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Old 07-28-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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Getting rid of MICE?

Last week while camping, I found that my belly pan was sagging because it had popped over a lot of the rivets in the back 1/4 of the trailer. That's how the mice got in (I think). I have caught 4 with regular mouse traps, one got out of a sticky trap last night, so I have at least one more in there. I think they are hiding down by the holding tanks during the day, and coming up in the pantry/closet area during the evening (I heard them every night from 4:00 - 5:00am last week). I don't want to use poison because then I can't get the dead ones out and my trailer will stink as they decompose. Any suggestions are much appreciated!!!


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Old 07-28-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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You might take a look at the d-con (sp?) poison. I think it makes them thirsty, so they go looking for water. It does eventually kill them, but if I understand it right they kind of dry up and don't stink. Anyway, you might check it out. We had a whole herd of mice in the trailer for the first time when camping last fall. I had no real choice but to use traps. We caught a total of 7 over three nights. I finally sealed every opening I could find under the trailer. Seems to be working.

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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Hi Wayne. Sad to hear about the mouse situation. Check out this link: Post #16 has great pictures of an ingenious mousetrap.

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Old 07-28-2010, 10:36 PM   #4
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It is sad that you have rodents. I have been told that the use of Bounce, the stuff used in dryers. Place one sheet in every access point in the trailer. The little creatures do not like the smell at all. Another thing, you do not know what type of mouse they are, correct? In the Western US we have deer mice that have the Hantavirus. This virus is fatal to humans and there is no cure. So if you spray a mild bleach solution in the areas the mice have been that kills the virus. Just an FYI. jjustice
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