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Old 07-16-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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I Hate Those Meeces to Pieces!

We recently moved our new 19 into a storage unit that has evidence of rodents having the run of the place. The storage unit owners provided some "rodenticide" and I've been busy sealing the place up. Plus I've scattered moth balls about the place to discourage them. I think I can win the battle, but I'll bring in a professional soon if I begin to doubt that. I'm curious to know if others have had problems with rodents getting into their Escapes. Are there any easy points of entry? Everything seems really well sealed up, but mice can go through extremely small spaces. The last thing we want is a nest of mice or chewed up wiring in our new Escape.
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Did you get the spray foam option, that will more or less take care of the bottom, only other places would be the refer and furnace vents.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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No, we were tempted but decided against it.
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No, we were tempted but decided against it.
Hi: Parker... Here's an idea for a simple rodent rider. A spinning pop can(roller) slathered with peanut butter, suspended on a rod over a pail of water. Two ramps, one up either side of the pail with a gap between the end of the ramp and the spinning can. Mice can't swim and find peanut butter irresistible!!!
You'll have to visit once and a while... to dump and reset the trap. Alf
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They have those electronic gadgets 110 volt that make a sound the mice hate. One at each end of the shed should do it.
They are not cheap though, Crappy Tire and Home Depot have them.
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they do not seem to work, a cat may do better.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:55 PM   #7
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Hi: Parker... Here's an idea for a simple rodent rider. A spinning pop can(roller) slathered with peanut butter, suspended on a rod over a pail of water. Two ramps, one up either side of the pail with a gap between the end of the ramp and the spinning can. Mice can't swim and find peanut butter irresistible!!!
You'll have to visit once and a while... to dump and reset the trap. Alf
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Oh what an ingenious, wicked idea!
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They have those electronic gadgets 110 volt that make a sound the mice hate. One at each end of the shed should do it.
They are not cheap though, Crappy Tire and Home Depot have them.
I thought about trying those. We haven't paid the additional to have electric turned on in our storage spot, thinking we'd wait until battery charging season. Maybe we'll go ahead and do it.
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I wouldn't worry too much, they can't get inside at all. We have lots of mice and voles running around at our land, and have never had one in our Escape. Other RV's did not fair so well though.

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Hi: Parker... Here's an idea for a simple rodent rider. A spinning pop can(roller) slathered with peanut butter, suspended on a rod over a pail of water. Two ramps, one up either side of the pail with a gap between the end of the ramp and the spinning can. Mice can't swim and find peanut butter irresistible!!!
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This does work great.
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They have those electronic gadgets 110 volt that make a sound the mice hate. One at each end of the shed should do it.
They are not cheap though, Crappy Tire and Home Depot have them.
These do not work very good, like Jim said. I have seen lots of older control building in electrical substations that have been infected with mice, and most of them had these things running in them. The only cure was to seal up all the holes, which is a real pain.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:38 PM   #10
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I wouldn't worry too much, they can't get inside at all. We have lots of mice and voles running around at our land, and have never had one in our Escape. Other RV's did not fair so well though.
That's encouraging. I've looked underneath and just don't see how the mice could get in, but I thought I'd ask. I'm still going to work to get rid of the buggers, though.
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