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Old 08-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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Mice and rodent concerns

My unit has been in storage 90% of its life in an area that showed signs of mice around. I have never had a mouse get in my trailer during 5 years of storage and we leave food in the trailer.

Over the last weekend in a national forest we came back from a 5 hour hike and found food and paper towel damage. No typical mouse tracks, so it might have been another type of rodent.

I need to get it sealed up, but see no obvious entry place. A search of all forums informed me that others have had mice problems. However I am looking to those with late model Internationals to see if you have found any particular entry place where I should start looking.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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Holes for mice to get into an Airstream have been a problem forever, so I doubt that your specific trailer is any different. Here is my post and photos of the kind of holes the factory leaves which allow mice to enter.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...les-93401.html
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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We are full-timers so we don't have mice problems as they don't like sharing our space. When we used to store the trailer for 5 months a year we did have problems. After trying all the usual tricks, plugging holes with steel wool, dryer sheets, moth balls, etc. ad nauseum we settled with the following.

We bought about a dozen Victor mouse traps, baited them with peanut butter and sowed them throughout the trailer on paper plates. Unwelcome guests would make for the nearest trap and BAM. Dead Mouse. We would check the trap line from time to time, fold the paper plate around the trap and the body and garbage the lot.

Worked for us
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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I've had problems with mice and finally tried a combo, using the killer traps and peppermint oil on cotton balls strewn around. The traps were to catch the mice that weren't put off by the peppermint... but were lured in by the peanut butter. After the first year, no more mice and I'm sold on the peppermint oil. It's pricy for a little vial, but it lasts a long time, a vial is good for a couple of years, it smells nice, no mouse poop and no dead mouse smell.
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