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Old 01-18-2015, 09:52 AM   #15
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There are electronic traps (rat zapper) that are more humane but tend to be less effective. A worked at a place years ago that was one of the first outlets to sell them and met the inventor.

Here is a "real world" review of them and some more effective snap traps that the reviewer uses.


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Old 01-19-2015, 03:57 AM   #16
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Just another note of caution, in cold snow-covered climates, rabbits will climb into engine compartments and chew through wiring. We actually found one in an auto engine compartment when opening hood to jump start in severe cold.

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Old 01-22-2015, 09:15 AM   #17
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RV tech that repaired my fuel line say Bounce dryer squares located inside the RV repel rodents. Anyone heard of that method?
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:40 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by HUGHP View Post
RV tech that repaired my fuel line say Bounce dryer squares located inside the RV repel rodents. Anyone heard of that method?
I don't know how effective they are but think the aroma may dwindle quickly. Otherwise I think they might end up making a bed linens out of them...
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:03 PM   #19
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You will have static-free rats. Nothing worse than getting zapped by a charged rat.

Seriously though, the scent of dryer sheets is said to be effective. I have had good results using peppermint oil - get at the grocery store in the spice or baking section, put on cotton balls and refresh weekly.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:13 PM   #20
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We have used dryer sheets, bay leaves, moth balls, electronic noise makers, traps in combination. Also fill anything that looks like a crack with steel wool. Nothing worse that having rodents and the damage they do.

Hantavirus is a concern as well as all of the urine. Quite potent and they say able to increase the rate of rusting.

Nothing good comes with rodents so we go to extreme lengths to keep them away.
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We also use electronic ultrasonic repellants (four of them inside the coach) as well as dryer sheets, steel wool at all entry points, fir filled bags, and moth balls under the coach especially in and near tire covers and under the engine compartment and near the shore power line. I do not use poison simply because I do not want to run the risk of one of them crawling up into the rig to die. Have not had to use traps yet; one of those magic steps above is keeping them away; just no idea as to which one. I agree, rodents of any kind are going to cause issues and damage.
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We use a product called "Cab Fresh". It is heavy in balsam fragrance and the critters seem to hate it. They come in little cloth bags that you place around or in the RV. Seem to work well. We get them at the hardware store.
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We use Irish spring soap. So far so good. No critters in our coach.
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We use a few small potted live mint plants scattered around the rig-even have one behind the cabinets that I rotate out from time to time so it can get sun light. And the mint leaves make great ice tea. The rodents do not like the "strong" odor .
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I use Moose, bogie and Angel. 3 guard cats on the interior and exterior patrol. No rodent dares to come near my M/H.
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Like Cooperhawk, I use Fresh Cab inside the moho, the compartments, and even hang a few in the engine compartment. I soak them in peppermint oil when they start to lose their aroma and simply reuse them. We placed one in the glove-box in our jeep, and have never had any problems with critters since. We started using them in our garage, too.

I let our 2 Parson terriers romp around inside the moho once a week, then even let them run around in the basement compartments! I walk them around the outside every day. Not sure what works, but this routine has completely ceased all critter activity. BTW, we are not fans of poison, eventually it finds its way to other wildlife, not cool.

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Originally Posted by HUGHP View Post
RV tech that repaired my fuel line say Bounce dryer squares located inside the RV repel rodents. Anyone heard of that method?
I've herd once the smell leaves they use them for bedding.
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I use the drier sheets under the tarp on my boat to keep the cats out also.

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