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Old 11-06-2014, 11:35 AM   #1
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Mouses

We had an old trailer (a 1964) that served us well for 50 years, though it was a little shopworn around the edges. Mice were a periodic problem, and I learned how to inspect each year and seal up the rotted wood or other sources of entry.

When we parked our new 2015 jayco, the first thing I did was to crawl underneath and inspect every inch of the undercarriage. We form fitted screening to the HWH and Fridge vents, and I checked the roof to be sure it was secure. Our last trailer had a chimney and I had to put a screen cap over that.

I've been reading the forum here and noted numerous comments about mice -use traps, dryer sheets, etc. I can't see any entry points - am I missing something?
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Well you can wait and see if you missed a port of entry.
But I use Irish Spring original soap bars around the trailer. Under sinks , etc. It has worked for us for a long time.
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Don't know how effective it is, but Great Stuff foam sealant has a pest-block formula.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/GREAT-STU...4540/203282346
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But I use Irish Spring original soap bars around the trailer. Under sinks , etc. It has worked for us for a long time.
Me too!
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Don't know how effective it is, but Great Stuff foam sealant has a pest-block formula.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/GREAT-STU...4540/203282346
In anticipation of the need, I bought 2 cans of that stuff ahead of time. Crawling on my back under the trailer I couldn't find a hole big enough to stick a toothpick in, so the cans went unused. I was truly impressed on how good Jayco sealed up the bottom of the trailer.
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I am a newbie. Please elaborate on the Irish Spring soap theory. Thank you.

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I am a newbie. Please elaborate on the Irish Spring soap theory. Thank you.

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Same as the dryer sheet, moth ball and peppermint oil theory. The mice don't like the smell so they leave.
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We also used dryer sheets and peppermint oil. I also buy fake but realistic looking rubber snakes from either the dollar store or Wal Mart and put them at strategic points around the RV. Never had a mouse, but have had a real snake or two in the area checking out his new friends!
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Well you can wait and see if you missed a port of entry.
But I use Irish Spring original soap bars around the trailer. Under sinks , etc. It has worked for us for a long time.
Irish Spring will keep me out of your trailer too... instant allergy attack with that 'stuff". Amazon has some stuff called "cab fresh" that will supposedly get rid of mice in the RV and keep them out afterwards.
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Irish Spring will keep me out of your trailer too... instant allergy attack with that 'stuff".
How can someone named Sean be allergic to Irish Spring???

I hide Irish Spring everywhere. It works great.
I have heard that Fresh Cab works wonders too.
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