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Old 09-06-2003, 07:33 PM   #15
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Just added some Bounce to ours today. If nothing else they make the pad smell good. In the past, we have also used Bloodmeal from a landscaping yard, which we were told would keep out spiders, etc.. It seem to work fine, as we have had no un-invited guests.
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Old 09-07-2003, 10:49 AM   #16
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Hello again - we will be going out to "Mini" in the next couple of weeks to winterize. Anxious to see if any hints of critters. Now would be the time I would guess they might be seeking a warm, comfy place to hang out for the winter!! "Mini" has to sit out in an open field when not in use. There are a variety of barn/house cats on the premises, but of course, they cannot enter the trailer if an uninvited guest makes it in!! We have taken the precaution of adding foam to obvious areas around trailer and we even tried using some treated corks (from wine bottles) that fit some of the holes in the closet floors. Also the mothball trick in the outside back holding area. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!! Leigh
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Old 09-29-2003, 11:39 AM   #17
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Unhappy Bounce is not a mouse bouncer

My Caravel is parked on the edge of a field behind my daughter's house. Two weeks ago I generously placed Bounce sheets throughout it to test the mouse repellancy.
Yesterday I checked on it. Mouse droppings all over the place!
It seems they loved the "spring fresh scent".
Not to be outdone, I sprinkled moth balls all in and around. We'll see if that works.

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Old 09-29-2003, 12:55 PM   #18
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Ditto!!!

Hey Rog - you beat me to the punch. I had high hopes on this mousey project, but no go. We too had a little muncher again, after bountiful sheets of Bounce were left down. We went over to winterize, took "Mini" out for one night and...BUMMER a mousey was along for the ride again!!! Got back to the winter home, did the winterizing, set traps, left for home, realized after we got home that we left the battery attached, called property owner to go into trailer to get key to retreive battery and hold for us. The property owner (friend) couldn't get in cuz door lock was BROKEN, but did let us know the mousey had met his demise. GREAT, dead stinkin mouse in locked trailer!!! Husband drove back with spare battery compartment key, got battery, looked in and saw mouse, tried to open door, no luck. We checked with AS dealer in Idaho (Charlie) cause he has an Argosy and he has given us some plan for removing door to get in (hope it works) Now it's just a matter of time to get back over there. Dead mousey will hopefully be dried up by then!! I did read something about using aluminum foil in certain areas of trailer to "foil" the little critters. They don't like to chew on it~~~me either. I am going to try that in obvious areas that they might try to enter. We need all the help we can get!~! Leigh
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Old 09-29-2003, 01:51 PM   #19
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Angry Mice... not all of them are Jerrys!

We had our share of problems with the little ones in our old apt.

Everyone had their piece of advise and since I'm a big animal lover we really tried them all before having to recur to extreme measures.

No bounce sheets, onions, garlic, foil, moth balls or other worked. After a couple of weeks we were tired of Adam's (I named him since he was linving with us) droppings all over the kitchen. My husband finally got his way: a trap and peanut butter poison. 2 hrs later Adam was dead. Not a terribly smart mouse.

We keep our AS behind my dad's restaurant, an area were mice and all sorts of critters love to hang around. The restaurant exterminator who comes once a month (no trace of critters or bugs in the restaurant!) gave of this advice, which my husband already took care of:
Seal all possible entrance holes in the unit with copper mesh - steel will rust - (mice do not chew metal mesh), and cover with "great stuff" a yellow expanding foam. He'll then leave some traps near the wheels, just in case they thought of climbing up.

We hope all of this works!
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Old 09-29-2003, 02:34 PM   #20
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Has anyone had positive results with Blood Meal???
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Old 09-29-2003, 06:42 PM   #21
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I did read something about using aluminum foil in certain areas of trailer to "foil" the little critters. They don't like to chew on it
Does that mean it hurts their dental fillings, like it does mine?

Unfortunately, our best luck has been mousetraps baited with peanut butter. I guess that's why "they" are always looking to build a better mousetrap.

Leigh - I hope you get that dead critter out soon, or else you get a quick freeze. Otherwise, I recommend Febreze spray.
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Yes, so far our only permanent, reliable fix has been the peanut butter baited mouse trap. I feel lucky (I guess??) to only have had the 2 mice instead of a whole family. So far nothing of major damage done. Just a roll of toilet paper and a tube of tooth paste chewed up. Yummy!! Its the wiring I am most concerned with (and the cleanup of droppings).

Yes, Edie, I too would like to know that mousey was outathere!!! It has gotten a bit cooler here in CO, but have the feeling that by the time we can get back and get the door off, mousey will have aromasized pretty darn well. Best not to dwell. Later, Leigh
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Old 11-09-2003, 11:35 AM   #23
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Will Bounce bounce mice?

I bought a 40 pack of Bounce dryer softener sheets and put them in every nook and cranny I could find in our Airstream. I heard on talk radio that this was something to do to keep mice out of stored automobiles over the winter. So, i figured it might be good for Airstreams as well. Will it work?

The smell afterwards on my hands made my lunch repellent yesterday.
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Old 11-09-2003, 01:26 PM   #24
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don't think so

There is another thread on this and the Bounce test failed to repel mice.
It will get rid of the smell if there was ever a smoker on board.

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Old 11-09-2003, 01:58 PM   #25
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Out $2.14 + tax

Oh well, Paul Brand of KSTP 1500 AM radio St. Paul/Minneapolis cost me $2.14 + tax.

I'll just go out and set the mouse traps. I know they will come because we get them in our garage every winter.

Pesky critters are getting the best of us this Winter so far. Between the deer and the squirrels the birds will go without. The piliated woodpecker found our cedar siding house walls yesterday now that I have cut out most of the dead wood on our property. I just realized I parked our Airstream in the line of fire and can't BB gun tail shoot the squirrels off our feeders now. Oh well, I found out that was illegal in our city ordinance when I researched parking my Airstream on our property.

This guy scares me, but I love watching him.
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Old 11-09-2003, 02:52 PM   #26
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Bounce the bounce

Davydd---heard the same thing regarding the Bounce thing, so we tried it last year--our first year to winter the Bambi. We used Bounce along with bloodmeal, available at most garden stores, HD, etc. Knock on wood or my head, but we had no problems. I go in our unit several times a month to check & one does need fresh air quickly, as the sweet ??? smell is over powering.
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Old 11-09-2003, 04:04 PM   #27
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Here is where the thread is on bounce and other mice repellants

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ghlight=bounce


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I use a combination of moth balls and an electronic pest control at our lakefront home. No problem the past three winters but last year I overdid the mothballs and it damn near kept us out of the house along with the mice! The home has an enclosed crawl space, with under floor ducted heating. I sat at the entrance of the crawl space and, using a sling shot, fired numerous moth balls around the crawl space! I was having so much fun that I probably scattered close to 50 moth balls! That crawl space stays nice and warm with those heat ducts and boy, it was potent! We survived - but I don't think it's the healthiest environment to live in! As for the electronic pest control - I can't argue with the absense of pests - nor can I give the gizmo full credit!

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