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Old 01-05-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
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Rats getting into RV when camping

My family and I like to take the rv to the mountains and stay for weeks at a time what is everyone using to keep out those unwanted critters? I got bait, traps and sound wave plugs. Any suggestions
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I have a toy hauler that allows rodents to walk up a ramp to enter.I choose to provide an all you can eat buffet with DECON. I remove drawers, vents and access panels to put trays of DECON in places Mickey and his friends may hide and gather. I would also place boxes in locations where wiring is exposed like the engine compartment and where the inverter and generator are as well as places they may want to nest to include outside the RV near the tires.
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Moth balls.

When storing my RV long term, I buy the moth balls that are packaged in disks that are designed to hang off your closet clothes rod. I hang these off the wires, etc. under the motorhome.
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You probably will not have any serious problems by just taking normal precautions. Don't leave food lying around, no dog food outside. Check your rig for any obvious places they could enter and plug them. For ants I sprinkle borax around my tires and any where they could come up a wire or hose. I don't think you will have much more of a problem than you do at home.
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What do you think Bare1foot about this?
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Never tried it myself but was told that cinnamin sticks work.They smell better than mothballs too.
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I have a toy hauler that allows rodents to walk up a ramp to enter.I choose to provide an all you can eat buffet with DECON. I remove drawers, vents and access panels to put trays of DECON in places Mickey and his friends may hide and gather. I would also place boxes in locations where wiring is exposed like the engine compartment and where the inverter and generator are as well as places they may want to nest to include outside the RV near the tires.
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It's "Hershey" bars to rats and mice!
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Moth ball fumes are very dangerous to pets and humans. Read all cautions regarding to moth balls.

Try the Bounce dryer sheets tucked away in all areas. Makes the place smell nice and has been said to repel rodents.
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Also,put traps behind each tire make sure it is right next to the tire, they love going up that way.
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Try the Bounce dryer sheets tucked away in all areas. Makes the place smell nice and has been said to repel rodents.
Dryer sheets in our MH while it is in storage. That is a trick we learned from boating. Had a canvass cockpit cover that was only one season old chewed up by mice. A friend suggested the dryer sheets. No mice in the MO or boat so far. They either work or there are no mice looking to get in either one.
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The dryer sheets has worked for me. Having a few ferral cats roaming around doesn't hurt either.
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My family and I like to take the rv to the mountains and stay for weeks at a time what is everyone using to keep out those unwanted critters? I got bait, traps and sound wave plugs. Any suggestions
Where are you that this is such a problem? We've fulltimed for 4 years and only once did we have a mouse get in. Used a humane trap (we don't use any poison because of the cats) with peanut butter and had it out in no time.

Of course the fact that we have a cat and she goes all around the coach rubbing on it may discourage any critters.

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