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jerseyjim

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Posted: 07/13/16 02:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This year is so different. In 15 years, I've NEVER had mice in my RV as late as July. (yesterday). If I don't snowbird, they're gone by the end of April/early May.

Normally I have 10 snap traps between outside and inside. Unfortunately, the peanut butter...in this heat doesn't last. The pepperment/cotton thing mentioned here in the forum is too expensive. I don't want the poison traps...they (mice) go off to die somewhere IN the RV and....stink up the place. (experience)

I've heard of a common available product one can put on the ground around the tires that keeps them away. Anyone know about this?

Any New suggestions out there?

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After we spray foamed all the access holes, we haven't had mice at all. It is the only thing we have found that keeps them out.

You can also set a bucket trap. they work REALLY well.


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Posted: 07/13/16 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go camping in July is sagebrush country and there's a good possibility you'll get mice - yes, in July. [emoticon]


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You want my 9 older links on this? You're likely to just get the same old answers anyway, because how would we know if answers are new?

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I moved into a new house 6 months ago. I've never had trouble with mice in any other properties in the 'burbs. This one, though, is on a 3.5 acre wooded lot. Didn't think much of it when I bought it but there are a lot of critters up here.

I was in the garage the other night to wait to see if the rain sensor was going to shut off the sprinkler system (long story). Turns out the clock on the system was 5 minutes slow. So I sat on the steps to wait it out. As I sat there I saw movement in many different directions. I really thought I was losing my mind until I realized it was mice. Lots of them - well 4 anyway. 2 on the floor and 2 scaling the walls. I'm wondering whether I care that they're in the garage. We have cats so I don't see them in the house or basement. But I digress.

This morning I started up my truck and the low tire light was on. Left rear. I left it running and grabbed the air hose from the compressor. I knelt down by the tire and was filling it when I saw one of those suckers looking at me through the wheel - it was sitting on the brake rotor. WTH?

So long story longer - there's lots of mice. There's evidence in the RV and I'm now worried about our '64 Impala. It moves even less often than the Allegro does.

So as offensive as it might be to 2oldman (sorry, sir), I wouldn't mind a fresh how-to-prevent-mice thread.


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turbojimmy wrote:

So as offensive as it might be to 2oldman (sorry, sir), I wouldn't mind a fresh how-to-prevent-mice thread.
Not a problem. I'll just stay out of the way! (unless the OP wants them)

* This post was edited 07/13/16 08:34pm by 2oldman *

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I remember those posts you are talking about but can't remember the name. I have seen it. Browse that area at say tractor supply and a few places and you will probably see it and know it's the one you wanted. Dang , right on the tip of my tongue too.

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Can also be found in Ranch/Farm places, although in this area we have Ace hardware as well as a true Hardware Store privately owned ... we broke down and bought those "get in there and eat this poison" type mice traps when we saw a pile of nut hulls on the battery under the hood of our vehicle. We scrubbed down the interior, set the traps, and promptly bought moth balls to scatter around for a few days before we had to go to town. BTW we put those moth balls in netting (like satchet bags), and hung them around the interior. And yes we were volunteering at a site out in the Countryside ! Never found a dead mouse, but no more nut hulls either ... Moth Balls are supposed to keep cats out of flower beds, and apparently mice don't like them either !

We lucked out with no wire damages.


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doxiemom11 wrote:

I remember those posts you are talking about but can't remember the name. I have seen it. Browse that area at say tractor supply and a few places and you will probably see it and know it's the one you wanted. Dang , right on the tip of my tongue too.


FreshCab?, mouse-free.com, predatorpee.com
Doesn't Comet around the tires burn the mice paws?

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By the way this was posted on "Tricks to keep rodents out" thread : Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent. I used in 2 Motor Homes and 1 TC. No mouse signs etc. Leaves a "fresh" smell in your RV. Overpowering "fresh" smell if you use the quantity they recommend. I put a pack inside a zip lock sandwich bag and it still provided a "fresh" smell. The "fresh" smell is a good smell, but I am not into many fragrances.

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