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Old 08-17-2016, 09:30 PM   #15
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I have personally seen a mouse nest made of dryer sheets about a foot away from a sonic repellent device when a friend opened his TT in the spring. Consumer Report tested the sonic repellers several years ago and those tested did not work.

The FTC warned manufacturers HERE

Orkin says:
"For rodent control, anecdotal data may indicate that these devices can provide some level of control for a short period of time. But rodents seem to learn to avoid the mechanisms used. Mice quickly become accustomed to regularly repeated sounds. Ultrasonic sounds have limited use in rodent control because they are directional and do not penetrate behind objects. Testing of sound devices shows that about half the sound energy is gone within 15 feet of the device."
I have read that article too; yet the old wives tales persist. I have dryer sheets in our MH to keep elephants away, it must work I've never seen signs of one in our MH.
What does work is TomCat rat and mouse bait blocks placed in hard to access places throughout our MH.
One irv2 member designed a pet/child proof bait station from PVC pipe. If we still had a pet I would make one.
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Went to the MH tonight and found this snake skin around the gas cap. This should help with any mouse problems. Just not looking forward to finding him in storage bay or during chassis lube.
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We have used baking soda all around the perimeter of the motor home. We've done it for a couple years now along with the dryer sheets (Nope no elephants either !! ) No mice and we do live in a semi rural residential area. We even put the baking soda on top of the tire covers.
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I have 4 'T-stations' (PVC bait stations mentioned above) on the outside of my MH around the front. On the inside, I have a few more commercial bait stations and a 5-gallon trap. I recently added 2 electric Rat-zappers inside the MH.

When the outside stations are loaded with bait, I rarely get anything inside the RV. When I got something inside the RV, the 5-gallon bucket was doing a great job of eventually getting the intruder. In the middle of last year I had a wire chewed through by a pack rat rendering my jacks non-functional for an 8 week trip, and at the end of last year I found a pack-rat nest in my dash with droppings in the interior bait stations and a few wires chewed through - one was the same wire as before! This prompted me to take out as much of the dash as possible, fill in any hole to the exterior I could find with spray foam (I found one as big as my fist!) and get the electric zappers. Since then, I've gotten a few mice but no more pack rats inside. I'm still looking for the openings that the mice are getting through. I also had to dig out a pack-rat nest on top of my engine neatly built underneath the FI spider about a month ago... Can't wait to finish my RV garage expansion!!!

I haven't tried any of the folk remedies mentioned (dryer sheets, Irish spring soap - although we have it in the bathroom and we don't have rodents in there , etc.). All the research I've done says they don't work but some people swear by them. Maybe it depends on the variant or persistence of the rodents but I prefer the tried-and-true scientifically based methods.
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I had a mouse friend two years ago used Fresh Cab the last two years stored in the same place no friends
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