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Old 10-11-2012, 07:52 AM   #29
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I wonder if there is a "Python Spray" on the market, that gives the scent of a python in order to scare rodents off!?

That would be toadly cool...!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #30
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how do rats get into an Airstream?


well, in our case, we just paid for it, signed the paperwork, and moved right in.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:13 AM   #31
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So what you are saying is get rid of the cats and yap yap dogs and get you a big python? The python will take care of the dogs and cats for you as well but I am sure they are not as cuddly.

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In my case, I used a locally available gray rat snake. Seems kind of appropriate for this thread. (Locally available means I caught it in the road)

It's not as big as a python, so it can get into those mouse and rat places better. It is a constrictor though, so the principle is the same.

As far as the thread's original question, "how do rats get into the trailer?", I just go in the front door.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:17 AM   #32
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I kept a red-tailed boa constrictor as a pet for many years back in a previous life. Was great fun to feed him mice. But after he ate one or maybe two, he just crashed for a week or two.

Our Jack Russell Terrieriest, on the other hand, would stay up all night killing rats if he had the opportunity. He's quicker than the snake was.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:18 AM   #33
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Took us two years to seal up our little Bambi. Unfortunately Airstream does a lot of 'rough cutting'. They should offer a 'mouse proof' upgrade option on purchase :-)
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If I get mice, I'll let you turn a YOU KNOW WHAT loose in my trailer. He kills the mice - then I shoot him at least 15 times. Problem solved.
Oh- did ya want him back alive? LOL
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #35
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Another idea. Take your 'stream to Florida for winter, it's warm, rodents jump out, then Florida's YOU KNOW WHATS eat them..
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #36
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If I get mice, I'll let you turn a YOU KNOW WHAT loose in my trailer. He kills the mice - then I shoot him at least 15 times. Problem solved.
Oh- did ya want him back alive? LOL
Gosh Carol, I like to think that you could take care of business in less than 15 rounds.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:36 PM   #37
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Please don't use that "sticky paper" or glue traps. Even though i don't want mice or rats sharing my abode; i wouldn't wish that torture on anything.

I had success getting mice out of an abandoned trailer by using Bounce dryer sheets. A thorough cleaning, removal of all nesting material and then liberal sprinkling of said sheets and the meeces moved to greener pastures.

This success was repeated in a cabin as well. I've had two friends try dryer sheets, with no success, but neither used the Bounce brand, so I don't know if that is key.

Good luck!
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Another thought, as regards to Python scent spray...
Once had a family of raccoons take up residence in our attic. (Lord what noise they made--sounded like a barn dance going on up there!)
We tried a multitude of remedies to get them out, short of poison or shooting them (didn't want them to fall down into the walls and stink up the place.)

Finally, I read online that coons would avoid an area that smelled of dog. I looked at my Siberian Husky...

Igathered up a bunch of old "knee-highs" (remember those, ladies?) Put a bunch of husky hair in each one, weighted it with a small rock and tossed these 'dog bombs' into the far reaches of the attic and everywhere the coons hung out.

Momma coon packed up her babies and moved out 2 days later. Then we closed the opening to prevent any future squatters.

Wonder if this would work with rats and mice?
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Vaughan - ok...confession here - I probably couldn't hit the side of a big red barn if I saw a YNW in the traylah! I'd run off like a little prissy girl... screaming bloody murder.
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Vaughan - ok...confession here - I probably couldn't hit the side of a big red barn if I saw a YNW in the traylah! I'd run off like a little prissy girl... screaming bloody murder.


That's actually a time proven defense for YNWs, though. It's worked since the beginning of time.
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Great now my huz wants to ask the vet to save all the cat hair they shave off of cats during operations, and wants to use it in place of steel wool!!!!
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