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Old 03-14-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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Meeses (Mice) "Tis the season..

This thread may belong somewhere else, but we went out to storage to check Luna and.. EEEKKK.. little mouse doo-de-doos EVERYWHERE.

I doubt this is her first bout of meeses in all of her 38 years, but I am going to try the sonic meese thingies, as well as haul her home and let my terrier spend the night out there.

I will also buy some plain old traps.

The MICE have to leave so WE can Come in!
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:06 PM   #2
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I forgot...

I forgot to ask..

from others' experience....is there any place in particular the mouse nest might be?
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Any place soft, cushy, insulated, cardboard or paper.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:39 PM   #4
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Any place soft, cushy, insulated, cardboard or paper.

Before putting her in winter storage, I stripped the trailer of all linens and such items.. and they're not in the mattresses.

So the little critters are either coming and going, or I'll ask my dog to point them out.. she is a FANTASTIC small critter eliminator.
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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Meeses (Mice) "Tis the season..

Greetings flamingo-kid!!

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Before putting her in winter storage, I stripped the trailer of all linens and such items.. and they're not in the mattresses.

So the little critters are either coming and going, or I'll ask my dog to point them out.. she is a FANTASTIC small critter eliminator.
After reading your note, I went out and checked both the Overlander and Minuet - - no evidence in the Minuet, but not the case with the Overlander. It looks like it will be clean-up time here as well.

I don't know whether your coach has been at a commercial storage facility, but if it has they may have commercial rodent baits out to reduce rodent problems. I thought about letting one of my Chihuahuas loose in the Overlander (he is a good mouser), but then it occurred to me that we have had to put out commercial rodent bait in our storage facility to keep the mice at bay - - it is supposed to be safe around pets, but I still don't want chance ending up with a sick puppy because of a baited mouse.

Good luck with your mouse erradication and cleanup - - I won't mention what I found in one of my tie-on chair pads (for the folding Leg-O-Matic chairs) when I opened the rear 3/4 wardrobe over the water heater).

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Kevin, you KNOW you won't get by with a comment like THAT on the forum! Come on, tell us--wadya find??? We can take it!
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I don't know whether your coach has been at a commercial storage facility, but if it has they may have commercial rodent baits out to reduce rodent problems.
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One of my biggest fears! But Luna is outside at a car storage facility, on a gravel parking lot but surrounded by four fields.

Thus, the mice.

But at least they'll be edible.
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- I won't mention what I found in one of my tie-on chair pads (for the folding Leg-O-Matic chairs) when I opened the rear 3/4 wardrobe over the water heater).

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Georgia's correct.. inquiring minds want to know!

What do I need to expect to find?
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Kevin, you KNOW you won't get by with a comment like THAT on the forum! Come on, tell us--wadya find??? We can take it!
When I opened the wardrobe, the cushion was on the verge of falling on my head - - when I looked up I could see the white stuffing coming out of the cushion - - then the mouse in what appeared to be in mid-jump - - when I stepped back and caught the cushion I realized that the mouse was dead (it had evidently gotten entangled in the thread holding the upholstery button to the cushion - - needless to say that cusion is now in the trash bin).

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When I opened the wardrobe, the cushion was on the verge of falling on my head - - when I looked up I could see the white stuffing coming out of the cushion - - then the mouse in what appeared to be in mid-jump - - when I stepped back and caught the cushion I realized that the mouse was dead (it had evidently gotten entangled in the thread holding the upholstery button to the cushion - - needless to say that cusion is now in the trash bin).


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My cat is the champion mouser at our place but the dogs (at 140 and 125 pounds) make a great effort. Can't even imagine them mousing in an Airstream! The big dog will scoop a mouse up in her mouth and then stick it out on her tongue (when I say "give") very much like a cartoon. Unfortunately the mouse usually escapes and the mousing escapades resume.
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My cat is the champion mouser at our place but the dogs (at 140 and 125 pounds) make a great effort. Can't even imagine them mousing in an Airstream! The big dog will scoop a mouse up in her mouth and then stick it out on her tongue (when I say "give") very much like a cartoon. Unfortunately the mouse usually escapes and the mousing escapades resume.

You should try for America's Funniest Viideo!

It sounds hilarious!
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It is hilarious. I never have the presence of mind to grab the camera OR have her go outside before I have her open her mouth. Maybe this year...
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My dog could care less about a mouse in the Airstream. He would chase one outside of the Airstream like no other, for some reason hearing a mouse run around inside (it has happened a few times while camping) he is completely content. I mean zero interest.

I found two mouse nests and one dead mouse in my underbelly when I dropped the belly pan recently. They must like the insulation, darkness etc.
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