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Old 12-23-2015, 05:46 PM   #29
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Rope lights absolutely prevents pack rats. But if you are not in the southwest, no pack rats.
WE have them in ARKANSAS !!!!!!!!! The lights definitely deter them.
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WE have them in ARKANSAS !!!!!!!!! The lights definitely deter them.

I stand corrected, and glad the lights work for you.
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Old 12-24-2015, 06:44 AM   #31
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A test would be to turn on the lights, then place some cheese or peanut butter under your RV. Run the same test with moth balls.

I suspect the mice will love you.

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
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WE have them in ARKANSAS !!!!!!!!! The lights definitely deter them.
What deters them during the day??
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What deters them during the day??

Pack rats are nocturnal
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4 cats on each corner of the rv will solve the problem.

Unless of course you get them tipsy first.

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I see this is an old thread but had the same problem and found a cure so thought I'd share. In my old class C I had mice problems and when I traded it in on the class A I found the dealer didn't do a good job of cleaning it out. Yeah, I found 2 dead mice in the bottom of the front side table compartment and a nest under one of the dresser drawers. I read somewhere to use peppermint oil on cotton balls, so I did. Even in the engine, battery and generator compartments. Haven't seen one since and the couch always smells good!
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A test would be to turn on the lights, then place some cheese or peanut butter under your RV. Run the same test with moth balls.

I suspect the mice will love you.

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
I read somewhere on the internet (must be true) that if you hang 50-60 of the red heat lamps,like the ones that mcdonalds uses to keep the fries hot, under your motorhome,this will deter some of the mice,the others that are not so smart will be medium well by morning, just in time for breakfast. Please verify all this on the internet before trying this method,just to be sure it's true.!!!!
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More on wire mesh

The wire mesh is much finer than hardware cloth, but stiffer. It is like the mesh used on houses before they are stucco'd.
How far out, each strip of mine is 10 feet long and about 18 inches wide. Drive the car right up on it. For an rv, I have mine at 30 inches wide to accommodate the larger tire size.
Word to the wise, it does tend to curl if you turn the wheels while on the mesh.
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Those electronic devices keep elephants away too. I know for sure, never have seen evidence of an elephant in my garage.
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Just curious how many people that have mice have a grill in their bays?
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I keep a weber that is clean, powerwashed, clean in the cargo hold, no mice.
I sure hope this does not jinx me, good point on keeping uncleaned grill in bays .
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i've used bath-sized bars of irish spring soap for years in my engine compartments, and never had another mouse. I drill a hole near one end of the bar, and use a piece of scrap 10 gauge wire to connect it to whatever i can find on top of the engine. I guess mice and rats have something against the irish??? Some of my best friends have been irish!
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update: This didn't work on our new coach, parked in same location! Disregard???
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A friend of mine use a mixture of plaster of paris and oat bran, in a bowl.
Never tried but apparently it works.
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