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Posted: 05/18/11 01:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DW and I bought a new TT last summer and really love it. It has many features including an enclosed underbelly. Well I went to open it up today and much to my surprise I found that a little critter had made his way into one of our cabinets and began making short work of a roll of paper towels. After further inspection I found that he had gotten into some granola bars my wife had left in it as well. So how do I get rid of this critter? The dealer of course told me that with the sealed underbelly I wouldn't have this problem. I knew that was a bunch of BS. Also how do I make it so I don't have this problem again? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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I think this is the 3rd mouse post this week!

Keep mice away
Prevent mice

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Plug every hole you can find regardless of it's size. One way to find the holes is to have someone to get in the TT after dark with a flashlight and go around every possible place a hole could be. This is done while someone is under the TT looking for light showing from the inside. Spray foam in a rattle can is what most folks use to seal up any light leaks. Ed

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All food should be in mouse-proof containers. Get some cheap canisters at Walmart, for EVERYTHING that is in a box or wrapper. Cereal, pasta, granola bars, whatever. That will help a lot.

Also, good advice above, on sealing.


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Posted: 05/18/11 02:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wOW....3 posts and no dryer sheets...
good grief, what's the Forum coming to?


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downtheroad wrote:

wOW....3 posts and no dryer sheets...
good grief, what's the Forum coming to?


Actually they were covered with the clicky in 2oldman's very first answering post. No slackers here!!


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Posted: 05/18/11 03:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Put out at least two mouse traps; the mechanical kind not poison. You don't want a mouse dying where you can't get to it.


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Go to Wal-Mart. Buy a Daisy air rifle and a piece of cheese. Put the cheese on the floor in front of the TV. Wait for mouse.


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When/where you set out the mouse trap, place a piece of plastic wrap about 12" square under the trap. That way if the mouse leaks when hit by the trap it will not stain where the trap is set.

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Buy the sticky traps! They are awesome. Walmart sells them 4 in a pack and you just place them near walls where they run. Their pretty clean because everything stays stuck to them. Great for catching flies and spiders as well.

Or you can do like we accidentally did 3 weeks ago when we last went camping. Left the dog food container (sealed ice cream bucket) in one of our large rubber made tubs that we carry wood in. It was in the garage of the toy hauler and 4 tiny mice must have come in through the gaps at the corners of the rear ramp door. Got in the rubber made tubs after the dog food but couldn't get back out due to the high sides. Didn't smell great after 3 weeks though. had to keep the ramp door open for an evening.


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