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Old 07-07-2010, 02:47 PM   #29
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I keep my old Sunnybrook 5th-wheel stored on our property between trips and always have mice trying to move in. I keep 4 mouse traps with peanut butter in the trailer and check for 'dinner' guests every day or two. I usually get one or more every few days. I really do not understand the attraction the trailer has for the mice....
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:25 PM   #30
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It's nice to put bird seed out but,
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:37 PM   #31
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A few years back, We had our motorhome in a Vermont State Campground for a few days! Caught a mouse in a live trap. There was a down hill path by our site , into the woods! I took the mouse down a 100 feet to a downed tree and released it! As I got close to the rig, the wife said to me. Look behind you! Yup, that mouse was right on my heels! Cought the little duffer in my hands and walked his butt a hundred yards out and released him! Had a mouse in the trap the next mornning, but couldnt recognize it! Maybe?
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:48 PM   #32
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I'm a full timer who accidently brought a mouse inside from my former (now ex's) home. First saw it out of the corner of my eye, then the next night it ran across the back of my couch while I was watching tv. I live trapped it and threw it out the door... haven't seen it since.

I admit, I don't kill stuff but this was a pretty funny thread to read. Thanks for the chuckles.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:34 PM   #33
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X2, that's where my one and only(knock wood) mouse made his entrance, ran up the power cord and squeaked through the "U" shaped opening in the small door, then into the power center and from there, a free run around the inside. RRrrr, fixed that, cut the power cord, got a male and female 120V30A connector mounted on an aluminum plate that was bracketed and sealed right behind the power cord door. No more having to wrestle with the 30amp power cord either, undo the twist lock, roll it up, close the door, done.
I like that idea a lot. Thanks. And while I'm at it, I can do the same with the water. During the winter I will have to figure out how to keep that faucet warm...I better give that last one some thought.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:38 PM   #34
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Mice can get in almost anywhere but try and plug as many holes as possible. I use glueboards and regular traps inside with peanut butter as well as the old bunkhouse water trap method outside. The only time I don't set them up is if we are only going to be overnight. I have caught as many as 23 mice in 4 days, 9 in one night, 6 in one trap. I set one up close to each tire but run the ramps towards the jacks. The nice thing about the bunkhouse traps is they just keep on catching mice all night long. So what is a bunkhouse trap you ask? It's about a 2 gal bucket about 1/4 full of water with a pop or beer can strung horizontally on a wire from side to side so that the can spins easily on the wire. Slather peanut butter on the can and put about an 18 inch incline ramp up to the edge of the bucket with small dabs of PB on the ramp to coax them up. They then will climb the ramp and jump onto the can which spins and they fall into the water,end of mouse. This method is so successful that if I don't catch mice I know there are none around. Every mouse I catch had the potential to invade the MH.

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:09 PM   #35
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You need to spend some time on your back under your rig. Large pieces of cardboard to lay on works nice. Use some stainless steel pot scrubies, metal mosquito screen and some foam in a can. All available at your local ACE or equal hardware store. You need something to anchor the screening in place over the holes after you foam and stuff them with the SS metal. NO HOLE IS TOO SMALL TO MOUSEPROOF. Besides when you are through the rig will be warmer because you closed up all the air holes the wind was blowing through. I did not have a mouse problem but an air problem. I just used the foam. Made quite a difference. Little furry critters must like you.
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:30 AM   #36
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Our Motorhome sets out on the side of the barn. Over ten years ago I started using bar bait, mouse killer, I use it in the barn and outside. Take a coffee can and drill a 1" hole in it, put some bar bait in the can. Check your can in a week or so. the coffee can keeps your other animals out of it. Have not had a problem sence i started with the bait. good luck.
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