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Old 07-25-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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Keeping Mice out of your RV

I have read a lot of post about of to get rid of mice once there in your RV. But has anyone use the product called 'Mouse Free'? It's a spray on that you apply to the undercarriage of your MH or trailer that will keep the mice and ants from entering in the first place. Just wonder if any of the members here have tried it and what comments they may have about it.
Just purchased a MH and would like to protect it from Mice. Had a travel trailer that was the host to all the local mice around. I did the poison bait and dryer sheet method, mice still came to visit. Any suggestions would be great, just want to find a way to stop them before they enter.

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Old 07-25-2014, 07:40 AM   #2
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I have delt with mice in my 5th wheel we tried dryer sheets and traps that did not prevent them from coming in. After we bought our coach and we built a pole barn I knew I had to prevent them from getting in since we live in the woods. Here is what I did and it has been three years no mice knock on wood:

I still put bounce sheets in all my compartments below, it makes them smell nice so why not but I put those plug in mouse noise makers in three locations in the coach I then purchased one of them that is large with two speakers for the pole barn that was around $30. It sends this noise all over the pole barn and to this day no sign of mice in the barn I know this because I keep traps with food and decon as a back up to tell me.

If you have no power for the plug in then take moth balls and put them in a old nylon and hang them over your tires which would be your entry point, they do work plus bounce sheets and traps. I looked into the spray stuff and went the other way so I don't know if it works.

Good luck and let us know if you do buy the spray stuff if it works.

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Old 07-25-2014, 09:25 AM   #3
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This was posted in a recent thread from the 20th on the class a forum, no first hand experience posted yet, but there was another good suggestion where PVC pipe was load around the coach with brown mouse bait laid inside, theory that the mice snag the bait before they get to the Rv. Not sure if a google search has any reviews. Good luck
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:29 AM   #4
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Maybe a full time cat?

If you go the cat route.........just make sure the cat does not like mice
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:53 PM   #5
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Last year, we spent money on those evergreen smelling sacs you put in the rv....it didn't work. We had mice inside and I think they actually liked the smell!! This past winter, we tried the moth balls on the ground around the tires. This worked...I really like the nylon idea though. We recently purchased the plug ins but haven't used them yet.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:26 AM   #6
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Thanks, I am going to purchase the spray on material and spray it this November. Will let you all know if it works come spring time.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:25 AM   #7
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Would love to hear if the spray works. Is it available on Amazon? I read up on a lot of other stuff on there, and ended up not buying any of it. I will try the mothballs!
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:42 AM   #8
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We purchased a plug in noisemaker that works through the coach wiring. Seems to be working. No more sign of mice. The unit is the size of a pack of cigs.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:27 PM   #9
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I put a little ring of steel wool around the AC cord where it enters the compartment to seal it so the little suckers don't climb up the cord and squeeze in there.
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:36 AM   #10
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Anyone try this?

We had mice in our motorhome last winter for the first time in 40+ years! I heard that we should sprinkle black pepper on the carpet......or peppermint extract. Anyone tried this???
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We live in a ranching community in southern Tx, south of San Antonio. We were constantly plagued by field mice and other rodents. Yes, the peppermint does work. It irritates their eyes and mucus membranes. We tried the mothball trick in the garage with the hot rods, worked great on the mice and us too. After working in the garage for a few days, we developed horrible coughs from inhaling the vapors. Another trick we learned was to get a rose spray applicator bottle that attaches to the hose. After treating all the roses, fill the bottle with cheap Dollar Store lemon dishwashing liquid. Then make a big soapy mess on both the front and back lawns, it won't hurt your grass or plants. It really took care of our flea, ant, and bug problem, and rodents hate it too.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:43 PM   #12
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I've been using the Mouse Free for a few months, I spray it around the outside of the RV every few days and haven't seen any mice, but don't know if its the spray that does the trick or if they're just not around as much this year. I also use DOWNY dryer sheets and electronic plug ins. Like that steel wool idea.
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:08 AM   #13
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Never had this problem. But if I did rat poison and ordinary mouse traps work wonders. I have had mice problems in my house and these make my pest problems vanish into thin air.

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Old 10-03-2014, 05:15 PM   #14
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After spending $1500 to repair my 5th wheel that had been setting in my pasture. Well, lets say not happy with the rodents. My research has led me to the following. Rodents are allergic to pure peppermint oil must use weekly put on cotton balls in various places. The repair shop told me the best thing to use were the electronic high pitch sound makers. I bought a 2014 Class A installed the electronic sound maker and the electronic offense that sends out different frequencies through your wiring. No more problems, use the electronic offense in the house and garage. No more mice in the house or dog food. DW says she can here the high pitch, but not the electronic offense. So no high pitch in the house.

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