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#6409266 - 08/15/16 03:21 PM Mice in Travel Trailers...
CRAnderson52 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Loc: Highland Village, Texas
How do you guys keep mice out of your trailers when they're at the lease? I've never had a problem until this past year and I cant get rid of them. The trailer is a 2014 so I thought it was pretty solid. I know I trapped at least 20 of them during deer season alone. Brought the trailer home at the end of the year and got it all cleansed up good. Took it back two weeks ago, went down this weekend and they're back. Not to sound like a pansy, but those things absolutely disgust me. I gotta figure something out!!
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#6409281 - 08/15/16 03:32 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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I use a combination of things:
1) Tomcat Bait blocks....to throw on the outside around camp
2) Dryer Soft sheets....in drawers, storage compartments and cabinets
3) Peppermint oil....placed on cotton pads in storage compartments
Typically I'll use the dryer sheets in the off season and go to peppermint oil closer and during hunting season.
Been working so far,I had mice a couple of years ago and now no more.
Do not leave any foods or crumbs out...also check where your water lines come up through the camper floor. Not always sealed up properly.

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#6409291 - 08/15/16 03:34 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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You do sound like a pansy, but I'll tell you everything I've tried, since they disgust my wife too.

A. Dryer sheets everywhere. This is my wife's idea. I hate the things and I don't think they do squat.
B. If you have full-time electric, those things you plug in to scare mice away. Again, I don't think they do squat, but I paid $40.00 a piece for them and by golly they're getting plugged in.
C. Moth balls under the trailer and anywhere inside you can stand it and dogs/cats can't get to it.
D. Rat/mouse poison everywhere. They have those dog/child proof plastic bait stations now.
E. Glue traps everywhere along the edges.

We use, believe it or not, ALL of the above at our cabin. What did I do for the travel trailer you say?

F. Give trailer away.

Honestly, I think D. (poison) works the best. They're supposed to leave the premises to get to water and not leave a funky dead mouse smell in your trailer, but, you'll know if that works instantly. Just a matter of finding the carcass and removing it. (You might get your wife to do that. grin)
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#6409293 - 08/15/16 03:35 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Just get a couple of rat snakes and keep them in the trailer..... up
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#6409295 - 08/15/16 03:35 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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fresh cab or Repels All. The second works really good and I spray it about every 3 months.
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#6409304 - 08/15/16 03:41 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Get a cat!
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#6409309 - 08/15/16 03:43 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Have done most all of the above. Still use the old victor mouse traps in the cargo area and under kitchen cabinets, sealed all the cracks and holes I could find under the trailer with the spray foam.
We have an old house nearby and I keep the poison in each room of the house. We might catch one in the trap occasionally but not often.

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#6409332 - 08/15/16 03:55 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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We have electricity all the time so I might try one of the plug in deals. I tried some little pouches from the hardware store last year, they obviously didn't work. I'm going to try some poison, it just makes me negus with all the dogs and kids that roam around our place. I'm Definetly going to invest in some sort of spray repellant and drown my trailer in it.
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#6409337 - 08/15/16 03:58 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Just get the plastic bait stations. If the kid's intelligent enough to get in that, he/she's smart enough not to eat rat poison. You can't get your finger in there. ("That's what..." oh, never mind.)
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#6409341 - 08/15/16 04:02 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Originally Posted By: CRAnderson52
Brought the trailer home at the end of the year


Did you crawl underneath and look for how they are getting inside? A mouse can compress its skeleton to 1/4 its size to squeeze into small openings.
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#6409355 - 08/15/16 04:10 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Do this and your mice problem will stop
it worked for me and its the only thing that will stop them from getting in




You have to get a roll of good duct tape, like Gorilla brand and a flat head screw driver and crawl under the belly of the camper
be prepared to be there awhile

Everywhere there is a water line, propane line or electic wire going inside the camper the factory drilled holes, big holes and a mouse can squeeze through a hole about the size of a nickel and get inside


I took duct tape and made small wads out of it and forced it up around those holes where the wires and lines go inside. All around, leaving no space open
I did that and it stopped them from getting inside
pack it tight and they won't chew through it like spray foam
some use steel wool, but it just rust over time

Then I started using liquid Tomcat poison in a small mason jar in one of those baby chick water feeders. I kept one of those under the camper at all times

mice problem solved, never had an isse after that and kept my camper there for 2 years


Edited by Sparky45 (08/15/16 04:16 PM)
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#6409358 - 08/15/16 04:12 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Cab fresh, repels all, mouse free for repellents.
Farnam just one bite II (agricultural product) for bait/poison.
A dozen old fashion mouse traps spread around the inside of the trailer half baited with cheese half with peanut butter.
Glue traps under drawers & in floor level cabinets.
Cotton balls or pads with several drops of peppermint oil.

After doing all that for a few years you'll realize nothing you do or use will be a permanent solution.

Don't use baits inside the trailer, they are designed to attract mice & rats to feed on them.

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#6409370 - 08/15/16 04:16 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: Sparky45]
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Originally Posted By: Sparky45
[size:17pt]One thing I did stopped the mice stone cold[/size]

You have to get a roll of good duct tape, like Gorilla brand and a flat head screw driver and crawl under the belly of the camper
be prepared to be there awhile

Everywhere there is a water line, propane line or electic wire going inside the camper the factory drilled holes, big holes and a mouse can squeeze through a hole about the size of a nickel and get inside


I took duct tape and made small wads out of it and forced it up around those holes where the wires and lines go inside. All around, leaving no space open
I did that and it stopped them from getting inside
pack it tight and they won't chew through it like spray foam
some use steel wool, but it just rust over time

Then I started using liquid Tomcat poison in a small mason jar in one of those baby chick water feeders. I kept one of those under the camper at all times

mice problem solved, never had an isse after that and kept my camper there for 2 years



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Edited by Creekrunner (08/15/16 04:18 PM)
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#6409445 - 08/15/16 04:58 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Iris Spring bath soap bars, cut them in halfs, no more mice or evidence of mice. Less than $4.00 for 12 bars, I had my doughts at first, going on a year now mice free.

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#6409451 - 08/15/16 05:02 PM Re: Mice in Travel Trailers... [Re: CRAnderson52]
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Loc: Dallas, TX
rat poison under trailer, in a pan, about 2 -3 lbs

1 tray of poison inside trailer

guarantee to work or your money back

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