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Old 03-17-2010, 09:14 PM   #15
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oops, the dryer sheets also repel pink elephants; I haven't seen one in ages.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:34 PM   #16
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1) Cats do help.

2) Traps are fine if you check them every day.

3) You can put sheet metal barriers around the tires and tongue jack, and that will make a big difference.

4) Poison bait works too.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:12 AM   #17
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I would be careful with poison bait, unfortunately with poisons you don't get to chose the final resting place of the furry little friend, and if they chose the belly pan, or inside the wall to die, it is really amazing just how bad that can smell, a few years ago we learned that in our basement the hard way and had to gut a bedroom to get dead mice out of the walls and ceiling. Did find the hole in rim joinst in the process, but that is somewhat off subject.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:05 PM   #18
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Good use for those lemonade can tops you been saving for target shooting, they make good fender washers to rivet over the holes in your belly pan.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:24 PM   #19
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The advantage of poison bait for mice is that you don't have to check it every day. So, if you have a trailer in winter storage, and don't really expect any mice, you can leave some bait packets out just in case, which will stop any problem before it gets out of hand.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:28 PM   #20
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Please explain what #3 means???

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1) Cats do help.

2) Traps are fine if you check them every day.

3) You can put sheet metal barriers around the tires and tongue jack, and that will make a big difference.

4) Poison bait works too.
Do you have a picture of this???

Thanks,

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Old 03-18-2010, 11:43 PM   #21
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Fresh Cab has worked very well for us. We had a couple mice that we caught on our first outing. We have since used the Fresh Cab and not seen one since.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:47 AM   #22
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If you leave bait, traps, etc under the trailer would that take care of the mouse problem? So far we have had no pest problems, and really don't want any.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:11 AM   #23
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Fresh Cab has worked very well for us. We had a couple mice that we caught on our first outing. We have since used the Fresh Cab and not seen one since.
Hi, I heard that Fresh Cab works for while in storage, but what about while traveling? [campsite change almost daily] And where do you put them? I would think, one in the bathroom and one in the kitchen; Both near the plumbing. seems to me that's were they get in. I believe, I have sealed all of the mickey mouse entrances, but I won't know unless I get another un-invited visiter. I hope that never happens again.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:02 AM   #24
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I put this Fresh Cab in OCT of 2009 after seeing "evidence" of a mouse.

I have not seen any other evidence since putting it in the AS.
I changed them out on 01 Feb 10 as suggested here on the forum.

I put them in the pipe chase below the two (2) sinks and one near the water pump and one in the panty cabinets where I first saw the "evidence" of a mouse (s?).

The odor is quite strong the first time you put them in on day one then it lessens quit quickly. I will continue to use them even while the camping season is in effect.

Thank you to who ever suggested this product.

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I am currently trying the SHAKE AWAY- which is the dried bobcat urine. The theory is that mice will smell it and be afraid that something else is in residence. Someone on the forum suggested it. It is about 14.00 and is easy to use and doesn't smell to humans or seem to bother my dog. We'll see. When I told a friend about it, she said "Now how is a domesticated Alabama mouse going to know what bobcat urine smells like?" I had to agree. I just hope it is instinct.

As an added precaution, I am using the bucket, peanut butter and plank method suggested by tinhutjohn because I ain't "living with mice" anymore! I will let you guys know about the bucket later this weekend.
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Wow, when I started this post I didn't expect so many replies , then again this is the AS forum and all you people are awesome . So far I've caught 3critters with traps and 1 with the sticky pad , which inhumane because he was starring up at me when I lifted him out if trailer. A quick drop from a cinder block and it was all over although a little messsy. I think I'll stick with the traps. Something about the kkkkksSNAP!!! Of the trap in the early morning let's me sleep a little sounder. Great comments everyone I'll keep you posted
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Hi All - I started using the Fresh Cab packets wayyy back after we got an infestation from a not so well maintained storage yard we left our camper in. I posted our results here on the ASForums several times (so maybe I am culprit for 1st usage) because I think the smell is quite nice (they use many natural herb essences, like peppermint). We have used them while the trailer is in storage since - and they stay in closets and under bed area even while camping. I find the smell very refreshing! We did use the traps w/peanut butter first to rid ourselves of family before multiplication got out of hand. I, personally think that is most humane (quick and clean). We did move the trailer to a new storage locale where she sits on gravel away from grass, weeds, debris and we spent bit of time looking for possible entryway into trailer-but I think it is impossible to find all (those mice are CRAFTY). Anyway, the FreshCab, I think has really helped to keep the little critters at bay and again, I think it smells very nice. FYI

PS: We have not seen any since using the FCab either!!
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shake away must be working!

Well, the SHAKE AWAY must be working. I shook it all over the AS a couple of days before setting the bucket/peanut butter/plank method mentioned and haven't caught any mice in the bucket. Haven't seen any evidence of them in the AS since shaking the stuff around. Doesn't smell, either. Glad to know something will work with these little critters!
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