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Old 05-28-2015, 10:44 PM   #11
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Don't leave your power cord on the ground, if you are hooked up to power. Rodents can climb it and squeeze into trailer that way.

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Old 05-28-2015, 11:23 PM   #12
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Do not feed them....no open food boxes, everything in a plastic container. As well as I do not cook in the trailer, just the microwave...I use the BBQ and and an electric fry pan out side.

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Old 05-29-2015, 05:34 AM   #13
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Rat zapper under the sink. I fried 2 in the last couple of week just sitting next to my house. Kitty has me beat though, she brought home 3 mice in one night yesterday..
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:57 PM   #14
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Here is an interesting approach to keeping mice out of an RV...
The RV Doctor: Critters - Redux
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:36 AM   #15
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Bounce dryer sheets don not work. We have had mice in 2 different campers (including our current 26BH) where we used them and they used the sheets as bedding!

The only solution I know works 100% is Mouse-Free. We sprayed in on our camper in the fall of 2013 and have had no mice since. Our Daughter parked her camper next to ours that year and she had mice in the bumper chewing the sewer hose.

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Old 06-02-2015, 11:42 AM   #16
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I use bait block that comes with a little plastic box that only mice can access. Then I put that box in a cinder block next to TT tire. That way they die outside before getting inside first. My wife likes to feed the birds. We set up bird feeder far away now and keep a rodent free zone around the vehicles. Nothing worse than firing up the oven for a pizza only to cook a mice nest. A smell you'll never forget.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:17 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Scoutr2 View Post
Some folks say it's hogwash, but I put Bounce dryer sheets in every nook and cranny in the camper. I also put them under mattresses, seat cushions, drawers, and other places. Don't use any fancy aromas (like Febreeze, etc) - just the plain, original Bounce. The word is that mice and other critters do not like the smell. I've parked a camper in a grassy area for nine years and never had a single problem with mice or other bugs (except those darn Asian beetles!).

I would NOT, however, use D-Con or other poison. If they crawl into an inaccessible space and die, the stink would be horrible and would last a long time, until you remove it - if you can find it. Glue boards or traps would be my preference.

I got this tip from an RV dealer and it has worked for me. (It was posted on their website.) Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=15&v=B1y-o4DjM3I

I do the same thing and did the same with my Airstream. Seemed to work just fine...Also good to keep spiders at bay.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:07 PM   #18
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The solution for me was a combination of the expanding spray foam insulation in as many cracks and holes that I could find and peppermint oil. The hole for the water supply line for the toilet is one example where I put the foam. Then I got aluminum foil squares (to keep from staining the camper) and cotton pads and soaked them with peppermint oil (not extract) and placed about 5 of them strategically under the sink, in the bathroom, etc. Haven't seen a critter or evidence since
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:55 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Murff View Post
Don't leave your power cord on the ground, if you are hooked up to power. Rodents can climb it and squeeze into trailer that way.

(Don't ask how I know)

My power cord has a cap over the hole that completely covers it when retracted. With the cord out, the little door is open, basically covering the hole again. I don't believe they could get in that way.

My old camper had mice problem, and they were found to be coming in the roof mounted chimney. Put chicken wire over it and problem solved.
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:55 AM   #20
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We found signs of mice when we got our Eagle TT out of storage. I had taken measures to keep the little buggers out, but apparently that didn't work. I believe that eliminating ways of getting in is more effective than trying to repel them after they're already in.

I found some holes in the floor where wiring and plumbing pass through the floor, namely behind the power center (CB/fuse panel) and under the bathtub at the drain P-trap.

I got some Great Stuff spray foam for pest control and shot it around as many spots as I could get access to. I think I got all of them except under the bath tub. That's a bigger area. I'm thinking about a sheetmetal plate to block the area off.

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