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Old 11-03-2010, 08:52 AM   #1
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Don't feed the Wildlife, stop RV abuse terrorism.

Went down to a beautiful resort in the Texas Hill Country. The weather took a turn for the much cooler low 30 degree nite time temps. Yet the days were a comfortable mid 70s to low 80s.
However, the cooler temps seem to instill a sense of time to gather food and nesting supplies in the rodent wildlife (squirrels, mice and such).
One of their favorite items to chew on and collect is rubber and plastics. The kind of rubber used to run fuel lines and air lines on a RV.
So, if you have any sure fire formula that keeps rodents away from your undercarriage now would be a good time to make use of your plan of action.
If you hear strange noises from under or around your RV, get up go out and check out the cause.
Our coach ended up on the back side of a massive tow truck for an 80 mile trip to the nearest Freightliner dealer, from what appears to be rodent related problems.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:17 AM   #2
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We full time. No rodent problems.. And if one wishes to invade then our rodent extermination squad (Amber and Alex Kitties) will ... Dine.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:23 AM   #3
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I keep one large rodent killin cat . He is on dudy 24 /7 never had a rodent problem when he is with me avr. about 2 kills a week good old boy haha no sub for a good old cat.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:50 AM   #4
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Can't say I've ever had a problem with a rodent nibbling on plastic, wiring or hoses. Your rig must have tastier ingredients than mine. Good thing, too, cause our cat is an aristocrat. Killing a rodent is beneath his dignity. He does enjoy running around to see what they are doing, though.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:11 PM   #5
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I have used mothballs to discourage the chewing pests. So far it has worked for me.
Quertion, How do you smell mothballs ?
Answer, Hold them by their little wings !!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:18 PM   #6
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Question...... You know what you got when you have a five pound moth ball in one hand and a five pound moth ball in your other hand????????

Are you guessing???????

Answer..... You have the undivided attention of the BIGGEST MALE MOTH YOU HAVE EVER SEEN .................. LOL.......... i just had to do that ......
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:34 PM   #7
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If you encircle your MH with Boric acid or even Comet cleanser I know it keeps the ants away. As far as rodents I don't know. They can jump over the line I'm sure.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:54 PM   #8
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I haven't had a lot of trouble in my MH parked here in the desert. But I have a solar heating system for my swimming pool that the ground squirrels chew on for the water. I spray "Critter Ridder" around the solar panels and it keeps them off. It comes in a hand held, blue spray bottle and I get it at Lowe's. It's made from pepper oil and it's not cheap. But it works.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:23 AM   #9
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Spring is another bad time for critters because they're looking for a place to nest. We had a pack rat try to build a nest on top of our engine one spring in the desert. I took the twigs and grass out of there 4 or 5 times before I eventually resorted to a trap to get rid of her. Fortunately, nothing was chewed.
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