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Old 06-02-2007, 10:55 PM   #1
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Just a matter of time, MICE.

I have been parked in the same spot for two months now. And mice have found a safe,warm home under my AS floor. So before my power goes out and gas lines cut. How do i, well you know say goodbye to my gray little friends. A spring trap is fast and painless (nice way to go) but finding the right spot. Under the bed, in the shower, on the racks in the oven (mmmm lunch time). Or do i use the food kind. You know, eat all you can then go back to the nest and die. I can hear the little SOB right now under the floor. Then i get my hands on that little *&^%$#.. Thanks for any help you can give. And see you on the road. bad mouse me
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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Ooh, you probably don't want to use poison unless you want to smell dead mice in your frame for a long time. Blech.

I would try mousetraps--there are several kinds (snap, glue, capture, etc.) and if you put them in a couple locations around the trailer you shouldn't have a problem catching them. I like the snap traps, like you. They are quick and hopefully relatively painless. Peanut butter is a good bait. Just be careful if you have children around!

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Old 06-02-2007, 11:16 PM   #3
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My suggestion is to set up a mouse cam and see where the little darlings are entering your fine twinkie! But, a nice hungry cat usually can do the trick! Actually there is quite a thread with many discussions on just this topic of death, destruction, and yuck! Here is the link:

Good luck on ridding yourself of them...

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Old 06-03-2007, 08:05 AM   #4
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I haven't tried it but have heard from several people that the sonic mice repellers really do work.

On the same thought you might try loud hip hop or disco
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:31 AM   #5
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Kill them!

Kill them! Kill them NOW! Kill them with extreme predjudice!

A few years ago I had a family of mice get into my trailer in storage and run rampant for about a week. They made a nice nest in the custom matress. I had to replace the mattress and it took me two weeks to get everything else cleaned and sanitized.

I am a fan of good old fashoined spring type traps. Humane, efficient, and easy. I got rid of the aforementioned rodent vermin in a single day. My most effective bait is slightly singed peanut butter. Kill! Kill! Kill!

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Old 06-03-2007, 08:50 AM   #6
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#1 find out where they are getting in and plug it with expanding foam and steel wool. Check the ends of the frame rails at the tongue and bumper. After I plugged these, no more mice and I am in a high mice area.
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:07 AM   #7
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What if you took them on a little joy ride, then plugged up their entry point(s)? I'm wondering if they'd jump ship if a hurricane ensued...!!

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Old 06-03-2007, 01:59 PM   #8
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I use peanut butter on a spring mouse trap (a Victor, of course - I'm a traditionalist). I keep it close to the front door, on a newspaper, so I can just open the door and see if I'm a winner.

I agree with Gator1 and wacnstac. Even though Gator1 is probably going to steal my school's basketball coach - but that's another topic. I used crumpled aluminum screen material and/or expanding foam everywhere I could find.

After my last bout, I have had no more. But I keep looking and smelling, just in case.

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Old 06-03-2007, 06:21 PM   #9
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We have found that mousetraps baited with super chunk peanut butter lures them in everytime!

With regards to where to locate the should place them long ways against a wall. The reason for this is that mice don't run across the middle of anything...they always hug the walls. Good luck!
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:50 PM   #11
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Well after days of pb on a spring trap i got 0 kills. What i did get was a note saying thanks for dinner but we need milk to wash all this pb down. So, its off to D-CON city for a change in menu. Little trays of green stuff and all you can eat. Whats that little mouse you need a dogbag for later, no problem. Remember to tell all you mouse pals to stop by. (heeeheee got them this time!!).
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