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Old 10-19-2015, 01:27 PM   #15
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A mouse in the kitchen

Many people use dryer sheets. also take ALL of the Food out of the Trailer.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:57 PM   #16
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Bounce Dryer Sheets

We use some of the same metods mentioned above and then put the original Bounce dryer sheets every where. This has worked for us so far.
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Old 10-19-2015, 02:27 PM   #17
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Plug every hole you can find, no matter how small, and then set traps inside anyway until you're convinced the problem is solved.
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Old 10-19-2015, 02:28 PM   #18
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Check for holes in the rear bumper compartment and use foam and tin can lids to seal.
YES!! Also the open ends of the Trailer A frame behind the hitch are entry points since the frame has holes cut into it back under the floor. I had mice one year ,but not before that. I had left the chains dangling and touching the ground....mice. Pulled the chains up ...no mice. Some owners stuff the open ends with bronze wool or large bronze or stainless scrubbies.

Mothballs under the trailer in a closed space work well to deter mice.

My experience...no food...no mice

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Old 10-19-2015, 02:45 PM   #19
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WARNING DON'T READ IF YOU LIKE MICE.

Sallye,

They want to drink and once in the bucket they can't climb out. Eventually drowning.


We are not intentionally cruel to any critters but won't have snakes, bugs, scorpions or mice/rats in yard, house or trailer.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:30 PM   #20
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That's right, no food also dog food in the trailer no mice, ask how I know !!
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:05 PM   #21
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All the holes through the plywood floor where the drain and vent pipes penetrate are the usual suspects. Airstream cut big holes for little pipes and never sealed around them. Find all the holes, fill them with expanding foam or cut metal shields for them to keep the mice out. Also, the furnace has 2" ducts which go to the tanks for heating them. More holes, and the ends of the ducts are open, nice mouse runs.

That said, I have had many Airstreams, and some I never could find the mouse entry points.
This is pxxxx poor QC at the factory. Ridiculous for the amount of dollars these things cost.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:47 PM   #22
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A hole the size of a dime will admit a rat. I know you may not believe me but it's true. Rodents have ways of squeezing through things without breaking bones, go look it up. You need to block every single hole, get underneath your AS and you will find many. Some people use steel wool, some people use canned foam, all it needs to be is completely inedible or unusable by the rodents. Food is not the only thing that draws them, they love paper and cotton and other nesting materials. Never assume there is only one mouse, and when there are two or more, the little buggers ARE prolific like you cannot believe!

My husband and son refused to trap/kill the tiny cute little mousies in our apartment and soon, within a week, we were so over run that I'd be cooking and the little butts would be popping out of the top of the stove and running across the counter!!! I finally bought mousetraps and soon snap! snap! snap! was all we heard for a week. They called me a murderer, I was cruel and inhumane 'witch' as I threw the still wriggling little bodies into the trash, (happened twice). But after a full week with no snaps, I put away the traps. I bleached everything to death, and the house felt clean again. Then they admitted they liked it better without mice, but I was still a murdering witch.

Traps are generally the quickest way to kill a mouse. I don't approve of glue traps, or drowning. If I had to choose how to be killed, I'd want it to be an instant death, wouldn't you?

When you are cleaning up after mice, always wear gloves, damp spray, (very very damp), with a bleach solution, and maybe even wear a mask. I know that only certain mice and rats carry Hanta Virus, but why take the chance? Especially if there if maybe your mouse got in when you were camping. You get Hanta from touching or breathing in the dust from their droppings, body fluids and fur.

Directions for Proper Clean Up of Mouse/Rat Droppings, Nests, etc. Apparently I was not as thorough as I thought I was. So I'm a lucky gal considering how many cabins I have cleaned in my time as a Scout Leader.

http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/pdf/HPS_Brochure.pdf
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Of Mice And Men

Think Habitat
Mice like cover.
Remove any plant material from a 20 ft radius of where your trailer is parked.
Adopt some 'barn cats". Make sure they are neutered.
Stop killing coyotes. They love to play with and eat mice.(and barn cats).
Go online to Victor Pest Control and purchase "electronic" mouse traps. Use them outside your trailer.

Remove ALL food from your trailer when it is not in use.
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:32 PM   #24
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I have used this type of product to help keep mice/other critters out and woodchucks away. Hung one on the tongue of the trailer, and one near the back. A few years ago I had a woodchuck chewing on the wiring of my vehicles if I left them parked outside for any period of time. Found out that the insulation on the wires of GM vehicles were a soy based product and pretty tasty.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hanging-M...BLOCK/43984631
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Our mouse family found entry via our black pipe exit. A small crack in the rubber gasket next to the pipe. I guess they never rest looking for a way in !

We decided as long as they were here we should invite them to stay for dinner and even put out our best "china" for our guests...... must have been something we said, they never did come back for dessert !
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B4 could you tell us what brand of traps those are.

Unfortunately/Fortunately they look quite effective.

We had to use tacky paper recently as that was all we had on hand and we were actively chasing one at the moment. The tacky paper was effective as we scared it out of its hiding spot but a better trap would be up for consideration.
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B4 could you tell us what brand of traps those are.

Unfortunately/Fortunately they look quite effective.

We had to use tacky paper recently as that was all we had on hand and we were actively chasing one at the moment. The tacky paper was effective as we scared it out of its hiding spot but a better trap would be up for consideration.
Why, "Tom Cat" of course !
Available Everywhere ! Wallies, HD, Ace, Amazon etc...
https://www.tomcatbrand.com/smg/gosite/Tomcat/home

Excellent product. They say the traps are "disposable" but emptying them and washing them off seems to work fine. If you have one, you have 21 !

I hate meeses to pieces !
I set one trap and slept in the truck that night. Had one in the AM and thought all was well. Next night they were back at it and freaked me out all the more ! Set Two traps the next night and got the above results. Do the job and get it done.

Dryer sheets might keep them from nesting where the sheets are placed,
(I have about 3 boxes placed all over the trailer) but they don't keep the little buggahs from entering you trailer and working around them, potentially making a very big mess chewing wires, nesting, procreating and defecating all over the place.

I also use steel wool to block up runways and potential entries too.
They don't like that at all. They had a runway through the wire chase from the water heater to the other side of the trailer to the panel under the floor. Came up under the bed and set up shop !
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:36 PM   #28
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Thank you will get a couple of those. None in the trailers.....Yet
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