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Old 01-04-2015, 01:01 PM   #11
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Dryer sheets don't work... old wives tale started by Bounce...
Really? Crap...I've been using them for years and have never had a mouse. I also remove all food and clean the camper really well.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:26 PM   #12
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for winter storage, we also bag up all paper products, cushions and bedding. This can also attract them for nesting
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Just keep one of these nearby...

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Old 01-04-2015, 05:34 PM   #14
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Everyone is being pretty cautious and not mentioning good old fashioned poison. I have those plastic trays of D-con in several places where the pets can't get to them and they seem to have cured the old rodent problem just fine.
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Everyone is being pretty cautious and not mentioning good old fashioned poison. I have those plastic trays of D-con in several places where the pets can't get to them and they seem to have cured the old rodent problem just fine.
I use rodent blocks under the house. Problem is they stink when they rot. (the mice not the blocks)
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snip... good old fashioned poison. ... cured the old rodent problem just fine.
If the poison was in the trailer, where (in the trailer?) did the old rodent(s) go to die?

Thankfully, I didn't have them inside and wanted them to stay away and stay out.
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If the poison was in the trailer, where (in the trailer?) did the old rodent(s) go to die?

Thankfully, I didn't have them inside and wanted them to stay away and stay out.
That's a good question. I've read about the problem with decomposing bodies and stench. When I acquired my rig I found sign of mice having been in there but after cleaning everyplace I could get to and placing the bait around I just haven't noticed any critters or sign of them.

We had a pack rat infestation under our home some years ago and fought them with D-con. I found several dead rats outside the house in the yard in the following weeks but none in the crawlspace. I've heard over the years that poison makes them go outside looking for water but really don't know for sure.
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...snip... D-con. I found several dead rats outside the house in the yard in the following weeks but none in the crawlspace. I've heard over the years that poison makes them go outside looking for water but really don't know for sure.
D-con makes them bleed to death internally. I guess dehydration could be part of the initial stages and make them very thirsty.

FYI to those following this:
One of the problems with poisons is that they can cause unintentional poisoning of predators/scavengers (cats, owls, dogs, etc.) when they eat mice that ate the poison.
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when you bag up all paper products, cushions, and bedding, do you use plastic bags? And then you leave them in the camper? Because mice chew through plastic bags, so I was wondering....???
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Course steel wool combined with Great Stuff spray foam in every possible opening as others have noted. Take your time and search all opening both inside and underneath your camper. May need to temporarily remove the protective covering beanth your rig.
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