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Old 07-16-2013, 07:41 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, 07:57 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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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!!!
You'll have to visit once and a while... to dump and reset the trap. Alf
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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, 09:38 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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Old 07-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #11
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With our previous Scamps we have scattered dryer sheets around the inside of the trailer and in the cabinets. Supposedly it deters critters...never had any intruders.....
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The Meeces, catch them if you can.
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I've heard that irish spring soap bars deter critters too--I have stuck a bar in the cabinet where the power cord comes in as our trailer is up in the cariboo by itself for a couple weeks...

Have not had an issues at home with rodents...
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:45 AM   #14
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With our previous Scamps we have scattered dryer sheets around the inside of the trailer and in the cabinets. Supposedly it deters critters...never had any intruders.....
Hi: FMLNM... One year my wife put lavender scented Bounce sheets in every cubbie and it even deterred ME!!! Alf
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Hi: FMLNM... One year my wife put lavender scented Bounce sheets in every cubbie and it even deterred ME!!! Alf
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We're both the same way, trying to use unscented soaps, etc. I'm hoping moth balls around the floor of the storage area will have a similar effect without the Escape picking up too much of the scent.
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Any chance of picking a new storage place without this problem? That would be my choice!
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:14 AM   #18
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I'd love to, but it was a real challenge to find a vacant unit with a 10' high door. Also, this one is a short bike ride from home, so I'd like to make it work out if possible. We're hoping to start a new home construction project next spring, and a large garage is part of the deal. Just need to make it until then.
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I keep a six-pack of beer in the fridge and I've had no problem with rodents..
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:04 PM   #20
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Oh no! Now we're going to start talking about fridge performance; I just know it!
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