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Old 05-21-2020, 12:54 PM   #1
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Mouse Chewing Air Line Hose - Help!

Mouse chewing air lines for air system! How to get rid of the mice in the frame/plastic housing the air lines are located in along the frame? Help!!!
Also any ideas of area they could be getting in from ....so I can seal that off also.
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I keep my DS inside my shop. I place mouse bait stations along all walls and heaver around the RV. Dead mice and no issues with the RV. If its outside I would but the bait stations near the tires.
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Old 05-21-2020, 04:23 PM   #3
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I use mechanical traps baited with peanut butter. I wire-up green poison blocks in areas inside of the trap line as a second attempt (like the engine bay). The mechanical traps will kill them instantly. With the poison, they won't die for a few days if they eat it. Meanwhile, they will keep chewing.
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Old 05-21-2020, 04:33 PM   #4
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I don't know if it works or not but you might want to check this out:

https://www.billplemmonsrv.com/blog/...th-led-lights/
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:56 PM   #5
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Please don't use rodenticide/bait traps. Google secondary rodenticide poisoning. It is killing family pets who encounter the mice who have eaten the poison and is devastating to the beneficial predator population (owls, hawks, etc.) who do the same.
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I bought two of these. One for the generator area and one for the engine compartment. I have no idea if they work but thought it was wort a try.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VKBHH15...roduct_details
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Are the lines being attacked near the jacks or tires? If so, perhaps you can wrap them with a protective guard to help protect them.
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I second the mechanical traps with peanut butter. Check often, but plan on replacing the trap after you catch 1 or 2. Seems the little critters can smell the death on the trap and may avoid it.

You may also try spraying the lines with WD40. That should at least deter the mice so they chew on something less critical.
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Mouse chewing air lines for air system! How to get rid of the mice in the frame/plastic housing the air lines are located in along the frame? Help!!!
Also any ideas of area they could be getting in from ....so I can seal that off also.
You can spray the airlines with peppermint oil. Mice don't like it. I know people who boondock in the desert where there are a lot of mice who swear by it.
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Last fall I took a chance bought this companyís rodent repellant. You can order direct at www.earthkind.com or buy at hardware stores.

FWIW, I didnít have any mice visits since placing the pouches in strategic spots.

It has a nice scent that supposedly rodents donít like.

I am about to deploy their ant and spider products. My wife didnít like the scent of the spider one in her office. We get a yearly visit from ants in our kitchen, breezeway and mailbox by the road so this will be a good test.
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I'd fasten sticky traps around the immediate area of the damage. One gets into trouble and his buddies come to see what the fuss is about. I sometimes get 4 or 5 lined up on a big sticky. Then abruptly, none.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:20 PM   #12
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Thanks

I want to thank everyone for their suggestions......will give them a try!
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Last fall I took a chance bought this companyís rodent repellant. You can order direct at www.earthkind.com or buy at hardware stores.

FWIW, I didnít have any mice visits since placing the pouches in strategic spots.
We've used their FreshCab rodent repellent for years with success. If you have a Tractor Supply or a Rural King in your area, they stock it in many stores.
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How often do you change the bags out?
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