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Old 06-29-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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I have an RV that I use as a second home. It's in a wooded area and has plenty of varmints to destroy things.

Now getting more mice coming in. Use glue traps that work pretty well but need to step up the effort. Need to spread some poison bait around inside. I'm there about every third week so they get to raise havoc at will. Want somethink that will not harm stray cats that may eat the mice once they leave the RV and die outside.

Raccoons and I have a constant battle too. Me 9, Raccons 0.

Most destruct worthless animal I know. And no natural enemies other than disease and me.

Thanks for any info.

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What type of RV, Trailer, 5th MH? please list that info, you will get more hits that way.
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:36 PM   #3
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I was using poison, glue traps, snap tracks, you name it. I made a 5-gallon bucket trap and it's been working better than anything else I've tried. There are different ways to make them but they all seem to work. Fill the bottom with several inches of antifreeze and there won't be any smell when you get there.

I also created several T-shaped PVC bait holders for outside of the RV. This makes the bait harder for other animals to get.

The combo of these two items has stopped my mouse problem.
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I too use the 5-gallon bucket as it works for multiple mice without resetting. It also gives the option of trapping the mice and releasing them out in a field somewhere away from the RV or killing them with the antifreeze option ...or even plain water can be used if you're worried about using antifreeze. It's also not necessary to handle the dead (or alive) mice with gloved hands.

I've tried various versions but the one that seems the simplest and works well for me is the rotating-tin-can method.

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Old 06-30-2015, 02:48 PM   #5
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There are electronic varmint chasers, but you need SP in order to use them. Don't know that they work, but we haven't had one mouse in the coach and it's parked in the woods.
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Have you tried Bounce Fabric Softener sheets? These sheets repel mice and other critters. I've had good success placing the sheets in cupboards and drawers as well as underbelly compartments. As an added bonus, everything smells fresh and clean!
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Try peppermint extract inside the unit. You can get it at GNC. Dab some on a cotton ball and put the cotton ball wherever you found mice, in the back of cabinets, under drawers, behind access panels....

Look outside the unit for any small holes and fill them with spray foam.

I had mice years ago and couldnt figure out where the little varmints were getting in, so I re-sprayed anything suspicious. I still had a few, but the mint took care of them. They won't even come in.

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Catch some snakes.

We sometimes find the random gopher snake and bring them home.

Last one was a "3 ft mouse catcher".

Works better than cats.

Seal up entry points with steel wool and place snap traps or the gated box traps inside where any entries can be.

Keeping them out of under frame and engine requires more but placing many snap traps gets some.

They seem to prefer peanut butter.
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