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Old 10-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Winter stoage question....

When I store the camper in a few weeks, I plan to set some moth balls in the cabinets and D-Con around to help keeps critters out.....Good idea or no? If good, should I set D-Con on outside of camper as well? Plan to store it at a storage place on pavement. Thanks!
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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Please no d-con outside the camper as the other animals will eat it too. maybe your own pets or the neighbors.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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If I remember, I've also read where moth balls really don't work??
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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Winter stoage question....

I would never stink up my trailer with moth balls!
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Have you had "visitors" in your rig before, or are you simply doing this as a precautionary measure? If this is your first winter or you've never had any "visitors", I would concentrate my efforts on closely inspecting the underside for any possible entry points and seal them up. If you've had problems previously, then maybe you need to try such items as D-Con and mothballs if you unable to determine where the vermin are getting in.

In the 13 years I've owned my TT, I've never seen (knock on wood) any evidence of critters nesting inside.
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A lot of people recommend the sticky traps versus poison.
That way they don't crawl away and die in the walls or duct work.
Also, peppermint extract soaked cotton balls are recommended over moth balls.

I've never had any issues either in cold storage.

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We wrap cloves in cheese cloth, a bit bigger than a golf ball, about 10 of them and dryer sheets spread around and in the storage. No critters and a great smell upon entry.
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Neither if you ask me, you will never get the smell of moth balls out of the camper and you don't want the mice to die in there
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Have you had "visitors" in your rig before, or are you simply doing this as a precautionary measure? If this is your first winter or you've never had any "visitors", I would concentrate my efforts on closely inspecting the underside for any possible entry points and seal them up. If you've had problems previously, then maybe you need to try such items as D-Con and mothballs if you unable to determine where the vermin are getting in.

In the 13 years I've owned my TT, I've never seen (knock on wood) any evidence of critters nesting inside.
X2, I spent a few hours under mine and placed a little steel wool and then a little marine caulk to fill the holes. There were a lot of holes under my HTT. I also spend a few hours each fall cleaning, to remove any smellables.
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A lot of people recommend the sticky traps versus poison.
That way they don't crawl away and die in the walls or duct work.

Doug
A agree with Doug's suggestion. Or, even a spring trap (more humane) baited with peanut butter would be better than an ingested chemical.

It would be bad enough to get a critter chewing up the inside of a RV, but equally as bad to have it crawl away to a hard-to-get-to place and die, creating a stink that will linger for a long time even after the carcass is removed.
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