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#5848438 - 07/25/15 10:47 PM mice in camper
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We have a pop up camper that stays at the lease, this past spring we got tons of mice. We put out poision bait cubes, but what else can we use that won't stink us up so bad come deer season?

I was thinking mothballs but that doesnt seem like a good idea.


Edited by foodieguy (07/25/15 10:47 PM)
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#5848483 - 07/25/15 11:47 PM Re: mice in camper [Re: foodieguy]
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Humidity keepen me up.. 2:00am murf a mouse runs across living room floor, them suckers are fast, got my rifle daisy BB gun.. Tried taking & down loading pic of waterbug got stuck on wall with my blowgun.. Ain't figured that out yet on android... Update on yellow jackets , they've left the building.... flag
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#5848513 - 07/26/15 01:26 AM Re: mice in camper [Re: foodieguy]
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Get a snake.
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#5848564 - 07/26/15 07:06 AM Re: mice in camper [Re: foodieguy]
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If you have all the vegetation down underneath, then the only points of entry would be touching the ground I'd think, wheels, jack and stabilizers.. Wonder if you can put a pile of moth balls around those places, or a load of grease where it is to slick to climb.
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#5848567 - 07/26/15 07:17 AM Re: mice in camper [Re: foodieguy]
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When I had a travel trailer I would regularly throw moth balls underneath.

The wife puts Gain dryer sheets around anywhere she doesn't want mice at our cabin. I guess it works. We don't see any mice.
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#5848658 - 07/26/15 08:48 AM Re: mice in camper [Re: foodieguy]
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My Dad used cut up piece of horse apples (the fruit from Bois d'ark trees) in his workshop and in the camper at the lease. No mice after that.
I've done that and had friends that tossed the moth balls around as well. Smell of the moth balls lasts quite a while though it does work.

Hadn't heard of the dryer sheets.
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#5848868 - 07/26/15 11:33 AM Re: mice in camper [Re: Bbear]
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Cat, cat, cat ...... you get the idea. Only way to keep them out


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#5848874 - 07/26/15 11:42 AM Re: mice in camper [Re: tlk]
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Cat, cat, cat ...... you get the idea. Only way to keep them out

I'd rather have the mice. So kill them both. Poison, traps, pellet guns. We've had a blast with them when they were bad at a camp or two. However, if you keep poison out all the time, keep food stuffs that will attract them out of the camper and seal up entry points then you should overcome the issue.
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#5848881 - 07/26/15 11:46 AM Re: mice in camper [Re: foodieguy]
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Dryer sheets work but you need lots of them. When you remove the sheets the smell goes away pretty quick unlike mothballs and as stated above keep the under growth cut down.

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#5849248 - 07/26/15 05:37 PM Re: mice in camper [Re: Bbear]
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Originally Posted By: Bbear
My Dad used cut up piece of horse apples (the fruit from Bois d'ark trees) in his workshop and in the camper at the lease. No mice after that.


Grandparents did that to keep mice out of the basement in the winter- hadn't though to use it on a trailer!

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#5849332 - 07/26/15 06:35 PM Re: mice in camper [Re: foodieguy]
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I agree....a good snake or three will take care of your mice problem.

But seriously, if you don't get rid of the mice you will have a snake problem too. If you keep poison out all the time it will keep them down to a minimum. You can buy it in bulk for cheaper at the do it yourself pet stores and it's much cheaper.

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#5849358 - 07/26/15 06:55 PM Re: mice in camper [Re: foodieguy]
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Victor mouse trap and peanut butter in addition to the above mentioned items. We had hardly any mice during the winter but they have come around since. elmer

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#5849371 - 07/26/15 07:17 PM Re: mice in camper [Re: Wilhunt]
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Go to TSC and get "Fresh Cab". It will keep them out. I put it in my tractors and have good luck.

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#5849502 - 07/26/15 08:50 PM Re: mice in camper [Re: foodieguy]
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Get some cats and a deer feeder with cat food in it. make sure they are female, males stray.
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#5850737 - 07/27/15 05:20 PM Re: mice in camper [Re: MathMan]
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Originally Posted By: MathMan
Get some cats and a deer feeder with cat food in it. make sure they are female, males stray.


Yep - we tried it all - poison, mothballs, and on and on. The cat is no problem - he hangs out, lives off the land, and kills mice. She is wild but hangs around camp
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