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post #166 of 171 Old 05-04-2019, 07:33 PM
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We bought a set of ultrasonic devices and put them in the house and I have not seen a mouse since and we usually had them pretty thick. Been a couple months now but the real test will be this fall.

You could run an extension cord to your RV and put some in there.

I believe they are working for us.
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post #167 of 171 Old 05-04-2019, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Mice vs. RV

My kids are 8 and 12, so I know what you mean about keeping food out. Truthfully, we all eat in our vehicles, and it's probably impossible to remove every speck of food that would entice a mouse to enter.

I put out a fresh pouch of Fresh Cab in the cab, and replaced the one in the water tank cabinet, which looked pretty clean for a change.

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post #168 of 171 Old 05-09-2019, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Destructive and creative...

The PO of this RV installed steel mesh over the opening of the air box intake. After getting a nasty nest in the air box of my Explorer, I added a piece to that one as well.

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Here's a pic of what's in the RV. It looks like it's just a piece of window screen, held on by a zip tie.

Doesn't look like much, but it's been in there since before I bought the RV in 2004

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TRACTORS:
2005 Craftsman GS6500 (2010 Kohler Courage): JB Jr, electric sleeve hitch
2003 Husqvarna GTH2548 (2014 Briggs Intek): Craftsman 46-inch snowblower

OTHER (NOTABLE) EQUIPMENT:
2013 Honda HS1332TAS tracked snowblower
American CLS 40TC24-200 Logsplitter (2019 Predator 301)
1997 Troy Bilt Horse PTO: tiller, chipper/shredder
Stihl Kombi KM130R: string trimmer, mini cultivator, bed edger, pole saw
Echo PB751T backpack blower
Husqvarna 350 chainsaw

RETIRED TRACTORS:
2003 Craftsman GT5000 (all used up)
2003 Craftsman DLT3000 (all burned up)
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post #169 of 171 Old 05-17-2019, 11:55 AM
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Re: Mice vs. RV

Not sure if it is just coincidence, but I have not had a problem in the RV or vehicles since I started using pure peppermint oil and Irish Springs soap.

I just soak cotton balls in the peppermint oil and put it in old clean margarine containers. And I leave bars of Irish Springs soap all over too.

And for sheds or garage I use the pail traps. A 5 gallon bucket with a wire across the top with a pop can covered in penaut butter on it. Fill the pail with some water and make a ramp going up to the top where the wire and can is.

Works excellent, gets them all. But you have to clean it regularly or it starts to stink.

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post #170 of 171 Old 05-18-2019, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, I've done the bucket trap, only caught one using that. The glue traps seem to work best for me. Snap traps are OK too, but fail more often than the glue traps.

I was going through the RV for spring cleaning earlier this week. The kids left some hard candy pieces in there, and I found remants of them under the stove lid (lifts for cleaning around the burners). I don't know if there's an entry point up through the back of the stove, or if that's just a hiding place once they're in.

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TRACTORS:
2005 Craftsman GS6500 (2010 Kohler Courage): JB Jr, electric sleeve hitch
2003 Husqvarna GTH2548 (2014 Briggs Intek): Craftsman 46-inch snowblower

OTHER (NOTABLE) EQUIPMENT:
2013 Honda HS1332TAS tracked snowblower
American CLS 40TC24-200 Logsplitter (2019 Predator 301)
1997 Troy Bilt Horse PTO: tiller, chipper/shredder
Stihl Kombi KM130R: string trimmer, mini cultivator, bed edger, pole saw
Echo PB751T backpack blower
Husqvarna 350 chainsaw

RETIRED TRACTORS:
2003 Craftsman GT5000 (all used up)
2003 Craftsman DLT3000 (all burned up)
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Re: Mice vs. RV

Well the bad part is they follow their scent trail. So once they go somewhere they, and others will keep following. I think that's why they say the peppermint oil works. They don't like it and it masks their scent trail.

Unfortunately there are many entry points for them in all brands of travel trailers. None of them are built the best. There are spaces everywhere in places you don't see.

Lots of times they follow up the power cord and get in through there.

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