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Old 12-07-2013, 07:31 AM   #15
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Mouse Problem

I already have Bounce sheets everywhere, that I can't stand the smell! Ok, so I have locked bait traps I will put them outside. I will try to find the entry points .... And I will put up the 'No Mice Allowed ' sings and see how that goes!
The pettermint onthe cottonballs sounds like a good alternative to the bounce sheets. Has anyone tried the bucket with rv antifreeze with the wire and pop can?
I will be busy and thanks for all your suggestions
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:03 AM   #16
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Use brass "steel" wool to plug entrances. It will not rust.

Another not inexpensive idea is to place the sticky pads around each wheel and jack stand. They get stuck before they can climb onto the trailer. I have yet to see one pole vault over the sticky pads.

The power cord usually attaches on the side with no entrances they could jump to.

Only draw back is one has to check on the status of the sticky pads more than once per month because anything that touches the stuff sticks to it (leaves come to mind).
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:40 AM   #17
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what to do about mice

I've used moth balls placed in strategic locations such that the smell ends up
"down under" the living area. I've used this technique for over 20 years and never had mice. I lift up the dinette seat and throw a few moth balls in the area where the wires come up, throw some moth balls around the pump. I squeeze a few moth balls inside by the steps. Once the mice get the smell they stop coming in.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:26 PM   #18
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Anyone here try the 5 gallon bucket trap? I'm curious how well it actually works.

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Old 12-08-2013, 12:54 PM   #19
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Freshcab available online. Not cheap, but we have used it liberally and no problems at all. Smell is pungent but not unpleasant and goes away soon when we open her up in the spring.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:07 PM   #20
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Anyone here try the 5 gallon bucket trap? I'm curious how well it actually works.
They work very well. I have seen one which got 15 of the critters in one night! Just water in the bucket is all that is needed and they are gone. I don't know about the extra PB on the ramp though. I have not seen that done.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:16 PM   #21
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Still a fan of anything that delivers instant oblivion. Drowning is a particularly nasty death for any mammal, rodent or no rodent. They swim until completely exhausted first.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #22
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You could try the bounce sheets in the fabreeze scent. The scent is far less but still does the trick.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:46 PM   #23
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Still a fan of anything that delivers instant oblivion. Drowning is a particularly nasty death for any mammal, rodent or no rodent. They swim until completely exhausted first.
I'm sorry, but in my book, cruelty to animals is one thing, but cruelty to vermin is quite another. I'd never drown a cat, but rats and mice…

Anyway, if you object to making them suffer, fill the bucket with cheap red wine instead of water (MD2020 or Thunderbird is fine). They'll still drown, but they'll die drunk.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #24
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Still a fan of anything that delivers instant oblivion. Drowning is a particularly nasty death for any mammal, rodent or no rodent. They swim until completely exhausted first.
Set a bunch of traps in bottom of bucket...or fill bottom of bucket with Trichlorethane, 111..
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:46 AM   #25
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Add me to the Freshcab camp. Mothballs? No way. I think I'd rather smell dead poisoned mice.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:27 AM   #26
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The mothballs are placed by the holding tanks, so you never smell moth balls in the trailer. The point is for the mice to smell the mothballs BEFORE the mice get into the trailer. They won't enter the trailer if they smell them in the belly of the trailer. wolf146
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The mothballs are placed by the holding tanks, so you never smell moth balls in the trailer. The point is for the mice to smell the mothballs BEFORE the mice get into the trailer. They won't enter the trailer if they smell them in the belly of the trailer. wolf146
Ahah!

Next question: they still MAKE mothballs?
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Ahah!

Next question: they still MAKE mothballs?
Yes. You can find them at Home Depot, I think.
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