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Old 01-23-2017, 02:13 PM   #15
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I live in the country and rodents are a constant issue. I've been around with all of the ideas and only one I'm finding that is working over a longer haul is strobe lights. I've installed Roxant strobe inside the RV setting them to blink every second or a little faster. The concept is that the flashing basically blinds the mice enough they move on. This has been a long term solution many places in attics. A link for the Roxant strobes:

Since I've installed the strobes no more issues inside. I unplug these when we occupy the unit, the strobe blinds us too. These are 120 volt strobes, so unless you have shoer power at your storage site, it may not work for you. Our rig is stored beside our house with full power hookup.

In the basement areas I'm fixing to install 12 volt strobes that I can use even while at campsites. I'll post an update on these in the future. I've also sealed up all of the holes, down to 3/16" I can find, keep finding more holes.

Baited traps work well to get rodents already present, but yes the bait does attrack more rodents, it foods after all.

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Old 01-23-2017, 10:35 PM   #16
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What we have found is that all the suggestions mentioned about using dryer sheets, peppermint oil, and Irish Spring could possibly repel the mice initially but unless you renew those repellents every few days or weekly if possible, the scent eventually wears off to where to doesn't bother the mice any longer once time passes.
We stored our MH early November. This is our first year owning one, so being a rookie, I thought I would go up and check on things.

We tossed dryer sheets all over the place. In all of the drawers under the bed under the sink. Anywhere there is a compartment. I used 1-1/2 boxes of Downey sheets. It still smells plenty fresh in there. And no sign of mice. Our friends told us to use Downey as they are more fragrant.

I think they will last fine until April when we can drive it again.

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Old 01-25-2017, 08:13 AM   #17
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We put a am/fm radio in the unit and tune it to AM Talk Radio that plays 24/7. We have it on a timer to turn on at 3:00 pm and off at 8:00 am. It plays loud and we feel the noise of the different people talking makes it seem like it the camper is occupied and the mice stay away. We live in a rural area and it works for us.
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Go to Predator Urine - Original PredatorPee - Free Shipping - coyote urine, wolf urine, bobcat urine, mt. Lion urine, fox urine, bear urine, fisher urine for deer repellent, coyote control, rat problems, rabbit repellent, raccoon repellent, mouse trap, rod and get the bobcat pee. U can get spray for hanging tags or granular. I use it upstate NY at my camp and u will never see mice turds. Last camper had some mice and DW made me tear it apart. I sealed everywhere but they kept getting in. Last year second day at camp turds everywhere outside on my stuff. Hung my tags and sprayed and like magic gone. Keeping my fingers crossed it works again this summer.
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There is a relatively new product on the market called "Rodent Sheriff". I sprayed it all around my fifth wheel where there was any chance a mouse could get in, all over the wheels and inside around the cabinets, and wherever water lines ran through the walls. I also used it around the inside of the foundation and doors of my home and under all of the cabinets with water lines. Sprayed in October and no sign of mice in wither my home or fifth wheel. It has a peppermint scent and is non staining. You can usually find it on "as seen on TV" websites and I recently saw it on the Publisher's Clearing House web site. About $12.00 a bottle. Walmart may even have it in the as seen on TV section by the counters. I typically have a mouse or two in the camper at the end of the season and usually have them in the house from fall until spring. Since I started using this product I haven't seen a single one of the little darlings.
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