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Posted: 09/08/17 05:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are getting ready to store the motorhome for the winter and are wondering if there is anything we can do to keep out the mice during the winter months. We keep it in a barn out in the country so there will be mice.

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I think it helps to make sure there isn't one crumb of food, spice or anything remotely edible in it or even that throws off a smell of food.
That, and a lot of luck. [emoticon]


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ScottG wrote:

I think it helps to make sure there isn't one crumb of food, spice or anything remotely edible in it or even that throws off a smell of food.
That, and a lot of luck. [emoticon]


X2... no food, no food


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farmers use a product called fresh cab, I use it and peppermint oil. in my rv and boats in a pole bldg. no mice ,crawl under that rv fill in every hole. I put the fresh cab in plastic containers. butter comes in, poke a lot holes in the lid put in every compartment . I take the fresh cab out of the sacks and fill more containers so I have plenty to go around ,even sit one on top of each tire.

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I employ a couple of cats in the barn to handle the light work. Never had mice in any tractor yet. I do get paw prints on the hoods though.


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A lot of long-time RVers swear that buying a box of the kind of fabric softener sheets that you put in the dryer and scattering them liberally around the RV before putting it in storage works for them. They put them in cabinets and closets, lying around on the floor, etc. We've never stored our RV, so I can't testify from personal experience.

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There's all kinds of stuff you can do, none of which does a thing to keep them out - Irish Spring soap, moth balls, various aromatic oils. Those do well for keeping unicorns out, I've had mice but never a unicorn.

Best is to make sure they don't get in in the first place - seal even the smallest holes, anywhere pipes or wires penetrate, etc.

Then, as a backup, leave a multiple catch trap (or three) with poison bait in it.

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Get a cat! Other than that make sure no food or crumbs are left behind. No paper that they want to tear apart and make a home. Then pray! Mice will make a home no matter what and when and where your at, the foremention helps. They prefer warmer areas over others as well.

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Victor traps and peanut butter, just remember to anchor and check them regularly. Our cat doesn't like being locked in the trailer for months at a time so that's not an option.

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Tomcat bait chunks in bait stations outside. Make your own stations with PVC pipe. Get them out before it gets cold.

No food in the area, no reason for mice to be inside.

Traps with a single chocolate chip glued to the bait pan with Karo syrup so if they get inside you kill some and at least know about it ASAP.


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