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Old 09-26-2016, 08:10 PM   #1
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Mice problem

We have had our wiring destroyed on our converter in our 2011 Winnebago View Profile. It is now replaced and we want to make sure we eliminate the rodents that could still be there.
We have acquired some fresh cab and traps with hopes to exterminate any, then seal any openings to keep them out.
We would appreciate any wisdom or experiences that you can share on the subject.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:18 AM   #2
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Here is some reading on the subject of mice and RVs

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I don't believe you can "seal them out". I have seen a mouse run through a hole that my pinky would not fit. And I mean run, he (she) didn't even pause...

Don't bother trying Irish Spring soap as a deterrent. My wife got some and left slivers in all the places we know mice like, and the ate the soap!!!

We are trying "Fresh Cab" but that has not been a long enough experiment to give anybody a solid recommendation.

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Old 09-27-2016, 10:41 AM   #4
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Living on a farm I have battled my fair share of mice in all kinds of machinery, the house and MH,
The best defense has always been the mouse bate that comes in pitch packs.
Just throw them were ever there is a good place for them to hide, nest and eat.

The poison in them now makes the mice come out in the open to die so no more dying in the walls and stinking like old stuff did.

I also use 2 different brands or alternate each year to keep them from building up a tolerance to one mode of action.

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:46 PM   #5
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Victor spring trap with peanut butter as a bait is very effective. I have had the mice eating the bags of Fresh Cab that were a year old, that I had added lots of peppermint oil to the bags just to hopefully keep them away. But the Victor traps were still catching them. This was my experience in a campground in New Mexico this past summer. Good Luck!!

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Old 09-28-2016, 07:53 AM   #6
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Fill holes with steel wool and spray in foam.

Overcoat with rattle can bed liner as they do not like the taste or texture.

Go to amazon and buy a box of stay traps with the yellow bait flag as they are easy to set and do not need bait...

The critters cannot see well so they run along walls.

Place traps 90 degrees to walls with bait side against wall and you catch them in passing.

Place 2 X 4 on edge outside of tire lines with traps both sides to get them outside.

Look for local feline assistance as well...Some kibble sometimes attracts them to relocate...
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:44 PM   #7
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Mice problem

The best way to get rid of mice is peppermint oil get some cotton balls, impregnate with the peppermint oil, distribute in storage areas and mice cannot stand the smell.
My brother restores old cars, he had a problem with mice, someone told him about the peppermint oil and he did not believe, so he tried putting the peppermint oil in two of his cars and, the mice did not bother those cars but were found on all the others.

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I use 2 bait traps on both sides of the RV, (Circled in white) I figure I would feed (poison) them before they tried to enter my RV.

Each trap holds 3 blocks, when I first put them out I was surprised how fast they were being ate. After about 2 weeks of replacing and checking the blocks. Mice/rats are gone, I check it now ever week, with nothing chewing on the blocks.

Here is the link to the poison blocks and traps. The traps are just to keep kids and animals from getting at the poison.


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