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jimbow2

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Posted: 09/23/20 08:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did some research & need more info.... well, tonight checked oil in my ram dually and another nest started with alfalfa leaves... 2 months ago a squirrel got under vehicle and my dog went nuts and cost me 180 dollars for repairs. now with fall coming their will be more rodents wanting to move in... haven't had much troubles b/4.. in house we use ultra sonic for mice and haven't had one since installed....... WHAT experience for repelling has worked for you all.... all RV's have a potential issue......


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Posted: 09/23/20 08:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I watch a channel on youtube called Shawn Woods. He’s tested a lot of different repellents, and the best only reduced the activity.

I think you’d be better off catching them and lowering the population.


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Posted: 09/23/20 09:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A good mouse trap is a good solution; no dead mice hidden in the vehicle... No repeat customer either...

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Snap trap with peanut butter.


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Posted: 09/23/20 10:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've tried several things to deter rodents. The only thing that has worked consistently and completely is putting a shop light under the hood. I plug it in with an extension cord over to my carport and a dusk to dawn timer. When we are on an RV road trip, we leave one car in the carport. I do the same thing for it, but I just lay the shop light on the ground under the engine.


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boat, two rv,s sit in a pole barn. corn field not ten foot away, have used peppermint oil, and a product called fresh cab, bought both off e bay. over five years never had a critter.I sprinkle the oil drop here an there. live in ohio.

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Janss wrote:

We've tried several things to deter rodents. The only thing that has worked consistently and completely is putting a shop light under the hood. I plug it in with an extension cord over to my carport and a dusk to dawn timer. When we are on an RV road trip, we leave one car in the carport. I do the same thing for it, but I just lay the shop light on the ground under the engine.


I took this one step further, I installed a strip of cut to length LED lights around the inside of the engine compartment. The plug is on the right side of the bumper, and plug in ever time I get out of the truck.


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Posted: 09/24/20 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use Tomcat bait chunks in the trailer shed and tractor barn. Put them up high enough a dog can't reach. One of my trucks is always in the tractor barn out of the sun.
I had a issue with a pack rat family some years back. I left a radio plugged in 24/7 to a head beater station. No more issues any pests.

I use a mouse trap just inside the 5th wheel trailers door baited with peanut butter. I'm always around the barns so I check it every couple of days.

Both barns have a hay meadow along the back side. Both are open one side so owls also do a good job on rats/mice.


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Try rid-a-rat.com .

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Tried some cab fresh from tractor supply. Seemed to work but a little expensive so now I'm trying moth balls. Just don't put them near an air intake!


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