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Old 09-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #15
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Have you tried peppermint extract? I've used it in my camper and have had no mouse problems for several winters - maybe it's the peppermint, maybe dumb luck.

I put a few drops of peppermint extract on a 1"x1"x3" scrap of cheap plastic sponge, put the sponge in a small can or jar and place two or three of 'em in the camper.

Seems to work ... I'll do it again this fall.

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Old 09-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #16
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Peppermint extract of the normal baking kind doesn't do much. The little tiny jars of pure peppermint oil help a fair amount. Fresh cab works even better, and won't make your eyes burn. All in all, the best thing we found on the farm to stop them was cats. Mine hang out in the camper regularly. I want the mice to smell kitty in there.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #17
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In my barn, I glue small pieces of cloth to the mouse trap trigger. The little buggers like to gather up the cloth to make nests. They will tug on it until.........snap!
Clever. I hadn't thought of that before.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:11 PM   #18
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You're right - peppermint oil, not extract, is what I've used with some possible success. Cats work, too, 'tho mine passed on to that great cathouse in the sky.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #19
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All in all, the best thing we found on the farm to stop them was cats. Mine hang out in the camper regularly. I want the mice to smell kitty in there.
I think the owner of this camper had the same idea. It sure smelled like something in there.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #21
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So far so good. No mice in the Bigfoot.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #22
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Bounce dryer sheets seem to work for me. Put one in every cubby, drawer and cupboard. Stuffed one in the the electrical port and put one in the 3-way fridge control area behind the outside vent. In two winters, the only evidence of mice damage I've seen is the chewed-through straps that run under the trailer to hold the cover in place.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:39 AM   #23
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Bounce dryer sheets seem to work for me......
I have a tool compartment on my tractor that the mice like to nest in. I stuffed Bounce sheets in there and they made a nest out of them.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:12 AM   #24
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We've had good luck with Bounce dryer sheets over 4 years of storing our trailer outdoors. Plus we make sure there are no food remnants in the trailer.
In our garage we place a small pie pan with moth balls underneath each vehicle. We used to have a terrible problem of rodents in the ventilation system...not any more. Just be sure you don't have pets who access the garage,. If so, you can put moth balls in a piece of old pantyhose or something similar and tie it inside the engine compartment.
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So far so good. No mice in the Bigfoot.
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Smile Clean Mice

I have had mice in the air cleaner of the engine on one of my cars.

I understand if a mouse can get his head through an opening, he can get his whole body through.

What are you? A man or a mouse? Squeak up!
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:46 AM   #27
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I saw a mouse climb up the electrical cord and enter the hole around it the flap was down and latched the little door was down also they can go through small holes
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:21 AM   #28
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Steel wool

My dad was a plumber and he used steel wool when he had to make holes in walls/floors in NY. Kept small mice and big rats out.

Also, try googling to see what smell mice don't like. I use peppermint oil on cotton balls to keep spiders away. Smells nice to us, no chemicals.
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