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Old 09-21-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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Rodent trouble

I have a 1986 Scamp 16' . Just completed restoration including new plywood floors in benches. How do I keep the #$%^^& mice out of it over the winter (outside storage with a cover).
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:34 AM   #2
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Here is a Google search on this site for "mice".

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Old 09-21-2013, 12:46 PM   #3
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In our three years we've never had a mouse, unlike our former motorhome. We find that once you close the door the is no way in.

With the motorhome we would place decon in floor cabinets.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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A trailer dealer told me to put mouse poison in a container that other animals can't get into [ I use plastic butter tubs, cut a hole in the side, put a rock on top ] put it under the trailer by the tires. That way you are killing them before they can get in. I also use a product called "Fresh Cab" it's a natural mix of stuff, in little pouches, and you get it from Amazon. Two winters ago I had mice get in my daughters popup and do a little damage. Last winter I did the poison thing, and the Fresh Cab stuff, and no mouse problem. I also put some spring type and sticky type traps in our trailers, and if you have access to the camper throughout the winter you can regularly check the traps. I also use the Fresh Cab in vehicles that set around and don't get used regularly.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:22 PM   #5
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Heres the sure fire way of getting rid of your mice or mouse problem. Get yourself some regular mouse traps, cook up a few or one piece of bacon. Load the trap preferably while the bacon is still yummy and smells wonderful. Place a few in the trailer and walla you mouse problem is over. I learned this in N.Y.C. when a neighbor had some mice and she was scared to death. In about a half hour all her mice had bit not only the bacon but the dust.
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Don't know if it helps but I saw a youtube of a guy who uses steel wool in possible entry points. Might be inexpensive to try out.
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Don't know if it helps but I saw a youtube of a guy who uses steel wool in possible entry points. Might be inexpensive to try out.
Yes, it helps, because it is difficult for mice to chew. They can squeeze through very small openings, so you need to really stuff that opening well for steel wool to work effectively.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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. . . cook up a few or one piece of bacon. , , , In about a half hour all her mice had bit not only the bacon but the dust.
Bacon kills . . .
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Don't know if it helps but I saw a YouTube of a guy who uses steel wool in possible entry points. Might be inexpensive to try out.
My UHaul has two small openings at the bottom corners of the door. When stored, I put stainless steel scouring pads in these corners and shut the door on them. The scouring pads are coarser than steel wool, but conform to a shape when compressed. No mice - luck or technique?
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I have been in the pest control business for 28 years. There is no sure fire way to keep mice out. Bob's idea with the bucket and poison is the best method how ever I would use bait box instead of a bucket the Idea is to poison them before they have a chance to do any damage. I have never had any success wit ANY product or gimmick that says it will keep mice. Except for Ken C and Toms suggestion for the steel wool its a great one.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:59 PM   #11
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Another vote for steel wool. My summer post has a TON of mice in the campground. I had them coming in when they ran the propane line I have rigged thru a window (Don't freak folks..it's a "Temp" fix that is perfectly safe..one day I will do a proper heater install)..anyway..I tied steel wool onto random sections of the propane line and stuffed it around the window opening that the line runs thru..mice became a non issue after I did that
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Park trailer in fenced yard, get a Schnauzer. Nothing like a dog that thinks killing rodents gets you into heaven to thin out the mice problem. :-)

I have also used steel wool to good effect. And baited traps inside a pet proof container.

Living with cats and dogs for decades have generally kept the rodent population low, but they would always come in right when the cold weather hit.

One tip not mentioned is remove debris that will provide shelter from yard. Having wood or brush pile, long grass or weeds under pine trees, a stack of blocks or bricks, even a 2 x 6 laying along the ground. These are all areas where I have seen mice or nests on removal. Dog really likes to be there for the fall clean up. Mice not so much.
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Heres the sure fire way of getting rid of your mice or mouse problem. Get yourself some regular mouse traps, cook up a few or one piece of bacon. Load the trap preferably while the bacon is still yummy and smells wonderful. Place a few in the trailer and walla you mouse problem is over. I learned this in N.Y.C. when a neighbor had some mice and she was scared to death. In about a half hour all her mice had bit not only the bacon but the dust.
Peanut Butter works well also.
Cheese dries out and loses any appeal.
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Peanut Butter works well also.
Cheese dries out and loses any appeal.
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!
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