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Old 11-28-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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Why we don't have mice...

After reading other threads about how to keep mice out of your trailer...heres what we have...


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Old 11-28-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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If I were a mouse, this would give me nightmares!

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Old 11-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #3
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:49 PM   #4
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I like mice...really I do

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Old 11-28-2009, 06:56 PM   #5
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We have about 20 outside... most have been spayed and neutered...but we usually have one thats having a litter, SO, the herd is maintained but doesnt get overwhelming..
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:40 PM   #6
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Good One. From now on that commercial "MEOW,MEOW,MEOW,MEOW" will have an entirely different view for us.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:03 PM   #7
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We have 3 inside-two are campers and two outside. Not much vermin trouble around here.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:38 AM   #8
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Now that is a boss take no crap from anybody Maine Coon! Looks just like my cat.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:10 AM   #9
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Smile When the cats away, mice don't always play

We are on our third TT. The first two were kept in our driveway next to a lot of bushes full of mice. They (the TTs) were heated in the winter making them ideal mouse habitat. In 15 years, I never saw any sign of mice in either of them although entry would have been easy. My theory:
We have always traveled with 1 or two cats. We leave the cats' beds and litter box (cleaned) in the trailer between trips. I think the cat scent keeps the mice out. Our present trailer is stored in a RV storage lot that is surrounded by farm land. So far no mice there either.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:09 PM   #10
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Love to eat dem mousies
Mousies what I love to eat.
Bite dey little heads off,
Nibble on dey tiny feet.
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The previous owner had trailer mice at one time. They climbed up the window curtains in the back bedroom and traveled all around on the shelf behind the top valance. In fact, all of the valance shelf was the neighborhood mouse bathroom of choice. I couldn't get my hand behind it to clean, so it got gently removed and is currently seasoning under the back of the trailer on the concrete driveway.

There was no food at all in the unit when I got it to feed a mouse. I set two traps baited with Skippy Super Chunk peanut butter and no taker in two weeks now. There are so many floor holes in this trailer that a blind mouse could have gotten inside in two seconds.

I'm gonna crawl under the trailer and silicone spray the tires and the hitch jack stem, so if any mice try to come in, they'll slide back to the ground.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:34 AM   #12
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We had found evidence of mice when we first got the AS. In the bath, in the cupboard beside the commode. Little buggers had shredded a roll of TP and built a nice nest.
The tongue behind the coupler is open and provides a mouse freeway that can be used to travel the length of the trailer. They can climb up the embilical cord or safety chains so I plugged every opening with Steel wool. It closes the opening but allows air in so the AS frame can breath.NO VISITORS since. I like the dryer sheet idea, Im gonna add that. Kinda like puttin MOTHBALLS in a nylon stocking.MEESES and Birds dont like the smell of that stuff. Come to think of it,I don't like the smell of mothballs much either,no wonder the little buggers stay away.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:40 AM   #13
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You know, back on my dad's ranch, they had lots and lots of cats. And lots and lots of mice in the haystacks. And I finally figured it out: They had enough mice to maintain the herd of cats. If the mouse population were to decline, the cats wouldn't have enough to eat.

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Thumbs up Comon down, the watars phain!

Here are some photos of my diabolical contraption.

Attractive ramp leading to Peanut butter TP tube over dowel. (Like a log roll competition)

Mousy contestants fall into swimming pool (just like those wacky Japanese game shows)

Oops, little buggers can't get out of pool cause it's ALL DEEP END

Since I've added the signage, the occupancy rate has increased 100%

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