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Old 05-22-2014, 03:48 PM   #11
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What if a mouse/ chipmunk eats that Decon poison then my cat eats the mouse? I guess the poison is not for everyone.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:07 PM   #12
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Just to let everyone know...we thought the Bounce dryer sheets worked too. They did not as the mice just used them for nesting materials.
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:16 PM   #13
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What if a mouse/ chipmunk eats that Decon poison then my cat eats the mouse? I guess the poison is not for everyone.
Nope, it's not for everyone. That was a major concern about our Dog. We kept track of how many bodies we found, and when the number added up, we removed the remainder of the poison.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:53 PM   #14
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Quick update. I initially put out a few mouse traps and got three mice. Then I found a hole where they were chewing wood and filled it (and a few other spots) with the expanding foam insulation. After more reading I decided to try peppermint oil. I put several cotton pads soaked with oil on aluminum foil. I haven't seen any evidence of mice since. A nice side-effect is the oil keeps my camper minty fresh.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:00 AM   #15
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I read somewhere, that Irish Spring soap, placed around the trailer would keep the mice out.
We have used it on our trailers, and it has worked for us.
Just open the box's and place them around the trailer.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:22 AM   #16
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I heard dryer sheets that you put in your laundry works. I haven't tried it though. I sprinkled my kitchen with peppermint oil this morning to keep flies away.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:02 AM   #17
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I'm not sure if the dryer sheets work...they make things smell nice though! I have them tucked under the tubs, in closets, under the beds and benches, in case they make a difference. Even stuck one in the vent exhaust for the over the stove fan when I opened it up one day and got squeaked at! I have heard moth balls work too. I hate the smell, but if the trailer is stored for awhile I may try those. Just remember having a hard time getting rid of the moth ball smell years ago from some stored clothing. I am trying them in our trapline cabins though and will let you know when we head back this fall whether they made any difference in the amount of mouse mess I have to clean up. I am going to try cedar moth balls in the trailer too. They smell good to me, but maybe mice don't like them??
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I used the Irish Spring Soap[original scent] when I had mice building their nest in my seldom used Pontiac under the hood.Mechanic said to shave the soap with a cheese tool and put on the firewall ledge near front/ This worked great- never saw a mouse again so I will use it this winter in camper.

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The Decon works, but you may lift a pillow or couch cushion and find them all! The rodents can crawl back into a wall, etc., and croak and smell. As for humane, well, they ain't human! Try your best to screen or otherwise shut off any possible openings or access points. I've seen suggestions of placing repellants, even drier softeners around the tires and jack stand. This would work best if the camper is in an enclosed, dry structure.
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if you use moth balls try putting them in a glass pint or quart jar the odor is the same but since the math balls are NOT on the carpet/seats/etc you won't have the lingering smell

I am not saying moth balls work or not, just suggesting a way to control the left over smell
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