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samsontdog

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Posted: 06/16/19 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After 60 yrs of camping and storing our RVs and never had a problem
of mice or rats, today one week before leaving for 3 months we found mice had got into several drawers in the RV kitchen. What do you use to get rid of the little critters? I always used decon in my shop or garage in the past but cannot buy that any more. I fell this morning
and cracked several ribs when I fell against the end of a table so I cannot crawl under the RV to see where they are coming in. Let me know ASAP

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There are various things that MIGHT work ... These are the electronic noise makers (ultrasonic mouse repellers), and various types of things that small bad to mice, and poisons.

The repellers make an area less pleasant than it otherwise would have been. Mice, being fairly rational critters, are looking for a good place to nest. They'll check out a number of sites and pick the best. The noise makers and scent things make an area less pleasant. If it's still the best spot the mouse finds, it'll still nest there.

Poisons can have the downside of poisoning other critters who eat the poisoned mouse, or of the mouse kicking the bucket somewhere hidden within your trailer. They also won't keep the mouse out, and take a little while to work. Assuming you don't have many though, once they're gone they might stay that way.

The best: Seal all openings into the trailer. Don't let them get in in the first place. (This only works for actual trailers though, not for RVs, and getting to all of the openings and such can take a while, involves lots of crawling and bending, and sometimes removing false panels to find the plumbing and electrical runs.) Obviously you'd not be up for that until you heal!

Best wishes with your injuries.


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Moth balls should drive them out ! We use them to get critters out of our chicken feed . Works for mice , rats , possums , raccoons and moths .

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wanderingbob wrote:

Moth balls should drive them out ! We use them to get critters out of our chicken feed . Works for mice , rats , possums , raccoons and moths .


Moth balls will drive -YOU- out also!..[emoticon]

Lingering BAD odor - even after removal!..[emoticon]

Fresh Cab...[emoticon] - Google for sources.

Drops of peppermint oil on cotton balls....[emoticon] - As one poster (another thread) stated, "strategically placed".
Peppermint oil avail at any health food store.

Some claim dryer sheets and/or bars of Irish Spring Soap - others have not had good luck with those two...[emoticon]

Try a search here on "Mice".
Also - "Peppermint Oil" and "Fresh Cab".
Both will do the job - without you getting under the rig or borrowing a cat.

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Honestly, until you plug up ALL of the holes there is NOTHING which is going to drive them out other than poison.

You CAN still get Decon baits, they are now in a different "form" from what you have be used to buying.

Seen these at my local Walmart not long ago..

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But in reality, you REALLY DO NOT WANT TO POISON THEM INSIDE YOUR RV!

Yeah, they take the stuff then die inside walls and such where you cannot get to them to remove.

Find a GOOD TRAP, trap them, but you REALLY need to plug up the holes, if you can't do it, find someone who can..

Don't bother with those "home" remedies, you will waist your money, time and the mice will keep trashing your RV..

Trust me, once they get into your heating system the smell NEVER goes away until you either sell the RV or burn it to the ground.

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Catchmaster Glue Boards at Amazon - take your pick

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These fold into boxes - pull out your draws and put a few on the floor under them. Put them where ever you think the mice might run through them. Once they're stuck, you'll probably need to finish them off. These traps work for just about anything that crawls including ants.


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Ouch bud, sorry to hear about the ribs! Those take a while to heal... Don't laugh, fart, belch, cough or sneeze for a while!
Just bought a pack of the plug in ultra sonic deals for our house. While gang of marauding mice moved in recently. Cat hasn't cleaned them out. Nailed several in traps.
Still around, but haven't seen no mas since plugging them in last week.
Cheap easy and worth a try if you have power to the rig. Easy to install even with broke ribs.


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Grit dog wrote:

Ouch bud, sorry to hear about the ribs! Those take a while to heal... Don't laugh, fart, belch, cough or sneeze for a while!
Just bought a pack of the plug in ultra sonic deals for our house. While gang of marauding mice moved in recently. Cat hasn't cleaned them out. Nailed several in traps.
Still around, but haven't seen no mas since plugging them in last week.
Cheap easy and worth a try if you have power to the rig. Easy to install even with broke ribs.


A different experience for me, dealing with the crawl space under my house. Put in an ultrasonic device right next to the under-house opening as that is where the electrical outlet is. That is also where I have kept pellet bait located. The pellet bait keeps getting emptied.

So either their love of poison pellets overpowers their ultrasonic hearing, or the ultrasonic gizmo really doesn't do much. I buy bait by the 10lb bucket on Amazon ("Motomco 008-32345"), and refill my own traps.

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DFord wrote:

Catchmaster Glue Boards at Amazon - take your pick

[image]

These fold into boxes - pull out your draws and put a few on the floor under them. Put them where ever you think the mice might run through them. Once they're stuck, you'll probably need to finish them off. These traps work for just about anything that crawls including ants.


We also battle mice and found the glue traps the best solution with a tad of peanut butter on them works like a charm. You just need to check them every couple of days and dispose of those caught and refresh those that have done their job.

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