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Old 05-23-2019, 10:07 AM   #1
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Mice mice mice

I'm sure it's been talked about a lot but we need help.
Dryer sheets, lavender scent, peppermint oil, traps, high frequency noise, feral cats..... Minimal help if anything.

Am I missing anything to try?
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:15 AM   #2
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

How about old fashioned mouse traps! Noticed you are kinda new on IRV2 and wanted to say hello! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

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Old 05-23-2019, 10:18 AM   #3
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Works great for me.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:40 AM   #4
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A product called "Fresh Cab". I'll use this anywhere, moth balls (I'll put about a cup full in a woman's nylon footy and tie it off) where the smell is unlikely to interfere with our enjoyment of the coach.

You'll find Fresh Cab in many hardware stores or farm supply stores, or you can order it directly from the manufacturer on-line.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:41 AM   #5
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Always worked for me.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:27 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by douginpoway View Post
Am I missing anything to try?
Not sure....start at the bottom of the trailer. If you can put your finger thru it a mouse can crawl thru it. Steel wool.....Great Stuff....caulking.....
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:44 PM   #7
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Mice, Mice, Mice

Have the wife drive 60 MPH till your next trip. I have never seen a mouse that can run 60 MPH. Both problems solved, You don't owe me anything. Just Kidding God Bless
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:02 PM   #8
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My daughter had mice in her house. She used D-con poison. Only problem they speak water after eating the poison and ate through the Plex water line causing leaks. The last thing I or a RVer would want is a water leak you can’t get to.

We picked up some unwanted mice last year and used mouse traps from Tractror Supply to get rid of them. They are strong and have jaws that work.

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Old 05-23-2019, 06:20 PM   #9
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Fresh Cab is amazing. I put some in the holding tank and storage bays year round.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:21 PM   #10
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A cat?

But seriously, I also use Fresh Cab. Found it at Quality Farm & Fleet. I used to put down sticky traps, but every so often one would migrate out of it's spot (while traveling) & I'd invariably end up stepping in it. Plus I didn't like having to dispose of the dead stuck mouse. I'd rather keep them out than dispose of them after they kick the bucket.

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Old 05-23-2019, 06:36 PM   #11
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The only thing that I have found to be fool prove. Mice crawl up your tires to get to everything else. Buy a roll of thin aluminum 6-8 inches tall, cut it into strips long enough to rap around the tires. Then tape it together so it encircles each tire. Mice can not climb it to get to your tires. Not had a mouse since I started doing this.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:03 PM   #12
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I had the same problem several months ago, you need to be pretty aggressive in your strategy to destroy! I use all of the above but I triple on the mouse traps. I've place them about 4 feet apart along the inside walls, if it's stored outside then several around every tire or place of ingress. One other thing I do is bite their heads off and leave the remains for the other mice to see! I said you need to be aggressive, don't let them push you around!......Okay I'm kidding about biting their heads off, but you need to be aggressive!
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:28 PM   #13
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I have been using the bucket trap, similar to the one linked here:
They fall into the water and drown. During the winter I used antifreeze to keep the bucket working.
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Had the same problem. From my experience, snap traps and electric traps are the only two that work. Don't use poison - the weakened rodents may wander off and be picked off by predators and scavengers. Modern anticoagulant poisons are highly toxic to any animal or bird that eats a poisoned rodent. In the long term, poison compounds infestations.
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