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Old 10-19-2015, 07:52 AM   #1
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A mouse in the kitchen

Hi:

Any tips on figuring out how mice get in an how to keep them out? Can't see any obvious entry points under the Safari.

Thx,
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:40 AM   #2
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They are mice. They get in. I think they walk through walls.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:03 AM   #3
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I suspect when the steps are out in use, if you look there is a small opening into the underbelly - once there ...
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:14 AM   #4
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We keep a couple of packets of Fresh Cab under the sink and in where the water pump is. Haven't had anymore mice come in so far.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:32 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:42 AM   #6
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Are you sure it was a mouse?

Or could it be Rataouille! Sorry, I just couldn't resist! LOL! Ed
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:46 AM   #7
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Remember the movie, Fantastic Voyage? That's what mice do!
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:59 AM   #8
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Peppermint oil on cotton balls spead around the trailer should keep them out...
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While you are working on getting it super sealed and figuring out where they are getting in. A straight sided bucket with water works also.
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:19 PM   #10
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Check for holes in the rear bumper compartment and use foam and tin can lids to seal.
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:21 PM   #11
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We use the bucket/w water in our garage. Add a drop or two of dish washing liquid.
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Bayou does the added dish soap make it slippery, or keep the floaters smelling good?
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:07 PM   #13
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another way in

Some time ago I read a post here claiming that open frame rails under the tongue gave access. So I looked and sure enough, mine were open. Mesh and foam later, they have to look for another way in .
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Bucket??

What does a bucket of water do, with or without the soap?
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