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Old 12-05-2021, 12:27 AM   #1
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May Have Solved Our Mouse Problem

We have a 2008 Grand Junction. We have had a lot of mouse problems this year. We've been living in it for 2.5 years while we build a house, but only this year has the issue gotten bad. We have lots of humane traps which we have found completely adequate until we met the Stephen Hawking of Mice. No trap could get this guy, and he could get in seemingly at will. Mike stuffed every gap and hole with steel wool, but he continued to get in.


Then Mike suggested that we use aluminum window screening under all the vent openings. Then we had a new problem - Steve was trapped inside and was savvy to all the traps. We finally had to set out a snap trap, which we were loath to do, but it had gone on so long it was a health issue in the making. He met his end, and we haven't had any other visitors since then. I am hoping we have solved the problem.



We know we can't completely keep them out of the underbelly. We'll be happy to keep them out of the cabin. Just wanted to post in case this helps someone else.
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Old 12-05-2021, 02:13 PM   #2
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For some reason, steel wool doesn’t seem to work at all!
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Old 12-07-2021, 10:00 PM   #3
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I use fiberglass mat with expandable foam
Just spray the foam and lay the mat over it and work it
In, If you need to get into that area again it just pops off
Then mix up a new batch and reapply.
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Old 12-11-2021, 10:19 PM   #4
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I use fiberglass mat with expandable foam
Just spray the foam and lay the mat over it and work it
In, If you need to get into that area again it just pops off
Then mix up a new batch and reapply.
All our best central Florida
Excellent Idea. Thank you! I'm just about to do a little hole on the underbelly work. This helps!
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Old 12-11-2021, 10:21 PM   #5
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We live out in the country and store our Aerolite alongside our driveway near our shop. I built a level parking stand, have a dedicated 30 amp plug on the shop wall, and mice in the trailer. Mousefree, steel wool, silicon caulking, expanding foam, dryer sheets, mothballs, the little packets of smelly stuff, leaving the trailer plugged in and going in it every day, leaving it alone and sealed up for the winter, and tree and brush removal. All have been tried. TT is in the shop for the winter for a second time removal of the ceiling and repair of mouse damage to the A/C ducts. Each time, $4k. Insurance covers it as long as you have the pest protection rider. We do. We just keep chipping away trying to find the solution. If anyone finds one, please let us know. Good luck.
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Old 12-11-2021, 11:29 PM   #6
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We swear by Irish Spring Soap, cut the bars into smaller pieces and stick them in the small spaces.

Steel wool can be pulled apart easy, but Copper (yeah the metal) dish scrubbers canít. Mice canít use their teeth on them and they donít spread apart enough to get through. Theyíre dirt cheap and come in packs of 2 or 3.


We plugged all the outside underbelly holes with spray foam, then plugged any inside small holes and gaps with copper scrubbers. You have to cut the scrubbers into smaller pieces sometimes and they can also expand to fit weird spaces too.


6 years, no mice and weíve parked this in wooded storage lots and the side yard too.


Give it a try!
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Old 12-12-2021, 03:14 AM   #7
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My wife found it on a website that Irish Spring soap
Along with citronella candles unlit of course. Have worked great
Since the last time we had rats in the trailer we have not had no more issues
Since using this method. Last time we had rats they ate
The low points on the water lines after getting into and eating the
Cornhole bags ( it sucked) but lesson learned. After I fixed the lines
I closed up the bottom with expandable foam and fiberglass cloth And mat
No more issues
All our best central Florida
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Old 12-12-2021, 12:02 PM   #8
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Never have had a rodent problem in our trailers, but we did in our house. We hired a guy who put aluminum shavings at all the foundation vents. Problem solved.
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