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Old 07-14-2009, 03:12 PM   #15
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1) Ensure lid is affixed to bucket, if bowl shaped lid is used baffle lid access port.
2) Secure mouse bucket in vehicle and drive to remote location.
3) Remove mouse bucket from vehicle vicinity.
4) Loosen lid, tilt bucket on side, release mice.

NOTES: Avoid fraternizing with the captives. Do not feed captives to cats unless fasted for twelve hours as the corn sugars disagree with obligate carnivores. Distance yourself from transport vehicle so calls on 'shotgun' for ride home are minimized. Do not release captives near the KOA or State Campgrounds. Scattering a handful of corn at relocation site can and will be viewed as aide and comfort to the enemy. When reloading trap leave bucket in used condition so pheromones will attract more mice.
how do i get the mice out of my truck?

just kidding! i'll test fit the lid for a good seal first.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:36 PM   #16
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Don't waste your money on the electronic gadgets that are supposed to "repel" mice. After the glowing endorsement of an employee at Sharper IMage who stated her grandmother's house was now completely mouse-free I bought a number of their pricey "Mouse Movers". I put them in my garage, basement and the Airstream. They seemed to have an effect for maybe a month. Then, the mice actually chewed through the cord on one and ALL of them ended up with nasty little mouse pellets stuck to them.
Yeah...real effective.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:35 PM   #17
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Here's a safe trap we found by accident. We had a wine bottle on it's side under the dinnette seat. It had less than a sip of wine in it. When I went to throw it out, there was a mouse passed out inside. He became awake but groggy after a few gentle shakes. Either he was too drunk or the slippery glass side kept him from escaping. As we were in a National Forest campground, I just left the bottle tipped at a slight angle with the bottle's neck on the ground so he could get out when the hangover subsided. He was gone 2 hours later.

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Old 07-14-2009, 05:38 PM   #18
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Mice!! Help - THANK YOU

THANK YOU to all who have responded with great ideas. We will try almost all of them and are always open to new ones.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:38 AM   #19
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Dreamer60 (and anyone else) Let me know if you go w/the FreshCab - like I said, we have had no problems since adding a couple bags to the inside of our trailer & it smells so nice! On her website, she has a guarantee. The other thing I forgot to mention was sealing as many holes as possible. We used a small grade wire across some and expanding foam on others. There seem to be many places they can squeeze into - hard to find them all! Good luck.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:10 AM   #20
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I've found that I don't need to put any peanut butter or seeds in my bucket of water - they just run up and jump in - they are not real smart - have caught hundreds that way...

I have had good luck with the unltrasonic thingies.. They seem to either work or not -

As far as getting rid of them, I just dump them in the woods - I'd be digging holes everyday..... There is some animal/bird that eats them, as they are usually gone the next day.

I'm not at all for catching and releasing them - in my experience, if you let them live, they go tell all their friends and you get more mice...

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Old 07-15-2009, 10:17 PM   #21
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i agree. there are no lonely mice!
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:21 AM   #22
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For the past couple of years, since we got the trailer from my father in-law, we have been putting "Cloths dryer sheets, unsented" i.e. "Bounce" in all the drawers, cloests, storage compartments, etc when we put the trailer into storage for the winter and have not seen any mice nor mouse signs. I don't know where my wife heard of this sulution, but it seems to really work. we got the trailer a coupe of years ago and prior to that, my father in-law always complained about mice problems. So i am convinced. The dryer sheets work.

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Old 08-04-2009, 06:56 AM   #23
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We had heard the same thing about dryer sheets and used them in our pop-up before buying our Airstreams. Seemed to work!

Of course, it's hard to tell if it was the dryer sheets at work or the fact that we park our trailers near our 20+ barn cats that keep the mice away... my guess is that you're not quite desperate enough to feed 20 cats to keep your trailer mice free... but works for us!!!
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Correction to my previous post.

i wife just said that the dryer sheets need to be "very scented" as strong of a scented as possible.

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Son far we have not had a mouse problem, but I am going to get dryer sheets in A/S right away, and hope for the best.
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Correction to my previous post.

i wife just said that the dryer sheets need to be "very scented" as strong of a scented as possible.

Jim

If those things are in my trailer then the mice are welcome to it. I'm the one that will be repelled.

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Old 08-05-2009, 04:57 AM   #27
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hi ed

i know what you mean. i objected, when she first suggested it, but, decided to let her test it out for one winter storage season. It worked. If you use the sheets with the "fresh breeze scent", it might not be so bad.

My father in-law put moth balls in his old pickup truck on the farm in montana during the winter when is isn't out there, and believe me, that is BAD. I can't stand riding in the truck with him, even with all the windows open.

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:39 PM   #28
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I found ancient paper cups of mothballs had been secreted above the belly wraps and underfloor cavities - the naphthalene or whatever had evaporated down to only a few pea size skunks, err chunks but that was part of the odor that nearly killed the whole Airstream experience for this family..
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