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Old 12-06-2014, 09:29 AM   #11
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Dryer sheets do not work... my buddies Jayco they used the dryer sheets as TP. The cab fresh from Amazon seems to work well as to sticky traps and snap traps.. but since you are parked in your own yard I would power up the RV and use ultrasonic pest repelers.
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:14 PM   #12
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My first winter and my trailer is 75Kms away. I used bags of stuff recommended by a farm supply store. It could be cab fresh.

I know that dryer sheets do not work as my shed last year had them in and they used them to nest in. Same as soap shavings from Irish spring as I used them both. This spring I will see the effectiveness of the bags that I used and report back. I can say that I have seen no evidence in my shed thus far using the bags I purchased.
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:16 PM   #13
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We have we used ultrasonic pest gadgets and had no problems for 10 or more years. We also have several cats .
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:56 PM   #14
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Lots of traps!

There are tons of openings under your htt. I crawled under mine, armed with a flashlight steel wool and marine caulk, and filled everyone of them. There is a lot holes. Once I found them on the under side I filled the ones I could reach from inside too. I have never had an unwelcome winter guest.

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Old 12-06-2014, 11:53 PM   #15
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Dryer sheets work for me, but maybe just because I take anything that might attract mouse out of the trailer. I also give it a thorough cleaning before storing.

Dryer sheets do make it smell nice when we pick it up in the spring tho
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:28 AM   #16
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Remove anything food related that might attract or keep them there then wipe down every non-carpeted surface with a strong ammonia & water solution. They don't like the ammonia residue on their little feet.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:57 PM   #17
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Went into the basement cargo compartment Saturday and found a shredded roll of paper towels and mouse scat. Knew immediately I had an uninvited guest.

She had gotten into the electrical compartment beneath the queen bed through a hole in the flooring. The factory had foamed it, but not enough as I could see driveway gravel through it. Her nest of shredded paper towels and carpet scraps was in one corner of that compartment. Two wiring access holes in the rear wall had provided easy travel into the cargo compartment.

I was going to set a trap but then found her, dead. She had squeezed into the plastic water control panel compartment in the left cargo hatch and was unable to get back out.

I cleaned everything up and crawled underneath from one end to the other with a can of insulation foam. There were quite a few places that needed it. I also pulled out the drawers in the kitchen and bath and pulled off the LP furnace return grill looking for places to foam. And, needless to say, I foamed the wiring holes in that under-bed electrical compartment. Finally, I put out a four-pack of sticky traps just in case one gets back inside.

I am just glad my wiring was not chewed.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:30 AM   #18
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Get a bag of steel wool from any hardware store, and stuff it around the openings that the hoses pass through that you described as their entrance point. They (mice) will not chew through steel, so this will prevent them from access in any of these areas.
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Thanks everyone. I filled the smaller gaps with spray foam (found a kind that says it's for pests since it doesn't taste good if chewed). I put down some dryer sheets after a thorough cleaning and took EVERYTHING out of the TT. There were some larger gaps too big for spray foam, but I'll try the steel wool tip for those. I'll check it in a week or so and see if they've moved on, hopefully to the neighbor's boat to save my precious TT haha.
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I had a mouse in the house (RV). He never got into any of the food there.. but did eat the buttons on my TV remote..
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