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Old 07-24-2009, 02:57 PM   #29
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Thank you for snapping me back into reality...

I clicked on the product in your message, read all the info, googled "Fresh Cab" and then clicked on the "" response, read more info on it, then clicked at the bottom at Customer Quotes. Hmm....sounds good

I had tried another variation offered at my hardware store, like a bunch of teabags filled with a spearmint concoction which made my trailer smell nice but didn't see any change in mouse activity. This though sounds like it has more going for it.

When I attempted to leave the "Fresh Cab" website, a pop up window appeared saying, "Wait a minute, we have a special offer." I clicked on that and a new window opened where I could, "Talk to Steve." He busily typed in the new discount offer, but when I replied asking, "How about a free one to try and if it works, I'll sign up?"
I got the discount offer reoffered, then I replied, "What about that free one?
Steve wrote back he didn't have an answer to that question, could I please rephrase my question. Guess I'll have to buy one....

Have any of you Airstreamers used this product?


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Old 07-24-2009, 03:06 PM   #30
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Just saw your message. You know I had been thinking about bringing my two indoor cats from home up to the trailer to try that, but was real edgy about the possibility of the dogs knocking the screen door open or a fast cat get away while we were entering or leaving the trailer.

Then after my bear party crasher, I realized if I had them up there then with me, (imagine how amiable and conducive to handling those cats would have been after one sniff of bear breath) I would have never been able to grab them and get everyone to safety. So the cats stay home...


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Old 07-24-2009, 03:19 PM   #31
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Carol, We have brought Baby cat with us this time just to see how she does. When we got home after being gone 8 days she cried for two days and was sooo needy we just thought she might like camping. So far so good. We do have to watch the screen door because she likes to get away. I think you are right though you might have suffered more damage form the cats than the bear. LOL
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:23 PM   #32
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I would try a combination of traps....the sticky traps and the snap-traps (baited with a mix of peanut butter, oatmeal, and chopped nuts). I have had great success with snap-traps, but some mice (and rats) can become trap shy....hence, the sticky traps as a back-up.

Placement of traps is important! If you know of a place where they hang out (evidenced by droppings), I would place the trap(s) along a wall edge nearby, not right where the droppings are found. If they are feeding in an area, place a snap-trap in the vicinity.

There is a foam filler you can buy to plug around holes where they are getting in. However, I think that our Airstreams just have too many places to fill!

Once you think you have gotten rid of the mice/rats, I would still keep traps in place! All it takes is one pregnant female to take up residence....
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:22 PM   #33
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I've been trying some stuff I got at home depot.called critter ritter.Its like pepper spray for rodents it says don't put on anything architectural so I've spraying it on a rag and putting it in hot spots seems to be working some.Note I am dealing with pack rat.It got him to move from the top of my holding tank in other mh. Course after that he wants to move into my Argosy I have been using it in there with some success.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:36 PM   #34
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I think the ideas to put the mice to work are clever and fun. However, remember if you decide to try one of these, that you need to plug their bodily function exit holes (to put it succinctly), especially for the dishes! EW!
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:37 PM   #35
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Hi again Carol - I asked to try one also, before I bought (last year) and they couldn't do as they are a fairly small company trying to grow. They may be more receptive now as I think the product is showing success and they are getting repeat business. As I said on the other "Mice" post, they sent me a notice indicating it is now being carried at some of the ACE Hardware stores. You might ck that locally and see if one near you has it. They might be selling individually. I can tell you that the website people said any less than 3 of the packets placed within your trailer would not work as it needs to be "thruout" . I ended up placing most of mine toward the back of the trailer as we think they might still have access thru the rear bumper into the back bath closet. We also did the mouse traps to rid the trailer first as I don't know that the FreshCab will make a whole family (or more) leave? PS: I am using 4 pckts in my 22' Argosy. With the guarantee tho, if you find it isn't for you, just return.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:57 PM   #36
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This is not necessarily a mouse-help post, but a what-to-whack-em-with post. Maggie's daughter worked several summers during college at a Girl Scout camp. The raccoons were so big and bold that after the first summer she asked for a mag-light to hit the brazen critters in the head when they came into her tent at night----as they were afraid of nothing and noone. Got her the mag-light, no more raccoons.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:04 PM   #37
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We had a problem with mice where I work. A rock and gravel company moved next door and the displaced mice found a home in our building. They put small sonic devices all over the place to drive them away. To my surprise, the mice were gone in a few days. You do need AC power to use these plug in units.


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Old 07-24-2009, 06:53 PM   #38
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I always wondered if those worked. Did they get just regular ones you can by in a store? Think they would work on a rat?
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:19 PM   #40
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New Product: MousePower!

On those cloudy days when you are boondocking and the solar panel is not cranking it in, pull off all those mice that are stuck on the sticky pads and throw them into our new MousePower generator. We have wired up a bank of hamster exercise wheels and placed them into a cat carrier box for portability. There are optional accessories available to connect additional boxes to really get your power up to it's maximum capacity. Go Green, go Fur....
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:32 PM   #41
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Just a thought..........

I kept finding my mouse traps, unsprung without peanut butter.
I am thinking that the ants ate the peanut butter. A few years ago I closed up the trailer , not knowing that a stray cat was inside. A week
later when I opened up the trailer, I found mice fetus around the trailer and cat droppings. I think I would rather have a mouse pooh in my trailer that have a cat pooh in my trailer. I am thinking of trying a controlled
cat based deterent.( Two cats, 24 hours, a litter box, and water bowl )
Dryer sheets, pepermint oil and Irish spring sound like a good option
for when the cats are on vacation.Thanks for the info Dave
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:06 AM   #42
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Animal cruelty!

Boy, some of the creative ideas on this thread amount to animal cruelty. Hope PETA doesn't have bots searching for this kind of thing on the internet--hate to have them picketing outside our Airstreams. . .

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