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Old 01-25-2005, 01:29 PM   #15
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Oh sorry Lynn,
I didn't mean to imply that Hanta was only found in the Southwest. The first known outbreak of that particular strain was on the Navajo Reservation in 1993. It was due to the drought that had occured there and suddenly ended and that the deer mice were able to rapidly reproduce. Hence creating a more likely contact of mice and men. (grin)
No offense taken! I was more concerned that folks would think that they're safe from Hanta Virus merely by being outside of the southwest!

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Old 02-10-2005, 08:44 PM   #16
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Cool Mice and criters,

Hi all,
Has anyone used moth balls or Downy softners towels. I have used them and no more mice in trailer. It looks like the criters do not like the smell and stay away.
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Old 02-10-2005, 09:25 PM   #17
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Softener towels didn't work for me

I tried the Downy approach with two boxes worth spread all over and in every nook and cranny. All it did was keep me away! I stick with the tried and true spring loaded mouse traps with a dab of peanut butter. They work consistently.
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:12 AM   #18
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all you folks with mouse problems take a look under the front of the trailer where the umbilical cord enters the belly of the trailer.

you will find an oversized hole and grommet where the cable enters. the cable and break away wiring only occupies about half of the hole. fill the remaining space with silicone or vulkem. this should cure your invasion.

note, you may need to drop your spare tire to get at the hole/grommet.

it worked for me!

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I found the umbilical hole just where you said and the heavy plastic airstream uses to protect carpet was chewed about a half dollar round. Edges felt like a hacksaw blade. i've set traps and no takers so far. Have searched every nook & cranny for nest. Tea bags was the only thing chewed. Question, if I seal openiing will the little buggers be trapped inside, die & stink up the TT. Maybe die where I can't get to 'em. First time mice in 8 years. Thanks, Don
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We have tried fresh cab
http://www.pioneerheritageshoppe.com/airfreshener.htm
We've put 1/2 of the packet in each rear side compartment, so far so good.
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Old 02-11-2005, 11:27 AM   #20
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Electronic Devices

I've been using the electronic devices in the Airstream and in my camp in Maine. The first year I stored the AS next to my garage for the winter I had one or two mice. Since using the electronic device I haven't had any return. The same holds true for the camp - which is in the worst possible location, mounted off the ground on posts, 15' from the lake, and surrounded by trees. (I do use mothballs in the enclosed crawl space under the camp!) No mice or other "critters" in over three years. This year, two things are different; the AS is in storage here in Florida with no electrical hook-up for the electronic device and, the camp is vacant, with the heat set at 55 degrees, mothballs in place, and the electronic device fully active. I made real sure that I didn't leave anything edible in the trailer or the camp. We'll see how it goes!
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:03 PM   #21
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Eeewwwww, Rats!

EEWWWW! After leaving my trailer stored at a friends ranch, I have found evidence of large furry rodent home wreckers! I have tried to get my dogs on the hunt, but they have not had any luck. I think they are in the walls? YUK!!!! I am going to buy some electronic detering devices and I will have to get some big traps. YUK!
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If you look at the very front of your frame-where the coupler is welded to the frame you will see the front of the frame and it is open to whatever can fit in it. The frame is hollow and critters can get into the front end of it. Once inside the frame there are openings to the bellypan and they are free to roam. On some older models they can also gain access from the rear bumper area into the frame then into your coach. I fixed it by packing Brass wool or steel wool into the frame ends. Its inexpensive and it worked for me. The brass wool is hard to find but does not rust.
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:05 PM   #23
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I had lot's of problems with the gray ball getting all goobered up with lint. Since I switched to an optical mouse, no more problems!!
You know...I get clobbered for cracks like that.

But I thought this thread was on hair products.
I need a product that will enable me to tease it up so I can "GET SPICEY"!
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We had mice and only discovered them on our first trip. A couple mouse traps did the trick in getting rid of the ones we couldn't catch on our own.

Good advice here on where to look and what to patch up!
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We had mice on our second trip. They ate through a package of hamburger buns we left on the counter. Now, all food goes in Rough Totes! While in storage, I think I'll lay out some D-Con.
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:07 PM   #26
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We had mice on our second trip. They ate through a package of hamburger buns we left on the counter. Now, all food goes in Rough Totes! While in storage, I think I'll lay out some D-Con.
Hey, rodents need to eat too ya know. And worms.
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No, just ANTS! We parked on an ant hill this summer and, of course, they found their way inside our Airstream.
Mice
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What next?
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While in storage, I think I'll lay out some D-Con.


Yea, but they may die INSIDE the trailer, hiding in the outriggers. We could hear ours running around inside and I think I injured one trying to catch one with a homemade trap (desperation). I don't think I want any dead carcasses in the trailer if I can avoid it...
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