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Old 02-15-2012, 08:48 PM   #29
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I put Fresh Cab down behind the bathroom sink and under the floor in the closet in our AS and have not seen any sign of mice this winter. The local farmers and loggers say that Fresh Cab does a good job of keeping the mice out of their equipment.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:19 AM   #30
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a sure fire way to keep mice out of places is Irish Spring soap. buy a bar and just shave off parts and put them in areas that they can get in and hide. the mice hate the smell and completely stay away. Its a trick that works well and at least smells decent. I learned this tip from a guy i met that had a big pole barn full of classic cars and he swears by it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:50 AM   #31
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a sure fire way to keep mice out of places is Irish Spring soap. buy a bar and just shave off parts and put them in areas that they can get in and hide. the mice hate the smell and completely stay away. Its a trick that works well and at least smells decent. I learned this tip from a guy i met that had a big pole barn full of classic cars and he swears by it.
I don't want to be known as a naysayer but we have had a very different experience with Irish Spring and mice.
We have a deer problem on Jamestown. Because there are no natural predators the deer population has exploded. Deer eat everything! One of the suggestions we got to deal with the problem was to put Irish Spring shavings around the plants you want to protect. It seems that deer really do not like the smell of the soap. It worked! The plants started growing again without being eaten. Then we noticed that the soap shavings began to disappear. Overnight, on a dry night, the shavings would just go away.
We were puzzled! We began putting out more soap by volume (we shaved the soap into little pieces so it looked like something other than soap) and the soap disappeared. We began to put whole bars of soap out, the bars would disappear. Finally we decided to sit up and watch what was happening. We left a light on put out more soap and what did we see? Mice where taking our soap! They really seemed to like the stuff. Maybe it is just RI mice but I’d be cautious….
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #32
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I put Fresh Cab down behind the bathroom sink and under the floor in the closet in our AS and have not seen any sign of mice this winter. The local farmers and loggers say that Fresh Cab does a good job of keeping the mice out of their equipment.
Have you tried Merlot? I suppose they were looking for some moonshine?

I will bite. What is "Fresh Cab"?
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:05 AM   #33
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I don't want to be known as a naysayer but we have had a very different experience with Irish Spring and mice.
We have a deer problem on Jamestown. Because there are no natural predators the deer population has exploded. Deer eat everything! One of the suggestions we got to deal with the problem was to put Irish Spring shavings around the plants you want to protect. It seems that deer really do not like the smell of the soap. It worked! The plants started growing again without being eaten. Then we noticed that the soap shavings began to disappear. Overnight, on a dry night, the shavings would just go away.
We were puzzled! We began putting out more soap by volume (we shaved the soap into little pieces so it looked like something other than soap) and the soap disappeared. We began to put whole bars of soap out, the bars would disappear. Finally we decided to sit up and watch what was happening. We left a light on put out more soap and what did we see? Mice where taking our soap! They really seemed to like the stuff. Maybe it is just RI mice but I’d be cautious….
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WOW that is the first time i heard of that happening. those are some strange mice. well i guess i will have to re-evaluate what i was told. guess i works for some and not others.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #34
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First thing I do, is get my airstream oil sprayed with Krown rust Control.
Its pretty hard for a mouse to get their footing when their sliding on oil
sprayed on the under belly and frame members. LOL!!! Like every one else the next alternative is traps or poison. Perhaps, even the electronic gismos that are to keep mice away. Take your pick!!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:44 PM   #35
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I tried fresh cab, it worked/works. Thanks.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:27 AM   #36
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How bad is your mouse problem? An aluminum trailer should be the last place a mouse would want to live: it gets hot if not in use, not super warm in winter unless in use, no water, and hopefully no food. Seal things in plastic tubs or other mouse proof containers. Keep the undergrowth around the trailer parking spot cut down or killed with an herbicide, do not leave food in the trailer, and avoid providing places for a nest that look inviting such as dark corners and comfy warm clothes or toilet paper. Also,even when stored, go into it regularly and open cupboards and make noise. I'm in mine throughout the year, even if only to check things. And the final defence: Felis catus. My owner goes inside and inspects, but he rarely finds anything of interest and just leaves his scent by rubbing on anything he can. However all the randy tomcats in the neighborhood wander by as they search for a lady and they regularly patrol the trailer area.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #37
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I agree...dryer sheets were totally ineffective for me..

In the past few years ...we would get two or three mice in the trailer during the winter months...but, for some reason this year in central Texas the mice were everywhere...tried the dyer sheets...traps...sticky traps...the sticky traps work well...but, I was looking to keep the critters out completely...so here what works for us....I saturate cotton balls with peppermint cooking oil...then I place the cotton ball on a sheet of aluminum foil...where it won't stain the plastice or carpet...I placed one under the sink in the bath and kitchen...storage under the closet...storage run area under the suburban heater ducts....smells great....re-charge them once a month...also placed two mothballs between the tires on the exterior on both sides...I have an open enclosure for my trailer...if you have an enclosed building I would'nt use the moth balls...
Effective!!! No sign of a mouse for 9 weeks now....
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:37 PM   #38
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82 MH and mice

We have found big time evidence of mice in our MH that we brought home from Florida....so far, we have found mouse dropping in the ceiling fans, a dead mouse in the lounge when it was disassembled to be recovered, and a big mouse/rat nest in the rear bath shower under the seat behinde that plywood piece.......it seems to have lots of mouse openings on the P30 chassis......not sure how to prevent future guests......yikes...paula.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:26 AM   #39
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I use one of those electric ultra-sonic no-mouse things....I got it at Sharper Image when I heard mice in my walls - put it in the room and they went away. When I noticed mice in the AS, I put it out there for the winter and whenever we weren't using it. Worked great!
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:58 AM   #40
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Have you tried Merlot? I suppose they were looking for some moonshine?

I will bite. What is "Fresh Cab"?
Here is a link for Fresh Cab.

Buy Earthkind Fresh Cab EPAC-1 Botanical Rodent Repellent & More | drugstore.com
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:47 AM   #41
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Mice

Mice....we live in the country...mice are a problem...worked several of the suggestions...dyer sheets(absolutely no help)...the best method that has worked for us is to soak a cotton ball with peppermint oil and place on top of some aluminum foil...place 5 or 6 of these under the compartments..sinks, closet, beds and a couple outside around the wheels...mice hate the smell...but, it smells good to humans...reload every month...also place the sticky traps about 4 in likely areas to find mice...its worked for us...you can't keep them out...so to repel them is the only trick. Since we started using the peppermint oil ...we have not seen or heard of a mouse since...going on 6 months now
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I use snap traps with peanut butter wrapped up in a little square of cheesecloth, which both helps it to hold to the trap and get stuck in their teeth.
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