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Miss Squiggly

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Posted: 11/19/11 01:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just bought our pride and joy two weeks ago an already have mice sign in it. How do we keep them out?
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Look for any opening the size of a dime or larger and fill it with spray foam. My TT has the plastic cardboard type stuff under it and I found several large voids where the little buggers could get in. I used the maximum expanding (black) foam to seal it up and so far they haven't gotten in it.


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I keep a spring loaded welcoming mat with some peanut butter on it just incase they stop in for a visit


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this is a on going battle, fill the holes .set traps make sure all food is out . and I use peppermint oil, on cotton balls place every were/ put some on the tires too! there is NO SURE CURE .you just gotta keep after them.

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Catch ONE, pierce it with a skewer and mount it in the rig as a warning to all the others....ask your wife first though........Dennis


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The little critters will squeese thru the tiniest of holes. If there is a way to get in, they will find it. I set multiple snap traps and get one occasionally. This seems to prevent a hoard of them moving in.


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Posted: 11/19/11 01:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try keeping a picture of your MIL or perhaps an exwife in the rig to scare them away


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I've tried most (if not all) of the remedies (mothballs, pepermint oil, dryer sheets, electronic repellant devices) and none of them worked up here in the woods of CT. If you are able to plug every opening you may keep them out of the coach, but your engine and genset wiring is still exposed. In my previous rig I had to remove the generator twice for mouse related damage.

I finally built a barrier using 12" tall aluminum flashing around the entire rig with a removable gate. It was a pain to install, but not as difficult as the repairs or the clean up we used to do. I need to shovel snow around it in the winter, but for four season now no sign of intrusion so it was worth it. Good luck.

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Foam any hole you can find
Victor snap traps w/metal trigger.. the ones with the plastic trigger are worthless IMHO
Tomcat Glue Boards Anything in a tray has never worked for me ONLY the flat cardboard type
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From the places I have seen them get into, I don't think it is possible to keep them out, but, I do know how to get them out. I use a bucket trap, which consists of a 5 gallon bucket with a swivel cardboard lid smeared with peanut butter in the center. A stick ramp up to the rim, and the bottom of the bucket filled with 2-3 inches of water. It resets itself as well. I just got one a week ago, and have caught many over the years. Even when it's super cold and the water freezes, they still can't get out after they fall in. It works for me. Have one in the garage as well. I get one or two a month there, as we live in a back woods environment.


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