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If you are anywhere with rain, cold, or snow in winter, mice will move in for the shelter even if no food.

I agree you need a kitty or traps.

Poison is a bad idea because you may end up with an rv that smells like rotting corpses you cannot find. It's also not generally a great idea if there are kids or pets on the property.


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For a very infested barn or an unlimited mouse haul, a guy should build one of those bucket traps. A search will turn up various designs but they all are made with a pivoting center support over the water in the bucket. Mouse crawls out on baited rod, slips with turning rod, and enters the water. With this type of trap, a user doesn't have to empty traps for each kill.

I'm blessed with Ms Kitty, a rodent assassin. She has cleaned out most of my neighborhood I think.


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mike-s wrote:

There's all kinds of stuff you can do, none of which does a thing to keep them out -


Sure there is.
If they are DEAD they will not get into the RV. [emoticon]

Have you ever seen the "tamper proof" black bait stations around the outside perimeter of business and commercial buildings ??

The bait blocks used in them are very effective.
And if you think a larger animal might mess with them, they can be "staked" down or something like a patio block put on top.

They should be checked every 6 weeks or so and refilled as needed.

Likely that GENERATIONS of rodents have been using the barn for shelter. Your control efforts need to be year round.

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jkwilson wrote:

Tomcat bait chunks in bait stations outside.

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



First sentence, good.

Second one, not true at all.
Rodents are mammals. They like to get in from the cold as much as you and I do.

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I agree with Mike-s, seal all holes that allow mice to get in.

I laid on my back under the MH with a spray can of foam and filled every crack/hole. Larger holes may require something like steel wool in addition to the foam.

After sealing all the holes I still had the occasional mouse until I made something to seal the hole that the power cord enters the MH through. Even with the cord in place there was enough space for a mouse to get in.

Haven't had a mouse in the RV in many years.


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After sealing all the holes I still had the occasional mouse until I made something to seal the hole that the power cord enters the MH through. Even with the cord in place there was enough space for a mouse to get in.

Haven't had a mouse in the RV in many years.


They call it a mouse hole for a reason. Pleased that my new TT has a removable power cord, and no hole.


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Walkdog wrote:

No paper that they want to tear apart and make a home. Then pray!
Just the opposite - if mice get in, they're going to make nests. If they don't find paper products, they won't turn around and leave, they'll find something else to use. Much, much, better if they find paper towels or TP to use than chewing up the curtains, linens, or seat covers (although they may well do that, too).

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westend wrote:

For a very infested barn or an unlimited mouse haul, a guy should build one of those bucket traps. A search will turn up various designs but they all are made with a pivoting center support over the water in the bucket. Mouse crawls out on baited rod, slips with turning rod, and enters the water. With this type of trap, a user doesn't have to empty traps for each kill.

I'm blessed with Ms Kitty, a rodent assassin. She has cleaned out most of my neighborhood I think.


X2. Built several over the years. One year had 8 drowned mice after the bucket trap sat outside the 5er for just two days.

Also used the electric Bird X device. Only drawback is pets can be bothered by the noise.


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mike-s wrote:

Walkdog wrote:

No paper that they want to tear apart and make a home. Then pray!
Just the opposite - if mice get in, they're going to make nests. If they don't find paper products, they won't turn around and leave, they'll find something else to use. Much, much, better if they find paper towels or TP to use than chewing up the curtains, linens, or seat covers (although they may well do that, too).


Before I got rid of the mice, they built a nest out of the fiberglass insulation on the oven. The lack of paper didn't bother them.

Glad I found out, could have caused a fire.

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I had mice in my garage walls once,,turned a gheto blaster radio full volume up placed against a wall and let it rumble and shake while I was away,,
Mice dont like noise or vibrations like that and left by the time I got back..
Worth trying,,

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