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Posted: 11/06/19 10:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just winterize the water lines and we are unloading the food. Soon we will be backing it into parking spot in the back yard.

Like most folks I have tried dryer sheets, peppermint oil, commercial mouse repellent and new this year, Osage hedge apples.

To be honest, a series of mouse traps has been the best solution so far. But running the trap line all winter gets annoying.

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do the spinning tube over the bucket of anti freeze.

5 gal pail with ramps up to it. tight wire across the top. cylinder on the wire (any hard tube think pvs, abs, aluminum tube, black pipe, heck even soup cans)

pb smear on the tube, antifreeze in the bucket. google it. they work great and don't need to be reset for each mouse.


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BTDT works great


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you might be doing the peppermint oil ,and fresh cab ,,but I do this ,use I eye dropper and drop a little Peppermint oil eveywhere even outside the rv and the fesh cab, I take out of there bag, and tie up about a dozen bags out of panty hose ,throw them in all the draws and under the furniture. me rv an boat sit in a pole bldg ,no mice for years. P.S you have to use REAL peppermint oil.

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Take a 4 f.t piece of 1 1/4 PVC pipe. Cut it into 1 ft. pieces. Put caps on one end. Mix Decon (or what ever kind you want to use) as long as it is the small pieces like treated oats.
Mix the decon with peanut butter, put it into the PVC pipe. Use a broom stick or something that is a bit smaller then the PVC. Push it all the way to the bottom of the PVC.
Clean of the first couple of inch's of the PVC so other critters can not lick off the mixture.
Glue the PVC to a foot long piece of 2X4 and lay them next to the wheels of the RV them put a long nail through the 2X4 into the ground to anchor it. Or use the U shaped fabric spikes and stake the tubes down.
Takes care of the mice before they get into the camper.
Just make sure that the ends of the tube are clean and the tubes anchored so other critters can not lick them or haul them away.

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Just about the time when you think you have heard of everything along comes the spinning rod idea for reducing the surplus mouse population. Ingenious.
However, the $1 mouse trap is more humane if that is a problem for someone.


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X2 on REAL Peppermint Oil! No Mice, and my MH smells great!!


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Block all entry points. It is the only 100% sure way of keeping them out. Brass wool and expanding spray foam work really well.


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Pure Peppermint oil throughout the RV has been 100% for me for 10 years.

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