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Old 07-15-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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I looked at a popup that was for sale that had been infested with mice-could this be a problem for the fiberglass campers and is there anything I can do to keep them a way from my Casita?
I heard that Bounce dryer sheets spread inside the camper will keep them away.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:11 AM   #2
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Hi: Barring the addition of a camper Cat to the family mice don't seem to be a problem... but they can get through a hole the size of a pencil!!! Unscented sheets are supposed to work but thats usually done for storage season.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:03 AM   #3
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I've heard they don't like moth balls, but the smell isn't all that pleasant to me either


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Hi: Barring the addition of a camper Cat to the family mice don't seem to be a problem... but they can get through a hole the size of a pencil!!! Unscented sheets are supposed to work but thats usually done for storage season.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #4
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Decon, It's been around forever.

The like it, they eat it, they go outside to drink and they die there.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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moth balls worked for us in a stickie we used to own (maybe thats WHY we sold it, LOL??) and we also didn't much like the 'Old People' smell it left behind, ....but decon works super too.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:50 PM   #6
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dryer sheets do work. we had mice eating wiring in several toyotas on horse farms and the sheets worked well on one particular prius that had been in for mutiple chew repairs. she couldent do mothballs because of the smell but stuffed dryer sheets in after the third repair and we havent seen her in months now after seeing her several times in a month to 6 weeks.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:11 PM   #7
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Try opening a couple of bars of "Irish Spring" handsoap. Toss them into the closet and the cabinet areas where they may enter. It has a very strong smell and messes with their olfactory sense.
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My Dad has a 1929 Model A. He and his car buddies all fill a sock with Whole Cloves from the grocery. Smells much better than mothballs.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:17 AM   #9
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THANKS- everyone for the info on keeping mice out of our Casita! Will let you know how they worked.
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I believe the only place mice can access the Casita is up the cord and through its opening when the cord is deployed. Ted Brown on the Casita Club site makes a nifty "plug" that you use when the cord is out. It completely seals the area around the cable. Before acquiring Ted's plug we sealed the hole with steel wool and duct tape.

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The big problem with Decon or any poison, is when your cat, an owl or coyote eats the dead mouse, they die also.

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