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Old 08-03-2005, 09:01 PM   #15
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I'm on the 5th year at my camp using what appears to be a high-quality ultrasonic device - and the 3rd year using one in the trailer. Absolutely rodent-free in both and the AS is parked in front of the camp, in the woods, and 75' from the lake. I keep the trailer plugged in full-time - primarily to keep the ultrasonic device in service. The first year at the camp I had a Winnebago without the device - and it got mice. The 2nd year, I kept the Winnebago plugged in and nary a mouse appeared. The units I'm using are in the $75.00 range - but I don't know whether or not price means anything. I do seasonally "salt" the crawl space of the camp with moth balls - but the older I get, the harder it is to catch enough moths!
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:14 PM   #16
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Mice - My Solution

I have tried everything to rid my trailer of mice over the years (steel wool, glue traps with nut, scented glue traps, ultrasonic devices, barn cats) with minimal success. During a camping trip with my kids earlier this summer we had the mice running throughout the trailer during the night (ended up sleeping in the car which was unpleasant) and I finally went the poision route (Decon green pellets). Came back one week later - not a single mouse dropping. Have left the traps out all summer and have not had a single problem since. I know what I am using from here on in.

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Old 08-22-2005, 01:37 AM   #17
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ok I have 10 years in the pest control industry. I know a little so I will share.

Yes, a pencil size hole will allow a mouse to get through so when rodent proofing make sure you get every hole. Steel wool works well but will rust in humid conditions so use aluminum. Wool size should be 00.

Glue traps will work somwhat but it may gross you out if you are squirmish. Mice may also pull themselves off the glue especially when it is cooler. In bad mouse infestations you will tend to catch younger mice.

Poisons work, however follow the directions closely, and be prepared for a possible smelly situation. Contrary to popular belief, they will not go out "looking for water" and die outside. If anything they will die in the nest where they feel safe.

Traps work quite nice especially the standard "snap" traps. If you have the time, prebait before setting, but you don't have to if you don't want to. The best bait to use is peanut butter. Smear a little ( just a little for scent) around the hole where they are coming where you placed the trap.

There is also a live trap called a Ketch-all that works nice- again use peanut butter inside the trap. The traps are a little pricey compared to snap traps but you can catch them live and release them far outside or release them down the toilet.

I bring a ketch all with me and have a few snap traps. I like to set the ketch all and catch chipmunks and deermice to show the kids and release them later.

Remember, be carefull cleaning up mouse droppings esp. in the southwest. Hanta or Hantu virus can be found in rodent droppings - mouse, chipmunk, pack-rat, deermouse,etc. and

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE refer to this site for cleanup : http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/h.../stc_clean.htm

Coming back from our vacations and sometimes we can bring back little hitchhikers.
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I had a few last year and used glue traps. I put a little peanut butter in the middle of the trap. It worked great. I also plugged every hole I could find with aluminum wool.
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Cool How about a four legged solution?

Worked great on the farm!
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