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Jumbo Cranium

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Posted: 04/29/09 11:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any ideas how to keep mice out of an RV that I am not going to use for a year? We are going overseas for my job. I am going to leave my RV and my TV on a couple of acres I own that are fenced and gated and I have neighbors who keep an eye out. But how do I keep from having little mouse droppings in the RV? We do plan to stay in it in December when we come home for a few weeks.

I keep poison under the cabinets, but that only gets em after they get inside. My wife said she heard eucalyptus works, anyone tried it?

Any help at all would be appreciated.


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You have to plug every little space they can possibly come in - and they can get in thru a space as small as 1/2"!! I watched one go under a facia board by way of a mortar joint in brick on our house once!! You need a friend to help - after dark, one goes under the rig, the other inside. Take turns shining a flashlight over the whole surface area and patch any place where either of you can see light coming thru. Use Stainless steel wool stuffed into small spaces and nailed down can lids on larger spaces. The dense foam does not work as well because they can chew thru it but in a small, really difficult to get to spot, that might be your only choice. Check openings particularly around pipes/wires/seams at exterior wall where they meet the floor. Check in/under closets, cabinets,drawers, exterior bins,etc. Remove ALL food. Then poison will get any who might penetrate your defenses.


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I got this from a friend: mice hate the odor of Irish Spring soap.
Cut pieces and put them in your storage compartment.
I have done it and had no mice till now,if it is because of the soap or not I have no idea , but it worth a try.


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I would put poison (DECON) around the outside, in the each storage compartment, and the engine area to include air filter area. I expect you'll have a care taker looking in on your property, so have the check the poison trays. If you have electricity where your Rv is being stored, you could plug in some electrical rodent deterant gadgets.


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danoren wrote:

I got this from a friend: mice hate the odor of Irish Spring soap.
Cut pieces and put them in your storage compartment.
I have done it and had no mice till now,if it is because of the soap or not I have no idea , but it worth a try.


this is what I used until I found out that my dad had some mice this year chew on the soap!!! Let that tasted good!!!!


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Posted: 04/29/09 01:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If all else fails put up a sign telling them to "STAY OUT UNDER PENALTY OF LAW". That's how they keep 4 wheelers out of the wildlife refuge near our home and it works SO WELL there that I'm SURE it would work just as well on mice


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I have heard peppermint oil works. I have had no issues with Bounce sheets. when I do the Bounce sheets, I just about carpet the TT with them. I get the bix double box of them at Costco and use almost all of them. Some will say it doesn't work. I have had success. I think the trick is quantity. I know I do not want to spend much time in the TT until it airs out a bit in the spring!


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Posted: 04/29/09 01:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use moth balls...they seem to work


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I read where someone used an ultrasonic pest controller with good results (no personal experience though).


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