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Old 01-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #11
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Put dryer sheets all over.We had mouse problems and tried the dryer sheets in draws and other places the mice liked.No problems the last 2 years.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:06 AM   #12
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Where does one buy peppermint oil?? We don't have crab apples here in AZ. I will check out that site tho. Thanks!
We purchase peppermint oil at health food stores or in stores that specialize in baking supplys. It is also available on line. Be sure you purchase "Peppermint oil" and not just "Peppermint Flavoring / extract. It has worked well for us. Our trailer is parked in a wooded spot all Fall. It is like posting a big sign reading "Mouse Hotel - Free Chewing Plastic and Nesting Materials". Prior to the Peppermint Oile we tried poison etc, but nothing worked. They took the D-Con pellets and made a nest with them in one of our sleeping bags. Peppermint olil works for us and we can purchase a years supply for about $12.00. Good Hunting!
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:46 AM   #13
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Put dryer sheets all over.We had mouse problems and tried the dryer sheets in draws and other places the mice liked.No problems the last 2 years.
Same here, we put (scented) dryer sheets everywhere, on mattress, in closets, every drawer etc...
The trailers smells really nice too!
I also read somewhere (don't know if it's true) that mice don't like walking on gravel (neither do I!) It just so happens our trailer is sitting on a gravel pad.
The other thing.... (although I am sure it's the dryer sheets and gravel that works best hahahaha), there are 3 or 4 feral cats (darn things!!! I cannot stand them pooping all over my gardens!) hanging around. They especially like to lay under the trailer.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:29 PM   #14
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We put the stockings on the floor, under cabinets, storage compartments, everywhere that is the hardest area for you to see. You can also purchase peppermint oil at any health food store, look for "Now" brand....it's alitlle less expensive but a good brand. We're new at this also and I've read a lot about this critter issue. So far we've had good luck. That critter repellant worked really well on our boat so I can vouch for that product.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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Oh, we also use dryer sheets. Heck, we're gonna have to air out the TT before April! LOL
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:42 AM   #16
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Take a piece of 3/8" dowel rod, go over your trailer from the outside & underneath and caulk, cover, or plug up every hole that the rod will fit through. Put the bait stations near the tongue jack and all the tires to feed the mice before they get into your trailer. When we had a popup that was stored outdoors we also bought a brick of bars of Irish Spring soap, cut the bars in halves or thirds, then put the pieces on the floor inside all the compartments. Never had an issue with mice and made the camper smell pleasant as well. The soap fragrance even drove out the smell of moth balls that had been used by the previous owner. Moth balls don't work. I once had a Mustang that spent a winter or two stored outdoors. I put moth balls on some flat areas in the engine compartment and the mice piled their stash of acorns right with the moth balls.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:37 AM   #17
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Been there.....tried that.....all different scents. No workie workie.
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Definitely going to give the peppermint oil a try!!! OMG.....you have bionic mice also! At least I did kill a couple with D-Con.......except they stayed after the party and died in the RV. lol

By the way, love your picture there!!!

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Thank you for the advice. I have tried the electronic sonic sound plug-ins, dryer sheets, moth balls and now D-Con.
I would like to deter them from entering rather than them dying somewhere in the RV. I guess that is the perfect world.
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As good as the feral cats sound, at this point, I am sure they would get cozy and produce little baby ferals. Then I have to feed them, take them in when it is bad weather, etc.
I am a lost cause.......
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