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Old 05-21-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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I was getting the camper ready for our trip last weekend and found one of our kitchen towels all chewed up and being used for nesting material. I also found mouse droppings in that drawer and on the bathroom floor. I have read everything on this forum about critters and haven't seen anything that keeps those little buggers out. The thing that disturbed me more was finding their nest in the heat vent under the fridge. Grrrr.

We have been very diligent about keeping edibles in plastic containers but didn't expect the towel thing. If anyone has found methods that work to keep mice and such at bay please feel free to share.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Our camper is stored at home outside, but we keep Decon mouse bait pellets in the garage next to the camper. Never have a mouse problem. Don't know if the pellets are the reason, but they disappear, so mice must be attracted to them and not to the camper. Then they go elsewhere to die.
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well get the muddobber screens for furnace and water heater inlets and outlets i think in our last camper they came through the furnace inlet then through the vents also check any water pipe runs through the floor and put stainless steel wool down through and around those openings and fill with caulk to hold it in hope that helps
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Past 2 years, mine has been critter free but in the winter months I equip it with 10 or so traps bated with peanut butter, several live traps too. I try to avoid the poison's as they are really nasty and inhumane. Mine is parked in the driveway and traps checked every couple days.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:07 PM   #5
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We use decon. If you can put some bright lights in your trailer when it's dark and then walk around the outside you can find where they are getting is sometimes. A little spray foam or steel wool will help eliminate the problem.
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:59 AM   #6
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Mouse-Free! This stuff works as advertised. Spring 2013 we had mice in our brand new camper. Fall 2013 I sprayed it with Mouse-Free. Our daughter parks her 22FB right next to our camper and she had no mice. Spring 2014, we had no mice and she had one chew her sewer hose...so YES it works!
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:09 AM   #7
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bounce sheets for dryers, they have worked 10 years of harsh winters for us and never a tird or critter anywhere.
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My new to me pop up came with passengers. I chased them out with a broom. Placed sticky traps. Placed some mouse repellent (little bags sold at Lowe's) and sprinkled gopher and rodent poison around the camper. I found all the dead bodies the next day on the ground.
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bounce sheets for dryers, they have worked 10 years of harsh winters for us and never a tird or critter anywhere.
Yep, fabric softener sheets for the dryer does the trick, also leaves that fresh clean smell in the camper. I use about 12 sheets and place them all throughout the camper.
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+1 on the fabric softener sheets (Bounce or whatever).

Using them since 2006 in a PUP and hybrid over winter. No critters.
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