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Old 06-30-2020, 12:33 PM   #1
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Any rodent proof techniques yet? Mice, chipmunks?

Is it as easy as putting all the lights on at night, lowering levelers all the way, crawling under and see where light is coming thru then add steel wool and expanding foam.
Meanwhile make an chiropractor appointment?
Any ideas?
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Is it as easy as putting all the lights on at night, lowering levelers all the way, crawling under and see where light is coming thru then add steel wool and expanding foam.
Meanwhile make an chiropractor appointment?
Any ideas?


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Old 06-30-2020, 04:41 PM   #3
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In our case, the coach is sealed tight. But we caught 6 mice in our coach last winter. First time as full timers in 5 years we had a problem. This is how most likely one pregnant female got in. We had one slide out partially closed in order to clear the AC pedestal to get to our Christmas Decorations in a compartment. That produced a 2-3 inch gap between the wall and the slide out. We kept the slide out gap for about 1 hour...

Then the mouse got into the interior ceiling vents and made a nest. We could hear it and later THEM running around the ceiling. I found the nest and droppings up in the vent channels with my Lizard Cam. What a mess! However no damage done to wiring, etc.

The best method to catch them is to buy 2-3 packs (12 in a pack ACE Hardware) of the glue traps. Bait traps did not work! We plastered the ENTIRE floor edges and counter tops, tables with these glue traps and it was a hassle getting them off your socks but within a week we got rid of them.


At no time did I find ANY trace of dropping anywhere around, under the coach nor in the outside compartments.


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Old 06-30-2020, 07:49 PM   #4
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In our case, the coach is sealed tight. But we caught 6 mice in our coach last winter. First time as full timers in 5 years we had a problem. This is how most likely one pregnant female got in. We had one slide out partially closed in order to clear the AC pedestal to get to our Christmas Decorations in a compartment. That produced a 2-3 inch gap between the wall and the slide out. We kept the slide out gap for about 1 hour...

Then the mouse got into the interior ceiling vents and made a nest. We could hear it and later THEM running around the ceiling. I found the nest and droppings up in the vent channels with my Lizard Cam. What a mess! However no damage done to wiring, etc.

The best method to catch them is to buy 2-3 packs (12 in a pack ACE Hardware) of the glue traps. Bait traps did not work! We plastered the ENTIRE floor edges and counter tops, tables with these glue traps and it was a hassle getting them off your socks but within a week we got rid of them.


At no time did I find ANY trace of dropping anywhere around, under the coach nor in the outside compartments.


Good luck!


Traps usually catch the mice for me. Chipmunks are another thing. There not like mice. YET, what you donít see but eventually smell is the crap and pee in the carpets after they bring their nuts in.
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:20 PM   #5
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Mouse Deterrent

Had this problem while caretaking on a ranch. Was suggested to my wife we try dryer sheets. Put one in each outdoor storage compartment, under sinks, in closets etc... Problem solved! Haven't had any type rodent problem yet. Worth a try, worked for us.
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In our prior Bounder, the only thing the mouse did with the dryer sheets was shred them into a nice nest in the bathroom cabinet. So for us, the dryer sheet thing is a myth.

The ONLY proven rodent-ridding method I know if is spelled C-A-T. A hungry, neighborhood feral one to be specific.

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Dryer sheets donít work....plus neither does...

Like the man said, fryer sheets are used to make beds, actual pine bags only enhance a smell in the rv.
I still use ole fashion traps and use fine netting for areas they can get into to access drawers. We live in a forest.
Mice get in chipmunks eating nuts. What you donít see as said is the poop and pee in the carpets.
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The first to ever invent a 100% effective mouse trap will enjoy great wealth on this earth. We too use the smelliest drier sheets we can find- works reasonably well. Will NOT drive out existing occupants. A couple nights of a hungry cat with all doors and drawers open and then drier sheets has worked for us.
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