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Old 12-06-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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What to Do About Mice?

While doing my monthly battery hookup, and having a look around, I noticed mice had eaten all the poison packs I had placed. The locations were, under the kitchen sink lines, in the bathroom under the sink, and under the bottom closet panel. Are these the most likely entry points? And what else can I do to try and prevent mouse entry?
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:04 AM   #2
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This year I am trying dryer sheets. Others have reported great success, so I'll be giving it a try. Apparently the critters hate the smell.

My trailer is currently winterized, will report back in spring.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:13 AM   #3
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Peski mice.

Hi Breezy way: It is quite obvious that your airstream trailer is mouse friendly. You can put a sign MICE NOT WECOMED or MICE POISON INSIDE and none will work in your favor. You must inspect the exterior of your trailer for possible entry point. 3/8" x 3/4" gap is enough for them to find shelter. You must do whatever it takes to seal all points of possible entry. When you find out where those points are PM me and I will advise you on remedy. Thanks "Boatdoc"
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Put your bait OUTSIDE. Bait is intended to be attractive to critters, but poisonous. So if the bait is inside and they're attracted to the bait, they go inside to eat up, and then they're as likely to die inside as anywhere.

But if the bait is outside, there's less reason for them to go inside to begin with.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:30 AM   #5
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While doing my monthly battery hookup, and having a look around, I noticed mice had eaten all the poison packs I had placed. The locations were, under the kitchen sink lines, in the bathroom under the sink, and under the bottom closet panel. Are these the most likely entry points? And what else can I do to try and prevent mouse entry?
So now we have dead mice in the trailer somewhere?

DW won't allow poison, (have a camp dog), moth balls during storage, and those mouse whacking spring traps with cheese when in use.
Traps are hidden so the cheese loving camp dog doesn't show up with a trap on his nose.

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So now we have dead mice in the trailer somewhere?

DW won't allow poison, (have a camp dog), moth balls during storage, and those mouse whacking spring traps with cheese when in use.
Traps are hidden so the cheese loving camp dog doesn't show up with a trap on his nose.

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A trick for spring traps: Set up two, side-by-side, facing opposite directions. I had a mouse infestation in a previous (ground-floor) apartment, and the mouse was smart enough to take the bait off without springing the trap. But with two side-by-side like that, the mouse set off one trap trying to get the bait out of the other.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:50 AM   #7
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I read somewhere that once the mice eat the green poison blocks they go for water. The water is what activates the poison. They usually die outside somewhere. I use both the poison blocks and the spring traps near the entrances in my garage that can't be sealed up. I catch a few each year in the spring traps but have not found a single dead mouse in the garage due to the poison even though it has obviously been chewed up by the mice.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:07 AM   #8
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If you have power available where your trailer is stored, I've had success with the ultrasonic rodent repellant things from Tractor Supply.

I also read on here I think it was that one of the best poisons for them because it's actually non toxic is chopped up pinto beans, uncooked, placed on the ground outside. They love it, eat it, and swell up and die.

If neither of these work, I've found the best bait for a trap is a piece of pecan.
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With a little hot sauce they say they are better than chicken wings. Still not a lot of meat on them though.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:19 AM   #10
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I tried dryer sheets, found them with lots of little rodent poop on them later ...guesss the little critters were playing with me
Mothballs seem to work though.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:22 AM   #11
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I use glue traps (no poison,no DW to fret) about poison, spring traps ec't )
also when it die's something may eat it and will also die, cats, birds,ect.
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Add Peppermint oil to cotton balls and dryer sheets and place throughout trailer. Makes trailer smell good and the oil impacts the mice sense of smell. You can purchase the oil at Trader Joes or just about anywhere. I park my trailer on a dirt lot and have never had an issue.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:00 AM   #13
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An effective trap that I use in my shop, outbuildings, etc. is called Repeating Mouse Trap. I get them online at Gemplers.com for $12.95 ea. The item # is 193108. Its a metal box with a hinged lid. It is said to hold 30 of the varmints. They crawl in but cannot get out. I put peanut butter on a little piece of cardboard to entice them in. (For the squeamish types don't read the next sentence!) They get hungry or thirsty and are cannibalistic! The lid opens for disposal.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #14
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I've had the best luck removing all traces of food before storing, including an extra good cleaning of the galley. The poisoned food baits and trap bait invites them in for a meal. They have an incredible sense of smell it seems.

You can try to find all the entrance points and seal them so they can't chew their way in.
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