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Old 03-18-2019, 01:09 AM   #21
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Whatever you do, DO NOT put bait traps inside the RV. Friend of mine did this and spent half the summer tearing the walls apart. Took about 6 months for the smell to go away. Use traps, not sticky, those are just cruel, Reese's Pieces or bacon, Canadian I think works best. Bleach to get rid of the pee smell.

Also there is no such thing as "a singular mouse", they travel in packs, like a little motorcycle gang. Once they get inside others will follow the scent and get in. I used pest block expanding foam, available just about everywhere.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:43 AM   #22
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1984 Bigfoot 5th wheel for sale $300, needs some TLC.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van...844058015.html He is asking $300.
this is a referral, I would put this through the Classified but I cannot gain entrance since all the work they have put into changing it where I cannot go.
Unless someone sends me how to do it instructions I cannot send referrals any longer.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:15 PM   #23
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Well, hi, Stude...which one is the mouse? $300 is steep unless the mouse is employed gainfully...Paul says I must be confused. Likely.

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Old 03-18-2019, 06:43 PM   #24
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Well, hi, Stude...which one is the mouse? $300 is steep unless the mouse is employed gainfully...Paul says I must be confused. Likely.

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$300? me thinks someone left a ZERO off.. but what thats doing in this thread I have no idea.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:04 AM   #25
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Never use the kind of steel wool that rust. Instead you should use stainless steel pot scrubbers. Those will last through the years and also fill up the cracks.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:10 AM   #26
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Of course you cannot prove a negative, but I have not had a critter problem since I started placing cloth bags with moth balls (the stinky, original kind) in the outside storage of the Scamp and the engine compartment of my truck and car. They do evaporate over time, so a few need to be added every 6 months to a year.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:27 AM   #27
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Of course you cannot prove a negative, but I have not had a critter problem since I started ....
I too have not had any problem with mice or other critters.. and I do nothing other than remove food when not in use for extended periods of time. I will say that the trailer is buttoned up pretty tight... no holes to speak of, not even mouse-sized.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:21 AM   #28
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I too have not had any problem with mice or other critters.. and I do nothing other than remove food when not in use for extended periods of time. I will say that the trailer is buttoned up pretty tight... no holes to speak of, not even mouse-sized.
Glad you brought up the idea of not leaving any critter food around. Even a whiff of it will attract them. Years ago I found that storing grass seed in a tight metal container was the answer to the mouse problem in our garage.
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Yeah, a few years back I had to switch from a Rubbermaid tote to a galvanized metal can to store my bird seed. They chewed right through the handle of the tote and got in somehow.
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Irish spring

[QUOTE=Grady C;736084]Please donít use Irish Spring soap as your rat protection for your trailer. Does not work!! You to youtube , look it up under Irish Spring soap for mice.


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Please donít use Irish Spring soap as your rat protection for your trailer. Does not work!! You to youtube , look it up under Irish Spring soap for mice.



Ya, but what if you wrap the soap in dryer sheets?
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Old 11-16-2019, 03:30 AM   #32
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I can hardly stand to walk into the detergent aisle at the stores.


But you know how it is, I get hungry so despite the strong smell I still go into the store to get food.
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Old 11-30-2019, 01:33 PM   #33
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Have had the rodent run around in engine compartment. some wiring insulation is made with soy? "ring the dinner bell"
YouTube and you will find that rodents hate peppermint. 40 drops of peppermint oil in a 16oz spray bottle of water, spray where they have been it will last a couple of months.
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:35 AM   #34
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If you donít want to put bait on a mousetrap inside your garage, consider the fact that mice are probably accessing your garage mostly at the corners of the overhead door(s). I have a couple old three hole building bricks with a heavy string Tied off on them set outside of the door. The other end is tied off to a small hole drilled through the corner of the trap. Channel the access to the garage with the brick, guiding access with the trap. When you catch the mouse the string and brick prevents cats or other roaming varmints from dragging your rig away
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:47 PM   #35
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We stuffed every hole with stainless steel scrubbers and cooper mesh along with pest block foam. We then leave cotton balls doused in peppermint oil inside several open plastic sandwich bags strewn about the RV, especially where there are access points including the drivers and passengers side air vents. We then throw mothballs underneath the exterior. This ended a one time intrusion problem we experienced when we moved our RV from a concrete storage facility to a field.
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