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Old 12-08-2022, 05:13 PM   #43
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Sheet metal

I stored our trailer in a field at my brother's for two years without a problem. Winter three, mouse mess everywhere including on top of the drier sheets. I stored our trailer in a storage lot figuring mice wouldn't want to cross open pavement and chance being prey. It worked and then we sold the camper.

The most reasonable solution I have heard is to get rolled sheet metal. Cut it and create a barrier to surround anything that touches the ground. The mice won't be able to climb the smooth surface and gain entry to your camper.
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Old 12-08-2022, 05:16 PM   #44
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Yes, they die in their hiding your RV. I once worked in a very old building on an Air Force Base which shall remain nameless. This building had a rat problem and they used some kind of "stuff". Weather it was poison or something else, I don't know. But then the rats died inside the walls and after a period of time (keeping in mind this was Texas in summer) they began to stink. It didn't take long before our work area was saturated with dead rat smell. Just saying...

On the subject of cats, or local shelter has a "barn cats" program. These are cats that are not socialized to humans wnd would never be a good pet. They are spayed or neutered, given all their shots, then adopted out to farms and other places where they can hunt for themselves. This could be an option for people who live somewhere where this would be appropriate. Example:
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Old 12-08-2022, 05:16 PM   #45
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Rodent control

Your university extension office will have suggestions that work for your area.
I’m a master gardener for Yamhill county Oregon.
A. Block entry points rodents can fit through a very small hole.
B. Bait can also be effective, but not the best for pets.

Gimmicks are plentiful and study’s have never proven them effective. Ultrasound, predatory substances and others.
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Old 12-08-2022, 05:36 PM   #46
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I have used Glue traps and
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Old 12-08-2022, 06:29 PM   #48
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I parked my Ford Excursion on gravel for two years and the moisture did a lot of rust damage. My RV is on asphalt since I widened my driveway. Rust might be worse than rodents on your frame.
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Old 12-08-2022, 06:51 PM   #49
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I have been using a few napthalene mothballs (not the odorless kind) in a sock to keep the squirrels from eating all the wiring in my engine compartment again. This would probably discourage mice if a few sox with mothballs were placed under the RV. I know I sure can't stand the smell.
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Old 12-08-2022, 07:01 PM   #50
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Check out Shawn Woods’ YouTube channel “Mousetrap Mondays”. He does real world testing on various mousetraps and deterrents.
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Old 12-08-2022, 07:36 PM   #51
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A small version of the cattle electric fence works. Use the small square fence (critter fence) around the base of the RV and electrify it with the small animal charger.
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Old 12-08-2022, 09:05 PM   #52
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Mouse poison that's safe for other pets

Mouse poison that's safe for other pets.

Saw this video from Jerry Hanson on Youtube. It's made from baking soda and cornbread mix. I haven't tried it yet, but will next week. I will put it inside my RV.

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Old 12-09-2022, 04:50 AM   #53
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Keeping them out in my opinion, is difficult at best and impossible more than likely. I keep 2 plain 'ol "Victor" mousetraps set year round. I bait them with extra crunchy peanut butter. They work flawlessly. Id never use poison as others have mentioned. I set the traps on a piece of newspaper, and when I nail a mouse, just wrap the whole thing up and throw in the trash. Simple, easy, effective. If your not aggressive dealing with mice, you may regret it!
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Old 12-09-2022, 05:11 AM   #54
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Guess who feeds at the outdoor cat's feeding station when the cat is snoozing on a full belly.
Tractor supply has 2 different little pockets one is red 1 is yellow 1 will kill them the other 1 will make them run for water I have had very good luck and never had an attack from mice got this from someone else it worked great recommended highly
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Old 12-09-2022, 06:25 AM   #55
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I've heard and used moth balls placed underneath the motorhome. Apparently the rodents don't like the odor. I have not had a rodent issue. Larry 2014 Reyo P
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Old 12-09-2022, 06:53 AM   #56
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I'm at a total loss of what to do about rodent prevention. Our motorhome is stored on the mowed grass on the side of the house with the tires up on blocks. I don't have power running to it.

I don't have any rodents there now but I want to prevent them from entering. I have been reading a lot about keeping rodents out of the motorhome and understand the "usual" methods of protection. The issue I'm having is; all the reviews I read have positive and negative results. The "popular" products with lots of good reviews also have terrible reviews. I'm having a real hard time of what to do. Can anyone give me some real world reviews, opinions or suggestions on how they prevent rodent's from entering the motorhome?
Use peppermint spray inside and around the outside of the motorhome. Available from Amazon. It worked for me.
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