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Old 09-27-2016, 04:59 AM   #1
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Hello everyone!

I've seen a lot of posts on here regarding mice. We have been fortunate enough in the past to have been able to store our trailer in a garage, and we've never had an issue with mice. For those who have, did you have the issue even with no food in the trailer?

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Old 09-27-2016, 06:18 AM   #2
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Yes, they will get in to nest. So much nice fluffy nesting material in the campers in the form of insulation, cushions, sheets and blankets and paper products. They would much prefer to make a cozy nest in your camper than in a log or clump of grass in the yard. Even if there is no "human" food in your camper there will be bugs and mice eat those too. Seal it up from nose to tail and set traps or you'll likely have visitors. My 2 cents

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Old 09-28-2016, 05:29 AM   #3
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Yes, we plan too....although I am unsure as to what type of traps. We definitely don't want to put any in there that would lure them in!
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:22 AM   #4
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Even taking all the food out there will still be the scent of food in there and attract mice. Cab Fresh (available from Amazon) is a good way to keep mice out and smells rather nice.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:21 AM   #5
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No mice here! I always clean out the tt, and scrub it down well, inside and out. I crawled underneath and tried to locate every hole ever small ones, filled them with a little steel wool and caulked them shut, then I went inside and caulked them from above if I could reach the hole. There were a lot of holes.

I place a few sticky traps around inside the tt, when it goes in the barn.

Luck for us the guy that stores our tt, has lots and lots of barn cats.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:27 AM   #6
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Mice in the brush at the back of our yard, mice in my shed and lawn/snow equipment, mice in my attached garage, mice in the wall that the garage and wall share.

Been parking trailers next to the garage for over 20 years, never any mice in the trailers (my dad lives next door and parks his on the same pad).

There are no weeds or any place for mice to hide under our trailer. There are no bushes or any kind of brush near the trailers. The mice would be out in the open and vulnerable to animals of prey if they approached the trailers. Mice stay hidden as much as possible to avoid predators.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:23 AM   #7
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I prefer the keep them out approach.. not traps inside. It might be a month or longer when mine is in storage before I get out to check on it. I don't want dead mice festering in my camper. I do have a few snap traps outside.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:03 AM   #8
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We use dryer sheets in TT. The mice hate the scent.
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Old 10-01-2016, 03:48 PM   #9
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We use PURE peppermint extract (not artificial) dabbed onto cotton balls left all around the camper. Been doing this for 9 winters now, and we park under a big pine with tall grass all around; lots of mice and voles around, haven't had a mouse inside yet. I have prepped like @Jagiven as well.

Best thing about peppermint oil is the scent lasts all winter, then you get that great Christmas candy cane smell for the first month of camping season.

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