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Old 09-11-2023, 05:56 PM   #1
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The dreaded mouse

Haven't even got going on setting up the winter gauntlet for the lil mice and we have at least one of them in our ceiling a/c ductwork. ( new one for us )
Anyway, someone please tell me a surefire way to evict him or her. We just left to come home for a few days and plan to go back to our new to us seasonal money pit. they appear to be in the intake ceiling a/c ductwork so we put some mothballs in nylon bags and hung them up at the intake grills, also sprayed peppermint into intakes the night before we left and ran the a/c . No effect. So we left with the a/c on low and the moth balls hung Any suggestions,I did just order some glue traps for our return also.
Suggestions anyone? Please.
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Old 09-11-2023, 06:29 PM   #2
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Glue traps are the way to go. I have found them to be very effective and most importantly, you can find the corpse.
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Old 09-11-2023, 06:39 PM   #3
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Thanks, on order now. Just not sure in the ductwork.I had some spring style on order but some one pointed out there might not be room for them to work.
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Thought about smoking him out, but too dangerous.
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Old 09-11-2023, 07:04 PM   #5
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I put the battery operated electrocution style traps in my ceiling for my mouse issue in my last camper.
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Old 09-11-2023, 07:32 PM   #6
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Never heard of those, but sound to sadistic for my taste, LOL Plus metal ductwork? I dunno.
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Old 09-12-2023, 04:14 AM   #7
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It's all self contained no risk to people just kills quick. When we used glue traps my daughter's would get upset at hearing the mouse squeak as it tried to free itself before I could remove it.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099X9F9CD...language=en_US
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Old 09-12-2023, 05:35 AM   #8
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Decent quality snap trap baited with peanut butter.
Glue boards too, they will trap random insects also.
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I always use glue traps in the TT when I cannot check on it regularly. Last winter I installed two bags of cab fresh, suppose to keep the mice away. There was a bit of an odor, I did not thick it was bad. The smell disappear quickly once I removed it.
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I like the glue traps that fold into a little box. Much neater and cleaner and they do catch a lot of spiders and crawly things like those ladybug types from China.

Best offense is a good defense which includes sealing every possible road inside. Lots of stainless steel wool held in place with foamed insulation.
And go inside every cabinet and look for holes into the floor or wall and stuff them with metal and foam. Don't forget power cords coming inside! Stuff with stainless steel wool and close the little door.

I also made T shaped pet proof bait stations and leave plenty of bait blocks in them to kill them before they enter. Reply if you want my design.
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Just ordered two,thank you. Can't have too many weapons in your arsenal.
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Our 5 month old camper amazingly has mice already; WTF! My wife has been pulling every cabinet, door, drawer, compartment, and hatch apart and filled every hole with either stainless steel wool, rubber grommets, stainless wire mesh, or a piece lauan. She found a lot of wasted space in the kitchen and redid a lot of the angled panels to give us much more room. I'm going to do the same for the underside but I'll use tomcat foam, stainless wool, and that black plastic cardboard. I also used 1 1/2" wire plugs to fill the holes where the 4 rear jack leg wires come out of the frame. Mice suck. Tempted to let the cats go in there to go hunting but I'd probably never get them out again.
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Maybe one of these:



Automotive antifreeze in the bucket, instead of water, will keep them from stinking.

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Maybe one of these:



Automotive antifreeze in the bucket, instead of water, will keep them from stinking.

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We were at a park last year and had mice coming into the trailer at night. Set up one of those bucket traps with peanut butter. Good news is we had 5 mice in it the next morning. Not so good, following morning, 3 mice, a red squirrel and a Chipmunk.
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Snap traps kill instantly. Glue traps they die from thirst or starvation. Drowning in a bucket is also lethal.

I've used them all and finally settled on snap traps whenever possible.
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I have used the "Rodents Away" sachets for a good number of years... so far no mice at all.

The product subscription is... Rodents Away Odor Free is an odorless, slow release house mouse repellent for use in indoor spaces. Works by repelling house mice away without the use of poisons, glue traps, or other mechanical devices that can cause injury or harm. Use Rodents Away Odor Free in any indoor space, including modes of transport (e.g. cabins, homes, boats, cars, tractors, trailers). Made from natural ingredients it is safe for us around humans, pets and animals when used according to the label. Registration No. 33648 Pest Control Products Act.

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Decent quality snap trap baited with peanut butter.
Glue boards too, they will trap random insects also.

+1 The peanut butter on a good quality plastic snap trap. This method worked for me 3 different times in less than 24 hrs. For winter storing, I use 4 small bowls filled about a 1/3 full of plain white rice and use a high quality peppermint oil and fill them just above the rice. Place them throughout my 30ft RV. I use 3-4 120v plugin mice sounders. 2 of them are set to vary their ultrasonic pattern. Never have seen a mouse or mouse pop since. Of-course, remove all food and anything that would attract them to the RV. When de-winterizing, it takes about a day or two with the windows and doors open to air out the peppermint. The peppermint doesn't bother me without airing it out, more for the DW. Far better than the smell of moth balls also.
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I've decided that mice are a fact of life....just because you don't see or hear them doesn't mean they not there. I don't care how they die as long as it's not in a wall or chair stuffing etc. Tomcat green sticky pad traps over winter, about 8 along all the crawling edges inside the trailer and in the spring they go into a waste can....sometimes with two per. Snaps work, but max out at one critter and sometimes they wiff. Mission accomplished.
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Check out Shawn Woods Mouse Trap Monday on YouTube. Not RV specific, but he's done all the homework for you.
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+1 The peanut butter on a good quality plastic snap trap. This method worked for me 3 different times in less than 24 hrs. For winter storing, I use 4 small bowls filled about a 1/3 full of plain white rice and use a high quality peppermint oil and fill them just above the rice. Place them throughout my 30ft RV. I use 3-4 120v plugin mice sounders. 2 of them are set to vary their ultrasonic pattern. Never have seen a mouse or mouse pop since. Of-course, remove all food and anything that would attract them to the RV. When de-winterizing, it takes about a day or two with the windows and doors open to air out the peppermint. The peppermint doesn't bother me without airing it out, more for the DW. Far better than the smell of moth balls also.

Balsam Fir (Pine) Oil is the main ingredient in Fresh Cab, marketed as a rodent deterrent. Maybe your DW likes the smell of Pine better? I use Pine Sol 50/50 with water in shallow trays with wads of paper towels. Periodic refills are needed.
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