison and tried sprinkling around our tires, coffee grounds on top of the tires. I not sure any if this really helped. I had a idea I was going to try but haven't yet and was to buy Habanero hot sauce and thin it down and filter thru pantyhose and get on a creeper and spray underneath on everything. Granted if you did it at home and rains on the way it will wash it off. I was thinking of doing it at the campground.
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A friend recommended putting sticky mouse trap paper around the tires.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:13 PM   #5
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I think the rodents in Arizona are especially damaging. They destroyed a $8000 spa in my back yard. Chewed through the PCV conduit and insulation on the wires to get into it then chewed up most of the wiring and plastic plumbing inside.
I am continually at war with them here and since I got an electronic rat trap I am winning...
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Moth balls under the motor home worked for me a few years ago. Also, Tom Cat sticky traps placed strategically near where they enter the coach will trap them.

I keep sticky traps/pads in my storage bays. I'd rather catch them there than have them get into the coach and start chewing on stuff.
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Fresh Cab. I use this and as long as I replace every month or so it has worked. I put one on the gen, one under each slide, one in the battery compartment and one in the wet bay. No mice since.
Mouse Free is another that I have seen but I have not used it. May try this on my stick built.
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Squirrels ate wires in two under my 5er. I keep a couple of small "dishes" of mothballs in there now. Haven't had any problems for 2 years now.
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I duct tapped Bounce dryer sheets to inside of my wheel wells and tire covers when they are on. I found a HUGE mice nest between the floor of the coach and the roof of the storage compartment while doing some plumbing. It must have been 2' x 2' and maybe 8" tall. Must have been there since previous owner. Found mouse poison in it that I didn't use. I put dryer sheets everywhere that I can replace easily. So far, so good.
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We had a stray cat move in and no more critters bothering vehicles.
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My daughter (a zoologist) told me that all mice are allergic to peppermint she said to spray peppermint oil anywhere you think they can get in and they will stay away for sure. I was thinking if sprayed all over the tires if they would not even climb up?
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Correct info on peppermint and it works. I switched to this stuff 2 years ago, it's easier to use and works great. I keep it sprinkled around the tires or create a perimeter with it. You can put in the bays too in old socks or nylons and it lasts longer that way.

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i use irish spring bar soap. i cut each bar into 3 pieces for better coverage. i shave a new surface on the soap pieces every couple of months. this repels spiders as well as mice.
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My daughter (a zoologist) told me that all mice are allergic to peppermint she said to spray peppermint oil anywhere you think they can get in and they will stay away for sure. I was thinking if sprayed all over the tires if they would not even climb up?
Will the peppermint draw ants?
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