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3gastons

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Both of my children bought new campers last year, graduating from their pop-ups. Over winter here in the Northeast, both suffered some critter damage. Thank goodness it wasn't too bad, but here we are now, one more trip to go then there's winter storage again.The trailers are Roos and I think only about 23ft - easy to handle. We've heard about using moth balls, dryer sheets and I don't remember what else. What really works instead of experimenting is what I'm hoping to find out. Or--- maybe a combo of everything.

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3gastons wrote:

Both of my children bought new campers last year, graduating from their pop-ups. Over winter here in the Northeast, both suffered some critter damage. Thank goodness it wasn't too bad, but here we are now, one more trip to go then there's winter storage again.The trailers are Roos and I think only about 23ft - easy to handle. We've heard about using moth balls, dryer sheets and I don't remember what else. What really works instead of experimenting is what I'm hoping to find out. Or--- maybe a combo of everything.


Steel wool also works.


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I have used dryer sheets and they seem to work really well. My sister in law always put moth balls in her TT during winter and it REALLY made it smell. I would suggest putting moth balls around the tires since that is the point of entry. A friend of mine gets some kind of little blocks of mice poison that she got from her exterminator and she throws them around inside and outside of TT. Good Luck!

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Some have said that the mice will make nests out of the dryer sheets.

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Posted: 09/28/07 06:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Like I have posted before... peppermint oil, peppermint oil, peppermint oil, peppermint oil, peppermint oil, AND MORE peppermint oil!

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yea peppermint oil does work. BOUNCE works very well also. MUST BE BOUNCE though. The cheaper sheets dont do it. Moth balls at wheels, jacks. BOUNCE Peppermint oil. You will be fine


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They make scented moth balls. I got mine at walmart.

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I always put moth balls, but make sure it's the CEDAR ones. They work best & not too smelly.


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Tried this last season while parked on grass & it worked.....red fox urine. You buy at Dicks Sporting Goods or other where hunting supplies are sold. Attach felt pads (sprayed with urine) under your TT which repel mice & critters.
Not as gross as it sounds! I am parked in a different area (now on asphalt) and continue to use this method.


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If the units are going to be stored in doors or under a shelter, placing plastic sheeting/bags under the tires and jack stand or other points of contact will stop the little critters from getting into the unit, seems they don't like the smooth slippery surface...also steel wool in/around the power cord etc will stop them. Hope this helps. Grant

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