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Old 09-15-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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I need some ideas on how to keep mice out of the travel trailer on the ranch
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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Moth balls and pet rattle snakes. But seriously moth balls will work.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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Spearmint concentrate on cotton balls spread around the trailer. Moth balls don't slow'em down a bit.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #4
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Stuff steel wool in cracks and crevices. The will not chew through it.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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Plug/caulk all the plumbing holes and any holes in the bottom of the trailer.
I use liquid nails so they can't chew through it.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #6
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Keep it clean and all the above
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:38 PM   #7
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dryer sheets and plug in air fresheners have worked for me over the last 2 months
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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I keep 3 boxes of D-Con mice poison in mine year round. Never had an issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:40 PM   #9
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sprinkle comet or Bon Ami around the tires as well. Can't remember if one is better than the other?
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:41 PM   #10
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My wife has told me about some device you plug in with a noise they do not like. Anyone heard of this? We keep out mouse bait but the only draw back is they die in the camper and then the hunt is on to find them.

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Old 09-15-2013, 07:45 PM   #11
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My wife has told me about some device you plug in with a noise they do not like. Anyone heard of this? We keep out mouse bait but the only draw back is they die in the camper and then the hunt is on to find him.
I've heard of it and actually bought a couple. They didn't work worth a dern for me.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #12
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i put lots of rat poison around and under mine. Not sure that it worjed cause I killed a 2.5' rattle snake underneath a pallet that was laying next to my steps a few weeks after outting the poison out.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:57 PM   #13
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The plug in units are at Home Depot. Can't remember what they are called. They also work for squirrels in the attic.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:19 PM   #14
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In my experience, there's no substitute for a good old fashioned mouse trap.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:21 PM   #15
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Peppermint oil.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:22 PM   #16
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Plug in a radio.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:25 PM   #17
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Peppermint oil and those electronic devices that produce a high pitch noise work.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #18
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Sprinkle a sack of corn under the rv next to you.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #19
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #20
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Figure out where they are getting in and plug the holes. Put wire mesh over any holes and open pipes. Also, limit their access to food and water inside to further deter them.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #21
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Thanks for the tips put out poison last time i guess it worked because it smelled like dead mouse all weekend and couldn't find him, just wanna keep them from getting in to start with
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:37 PM   #22
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Rat snakes.
Won't work. He has mice. He needs a mice snake.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #23
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Gamo 220 with a silencer and a night scope
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:42 PM   #24
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Lead wool works better for plugging holes if you can find it. And keeping food put up seems to help as much as anything. But some poision works also.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:56 PM   #25
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sprinkle a sack of corn under the rv next to you.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #26
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I use Gopher Bait 50 with strychnine and chick fonts filled with Tomcat Liquid Concentrate liquid bait for the control of both rats and mice. I haven't
had any visitors since.

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Old 09-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #27
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moth balls
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #28
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Just put some peppermint oil on cotton balls inside my trailer in hopes that it works. Also use glue traps and poison.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #29
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #30
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I've heard of it and actually bought a couple. They didn't work worth a dern for me.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #31
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Bounce dryer sheets...buy a whole small box and put a sheet in every cabinet and drawer as well as any little nook and cranny you know they are getting in. I replace them about once a qtr. Works!
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #32
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My wife has told me about some device you plug in with a noise they do not like. Anyone heard of this? We keep out mouse bait but the only draw back is they die in the camper and then the hunt is on to find them.
We have one of those in our camper. Might have worked well if the mice had not chewed it up and destroyed it.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #33
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I tried everything. I am very meticulous and very clean person. I don't leave crumbs or any foods out. I put foods up high in the cabinet where mouse or mice can't get to em and still have problems every spring.

I put out poison bait and did find few dead but then they didn't touch it next year. So I bought a mouse trap. That didn't work. None of em have been tripped.

I have personally killed 3-4 while I was in there at night. Maybe even more than that. Can't remember. It was fun chasing with the broom trying to play hockey with it until it is fazed and gives you enough time to snatch it and kill it. Lol

Then I remember about 5 gal bucket trick that I saw two years prior on here. Set it up and left back home. Came back. It looks like it went in right after I left cause its hair was falling off its skin and all.

5 gal bucket filled with water. Only about 6-7" of water in the bucket. I placed a broom leaning on the bucket with top end on the bucket lip and smeared peanut butter far down enough for them to keep trying to reach and fall in the bucket with no way out. Keeps on swimming until it drowns! Works marvelously!

That's the only thing that works!

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Old 09-15-2013, 09:57 PM   #34
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I've heard of it and actually bought a couple. They didn't work worth a dern for me.
You need to do 1 rat/mouse screamer in every room for them to be completely effective. Also need the mouse bait packs as well for when the sorry suckers get aggressive.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:59 PM   #35
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Spearmint concentrate on cotton balls spread around the trailer. Moth balls don't slow'em down a bit.
x2
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:00 PM   #36
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Plug all holes where they can get in. They can get in just about any hole you can see. Check that all siding is screwed down so there are no gaps to get in. Mouse poison around trailer, traps inside. At least you know where they are when they die. I've used the plug in sound emitters. Not sure whether they work or not. You can get them at Home Depot, 3 for like $15.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:03 PM   #37
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I keep 3 boxes of D-Con mice poison in mine year round. Never had an issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do the same thing. Plus, I keep it clean. All foods are stored inside the refrigerator while I'm not there. Never had a mouse problem.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:08 AM   #38
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:23 AM   #39
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dryer sheets and plug in air fresheners have worked for me over the last 2 months
This is what i use with moderate success.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:27 AM   #40
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good info. thanks guys
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #41
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I use two 6 foot Rat/Mouse/Chicken Snakes that live in my trailer while I'm not there. They seem to be trained, when I show up they will be layed up inside and then slip away. I don't see them again as long as I am there. When I come back next time there they are. Never see any sign of rats and mice(or chickens).
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:56 AM   #42
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Poison and plug any holes with the fine steel wool pads.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #43
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The only way to keep them out is to find where they are getting in and close that off. I battled them for the better part of a year trying everything, and everytime I went to the lease, my trailer looked like a sty with mouse crap everywhere. The little demons would nest in the linens and the whole trailer was NASTY!

I finally figured out how they were getting in and closed that off with steel wool/expanding foam mixture. As far as I know I have not had a single mouse in the trailer since then, and that was about 2 years ago.

Good luck with it!

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Old 09-20-2013, 02:07 AM   #44
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I use two 6 foot Rat/Mouse/Chicken Snakes that live in my trailer while I'm not there. They seem to be trained, when I show up they will be layed up inside and then slip away. I don't see them again as long as I am there. When I come back next time there they are. Never see any sign of rats and mice(or chickens).
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:39 AM   #45
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:40 AM   #46
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dryer sheets and plug in air fresheners have worked for me over the last 2 months
Why does this work?
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:28 AM   #47
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Evidentely there are smells that mice do not like. Since I started the dryer sheets and peppermint oil, no mice.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:48 AM   #48
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:55 AM   #49
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Use the old fashioned way - Keep everything clean.

I am going to try the peppermint thing at the cabin.

I hope I just don't trade the mice for something worse.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #50
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A snake can get in almost any hole a mouse can. That adds a whole new direction to your problem.....Try everything above and good luck
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