Mice! - Page 3 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-28-2014, 02:08 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Delta, British Columbia
Trailer: 2015 5.0TA
Posts: 272
Quote:
Originally Posted by CADreamin View Post
Last night I set out a "live trap" and, lo and behold, this morning Mr. (or Ms.) Rat was sitting in there waiting for me.
Do you have a picture or brand name for the live trap you use. I don't need it for the trailer but for around my house. They seem to be able to escape the big Victory traps. I have used those little sound emitting devices (available at Home Depot) with some success.
__________________

GerriJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 02:16 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Felton, California
Trailer: Escape 19', 2014
Posts: 770
We use Havahart traps Havahart® | Caring Control Solutions for Wildlife which can be found at many garden/outdoor stores. I've never had much luck with the snap traps and I won't use those glue traps.
__________________

CADreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 02:17 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,729
No live trap this, but I've had more success with Wilson Predator traps than with Victory. They are also easier to set.
I once caught a whole family of rats in two of three rat traps I had set. Got mom and two youngsters in one and two youngsters in another.
Attached Images
File Type: png Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 11.14.23 AM.png (102.7 KB, 234 views)
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 02:37 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
santacruzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 686
Trapper T-Rex, below for photo, but I believe I found mine at Home Depot. I'm not one for giving them a second chance!

Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap
__________________
2009 Tacoma Crew Cab, TRD 4WD
2007 Tundra Double Cab TRD 4WD
2014 Escape 19
2007 Norwegian Elkhound "Baxter"
santacruzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 03:16 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 Escape 17b
Posts: 1,874
Electronic Ultrasonic Mouse Repeller (220V/US Plug) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

maybe it's best to repel the rodent before it becomes a pest.
J Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 03:49 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Trailer: 2015 21ft Escape "Spirit of the Plains", 2014 GMC Sierra with max tow package
Posts: 997
Quote:
Originally Posted by J Mac View Post
Electronic Ultrasonic Mouse Repeller (220V/US Plug) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

maybe it's best to repel the rodent before it becomes a pest.
That could be a very good thing to have in the trailer when it is not in use. I have had excellent results with one of these getting squirrels out of attics.
Loren & Cathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 05:36 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Felton, California
Trailer: Escape 19', 2014
Posts: 770
Aargh Bob!! That one looks like it should be in a horror movie!
CADreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 10:01 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
santacruzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 686
Yes, doesn't it, though? But very efficient. It has a removable little button canister for the bait (usually peanut butter), so it's easy to load. I live close to a lagoon, so rats, possums, raccoons, skunks and coyotes are not uncommon in the neighborhood. They drive my dog nuts at night walking along the top of the fence. I won't try to trap the raccoons for fear of getting a skunk, but the rats are fair game. Filthy buggers. But to bring the thread back to its intent, I've never had a mouse or rat in any trailer I've owned.
__________________
2009 Tacoma Crew Cab, TRD 4WD
2007 Tundra Double Cab TRD 4WD
2014 Escape 19
2007 Norwegian Elkhound "Baxter"
santacruzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 10:05 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2015 F150 Ecoboost
Posts: 7,594
Quote:
Originally Posted by santacruzer View Post
. I won't try to trap the raccoons for fear of getting a skunk, but the rats are fair game. Filthy buggers.
Exactly. I'm all for humane treatment of critters, but rats and mice are vermin. Taking a few of them out is doing society a service.
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 10:32 PM   #30
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
Trailer: Looking again...
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by J Mac View Post
Electronic Ultrasonic Mouse Repeller (220V/US Plug) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

maybe it's best to repel the rodent before it becomes a pest.
I've used one of these in our open carport for a year now and it's been the only thing that's kept the dam mice from turning the engine compartment of my 2013 Tacoma into a mouse-house. I discovered them camping out (i.e. nesting) along the manifold - they had built a wonderful nest of crap, but thankfully didn't chew through anything critical (I hope). Since I started using the ultrasonic 110V plugin unit we've had no issues.
I'm going to try one in the trailer this winter as long as I can find a power source.
__________________

__________________
2014 Escape 17B (Now sold... sniff...)
2013 Toyota Tacoma
allan3089 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.