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Old 09-28-2014, 07:48 AM   #11
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Is it possible they could get in thru the furnace vent on the side of the camper?
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:54 AM   #12
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FWIW, steel wool is about the only thing mice can't or won't chew through, and is probably the best filler to stuff into any potential access points.
I always worry about using steel wool, it rusts. Then you may end up with an ugly mess. I'd be inclined to use stainless steel wool instead. Maybe something like this would work? At least it's corrosion resistant.

Scotch-Brite Stainless Steel Scrubbing Pads, 3 Pack: Cleaning Supplies : Walmart.com
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:11 AM   #13
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This stuff works and won't rust. Plus, it's removable in one piece should you want or need to.

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Old 09-28-2014, 09:24 AM   #14
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Aluminum foil worked to plug couple of mouse holes in my mom's house. Ever get some accidentally in your food?
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:18 AM   #15
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Had a co-worker hospitalized with a perforated intestine when he accidentally ingested a tiny piece of aluminum foil which had been wrapped around a baked potato. Can only imagine what it would do to a mouse.
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:24 AM   #16
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Is it possible they could get in thru the furnace vent on the side of the camper?
The furnace vent is part of a sealed combustion chamber so no CO can get into the trailer. Mice would have no where to go even if they did get in the vent hole.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:25 PM   #17
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With cold weather coming, mice will go out of their way to get inside of anything. Just imagine them building a nest in your mattress. I have had a lot of damage from the critters when they get into equipment, chew wiring, build nests in seats, and dribble all over the place and stink it up. Getting into the wiring is the worst. They even will sneak into the house if the door is left open for a minute or two. I don't know if setting bait around the trailer would help or just attract more of them. Anyway, they don't stand a chance around here any more. Sebastian sees to that. Loren
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:26 PM   #18
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I know folks who live deep in the woods, they swear by scented dryer sheets stuffed anywhere mice might enter and/or chew.

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Old 09-28-2014, 12:49 PM   #19
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Dryer sheets work for insects, also. I always kept one tucked in the water heater compartment. Screens over the furnace vent help with bees/wasps.
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Old 09-28-2014, 01:12 PM   #20
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This stuff works and won't rust. Plus, it's removable in one piece should you want or need to.

BuyXcluder | Keep Mice and Rats Out
That looks like a great product for the purpose. Thanks for the tip.

They do have one idiotic statement in the FAQ (highlighted in bold):
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Q: Is Xcluder eco-friendly?
A: Absolutely. Because itís made with natural materials, Xcluder has no impact on the environment. Itís non-toxic and non-corrosive. Plus once installed, it wonít rust or stain.
The stuff is steel and poly fibres - neither are "natural materials", and the production of both involves large environmental impact. The product does seem quite environmentally sound to me; this statement is just completely wrong.
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