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Old 10-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #11
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I store mine in a building, they put mothballs all around the outside of the building and around the interior walls then they put them on the ground around the trailer as well. I put dryer sheets inside the camper also. This does not stink up the camper, the dryer sheets keep the inside smelling nice and it keeps the critters away.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:50 PM   #12
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I don't think I would put any poison in my camper as if they die on the camper it will stink!!! I have used dryer sheets and they seem to work or they are just not trying to get in.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:34 AM   #13
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DO NOT fall for the dryer sheet myth. It will not repel mice. My buddy a fellow Jayco owner put 30 of em all over his RV before the winter... they used it as TP He had one heck of a cleaning job that spring.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:37 AM   #14
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I would never stink up my trailer with moth balls!
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I was walking through the CG last weekend when we were out, and I could smell someone's moth balls from the main road...

I like the peppermint and cloves ideas; much more pleasant smell.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:06 AM   #15
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Don't use moth balls...they are the absolute worst and you'll never get rid of the smell. As far as the D-Con is concerned in my opinion for the damage that mice do there is no death painful enough for them so go for it. Put it in a bait station box so as to limit collateral damage to unintended species.
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I have tried just about every trick I have ever heard of to keep mice out of my garage, in order to keep them out of my old car. I have never had mice in my car. But none of the tricks work to keep them out of the garage. Spring traps work nice, but once they have sprung they are no longer any good. The one that I found by accident that works surprising well at capturing mice is a 5 gallon bucket with a little bird seed in it. I am not sure how it works, but it works. The mice can climb in, but they cannot climb back out. First year, I had about 12 mice in the bottom of the bucket by spring, I did not know they where even there until I did a little spring cleaning.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:57 PM   #17
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One of the primary rodent pests here the the desert southwest is the ever present rural and /or urban pack rat.
The damage they cause is well known to those of us living in southern Arizona.
One of the satisfactory preventative steps is to place a set of "string lights" on the ground under a TT or RV.
With the string lights connected to a timer or a remote switch, the lights can be set to come on from dusk to dawn, or left on the entire 24 hour period of the day.
Pack rats don't like daylight or a constant light source which is why this light source is of some help in keeping rats at bay.
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