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Old 03-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #11
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Never met a rodent I didn't hate!! Seal up every hole regardless of the size and use bait stations around the outside of the unit.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:06 PM   #12
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My wife and I use both dryer sheets and cottonballs with peppermint oil on it. So far, knock on wood, no issues with either our old popup or new X17Z.

We also have a neighbor that has a ton of cats that patrol the neighborhood. Perhaps they keep the local population at bay.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:46 PM   #13
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Wife found 2 more dead mice in traps this morning. Going to try to spray some "Repels-All" stuff she got at TSC. She also got 4 more traps. So Frustrating. I looked over the Mouse-Free website and think I may order it. Problem is the camper is in the back yard about 200' from the house and I don't have that long of an air hose!
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #14
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We haven't had any more mice in there. I sprayed the Repels-all (that stuff stinks bad!) all around the outside perimeter of the camper and all around the tires and between that and sealing all the holes underneath, we seem to have gotten them. We'll keep checking everyday...we have 8 traps in there so if they get in we should find them.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #15
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Had mice problems before. Read on internet to place Irish Spring soap bars thoughout camper. Do not open box, just place it anywhere mice might hide. This helped some, but still have some problems. Also read to put cinnamon bark strips through out trailer. This seemed to work. Found a place online I could order 1 lb bag and placed them in storage areas, kitchen drawers and cabinets, under bathtub, sink, etc. Haven't seen a mouse since I put them in. I also bought some of that material that they use to put rice in at weddings, tied mothballs inside and hung that from areas under the trailer. Not sure which did the trick, but something helped.
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"Fresh Cab" from Tractor Supply. I have been putting the packets around the RV at storage and various places in my garage. The smell of it is strangly pleasant. It is proven to deter them form coming into the area.
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...Problem is the camper is in the back yard about 200' from the house and I don't have that long of an air hose!
A friend of mine claims that keeping the grass cut low and weed whacking regularly helps keep the mice away from his TT. The theory is that they don't like being out in the open and crossing exposed areas to get to the trailer.

Sealing holes to keep them out generally doesn't really require anything too special UNLESS they have been inside and recognize it as a good place to live. Once they know it as home it is more difficult to keep them out. They have nothing better to do than poke around looking for places to enter. It is their job.

I don't like the idea of bait packs outside the trailer because pets can easily get into it. It can also poison the mouse predators like owls that are beneficial, not to mention your neighbor's cat. Oops... mentioning the neighbor cat may not be supporting my point. vic
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Maybe I am just overly cautious but I do live in the country surrounded by crop land and store my trailer outside. To begin, I park over a well mulched area. Not sure it helps any but again, never had mice. I park my tires on 2x6's to keep them out of the mud and put down moth balls around each set of tires and also pour 1/2 bottle of Peppermint oil around each set. You can get the Peppermint oil right next to Vanilla Extract in the grocery store. I have read they don't like the strong smell. I also buy the mouse baits that are inside a little plastic housing, the kind where the mouse has to go in a bit to get to the poison and set them under the trailer with bricks on top to keep other animals out. As an added precaution, I put dryer sheets around in the areas a mouse could get into. I know some say it is an old wives tale, but again, 15 years of doing this an no mice. I put any thing I wouldnt want a mouse to chew into large plastic bins with lids and put some sticky traps out in strategic places. Check the traps once or twice a month and good to go. DO NOT LEAVE FOOD in the trailer. It may not attract them, but will sure make them stay. Like I said, all of this may not have any affect but again, no mice in 15 years.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:34 PM   #19
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Just an update...Ordered the Mouse-Free and got it in 3 days. Sprayed it on today. I ordered 2 gallons and it came with free shipping and an undercoating spray gun. Took almost 1.5 gallons but I covered everything really thick! Nice thing about it is that it is a lubricating undercoating so It will help with keeping the minimal rust we have from getting worse. I will have to get some pics later. I'll post back the results in the spring I guess!
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"Fresh Cab" from Tractor Supply. I have been putting the packets around the RV at storage and various places in my garage. The smell of it is strangly pleasant. It is proven to deter them form coming into the area.
X2 I used fresh cab last year from our local John Deere dealer with positive results. I bought it again this year from camping world and saved ten dollars. TT is stored out in a farm area. I don't know if i would have problems without fresh cab, but I will keep using it. I like the smell as well.
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