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Old 05-04-2015, 08:55 AM   #1
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How to Keep Mice out

Hi everyone I just purchased a 2010 Jaco Flight TT How do you keep the mice out of the trailer? A lot of people I talk to say the dryer sheet thing does not work any suggestions would be great.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:58 AM   #2
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We live in the woods so I would say its impossible. I keep the under sink cabinets open (most likely how they get it, near plumping) and keep a rat zapper near the door so I can peek in and check it all winter. Only got 1 mouse and that was just a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:13 AM   #3
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We store our trailer next to our attached garage. Our back yards is against a heavy brush area and a small creek. Lots of field mice. They get in our lawn and snow equipment. They get in our garage. They have gotten into the wall of our house that is shared with the garage. In 23 years of storing trailers there we have never gotten mice inside them. My dad stores his trailer in front of ours and he has never had mine in it.

The trailers are parked on a gravel pad that is kept weed free. The only food in the trailers is stored in sealed plastic containers.

In other words give them no place to hide on the outside, and don't feed them.
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I park mine in the woods. I put 4 bowls of moth balls plus about 6 cedar disks, stuffed socks in all the outside openings. Opened it yesterday, no evidence of mice anywhere but now I have a strong mothball smell lol. Going to place a 5 gal bucket of charcoal in there this week
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:46 AM   #5
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DocBrown, consider yourself fortunate. Our TT is parked in the middle of a concrete pad (old Nike missile base) with the nearest field about 20 yards away. I removed all sources of food for the TT but still had mice over the last two winters. They got in and chewed up toilet paper. I think I'm going to invest in a resetting type trap this winter.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:57 AM   #6
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Thank you everyone Sounds like the only way to keep them out is to seal every opening open the cabinets and leave nothing in the trailer of interest to the mice
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:08 AM   #7
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In our old TT I learned to put any kind of paper product into a mouse-proof container, remove all food products, and yet they still found things to gnaw on. The past winter I used a product with a name like Cab Clear (unsure of exact name) and it did better. Also now have an outside cat who loves to catch and eat mice which has helped immensely with the critters around the house too.
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DocBrown, consider yourself fortunate.
I'm not sure if I'm fortunate. Well over 20 years and no mice.

You said old missile base? Are there other trailers stored there? Or is your trailer the only place they might have nearby to find a safe place to make a nest? Something is attracting the mice.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:29 AM   #9
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There is a old TT next to me that hasn't moved in years and a huge Scarab racing boat on the other side that probably hasn't seen use in years either. I haven't found any evidence of them chewing anything I would remotely consider a food source.
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I purchased a product from a farm supply store that was recommend to me. The product comes in small packages and I was told one pack would do the job, the box contained 10 packs so I used 8 of them at the trailer and two in my shed at home.

My trailer is parked at the Campground...look at my picture there is grass everywhere. I did not have mice at all. I did pack up all the food and took it home. I also do not cook in the trailer and only cook outside so no food smells were present to attract the mice. Others at the campground had mice inside their trailers.

For the first time in years we did not have mice in our shed at home as well!
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