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Old 03-07-2004, 02:25 AM   #15
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Thumbs down Enough already with the mice.

This is from the Department of Redundancy Department:
Do a search on "mice" and/or "mouse", you will find like a zillion threads.
Use traps, mothballs, dynamite, whatever works but puhleeze spare us from another mouse thread.

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PS: rub some Lava soap on anything that touches the ground, they don't like it.
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Old 03-07-2004, 04:31 AM   #16
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Do you people have any idea what you are up against here?
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Old 03-07-2004, 05:45 AM   #17
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Has anyone here seen the video, "Mousehunt"? it's very funny. My kids never get tired of watching it.

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Old 03-07-2004, 08:20 AM   #18
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Has anyone here seen the video, "Mousehunt"? it's very funny. My kids never get tired of watching it.

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Yes. Carpet the floor with mousetraps, just make sure they are tied down.
I did have a problem once, where a mouse was only wounded, he dragged the trap inside a wall, and died. Couldn't get him out. It was very aromatic in my house for a while. put a string in the same hole that the trigger bar goes in, on the back of the trap, and tie it to something in the trailer. Then if they try to get away, you just pull the trap back out from wherever they went.
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Old 03-07-2004, 01:48 PM   #19
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2 more pennies

We, too, have the mousy problem. Ours had 4 in traps w/pb. Stinky, but using Febreeze helped. Of course, we 1st used our ShopVac and then bleach in all areas we could. Our cushions we stored elsewhere for winter (curtains stayed). The other thing to work on is sealing off all possible entrance areas from outside (other threads have suggestions) and I read that using aluminum foil on any lines (water, etc) in areas before or around holes leading into trailer will help. Don't know if it works or why, maybe they don't like the feel (crinkled?) or it feels unstable. We are going to try it since we have the trailer back and working on her. Cat around trailer didn't seem to help much. Where we have her stored, there is a cat that likes to lurk underneath, but mice still inside, oh well!

PS I LOVE the mousey pic post! They are TRICKY lil stinkers!
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Old 03-07-2004, 03:12 PM   #20
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Please let's put this issue to rest

Mice like Airstreams. That is because they have good taste despite their unsavory hygiene.
I strongly advise against using poison. Not only is it inhumane but the little varmints will crawl off and decompose in areas that are hard to get to. Poison can also be ingested by other animals that consider dead mice as a delicacy.
If a mouse decides to declare squatter's rights in your Airstream, you as their unwilling landlord have the right to refuse residency. Mice have a bad track record of paying rent.
Pretend that you are smarter than the mouse and choose what works for you.
I was serious earlier when I recommended rubbing odorific soap on the tires, etcetera. Deer will not feed on an apple tree that has been coated with Lifebuoy or Lava soap.
Bottom line: There have been numerous posts on rodents and Airstreams. None are foolproof.
Put a cat in your AS if you are not allergic, spread mothballs generously, lay traps where your naked toes won't find them, pack all openings with steel wool. Do what you gotta do.
The option is to befriend the little varmints and potty train them.

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Old 03-07-2004, 03:26 PM   #21
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Talking Rog, it's a sport!

Trapping mice is my sport. Today I disposed of numbers 9 and 10 so far this winter. Number 11 was trapped in the garage. I seem to catch them in pairs in the Airstream. Being in the woods I'm sure I have an unlimited supply considering we have more than a dozen squirrels on our property in view at almost any given time and nine deer visiting one day. Interestingly, in over 20 years we have never had a mouse in the house.
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Old 03-08-2004, 03:40 AM   #22
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There is another method.....

but only as a last resort.
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Thanks...so far so good

Rog, Davydd, MaShep, Argosy 20, Sd90mac, Andrew, InsideOut, and Davidz

Caught one with good 'ole Wal-Mart peanut butter, none with the cheese and so far none with the gumdrops. I feel this one has cousins so I'm still in the testing stage.
Just wanted to say Thanks for your help and tips!

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Old 03-11-2004, 04:03 PM   #24
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Any time we can be of help, just let us know, There's enough people on this forum that we can come up with lots of solutions .
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Marie's Argosy

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What a precious gem you have there!
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Silverlassie,
Thank you, It's been our baby for almost a year, and we adore her.
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Old 03-11-2004, 07:15 PM   #27
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Thanks...so far so good

Rog, Davydd, MaShep, Argosy 20, Sd90mac, Andrew, InsideOut, and Davidz

Caught one with good 'ole Wal-Mart peanut butter, none with the cheese and so far none with the gumdrops. I feel this one has cousins so I'm still in the testing stage.
Just wanted to say Thanks for your help and tips!

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Glad we could help, keep us posted on the final death toll.
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Old 03-11-2004, 08:30 PM   #28
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but only as a last resort.
Rog,

The meeces are kind of small for shooting but don't think I haven't thought about it. I use my BB air rifle to shoot at the tails of the squirrels when they get on our bird feeders. I can't do that anymore. If you look at my deer avatar you'll see the Airstream is now in the line of fire.
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