None of this stuff will ever work. The best option is to get a cat and ,most importantly, don't feed it much. My camper sets in my shed I have 3 cats and I give them one handful of cat food a day. Just enough to keep them around. If you feed a cat to much it will get fat and not hunt. A hungry cat is a good cat.
If this won't work for you then mouse traps is the next best thing. Plus, Try to plug up all the holes you can. But, if you have a real mouse problem they will just eat through a new hole. Also, remove all the good smelling food from the camper while it's in storage. Canned food, and such, is fine. But, if you have things setting around that a mouse can smell, he will find it. No matter what you do.
Do not use poisons and such. They will kill the mouse and then it will die in the wall and stink like hell.
Cats or traps is my opinion.
X2 on the cats. I have one and he is a killing machine. He gets a bowl of food every day or so. He has a tendency to eat squirrels every now and then and that is not pretty. He is a vicious hunter, but the friendliest cat I have ever been around. I don't particularly like cats, but this one is a great one. We had mice problems at our house a few years ago and after we got him they went away.
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X2. We see the peppermint oil and dryer sheets often. Both just make the vermin smell better and have softer coats as they gnaw through wiring.
I'd just go for mousetraps. The bucket trap is simple, effective, and can handle a bunch of mice when left over a winter in an RV.
Bingo! I was feeling cocky this winter after 3 years with no mice. Well, it sure is a lot if work taking everything out for washing, shampooing carpets etc. Back to the bucket trap ouside this fall and traps inside. Also going to do some spray foam work as I have not yet done it on this rig!
"Also going to do some spray foam work as I have not yet done it on this rig!"
That does a lot to resolve all sorts of problems with bugs and critters. You can buy a very cheap plastic faucette supply line about 30 inches long for under $7 and use it as an extension on a can of "Great Stuff" to get in areas your arms won't reach.
In our situation- I agree somewhat with the above posters. Peppermint oil on cotton balls- yes- however I also placed them in plastic tubs with covers, such as margarine tubs with X slits cut in the tops. We don't use steel wool- it can rust with moisture. Use bronze wool instead. And yes use foam in addition to the wool. Lastly, we try to take a defensive action outside the camper. We have mouse traps set-up with peanut butter under the camper but the best part is they are set-up under an upside-down milk crate that has a heavy stone on it. The mice can get to the traps and get caught before they get to the camper. This is our first year trying this method and can confrim that Yes, it does work.
Please tell me where you get the best deal for bronze wool.