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Old 11-25-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Mice in the RV

Anybody have any solutions to keeping mice out of an RV
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You're not alone . Here's a link to previous threads that may assist.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Mice...com&gws_rd=ssl
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Anybody have any solutions to keeping mice out of an RV
I live near the woods and some small mice have at times made their way into my storage bays. I use the Victor mouse traps with peanut butter and it gets them every time. I just check every so often to see if I have one in a trap and discard it. You will tell when there is no mice around because the traps won't be snapped and no signs of mice droppings. Just be proactive and keep several traps set with the PB and you should be fine. You could also put some of the pet resistant mice bait under the RV. I have seen where they have eaten it before. I guess they head off for water somewhere after eating it. Gotta do what ya gotta do...
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I use "Fresh Cab" or it may be called "Cab Fresh". It is a balsam scent and it even bothers me a little. They hate it. I put three or four in strategic spots in the MH and they seem to stay out.

I get it at the local Hardware store.
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I Found Out Something Very Interesting

When we lived in Colo. Springs, CO we would park and store our RV in a open field that was mowed but it was parked up against a fence line of the neighbors property that was not mowed. Mice were crawling in under the cover of the tall grass next door.........so I was told by a wise-old rancher that if I would move the RV to a totally mowed area about 2" high that the mice problem would go away. Because.............wait-for-it, mice will not cross over open ground because of Hawks. My mouse problem went away!
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You can use all the ways that people swear by to keep them out but always use pitch packs as a last defense.
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What is a pitch pack
Mouse poison in small bags that you pitch in out of the way places.
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Mice normally die out in the open so you can dispose of them.

Make a great LAST defense.

Sold in farm stores.
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Mice and rats cannot see well so they travel along walls.

Simply laying 2 X 4 in side makes a wall.

Good placement of those with snap traps placed along it 90 degrees to it with peanut butter baited end at wall.

On inside of wall place unwanted traps to get those.

Bait only away from mh to draw them away.
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Keeping mice out is much different that ridding the RV of them. Poison or traps are reactive after they are already inside.
The advice offered to reduce the odds of mice entering sounds valid.
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My, new to me, camper has each “section” where wires and plumbing go from one section to the next filled with what looks like Great Stuff. I do not know if the previous owner did that but is sure appears to work. If they do get in there are no highways for them to explore.
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I use "Fresh Cab" or it may be called "Cab Fresh". It is a balsam scent and it even bothers me a little. They hate it. I put three or four in strategic spots in the MH and they seem to stay out.

I get it at the local Hardware store.
I make my own version of Fresh Cab, that has all of the ingredients except for cedar, which I am allergic to.

Works great!
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With temp dropping a bunch moved into the shop...animal feed in there too.

Placed both baited and unbaited traps along edges of things where they are likely to run and got 2 today on non baited traps.

Got them across their midsection as they ran across the trap in passing.

Take advantage of natural habits and use a lot of snap traps...buy in bulk from amazon.
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Moth balls are also a repellent to small critters. You can put them around the wheels, in the storage compartments, as well as inside the coach.

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