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Old 10-26-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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mice in trailer

We have had mice enter our 2000 25' Safari. They don't seem to be prolific or stay around long, but has anyone found an effective way to keep them out?
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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Have you considered cats?

Check to make sure the hitch "A-frame" box tubing has been closed off behind the hitch ball-socket; stainless steel woven kitchen cleaning pads with some caulk to glue them in place and some spray foam to seal off the voids and keep the critters from pushing their way through it works well...

Then its a matter of seeking out any gap 1/4-inch or larger and physically blocking them as you find them.

However - mice can leap faster than the eye can resolve when they are motivated, leaving the door open while loading items (especially when the weather is turning) has led mice into many many homes...
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:24 PM   #3
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Don't make the mistake of using the poison granules like I did. They moved them all over the place and I found piles of the granules hidden in my shoes, cabinets, and pots and pans. I think they were trying to poison me.....
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:37 PM   #4
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Have you considered cats?

Check to make sure the hitch "A-frame" box tubing has been closed off behind the hitch ball-socket; stainless steel woven kitchen cleaning pads with some caulk to glue them in place and some spray foam to seal off the voids and keep the critters from pushing their way through it works well...

Then its a matter of seeking out any gap 1/4-inch or larger and physically blocking them as you find them.

However - mice can leap faster than the eye can resolve when they are motivated, leaving the door open while loading items (especially when the weather is turning) has led mice into many many homes...
so....is the baby forever damaged by the cat?! I think I am.....! It scares me! Tell me that's a doctored picture
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:40 PM   #5
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We had a similar problem and we are using a product called Fresh Cab. It is a deterrent and not a poison. It does have a strong odor so it may bother some people. Fresh Cab All Natural Rodent Repellent, Control Mice Fast, Safe | EarthKind.com
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so....is the baby forever damaged by the cat?! I think I am.....! It scares me! Tell me that's a doctored picture
That's exactly what I was thinking!! Poor kid! Will someone please whack that person wearing the scary cat costume on the head with a baseball bat, !?? Might not seem so funny then.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:46 PM   #7
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so....is the baby forever damaged by the cat?! I think I am.....! It scares me! Tell me that's a doctored picture
That looks like a photo-shopped Santa photo.
I can see the white beard and red Santa costume in there.

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The creature reminds me of the one played by John Candy in SpaceBalls.
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We use Fresh Cab as well. Seems to be working for us.
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The photo was stolen off an Australian web page a long time ago by persons unknown. Judging by the fading of the color print my guess is it is someones' own childhood picture from the mid-1970's.. and, my cats tell me, it is actually the Aussie equivalent of our Easter Bunny living its outlaw life since rabbits hold such a very low station down-under!
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