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Old 11-14-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Mice under the hood - any advice?

We are fighting small mice building nest under the hood of our brand new Itasca Navion. It removes insulation felt from the intake air filter and transports it to the new bed she uses - top of the box with mice poison. She brings acorns and prepares for winter. She sleeps surrounded by the poison! We changed poison but nothing works. I am implementing every single measure I heard about with no luck. Have moth balls everywhere around the tires, under the hood, and inside. Plus other different smelly things. We just cannot afford to have them destroy our almost brand new RV. Any other ideas?
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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If they die in your rig you'll have a whole new problem. I would use traps scattered all over the place.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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May not be mice then.

Remove all the food and try a spring trap baited with something irresistible - like peanut butter.

Glue traps MUST work too.
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I'll second the glue traps. Works well for me
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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May not be mice then.

Remove all the food and try a spring trap baited with something irresistible - like peanut butter.

Glue traps MUST work too.
Peanut butter worked for me. Good luck.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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Hello, all I have ever used for most rodents, crawling bugs, ants, roaches, Moe's, yep-Moe's, etc. Go buy a few of the toilet moon shaped air fresheners that hang on the Bowes edge. Leave it n the plastic, 'I do' and smash the disk to very small particles. Take that and sprinkle it in areas where you don't want unwelcome visitors. I have no clue what is in the air freshener but it works very well. Leaves no stains, and works for many, many months, yrs. (One problem with the idea though). I live in a four bedroom home, full basement and my wife and I used three upstairs and two down. The oder from them will have your' family saying, "damn", smells like a public bathroom, ha. It is very strong! But, it works like a champ, at least for me and others I told about it. Try it. got nothing to loose but unwanted guest . Maybe two or three bucks. My brother n law had Moe's, really messed his lawn up big time. He tried this with a few chunks of the freshener at the end of a tunnel or two and the Moe(s) left and hasn't been back. Good luck.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:16 PM   #7
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There's a post on boondocking and Pack Rats in southern New Mexico. To keep them from nesting they used lights. Under the hood - engine compartment - rope lights around the outside etc. If you're parked at home - this might work. That and some rock and roll music. Course the neighbors might not care for the music.
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Glue traps.
They don't like daylight..........leave the hood open if you can for a few days.
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There's a post on boondocking and Pack Rats in southern New Mexico. To keep them from nesting they used lights. Under the hood - engine compartment - rope lights around the outside etc. If you're parked at home - this might work. That and some rock and roll music. Course the neighbors might not care for the music.
We are in New Mexico for the winter. We have rope lights all around the perimeter and looped up into the engine compartment. There is a standing order in the NWR that all official vehicles are parked at night with the hoods up. The makes the engine compartment less attractive as a nesting site for rodents.
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Moes? Larry, Curly and.... ?
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Cheese.
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Have heard tht Bounce dryer sheets deter them. I have out several in my bass boat prior to putting ont he cover since this spring I had to deal with them having eaten all of the wiring in the boat. Agree that poisoning them presents the issue of them dying in a hiding place which will create a different issue.
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I used to use dryer sheets but then found a nest made with......you got it......dryer sheets. Someone told me about Peppermint Oil on a cotton ball. Seems to run 'em off. The peppermint oil seems to last a few weeks then you have to do another cotton ball as the oil evaporates.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #14
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We got it [moderator edit] last night. Tiny mouse. Unfortunately, I am sure there are thousand of others ready to take over. I removed everything from the rv. There is NOTHING in it. It looks like we just bought it. We have moth packs everywhere and Bounce sheets. Also, traps with cheese and peanut butter. I heard about Peppermint Oil. Will get it. Also, will try bath freshener. It cannot be any worse than smell of moth balls.

Thank you for advice.

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