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Old 10-06-2014, 07:22 AM   #1
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Keeping mice out of Enclosed Underbelly

Curious on what methods others use to keep mice out of the enclosed underbelly during winter storage.

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Old 10-06-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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My cat catches mice almost daily and I still had mice in the camper last winter. This year I will get under with a spot light and shove steel wool in every crevice I can find..
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:47 AM   #3
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There are a large number of past posts that discuss this issue.
Here in Arizona the rodent problem is usually the huge darn Pack Rat.
I have had success using 120v AC "rope lights" strung out under the TT. We connect the rope lights to an outlet box that can be activated with a remote "clicker" similar to a garage door opener. Pack Rats are a bit different in than they really prefer a dark location and hate bright light. We use a commercial 12v DC unit under the hood of our vehicles. It is basically a "strobe" lite box which comes w/ alligator clips to connect to the battery & a magnet to attach the box to the under hood area of the truck. It's made in Carefree, AZ and is called RID-A-RAT. good luck in your efforts.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:31 AM   #4
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Cut up a bar of Irish Spring Soap and put chunks of it all through the trailer. You should be able to get about a dozen pieces from 1 bar.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:42 PM   #5
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None of the little tricks you read about work. I have tried just about everyone in my garage for my old car and they just do not work. What I do and friends is to crawl under the TT. Look for every single little crack, hole, ripple, imperfection and fill it in with a little steel wool then a good caulk. I personally like clear marine silicon. Friends have used whatever caulk they got laying around. We all agreed once we did that we have not had any mice issues. I also, clean every little spot where food might have spilt, been placed on, and so forth. Just to eliminate any potential attractant for the mice. I would rather have mice find someone’s else place more homey. I also place sticky traps inside the TT, just in case one trespasses.
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I agree 100%

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None of the little tricks you read about work. I have tried just about everyone in my garage for my old car and they just do not work. What I do and friends is to crawl under the TT. Look for every single little crack, hole, ripple, imperfection and fill it in with a little steel wool then a good caulk. I personally like clear marine silicon. Friends have used whatever caulk they got laying around. We all agreed once we did that we have not had any mice issues. I also, clean every little spot where food might have spilt, been placed on, and so forth. Just to eliminate any potential attractant for the mice. I would rather have mice find someone’s else place more homey. I also place sticky traps inside the TT, just in case one trespasses.
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