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Old 12-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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mice, should i be concerned?

Should I be overly concerned about mice entering my trailer this winter? I've owned pop up trailers for years, but now that the mrs and I have made the leap to a TT I'm wondering if I have to be as vigilant as in the past?
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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My brother received so much damage to his Rv when mice broke in one winter. They ate bedding, mattresses, put holes in paneling and chewed through electrical wiring. I keep stations of mouse poison both in and outside the trailer. Now with the risks of hantavirus I'm even more worried over this - Hantavirus - Health -
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:42 AM   #3
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Mice are a real big problem once they get in your trailer or MH. Very hard to keep out once they get established. Mice are extremely destructive and leave a big mess! Do everything you can to keep them out!
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should i be overly concerned about mice entering my trailer this winter? I've owned pop up trailers for years, but now that the mrs and i have made the leap to a tt i'm wondering if i have to be as vigilant as in the past?


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Thanks everyone, I'll use the same precautions I used with my pop ups. I definitely do not want them getting in and causing damage.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #6
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Put Bounce Dryer Sheets everywhere, seems to keep them out and makes your camper smell good.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #7
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A friend of mine had problems with mice on a trailer he had. He has since gotten a new unit and uses Moth Balls to keep them out. Problem I see with that as it keeps people out also. He says it airs out in a few days but I don't know about that. I always seem to smell that smell. Can't you smell that smell.

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I put bounce sheets in my unit along with a baited live trap. The mouse pulled the bounce sheet into the trap and made a nest out of it.
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I recently "bombed" my RV with those canisters.

Obviously I only needed 1 for the inside. And since the box came with 3, I let off the other two underneath outside.

They actually came with a nice smell added to them.

It wasn't a mice issue. Instead, I think my TT was shipped with an ant problem. HUGE ants too. Not the kind that are native to my property.

Anyways, man did it work! I came home to DEAD ants everywhere. And I mean everywhere! On the roof, the counters, furniture, shower, and floor. And outside there were dead ants on the astro-turf porch too.

1 day later there were yet a few more. After a couple of days, no more dead ants when I got home and haven't seen a live one yet. I guess it only goes to show these things aren't built nearly as "tight" as a brick and mortar is. So the bomb was very intrusive and effective.

Now, having said all that...........would a mouse be comfortable nesting in an environment that was caustic to insects? And to be honest, it only took a few minutes in a small RV to clean up the mess and wipe everything down. So bombing periodically just might be a reasonable plan?
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You don't want them!! They create a mess but when they damage wiring that's when the big problems come.
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Leave a cat inside?

You definitely DON'T want mice, they are extremely destructive. I haven't had a mouse problem with an RV in quite a few years. Now about the lizards...

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